The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Volunteering is a vital civic, economic responsibility

Staff Editorial

August 22, 2016

In grade school, we were implored by teachers to volunteer. We were encouraged and sometimes forced to get involved in our communities. Classes and busloads of us took time out of the school day to clean roadsides, soothe the elderly and ailing, care for animals and create care packages for any variety...

Editorial: All readers should set goals

Staff Editorial

August 17, 2016

Goals and resolutions are not just for New Year's Day. In fact, the staff of the Daily Eastern News was too anxious to wait for the New Year to roll around. New school year, new News-- the office now proudly displays a list of the Daily Eastern News staff's hopes and aspirations for the semester and...

Editorial: Hey Springfield, enough is enough

Editorial: Hey Springfield, enough is enough

Staff Editorial

June 29, 2016

A war is being fought on the soil of our very own state. Some living within the borders may have so far escaped the bloodshed. Others absolutely have not. On one side of the ideological war are the Republicans, along with Gov. Rauner, pushing his so-called “Turnaround Agenda.” On the other...

Editorial: Appreciate, help take care of the Earth

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2016

Earth Day is today, and it is important for everybody to take an interest in it. At The Daily Eastern News, we encourage everyone in the community to embrace the holiday. Throw away your trash instead of just leaving it out. If something needs to be recycled, actually take the time to recycl...

Editorial: No budget, no paychecks for legislators

Staff Editorial

April 21, 2016

On Sunday, Comptroller Leslie Munger announced that she would delay paychecks for members of Illinois’ General Assembly and Constitutional Officers until a budget is passed. In a press release, Munger stated the facts everyone in Illinois already knows well. The budget impasse has led to massive...

Editorial: Spring concerts should take priority

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2016

On Friday, Eastern saw a sold-out spring concert for the first time in several years. According to an article in The Daily Eastern News called “Spring concert sells out, sees positive response,” Ceci Brinker said she has only seen two or three sold out student-focused concerts during her time i...

Editorial: Raise in tuition could be necessary

Staff Editorial

April 19, 2016

As the 2016 fiscal year nears its end on June 30, many people have probably noticed that this year was a bit different from other years. What was so different though? A trip to can provide the answer, and it shows that Illinois has now gone through nine months and 13 days without...

Editorial: Lack of budget still causing problems

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2016

In the wake of the layoffs that affected about 177 civil service employees on Eastern’s campus, the ones who were not laid off are still feeling the effects of these staffing cuts. Many have had to work longer hours, take work home, and know the stress of taking on the duties and responsibilities...

Editorial: SACIS is essential to the community

Staff Editorial

April 15, 2016

A plaguing issue that affects college campuses is sexual assault. The New York Times reported in September 2015 that 1 in 4 college women will experience unwanted sexual contact that ranges from inappropriate touching to rape. Many instances of sexual assault go unreported though. Only 20 per...

Editorial: Conflicts of interest should be avoided

Staff Editorial

April 13, 2016

After a clear and avoidable conflict of interest occurred in this year’s student government election, members should take their election commission’s suggestions seriously and work to avoid this in the future. Last Wednesday, the commission ruled that election results would stand after a grievance...

Editorial: Don’t blame the messenger for news

Staff Editorial

April 12, 2016

Without fail, The Daily Eastern News writes these words every year – we are not the university’s public relations machine. News, whether it be good or bad, is news. If something happens around the campus or community, we report on it. We’re not going to sugarcoat it to make it more appeal...

Editorial: Programs see budget impasse effects

Staff Editorial

April 11, 2016

Many areas around campus have started trying to exist without a budget, and the Women’s Resource Center is no different. In the center, the trend of people having to do more work than they were already doing continues. In The Daily Eastern News, it was written that, “Leslie Ashley, the new of...

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