The Daily Eastern News

Christmas decorating can be shocking

Karena Ozier, Columnist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns

It is the holiday season, which means lights and decorations are everywhere, including in dorm rooms. My roommate and I have had Christmas decorations up since before we left for Thanksgiving break and added even more after we came back. I love the holiday spirit that a lot of people get into this ...

Don’t ask for favors if you didn’t help yourself first

December 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Asking for favors is a timeless act that has been passed down for centuries. Just about everyone asks for favors or the more contemporary term “solids,” and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, those of us who are gracious enough to grant these favors are blessings in disguise. Those of ...

Remember what our parents taught us

December 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials

When most of us were young, we were taught simple maxims by our parents to keep us safe. “Stop, drop, and roll,” “Say please” and “Don’t talk to strangers” are just a few of the phrases that were instilled in our childhood memories. Although likely difficult to keep track of at the t...

Idea’s for having a comfy break

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

December 3, 2018


Filed under Columns

Now that it is getting colder outside and winter is right around the corner, people are not going outside as often on campus unless they are headed to class. Students are taking shortcuts through buildings to get to their next class so they do not have to stay outside as long. I know I have cut t...

Enjoy the traditional spirit of giving

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

December 3, 2018


Filed under Columns

It’s Christmas time! This has always been my favorite time of year for many reasons. I love decorating the tree and making the house look magical. I love listening to Christmas music and watching Christmas movies that always have the same basic plot (I know, I know, but they make me happy). I love th...

Pritzker needs to live up to what he says

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Columns

First off, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by the frenzy of tornadoes in central Illinois that struck down on Saturday. I have felt the fear of a tornado going by and going through my town, so I cannot imagine what those who had damage done to their livelihood and pr...

Don’t live a life that will lead to regrets

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It is very easy to brush things off with the excuse that you "don't have time" or "don't feel like" doing them; however, this mentality can come back to haunt you in the long run. I have heard many people say their biggest fear is that they'll look back and say "I wish I had done..." Finish that se...

EDITORIAL: Keep those affected by weekend tornadoes in your mind

Staff Editorial

December 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

On Saturday the towns of Litchfield, Taylorville and Butler, to name a few, experienced damage to their houses and fear that some of us have not and may not ever experience. A member on our edit board recalled several memories of running down to their basement a couple times because of the warning fr...

Contrary to what many think, rock music lives on

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I am a fan of many different musical genres, some that were popular in the past and some that are popular currently.  Rock and roll set the standard for rebellious youth culture after the death of jazz music, and it has unfortunately been a thing of the past for a while.  Or has it been a th...

Don’t take yourself so seriously

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I like to tell myself there are few things I am pretty good at without question. Topping the short list of those things is my ability to be self-deprecating.  As a victim to several unfortunate trends throughout my time on this planet, I have a lot of regrets, burdens and embarrassing moments I carry....

Reach out to those in need, help end suicide

Staff Editorial

November 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

According to the Associated Press and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and there is a continuing decline in American life expectancy.  The suicide and overdose rate is increasing and the U.S. population is out of control....

Administration should be careful spending

Staff Editorial

November 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

At the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Nov. 16, a budget for FY 19 was approved. Eastern’s recent history surrounding budgets is a troubled one. As many know, lots of different institutions in the state of Illinois suffered from a budget impasse that lasted from 2015 to 2017. This meant that, for the...

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