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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

Jason Buckhold October 25, 2021

On Saturday night, my old college roommates and I met with a group of older alumni while attending some after homecoming activities in Charleston. What stood out to us was that several of these older...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

Nate Carlson September 14, 2021

I love Brother Jed day. This isn’t to say that I love Brother Jed himself, or the repugnant and hateful ideology that he and his wife semiannually spew on the library quad, but Brother Jed day? Absolutely...

Guest Column: You can cancel Stephen Douglas or you can cancel Black people

Christopher Hanlon, Guest Columnist April 27, 2021

Things got a little weird toward the end of the most recent meeting of EIU’s Naming Committee when committee Chair Angie Campbell described those who favor renaming Douglas Hall as an instance of “cancel...

Letter to the Editor: Be aware of others’ struggles, hard times during pandemic

Julie Walters March 30, 2021

This letter was submitted by Julie Walters. This past year has been a time of loss for many people. In addition to losing loved ones, life has unexpectedly changed. Some people are considered essential...

Letter to the Editor: Change the name of Douglas Hall

February 5, 2021

This letter was submitted by members of the Committee on Latinx Recruitment and Retention. The Committee on Latinx Recruitment and Retention wholeheartedly agrees with the History Department’s January...

Letter to the Editor: Douglas Hall needs to be renamed

January 29, 2021

This letter was submitted by the faculty of the Eastern History Department. Our department began talking about the renewed call to rename Douglas Hall last summer, against the backdrop of the protests...

Letter to the Editor: We need to rely on logic, facts

John Bickford January 12, 2021

This letter was submitted by Eastern Social Studies\History Education Professor John Bickford. I believe in logic, evidence, and expertise. There is no dispute that the elections were fair and secure;...

Letter to the Editor: Tips for 1st-time voters this election

October 13, 2020

This letter was submitted by Charleston resident Duke Bagger. Many of your students are first-time voters. There have been some items thrown out there to make them think twice about voting. Please assure...

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes on Fair Tax Amendment

October 8, 2020

This letter was submitted by Charleston resident Ellen Wolcott. Current students may not realize this, but the amount of state money that has gone into funding higher education has dropped by more than...

Letter to the Editor: Response to 2020 EIU Homecoming Theme

September 29, 2020

This letter was submitted by the 2020 EIU Homecoming Student Steering Committee and the 2020 EIU Homecoming Advisory Committee. In recent days, representatives of the EIU Homecoming Steering Committee...

Letter to the editor: Eastern administration must be held accountable for handling of sexual assault cases

Jack Cruikshank May 18, 2020

This letter was submitted by Jack Cruikshank. A little less than three weeks ago, former Eastern soccer player Malorie Henderlong posted a video on YouTube where she explained she was sexually assaulted...

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose Kyle Ignalaga

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose “Kyle” Ignalaga

Jose Ignalaga April 21, 2020

My name is Jose Leo Carmona Ignalaga, but my friends call me Kyle. Currently, I am a second semester junior, and I am a computer information technology major as well as a digital media minor. Prior...

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