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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 them of these facts: No one, no one, has any right to ask a voter for whom that person will vote...

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 half (taking inflation into account) from 2002 to 2018.  What this means is that students are paying ...

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 and Student Life Office have become aware that the 2020 EIU Homecoming Theme has come under criticism. ...

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 by a fellow Eastern student-athlete in 2017. Two weeks, a report came out of a similar story of...

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose “Kyle” Ignalaga

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose

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 to the quarantine, I recall having a routine that kept me active, healthy and quite punctual, in the...

DEN at Home: Letter from Nate Carlson

DEN at Home: Letter from Nate Carlson

Nate Carlson

April 19, 2020

There are few moments in our lifetimes when we experience a collective reality- moments when the veil of self is torn away, when the simulation crashes, when we realize our lives are so desperately and delicately interconnected to everyone who surrounds us. These moments, the moon landing, the JFK assassination,...

DEN at Home: Letter from Elijah Snyder

DEN at Home: Letter from Elijah Snyder

Elijah Snyder

April 19, 2020

My name is Elijah Snyder, and I am a senior majoring in TV and video production and I am a photo journalist for the DEN. One of the things I was assigned to do this semester was to create, film, and edit a TV Pilot that would be broadcast on local TV. Sadly, with COVID-19, the project that I created...

“DEN at Home”: Letter from Corryn Brock

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 17, 2020

All of this happened so fast and so slow. It was only a month ago I was enjoying time working at The Daily Eastern News and spending time with Alpha Sigma Tau sisters. It feels like everything has changed so quickly these past few weeks and yet the days drag on. As one of th...

‘DEN at Home’: Letter from Hannah Killough

'DEN at Home': Letter from Hannah Killough

Hannah Killough

April 17, 2020

Dear DEN, I am a student of Eastern Illinois University and a citizen of Coles County.  I live with my parents on the edge of Ashmore and drive 7 minutes to campus every day.  Due to me living at home, I didn't realize how lonely I would get when I wasn't on campus all the time. I miss being...

Letter to the editor: Catholicism is much more than meets the eye

Ben Hahn

March 5, 2020

This letter was submitted by Ben Hahn.  During this Lenten season, I was struck by multiple references in last week’s news that failed to capture what Catholicism is really about. From the front page’s misunderstanding that erroneously refers to the Holy Eucharist as “crackers” to the (c...

To the editor: Greek life participation needs to be examined by Eastern

Jeff Knezovich

January 26, 2020

We thank the Daily Eastern News for shedding light on the frightful decay of the Greek System on Eastern's campus.  Once the most robust organizations on campus, now a bust!  As a Greek alumnus of our great institution I can assure you the alumni are well aware of the situation.  Many concerned Greek a...

To the Editor: Reflect on morality of “Finish the Wall’ message displayed

January 24, 2020

From: Faculty and staff of World Languages and Cultures Dear Editor: Yesterday at the Student Involvement Fair, a Recognized Student Organization displayed a large sign at the entrance of the University Ballroom that read "Trump Pence 2020 Finish the Wall." The Latinx students, faculty and staff,...

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