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STAFF EDITORIAL: Pay attention to the impeachment inquiry

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the guidelines for the next step in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in a 232-196 vote. The vote means that House democrats will be able to hold televised hearings in which they will seek to convince the public that Trump abused his power ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Trick or Treat in a safe way

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2019

Halloween is a night that we at The Daily Eastern News all look forward to. The costumes, the candy and the spookiness of it all makes this holiday a special one for not just youngsters but adults as well. With that being said, there are times where people will go to destructive lengths on Halloween...

Suicide shows danger of power abuse

October 29, 2019

A woman got indicted Monday on an involuntary manslaughter charge for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself and the entire case illustrates just how dangerous manipulation and abuse of power can be. Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins told the Associated Press that Inyoung You, 21, was “p...

STAFF EDITORIAL: President’s visit was insulting to Chicago

Staff Editorial

October 28, 2019

Chicago faces a lot of criticism every day, whether it be about the city’s high crime rates or for draining money from the rest of Illinois. Being one of the five most populous cities in the U.S., the city cannot simply be perfect. President Donald Trump visited the city Monday, and opposite of what people expect to ...

Editorial: Welcome back, Panther alumni

October 24, 2019

Welcome back home, Eastern alumni. On behalf of The Daily Eastern News we, the editorial board, welcome you back to Charleston for this homecoming weekend and thank you for returning for the festivities.  We at The Daily Eastern News truly believe that once you are a Panther, you are a Panther f...

Editorial: We stand with The Harvard Crimson

October 23, 2019

The Harvard Crimson, the student newspaper at Harvard, recently caught flak for an action it took, but we at The Daily Eastern News stand by the college newspaper. The newspaper, we believe, did its job correctly and should stand by the action it took because it was a necessary action. NBC News reported We...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Prior review goes against free press

Staff Editorial

October 22, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News would like to give kudos to The Panther, the Chicago student-run newspaper at Chapman University. Before a recent visit from former President George W. Bush, the paper pushed to have the opportunity to report on the visit. After being granted access, the paper was tol...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Attend homecoming week events

Staff Editorial

October 21, 2019

This is a big week for Eastern as we celebrate homecoming with all the school spirit we can possibly have. What we at The Daily Eastern News want to stress to the rest of the students and faculty is that it is highly important to get involved with homecoming festivities. Of course, the big homecoming gam...

EDITORIAL: Death penalty concerning in Illinois

October 20, 2019

Former Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois in 2011 after former Gov. George Ryan established a moratorium on the death penalty in 2000. Now, a couple of state lawmakers want to bring the death penalty back to the state. Rep. David McSweeney and Rep. Andrew...

Editorial: Give the teachers a raise

October 17, 2019

Eastern was founded as a teaching school, and as such, we at The Daily Eastern News believe Eastern’s teaching program produces great future educators. But one market for those future educators to look toward for jobs, Chicago, is up in conflict over teachers’ salaries. Considering Eastern’s ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Save lives by being an organ donor

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2019

There are 4,700 people in Illinois that are waiting for an organ or tissue donation, but more than 6.5 million people are registered as organ/tissue donors. According to, Illinois donor information and registration website, each year about 300 people die waiting for “their gift of lif...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern officials need to be more transparent

Staff Editorial

October 15, 2019

Eastern received a threat to campus Tuesday morning from a crisis hotline, which prompted the university to issue an alert to students, faculty and staff, which said only that a “security threat” had been issued to campus. All that the Eastern community was told was a “security threat” was rece...

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