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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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COLUMN: Start appreciating your professors

COLUMN: Start appreciating your professors

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist April 2, 2024

At the beginning of this semester, I became a graduate assistant for an English class. I was a bit nervous at the beginning because I had been a substitute teacher for elementary and middle schools, but...

COLUMN: General education courses are not for college

COLUMN: General education courses are not for college

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist March 11, 2024

General education courses should not be required for all college students. I do want to preface I do understand why general education courses do exist. General education courses are useful for some...

COLUMN: It is okay to switch your major

COLUMN: It is okay to switch your major

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist September 29, 2023

I have been at Eastern since the Fall of 2019. Yeah, I know, a long time it feels like. In that time, I have gone to college before and after COVID-19, went through teacher strikes, and changed my major...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: College is still relevant

Dan Hahn, Columnist April 12, 2023

In a recent segment on "The Daily Show," guest hosted by Roy Wood Jr., evaluated the shortcomings of the American higher education system. The segment led with a clip of students declaring that college...

Getting Emotional Ep. 6: Sports Journalist & TikTok Influencer Katlynn Gill

Getting Emotional Ep. 6: Sports Journalist & TikTok Influencer Katlynn Gill

Kate Stevens, Autumn Schulz, and Katlynn Gill March 30, 2023

Kate and Autumn are joined by special guest Katlynn Gill (@katlynn_gill), a TikTok influencer, sports reporter at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Daily Beacon and "Wisconsin Sports' Biggest Fan."...

I really hope graduate school isnt scary

I really hope graduate school isn’t scary

Katja Benz, Columnist June 14, 2022

I have a really busy summer between my internship, my senior seminar and writing for the DEN. I have to take my internship “class” and my senior seminar this summer to graduate in May. And the fact...

EDITORIAL: Sex should not be a taboo topic in college

EDITORIAL: Sex should not be a taboo topic in college

Editorial Staff February 10, 2022

Sex is not a bad word. Many people wait until their children reach a certain age to teach them about sex. Some never really teach them, relying on school systems to provide that education. Most schools...

COLUMN: My grade shouldnt rely on others work in group projects

COLUMN: My grade shouldn’t rely on others work in group projects

Maya Kurth, Columnist December 9, 2021

Don’t get me wrong, I know that I will work with people for the rest of my life – my major quite literally relies on it, but I don’t think it should be forced in college with group projects.  I...

COLUMN: College has changed. And now I hate it

COLUMN: College has changed. And now I hate it

Katja Benz, Columnist December 7, 2021

For some students, they do not remember in-person college, let alone in-person school. I, on the other hand, started college in May 2018, which was pre-pandemic. Honestly, I remember loving my experience...

Sonae Bishop, a junior community health major, works on writing a paper in the study lounge area of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday afternoon.

The perfect study spots on campus

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 6, 2021

With finals week fast approaching, students are buckling down to get homework done, maybe for the first time all semester. The right study spot could completely change how well they can focus on work. Where...

COLUMN: The value of college memories

COLUMN: The value of college memories

Maya Kurth, Columnist November 11, 2021

When I got to college, I was fairly certain that I was going to graduate at 19-years-old as a marketing major without a group of friends, and I was content with that. Believe it or not, none of those things...

COLUMN: A letter to the Fine Arts students

COLUMN: A letter to the Fine Arts students

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 1, 2021

Hi, my name is Killeen Reidy, and I used to be a music performance major.   Here’s a little more background. It was winter of senior year during high school, and I had been learning percussion for...

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