The Daily Eastern News

Remember Columbine, the victims

Staff Editorial

April 17, 2019

The 20-year anniversary of the Columbine massacre is on Saturday, and we at The Daily Eastern News send our condolences to the victims and everyone effected by the massacre that happened on April 20, 1999. Unfortunately, there is a cult following of the Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebol...

Why the Notre Dame Cathedral fire is significant

Staff Editorial

April 16, 2019

The latest unfortunate event gripping people all over the world is that of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We at The Daily Eastern News are disheartened from the destruction caused by the fire, which according to the New York Times, began in the wooden framework of the cathedral’s roof ...

Sharing your story is not bad

Staff Editorial

April 15, 2019

In life, we all go through crazy experiences that help shape who we are and what we do. For some of us, these things can be traumatic, sad, happy or just plain awful. In today’s world, more and more people are starting to be vocal about their experiences in life, and they want to share their...

STAFF EDITORIAL: With spring comes lots of allergies

Staff Editorial

April 14, 2019

Spring is here, which means all of our worries are in the past because spring marks the closing of the year. Well, there are projects and end-of-the-year deadlines that are on all of our plates. Not to mention, the worries for us all about how to manage everything that seems to be crammed in such ...

EDITORIAL: Tobacco 21 law sets unfair precedent

Staff Editorial

April 12, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Tobacco 21 bill last week after it passed in the Illinois House and Senate, making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy or use tobacco products including cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. While we at The Daily Eastern News recognize...

Enrollment to blame for concert problems

Staff Editorial

April 10, 2019

The Editorial board has heard a lot of griping about the upcoming spring concert, and most of it is valid and warranted. Many of our peers, ourselves included, have complained about not knowing the band, not caring about the genre of music, not wanting to spend an evening cooped up in McAfee and of...

Be open to new ideas, directions

Staff Editorial

April 9, 2019

At Eastern, it is no secret that individuals have varying degrees of certainty about their futures. There are those who have had their hearts set on their career ever since they were children. There are those who decided what they wanted to do when they got to college and stuck with it. There are...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pride Month is beneficial

Staff Editorial

April 8, 2019

With April being Pride Month for students at Eastern, several activities are being planned. Although, the question arises, “What is so beneficial about Pride Month?” Pride Month is dedicated to support students in the LGBTQA+ community. So many people in this community are judged and criticized...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cherish this week, keep working hard, stay optimistic

Staff Editorial

April 7, 2019

This week is one that all of us at Eastern need to cherish and enjoy while it lasts. There are a lot of things that will be coming up soon, and this week can provide us all with the opportunities to relax while we can. There are only four weeks left in the semester before the long-awaited summer break, a...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Medication for opioid addiction is needed

Staff Editorial

April 4, 2019

Medications to treat people with opioid use disorders (OUD) need to be more readily available at substance use disorder facilities. If these medications do not become available soon, the opioid crisis has no clear end in sight. There are three FDA-approved medications that help save the lives of people wi...

Diversity is needed in politics

Staff Editorial

April 3, 2019

History has been made after the landslide victory of Lori Lightfoot for mayor of Chicago, making her the first African-American woman and openly gay mayor in Chicago history. According to The Chicago Tribune, Lightfoot swept all 50 of Chicago’s wards, winning 74 percent of the unofficial vote. While...

Value the opinions that matter

Staff Editorial

April 2, 2019

Each person has their own way of perceiving life and their own goals for the future. However, the future is not always forseeable, especially during these temporary years of college when there is still much uncertainty over where life may go. There are some things you know you want to bring with...

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