The Daily Eastern News

Ending birthright citizenship is unconstitutional

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently President Donald Trump remarked in an interview to “Axios on HBO” that he is going to attempt to end birthright citizenship in the United States by enacting an Executive Order.  According to the Associated Press, he is going to attempt this by enacting an executive order that would end birthrig...

Does detention as a form of discipline work

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, I started my practicum teaching at a local high school. Essentially, practicum is student teaching before student teaching, so I am only in the classroom for half the day for half of a semester. It is a wonderful opportunity to get my feet wet with teaching before jumping in head first during s...

Our names make us unique, be proud

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The power children’s literature possesses is something I overlooked until I became a college student. One of my roommates, Jordan, is an education major. Aware of my love for reading, she always shares the books she uses for her class projects and lesson plans with me. In her most recent lesson...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Daylight saving time does more harm than benefit

Staff Editorial

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Autumn is in full swing, and the leaves, the weather and the bug population are finally all with the fall. But there is one milestone this season that has yet to happen: the time change. Yes, daylight saving time will end on Nov. 4 at 2:00 a.m., when we will turn our clocks back an hour until next spring....

Take a breather before winter holidays

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Not everybody celebrates every holiday. To the people who do celebrate Halloween, don’t you feel as though it gets swallowed up by Christmas’s/Hanukkah’s/Kwanzaa’s shadow? Halloween’s moon eclipsed by the winter holiday-of-your-choosing’s sun. Let’s be honest here, Christmas takes over eve...

Destroy the stigma about taking from food pantries

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

In an interview with The Daily Eastern News on Oct. 31 2018, Michael Gillespie, a member on the EIU Hunger Action Team and a sociology professor, said he collected data that showed that 39.8 percent of students, of the 344 students who responded to the survey, showed signs of food insecurity. In th...

Don’t be discouraged by the state of our country

Colin Roberts, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

May we live in interesting time, eh? Things are ratcheting up. Pipe bombs in the mail is kind of new. Synagogue shootings are sadly, not. The 24-hour news cycles can’t focus too heavily on any one topic, less they be labeled partisan, or worse, boring. The truth is not partisan, or at least it di...

Express your gratitude by returning the favor

Karena Ozier, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I love getting free stuff as much as the next person, but even I know that nothing is really free.  For instance, I recently went through the Starbucks drive thru with my friend. She ordered a drink, and when she pulled up to the window to pay, the worker told her that the person in the car in fro...

Political violence is real; stay safe

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Considering the recent tragedy that happened in Pittsburgh, we at The Daily Eastern News want to spread awareness for the very real threat of political violence, so you can take steps to protect yourself. According to CNN, Saturday morning Robert Bowers, 46, surrendered to police after murdering 11 pe...

An open letter to negative baby boomers

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns

Welcome to the present day, baby boomers. I know, back in your day, you had to hike ten miles up a mountain (both ways) infested with deadly predators and plants to get to school. Life was much harder for you back then than what life is now. I know not everyone from the baby boomer generation degrad...

Keep the holidays in order, please

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Halloween is in October, Thanksgiving is in November and Christmas is in December. These are basic facts that nearly everyone understands.This is why it makes no sense that Christmas decorations and Halloween decorations occupy the same aisles in stores halfway through October. While many retail...

A sociological view of hate in America

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recent events highlight what we have been saying about this country more and more recently: there is an acceptance and/or tolerance of hate in society. In the past week alone, one man sent pipe bombs to critics of President Trump, and another man attacked a synagogue and killed 11 people. In fact,...

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