The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Cyber bullying, sexism dilutes social media

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

August 24, 2015

It was my second night back and after a long day. Deciding to relax for a bit and eating my supper of animal crackers, I decided to get back on social media. After checking Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat I decided that I was bored enough to pull up Yik Yak. It had your usual complaints: The f...

Editorial: Late Mayor Rennels served Charleston well

Staff Editorial

August 24, 2015

Charleston’s former mayor Larry Rennels died June 25, 2015. Many people mourned his death, such as residents of Charleston and those who worked closely with them. His death was especially sad to those in Charleston, as he had been a Charleston resident for his whole life, and an active resident at tha...

LASO week’s purpose should be recognized

Staff Editorial

March 25, 2015

A session on undocumented workers and social stigmas that surrounds the image of immigrants in the United States was introduced this Monday evening in the Phipps Lecture Hall in the Physical Science Building. Based on the discussion, it was revealed that there still exists a population of those who ...

Springing forward is an optimistic reminder

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2015

If waking up Monday morning was not uncomfortable enough, it is likely students will arise in a panic throughout the week, with bodies that feel positive they deserve one more hour of sleep. Daylight saving time threw schedules ahead one hour Sunday, and while cell phones, laptops and tablets will automa...

Students should begin applying early for FAFSA

February 25, 2015

Eastern students learned via email Saturday they had just one final day to apply for MAP Grants, which is the earliest deadline in the program’s history. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) suspended announcements of 2015-16 MAP Grants for applicants whose initial FAFSA is received by ...

Midterms are an opportunity for redemption

Staff Editorial

February 23, 2015

Wrapped up in the daily routine, students can often let major events in the future catch them off guard. Midterms would be one of those events that always seem to come out of nowhere. All of the sudden, classes are at the halfway point, and the realization that only three months will remain to boost gra...

Students should represent Eastern properly

February 18, 2015

Touring universities can be terrifying and exciting all at the same time. Scheduled tours send these potential students from one place to another quickly, giving these students just enough information to get an idea of what happens in each building and on campus in general. All of the facts and inform...

“Sorority Sisters” series hinders Greekdom image

February 11, 2015

Audiences and sorority members were left aghast at this Monday’s forum after watching a 5-7 minutes clip of the outrageous, so-called sisters on VH1’s controversial television series, “Sorority Sisters.” The Daily Eastern News, for one, was also left speechless after watching clips of the sh...

Black History Month sends a wrong message

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2015

African-American Heritage Month, like other ideas and concepts of the past such as slavery, are outdated and should not be used or celebrated in a first world society like the United States. These months supposedly celebrating a culture or race hinder the spread and understanding of that culture. H...

Eastern’s president should be chosen carefully

February 2, 2015

Keeping the university’s low-enrollment and marketing strategy in mind, the future of Eastern as a four-year-institution relies upon a leader that is method-minded and accomplished at putting plans into action. The four finalists for Eastern’s next president concluded their public interviews Wednesd...

Help protect Eastern through social media

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2015

Eastern is currently competing in the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant Program—a program that would help update Eastern’s already threatened security system. Due to the recent break ins at Buzzard Hall and at our very own Old Main castle in the past several weeks, our news staf...

President Obama should follow up on promises

January 22, 2015

On Tuesday night, as the sea of heads all moved in to greet President Barack Obama, our newsroom fell silent. Those on the staff gathered around and watched intently when not editing stories as our president approached the podium and waited for his introduction and the roaring applause to cease. I...

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