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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Honey bee (Apis mellifera) collects pollen from flowers in one of the Urban Butterfly Initiatives gardens in Charleston. Charleston, Ill. Oct. 10, 2023.

The two sides to early warm temperatures

Alli Hausman, Copy Chief March 26, 2024

As of last Tuesday, spring has officially begun. But the warm temperatures have been around for quite some time.   Think back to February.  Birds were singing a shrill chorus. Squirrels were...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or

COLUMN: Our world keeps getting crazier

Katja Benz, Columnist February 23, 2023

I know the term crazy is a little vague. Here is what I mean:  On Thursday, I had five interviews for graduate school, followed by two the next day. While that does not seem awful, that is not the...

EDITORIAL: Believe scientists about science issues

EDITORIAL: Believe scientists about science issues

Editorial Board January 25, 2023

Typically, science is a field of fact and researched studies, but it has increasingly become a topic of debate. The thing is- there is nothing to debate.  COVID-19 and women’s health has specifically...

COLUMN: There is still time to save the Earth

COLUMN: There is still time to save the Earth

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist July 22, 2022

Nowadays it seems like I can’t check the news without learning yet another way climate change is ravaging our globe.  The latest climate change news is that a ferocious and life threatening heatwave...

COLUMN: Id appreciate if we didnt ruin the world

COLUMN: I’d appreciate if we didn’t ruin the world

Katja Benz, Columnist June 10, 2022

The Earth is dying. I’m sure that we all know that and I hope that we know it’s true and bound to happen. That scares me, as a young person who wants to have a future on a planet that won’t blow...

EDITORIAL: We need to use more clean energy

EDITORIAL: We need to use more clean energy

Editorial Board November 10, 2021

Fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas — are finite. These energy sources we depend on for electricity, transportation and everything else we need to have an easier quality of life will eventually run out. These...

This hot weather must confuse trees

Adam Tumino, Staff Reporter October 1, 2019

If I were a tree, I would be very befuddled. There are a number of reasons I would be befuddled. First of all, why have I become sentient? I am a tree and should not have thoughts. Also, why is someone...

Community rallies for climate change awareness

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 22, 2019

Around the world people are participating in Climate Strike 2019, including people in Charleston. Approximately 70 people attended a rally against climate change at Morton Park Friday evening. David...

Free speech allows us to discuss world problems

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter June 24, 2019

Freedom of speech is one of the most important principles our nation was founded on. People who are given this privilege are incredibly lucky, but with fortune also comes responsibility. The recent...

Global warming isn’t just warm weather

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2019

Since I came to Eastern three years ago (2016), I have started wondering about the circumstances around global warming. I had noticed that winter seemed to start later than usual: By that I mean I noticed...

Climate change is real and serious

Staff Editorial December 5, 2018

Here we are. Report after report and study after study later, and it seems we just cannot learn a lesson. Climate change has been a hot topic for the past decade, and yet we have seen little productive...

Apology letter to Mother Nature

Kennedy Nolen, Columnist April 3, 2018

Hey, Mother Nature. It’s me, Kennedy. I have a few things to tell you that I need to get off my chest on behalf of (most) humans. I know for hundreds and thousands of years, we humans have caused...

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