The Daily Eastern News

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...

Editorial: Participate in Asian Heritage Month

Staff Editorial

April 7, 2016

As the month of April commences, the Eastern community begins to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Nationally, the commemoration of Asian heritage takes place in May, but Eastern traditionally schedules a host of events in April so the campus has the chance to celebrate before school lets out for the...

Editorial: Give back, reach out to communities

Staff Editorial

April 6, 2016

Going to college is one of the end-all, be-all goals for a lot of younger people, and while a lot of high school students dream of going off to attend the university of their choosing, the reality is that many of the students might not able to do so. Especially for minority students, college is not...

Editorial: More rallies occur, still no funding

Staff Editorial

April 5, 2016

Once again, a group of people from Eastern have had to fight for funding that is normally expected from the state. However, this has been less than a normal year, and it has unfortunately come to the point that students, faculty, staff and more have had to rally numerous times for money the university...

Editorial: Respect the choices of other students

Staff Editorial

April 4, 2016

The college experience is different for many students. Some students like to go out on the weekends with their friends, and others like to spend a night in with some friends. But the perception that many people have of college is that it involves going out every weekend and blacking out. You...

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