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Editorial: Give the teachers a raise

October 17, 2019

Eastern was founded as a teaching school, and as such, we at The Daily Eastern News believe Eastern’s teaching program produces great future educators. But one market for those future educators to look toward for jobs, Chicago, is up in conflict over teachers’ salaries. Considering Eastern’s ...

Dealing with the chicken in the room

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Chick-Fil-A, a humble chicken chain, was officially started in 1967, in Atlanta, Georgia by Samuel Truett Cathy after the success of his previous business, the Dwarf House. They seem to be quickly climbing the ladder, and as of April 2018 it was slated at No. 7 in fast food in the country. The com...

Real-life scares are not ‘fun and games’

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Halloween is approaching, and I crave being terrified. I prefer a scary movie over a chick-flick or action movie on any given day. But why is that? It’s actually really weird if I stop and think about it. Is it about the thrill? That’s why we ride rollercoasters, right? That’s why we seek...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Save lives by being an organ donor

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2019

There are 4,700 people in Illinois that are waiting for an organ or tissue donation, but more than 6.5 million people are registered as organ/tissue donors. According to LifeGoesOn.com, Illinois donor information and registration website, each year about 300 people die waiting for “their gift of lif...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern officials need to be more transparent

Staff Editorial

October 15, 2019

Eastern received a threat to campus Tuesday morning from a crisis hotline, which prompted the university to issue an alert to students, faculty and staff, which said only that a “security threat” had been issued to campus. All that the Eastern community was told was a “security threat” was rece...

Satirizing the Nazis is tricky, yet possible

Adam Tumino

October 15, 2019

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy they stand no chance." This quote by Mel Brooks came to my mind regarding the upcoming release of “Jojo Rabbit,” a film by director Taika Waititi. It is de...

Eastern’s alert was handled poorly

Jessica Stewart

October 15, 2019

As you may have heard, Tuesday morning there was a security threat to campus. When I first got the Alert EIU email, I immediately assumed it was a shooter situation, as did several others I discussed it with. However, the email never specifically said what the threat was. I read the email right before wal...

I’m not macho; just deal with it

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

If you are expecting a macho, manly-man out of me, you will not get it. Sorry. Sure, I watch and play sports and could probably be a manly-man if need-be, but I am coming clean to all of you. My confession is simple: I love Taylor Swift’s music, and I love the Pokémon games. I know, throw your hate and j...

When deciding, pick the second choice

Karena Ozier, Columnist

October 14, 2019

When someone asks me “Where do you want to eat,” the typical response I give is, “I don’t mind. Anywhere is fine.” This is a small part of my indecisiveness. Depending on the situation, when it comes to choices, I can never seem to give one clear response in a timely manner. While deciding...

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...

Raise awareness for all cancers

Kate Rehwinkel

October 13, 2019

Breast cancer awareness week is coming up on campus, and there are a lot of fun and exciting activities going on to help raise awareness and funds. I am all for raising awareness for breast cancer, however, why do we only promote awareness for breast cancer? I believe we should have a week for other c...

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