The Daily Eastern News

Letter to the Editor: Register to vote

Karen Clausing

September 3, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

It’s easy to register to vote in Coles County. You need to be 18 years old, born in the U.S. or be a naturalized citizen and have two forms of ID: a state issued picture ID card, driver’s license or student ID plus a document or bill with your address. You can register online at www.VOTE411.org o...

Mental illness is serious

Staff Editorial

September 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

There’s a silent killer rampaging throughout the world right now. It creeps in, or lays dormant, until it starts making life unbearable and unbelievably difficult. That ‘killer’ is mental illness, and we are all the victims. Despite the fact it is 2018 and we live in a modern, socially progressive world,...

End the stigma with mental illnesses

Kate Rehwinkel, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I was recently told by someone that my mental illnesses are “all in my head” and that if I tried hard enough they would go away. First, I would like to say that that comment is completely false, but it is still believed by many people who are uneducated about the topic. The person who said that...

Make change in your own ways

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In my Introduction to Speech Communication class we have our first speech coming up, and while I am absolutely terrified, it has given me time to think about myself. For our first speech we had to choose and represent four things: our past, present, future and something that represents all of those ite...

College is full of surprises

Karena Ozier

August 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It was the day before classes started. I had just gotten back from church, and my roommate asked me if I wanted to tag along to a meeting about the school’s daily newspaper. To sum up how she persuaded me to go was that if I didn’t want to do any writing then I didn’t have to. I had previous...

#TimesUp for Louis C.K.

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

August 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few days ago, comedian Louis C.K. made his official return to comedy. He’s spent some time off the scene following the #metoo allegations of his sexual misconduct, which he acknowledged were absolutely true. In so few words, Louis C.K. would repeatedly expose and please himself in the company of ...

Make time to do what is important

Staff Editorial

August 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The school year is in full swing, and students are regularly doing homework and studying. Along with this new routine comes productivity, self-determination and, unfortunately, stress that gradually builds. Usually a little stress is a good thing; it keeps us on our toes and helps us stay productive. But wit...

Not everything is ‘relatable’

Megan Keane, Columnist

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

We all know one person that claims everything is relatable, right? You watch a movie and a character is blown up by a bomb or discovers they have 10 clone sisters and someone declares, “relatable” or “me” or “same” or some variation of that. I’m guilty of saying (or yelling) “me” ...

Enjoy life at college during ‘Creepy Weekend’

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I am going to take this time, or these 500 words or so, to tell you all that I am not mad … I am just disappointed. I am disappointed by the amount of Eastern students who are already scurrying back home for Labor Day Weekend. For most of us, it was just two weeks ago we moved back to the good ‘ol Chuck. Thoug...

Explore your talents working for the newspaper

Staff Editorial

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

As a student publication, we want to get students involved and enjoy working for us. The purpose of The Daily Eastern News is to share the news of what occurs at Eastern, but we also strive to have journalism students and any other students interested get involved and develop experience in print jour...

Don’t let fear hold you back

Mercury Bowen, Columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns

One of the most important lessons I have learned recently is to take chances when the opportunity is available even if they scare you. This lesson was a hard-learned one for me, with a significant measure of regret and wishful thinking. It is a good rule to follow in nearly any area of life: work,...

Homosexuality shouldn’t be censored

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition for the word “censorship” is “the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security.” Censorship has had a long and controversial history associated...

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