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STAFF EDITORIAL: Think of college mental health

Staff Editorial

October 14, 2019

Mental health has historically been a subject people do not focus on enough. So it’s great to hear that Student Body President Carson Gordon has an initiative to spread awareness this week at Eastern. In an Oct. 10 article from The Daily Eastern News, we reported that the senate would partner with the a...

EDITORIAL: Seek help for your struggles

Staff Editorial

October 13, 2019

College years are when people have the majority of their life experiences. Sometimes, these experiences are not all that good. In this world, drugs and alcohol tend to escalate for some people in a way that they cannot control themselves. As a student, it is likely that you will be around drugs an...

Editorial: Don’t abuse emergency services

October 9, 2019

Most people are aware that it is against the law to contact your local authorities when there is no valid or real emergency taking place. For some people, they seem to think that dialing 911 is the only solution to getting rid of their problems. We live in a world where some people will always cau...

There are too many candidates

Staff Editorial

October 8, 2019

The next democratic presidential debate will be the biggest debate ever, with a record 12 candidates set to appear on stage. The debate will be on Oct. 15 and will air on CNN for three hours from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. And, as mentioned above, a record 12 candidates will be on the stage. We at The Da...

Editorial: Don’t fall to seasonal blues

October 7, 2019

It is the beginning of October. The sky is starting to get darker earlier at night, and we all know what is approaching: seasonal depression. Many people suffer from a severe and crippling depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, during this time of year. It is easy for this to happen, as the ...

EDITORIAL: What can be done to stop shootings?

Staff Editorial

October 6, 2019

Four people were killed and five were injured in a shooting in Kansas City Sunday morning after two gunmen allegedly opened fire into a crowd at a bar. There was once a time where that news would have jostled people, or at the very least sparked some kind of anger. But now we are numb to it. We a...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern is in an upswing

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2019

It was not very long ago that Eastern found itself muddled in a state budget impasse that lasted 793 days from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2017. A rallying campaign to “Fund EIU” was sparked during that time, enrollment dipped, employees lost their jobs, rumors and whispers of closings touched the ears...

Editorial: Let student athletes get paid for their likenesses

October 2, 2019

A recent California law that was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom could allow college athletes to get paid through their own endorsement deals, and we at The Daily Eastern News support it. The law states that collegiate players can strike their own endorsement deals and hire agents, according to The...

Cannabis businesses will benefit Charleston

Staff Editorial

October 1, 2019

During its meeting Tuesday evening, the Charleston City Council approved an ordinance to establish a moratorium on cannabis business establishments. The reason given by Mayor Brandon Combs was that the council needed to do more research and have more information on what the regulations for cannabis ...

Editorial: Purpose of LGBT History Month

September 30, 2019

The month of October is significant for the LGBT community, because it serves as LGBT History Month. October was chosen as LGBT History Month because it coincides with National Coming Out Day, which occurs on October 11. Although times have changed and we have come a long way with LGBT rights,...

EDITORIAL: You can disagree without insulting

Staff Editorial

September 29, 2019

Leave Greta Thunberg alone. Thunberg, a 16-year old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an emotionally charged speech on climate change at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, and the speech went viral. Politicians, celebrities and just people in general, came to the support of Th...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy this weekend with family at Eastern

Staff Report

September 26, 2019

This weekend has a lot of events to offer students, for example the Eastern football game Saturday at 4 p.m. But going to all those events, including whatever sports are also playing over the weekend, is not the same as it is when you go with your family. That is right; if you did not know, this weeke...

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