The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Help children understand tragedies

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2016

Fifteen years ago yesterday, the shape of American life, politics, travel, culture and security changed irreversibly. We need not remind the reader what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead, we would like to remind the reader what they should take away from a national tragedy and of how we should move...

Editorial: Help us understand the plan

Staff Editorial

September 9, 2016

At his State of the University Address, President David Glassman, the forerunner for supporting students, faculty and Eastern itself, mentioned his plans to remedy the challenges the university now faces as a result of the incompetent State to pass a full budget as well as to be “transparent” with...

Editorial: Work with, not against, student media

Staff Editorial

September 1, 2016

As journalists, it is our duty to inform our audience of what is happening in relation to our readers. At The Daily Eastern News we do our best to serve this audience; however, when people refuse to talk to the press they are limiting information for readers. Journalists are not here with the intent...

Editorial: Keep abreast of university matters


August 31, 2016

As students it is so easy to develop tunnel vision by only focusing on our classes and spending time with friends; however, we neglect our other responsibilities as students. If we do not pay attention to our administration’s plans and actions, we could be left voiceless. To avoid being overlooked...

Editorial: Attack hard topics through performance

Staff Editorial

August 30, 2016

The Monday edition of The Daily Eastern News contained a follow-up on comedian Ester Steinberg’s recent show here at Eastern. Because of, or maybe for the benefit of, her mainly female audience, Steinberg used part of her show to talk about street harassment and catcalling. Audience members reported...

Editorial: Seek out the fun in, around Charleston

Staff Editorial

August 25, 2016

At The Daily Eastern News, we always try to encourage students to get involved on campus, whether it is through volunteering, joining a registered student organization or taking all the opportunities that are offered through various academic departments. While getting to know the school you live in ...

Editorial: Respect, support authority, do not compromise morals

Staff Editorial

August 24, 2016

Eastern in is transition. Within the week we will have a new chief of police, who, in turn, will be expected immediately to deal with a growing scrutiny of law enforcement on top of the existing issues that come with a college population—all while in the midst of an unprecedented budget crisis. It...

Editorial: Represent your school tactfully, gracefully

Staff Editorial

August 23, 2016

Knowing how to act in public is a trait that many of us should already have embedded in our systems. Being reminded of it as young adults seems almost juvenile considering that most of us have had our parents indoctrinate us with this trait since exiting the womb. However, it seems as though tactfulness...

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

Schools come together Feb. 17 at the Lincoln Memorial Statue in front of the Capitol Building.

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...

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