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Editorial: Be safe during Unofficial weekend

Staff Editorial

March 1, 2016


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*This editorial originally was printed in the Monday Feb. 29 edition of The Daily Eastern News We are only two weeks of classes away from spring break, and we are sure you are already looking forward to it. Some of you may have started celebrating this past Wednesday during the snow day. Some may be c...

Editorial: Students rally, Rauner doesn’t listen

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2016


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Wednesday’s rally in Springfield showed everyone inside and outside of Illinois how much Illinois college students care about their education. Unfortunately, that point seems to be unequivocally lost on the governor as he spoke to the General Assembly during his budget address. “We must make...

Editorial: Admitted Student Day helps Eastern

Staff Editorial

February 18, 2016


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On Monday, Eastern held its first Admitted Student Day of the semester. The purpose of the day is for students who have already been accepted into the school to come visit and get a better feel for the campus. The Eastern Admissions Office planned several different sessions for students and their...

Editorial: Budget impasse affects Testing Center

Staff Editorial

February 17, 2016


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The Testing Center was suspended on Monday because of the lack of staff able to run the center. During the last round of layoffs, the only person working at the Testing Center full-time was let go, leading to other employees helping to run it in addition to their own responsibilities. On March...

Editorial: UB helps increase student involvement

Staff Editorial

February 17, 2016


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*This editorial originally was printed in the Tuesday Feb. 16 edition of The Daily Eastern News The University Board has announced Eastern’s spring 2016 concert and it is none other than Panic! At The Disco. Students were able to decide who they would like to perform via a survey that was sent...

Editorial: Accreditation affects Illinois universities

Staff Editorial

February 17, 2016


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*This editorial originally was printed in the Monday Feb. 15 edition of The Daily Eastern News Problems in higher education in Illinois continue as the state entered its eighth month without a budget at the beginning of February. The Higher Learning Commission, the accreditation agency that ove...

Editorial: EIUnity helps bring diversity to campus

Staff Editorial

February 5, 2016


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The EIUnity Diversity Conference is once again coming to campus, providing the university with a beneficial opportunity to come together and learn about other people’s experiences. According to The Daily Eastern News article “EIUnity conference back on campus for another round.” Event coordi...

Editorial: More to blame than just Gov. Rauner

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2016


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Many fingers have been pointed and words have been shouted across both sides of the state legislature and across Illinois in regards of blaming each other for the current budget crisis. A lot of this blame often goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner, with very good reason. The Daily Eastern News has been i...

Editorial: Celebrate African-American Heritage Month

Staff Editorial

February 2, 2016


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February is not just another month.  Monday was the start of African-American Heritage Month. The month began as week in 1915 known as National Negro History Week. The week was dedicated to promoting achievements made by African Americans. The reason the month of February was chosen is to coincide...

Editorial: Enrollment drop is considered normal

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2016


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The spring enrollment numbers for Eastern were released early last week and this semester’s numbers are quite lower than what they have been the previous semesters. Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs, said the change in the numbers was expected. In this academic year alone, Eastern...

Edit: Infighting in Springfield leaves residents bearing the brunt of atrocity

Staff Editorial

January 28, 2016


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The state is on its fourth governor in nearly 20 years, 50 percent of whom have gone to jail – George Ryan and Rod “Blago” Blagojevich. Truth be told, we would be better off with one of them leading the state. State schools have seen no state funding in nearly eight months; social service...

Editorial: Confidence is a major key to success

Staff Editorial

January 27, 2016


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The women who competed in the recent Miss Black and Gold 2016 pageant represented a common theme through their performances—confidence. This Sunday Angela Davis, a senior sociology and African American studies major, was bestowed the title of Miss Black and Gold, but all of the contestants’ participation...

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