The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Old enough to serve, old enough to drink

January 15, 2020

More and more recently, social media users have posted their thoughts comparing serving in the United States military to the legal age to smoke tobacco products. The common argument made is that if someone is old enough to serve in the United States military (minimum age to serve is 18), then they ...

Editorial: Eastern new tuition idea is great

January 14, 2020

Eastern recently announced a new program that will allow admitted students from anywhere in the country to receive the same tuition rate that Illinois residents receive, regardless of their home state, as long as they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Distinguished Out-of-State Undergraduate Student Rate Pro...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Apple should release information for safety’s sake

Staff Editorial

January 13, 2020

Technology giant Apple and the U.S. government are once again clashing over privacy policies after Attorney General William Barr asked Apple to help the government gain access to the iPhones used by a Saudi Arabian gunman who killed three people at an Air Force base in December.  The U.S. government is asking Apple to help th...

EDITORIAL: Hello again; don’t forget you got this

Staff Editorial

January 12, 2020

Winter break is officially over, and that means it's time to buckle up for the Spring 2020 semester. We at The Daily Eastern News hope everyone had a fantastic break. We aren't here to tell you it went by way too fast, even though it was a month long. We're sure you've probably heard and said that...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy your long break from class

Staff Editorial

December 8, 2019

The time has finally come. Finals are here, and at the end of this week we will all be home for winter break. For students, this is the most crucial and stressful week of the semester, as we all are running around like chickens with our heads cut off to study as hard as we can for our final exams. ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Snow days should stay snow days

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2019

It is usually exciting to find out that your school is closed for a snow day.  Students anticipate being able to sleep in, having an extra day to get their homework done or just being able to lay around the house and be lazy. This is how a normal snow day usually is, but now schools have come ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be easy on the pot when it’s legal

Staff Editorial

December 4, 2019

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, adults 21 years old and over can legally buy marijuana for recreational use, and we at The Daily Eastern News are excited but would like to remind students that they cannot and should not bring the drug to Eastern’s campus. Like many of our fellow college students, the Ed...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Ohio House bill showcases ectopic pregnancy misconceptions

Editorial Staff

December 3, 2019

Conversations about re-implanting ectopic pregnancies into women’s uteruses are drawing nervous laughter, skepticism, anger and confusion, and we at The Daily Eastern News, as we can imagine other people are feeling the same, are left scratching our heads in bewilderment that this is still something state ...

Editorial: Chicago deserved better than Johnson

December 2, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Monday that police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was fired from his position for lying about circumstances surrounding him being found asleep in his car in October. Johnson was found asleep at a stop sign in his car by police in October and originally he claimed...

EDITORIAL: We’re back from break; let’s make this count

Staff Editorial

December 2, 2019

One week. We all have just one more week of classes before finals week. Just. One. Last. Week. A semester of hard work, late nights, tests, quizzes, papers, dining hall food, parties and work have culminated and come to this final week. We at The Daily Eastern News are not sure about you, but we have a fee...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t dream of holidays; live them

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2019

 Can you imagine it?  Passing by relieved pupils with happy faces in the halls, packing your things for a great trip and making the drive back home in the cold of November. A relief from the tumult of work and school is needed. We’re seeing the beginning of that relief now. Can you imagine...

Editorial: Give back this season

November 20, 2019

As students start gearing up to head home for the long-awaited Thanksgiving break, the season of giving thanks will set upon us. With that, the season of giving should come with it as well. With a week off classes, getting in to the habit of taking time for yourself over break may be a bit easier...

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