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Start on the right foot before it’s too late

Staff Editorial

January 11, 2019


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Now that it’s Friday, most of us students at Eastern have been to all of our classes and have started to build our expectations for the coming semester. The year is young, and we at The Daily Eastern News are feeling much more refreshed than we did at the end of last semester. We hope you are feeling...

Government shutdown is a tantrum by an unfit president

Staff Editorial

January 9, 2019


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How can we take President Donald Trump seriously when he lies straight to our faces? The current government shutdown is nothing more then an outburst from an unfit political leader. In fact, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called the shutdown a temper tantrum, saying, “The president of the United States having f...

Just enjoy your new year, don’t try too hard to change

Staff Editorial

January 6, 2019


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With a new year upon us, we can’t help but listen to the overused cliché, “new year, new me,” used over and over again. It is an overdone phrase that has been thrown out by people all over social media whenever Dec. 31 of the previous year and Jan. 1 of the New Year come. It has a good meani...

Stay focused during finals, good luck

Staff Editorial

December 9, 2018


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Finals week is upon us, and all over campus, students are worrying about failing classes. In all seriousness, though, we are coming to the end of the semester and this is the time to focus even more so than we have all semester. If you have managed to avoid having to take any final tests, or having...

A look at the life of George H.W. Bush

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2018


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We at The Daily Eastern News want to remember the great things former President George H.W Bush did during his life due to his tragic passing on Nov. 30 at the age of 93. Bush was born on June 12, 1924 in Milton Massachusetts. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, he served as torpedo bomber pilot in Wo...

Climate change is real and serious

Staff Editorial

December 5, 2018


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Here we are. Report after report and study after study later, and it seems we just cannot learn a lesson. Climate change has been a hot topic for the past decade, and yet we have seen little productive change in reversing the effects humans have on this planet. According to reports from The Washington...

Don’t ask for favors if you didn’t help yourself first

December 4, 2018


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Asking for favors is a timeless act that has been passed down for centuries. Just about everyone asks for favors or the more contemporary term “solids,” and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, those of us who are gracious enough to grant these favors are blessings in disguise. Those of ...

Remember what our parents taught us

December 3, 2018


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When most of us were young, we were taught simple maxims by our parents to keep us safe. “Stop, drop, and roll,” “Say please” and “Don’t talk to strangers” are just a few of the phrases that were instilled in our childhood memories. Although likely difficult to keep track of at the t...

Reach out to those in need, help end suicide

Staff Editorial

November 29, 2018


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According to the Associated Press and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and there is a continuing decline in American life expectancy.  The suicide and overdose rate is increasing and the U.S. population is out of control....

Administration should be careful spending

Staff Editorial

November 29, 2018


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At the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Nov. 16, a budget for FY 19 was approved. Eastern’s recent history surrounding budgets is a troubled one. As many know, lots of different institutions in the state of Illinois suffered from a budget impasse that lasted from 2015 to 2017. This meant that, for the...

Rest in peace, Steven Hillenburg

November 27, 2018


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Another man behind a franchise that helped raise most of the current students on campus and then some have joined the likes of Stan Lee. Stephen Hillenburg, the SpongeBob SquarePants creator, died Monday from ALS. He was 57. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare terminal il...

How to be frugal while Christmas shopping

November 26, 2018


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With the holiday break getting closer and closer, we at The Daily Eastern News can practically taste the sweet eggnog and sugar cookies that will be filling our tummies soon. As Christmas decorations pop up everywhere and holiday carols sound in our eardrums louder every day, the desire to go full-on...

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