The Daily Eastern News

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: 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...

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...

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