The Daily Eastern News

Study hard; relax, take a moment to breathe

Staff Editorial

April 1, 2019

As the end of the semester is near, most students will be spending this last month studying hard and preparing for final exams. We at The Daily Eastern News believe that  it is good for everyone to make time to study and work hard to do well on their exams, but we also feel that students should try to...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Celebrate different heritages, learn from the cultures

Staff Editorial

March 31, 2019

Times are tough for many people right now, and specifically, for minorities in the United States. According to USA Today, anti-black incidents are on the rise in the country. Today reported in February that the FBI said hate crimes in America increased 17 percent last year, which is the third straight y...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Respect all students’ religions

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2019

It is totally fine and acceptable to allow Muslim students, or any religious students for that matter, to pray voluntarily and independently on Eastern’s campus. We at The Daily Eastern News understand that school-sponsored prayer at public schools is unconstitutional. That does not mean religious studen...

Do service work and help others

Staff Editorial

March 27, 2019

They say nothing feels better than when you lend a hand and help others. We at The Daily Eastern News are in total agreement with this statement. When you take time out of your life to do some kind of service work, you are not only doing a good deed, but you are also making an impact on so man...

Challenge yourself on a regular basis

Staff Editorial

March 26, 2019

It has become increasingly common over recent decades for people to take the easy route when making choices. Whether it is something as major as buying a house already furnished or as simple as traveling one block by car, most people opt for the most convenient option without even thinking. With...

EDITORIAL: Be positive and stop complaining all the time

Staff Editorial

March 25, 2019

Every day you will come across a situation that brings you stress. More often than not, there is a solution to this problem. The problem about this is that so many people in the world love to complain. It is as if they get a high from complaining. Because of this, when they are offered a solution...

EDITORIAL: Honesty is always the best policy

Staff Editorial

March 24, 2019

“Tell the truth and don’t be afraid.” It is the motto we at The Daily Eastern News live by and will uphold with our reporting. Being truthful is a great virtue to have and live by. After all, it is the very thing the president of Illinois is famous for (Honest Abe). Even the first president...

EDITORIAL: LGBTQ+ history books bill should be approved


March 21, 2019

There’s nothing wrong with including LGBTQ people in history textbooks. The Illinois House just recently passed a bill that would make including historical figures who happen to be LGBTQ+ included in k-12 history books, according to National Public Radio. Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz said she supported appro...

Use nicer weather to get yourself motivated

Staff Editorial

March 20, 2019

This week’s weather has been drastically different than what we’ve been used to. While the flowers may not be in full bloom quite yet, it has been nice to be able to ditch the heavy jacket and walk outside without wishing we were indoors. For many people, the weight of seasonal depression is...

Keep Eastern’s campus clean

Staff Editorial

March 19, 2019

There is a lot of trash on this campus. To be fair, that can be used as one heck of a metaphor for a lot of things on campus, but for now we are talking about actual trash like bottles and plastic cups and the occasional condom wrapper floating delicately in the wind. Yesterday, we published a sto...

Editorial: College bribe scandal is insulting to students

Staff Editorial

March 18, 2019

The biggest scandal of the year so far is no doubt the college admissions scandal. On March 12, 50 people, including wealthy celebrities, were charged with allegedly scheming to influence colleges into admitting their children. These parents, two of which being actresses Lori Loughlin, best known for her role in ...

Editorial: Break is already over; time to hustle

Staff Editorial

March 17, 2019

The age-old battle students everywhere face has come upon us Sunday, into Monday, and standing your ground is the only way to combat the opponent. St. Patrick’s Day and spring break are fresh in everyone’s mind still, though both are now thoughts in the past. Even though they are in the past now...

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