The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Recharge, but stay prepared on break

Staff Editorial

March 7, 2019

The long week of assignments, last-minute chores and packing before leaving Charleston has left many of us students sleep-deprived and ready for a week of fun. For some, spring break has already started. For many of us, we’re almost there. The Editorial staff members at The Daily Eastern News ha...

Volunteering comes with all kinds of benefits

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2019

Everyone should volunteer at least once. Volunteerism is a good thing all around, and it really does make an enormous difference. Crystal Brown, assistant director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said the state of Illinois values one hour of volunteer service as a $25 donation to ...

Respect is earned by giving it to others

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2019

Respect is something that should be given and received by all. There are so many people in this world who lack respect, yet they believe they should automatically receive it. When you see a person in the hallway as you walk to class and they say hi, it does not hurt for you to say hi back. So many...

Editorial: Don’t be someone’s roommate horror story

Staff Editorial

March 4, 2019

Something college students learn early on in their journeys from high school dependence to higher education semi-independence is that roommates can either light up your life or make it a living hell. It seems like every college student has their own roommate horror story; these cautionary tales rang...

Editorial: March is the time to job search

Staff Editorial

March 3, 2019

March has begun, and spring is closing in fast. While that hopefully means better weather, it also means for all of us that it is time to take the next step in our lives: careers. This is the time of year when your laptops and emails need to be full of applications and emails for jobs. That is, if...

Minimum wage topic creates conversation

March 1, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News are divided on this issue of the gradual increase of minimum wage. There are studies out there and opinions from politicians, but there seems to be no concise explanation on what happens with minimum wage increase. Naturally, we recommend that you do your own research ...

Seek, know the facts of Cohen’s testimony

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2019

Wednesday could very likely go down as a historic day for this country because of an important and presumably game-changing testimony before Congress. Michael Cohen, who was President Trump’s personal lawyer for a little more than a decade, testified about the essentials of the behind-the-scenes a...

Be safe, considerate of others at Unofficial

Staff Editorial

February 26, 2019

Well, we are just a few days away from one of Eastern’s favorite traditions: Unofficial. Amid the stress and busyness of the semester, especially with midterms, this is understandably a much-anticipated break for many students. For those who are not aware, in summary, Unofficial is an event starting Saturday morn...

Look at the big picture of big news

February 24, 2019

A lot of big news has broken this past week, and the headlines are important things to look at. We have all heard about the Jussie Smollett case and the complete 180 that happened, where he became the suspect of a false report and convicted of such charge. More recently than that, Robert Kraft, th...

Editorials exist for us to read, react and act

February 21, 2019

There is no shred of doubt that the editorial that Goodloe Sutton published in his the Democrat-Reporter on Feb. 14 promotes a demonstrably false, morally irresponsible agenda that hurts minorities and political figures who were unjustly targeted. On Feb. 14, Sutton published the editorial called “Klan ...

Take care of your fur babies; keep them in warmth

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2019

Far too often, we see animals outside during this time of year when we are experiencing what can be frigid temperatures. We at The Daily Eastern News disapprove of the way many animals are being treated in this weather. Regardless of what some people may think, these animals are not to be kept out in...

Kids have rights in schools

February 18, 2019

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: You don’t have to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. It’s like all of a sudden people forgot that in 1943 the Supreme Court of the United States of America declared in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette that schools cannot requir...

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