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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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...

COLUMN: Working students are not lazy

COLUMN: Working students are not lazy

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 18, 2021

In high school, I worked at Panera for 35 hours a week for $9 an hour. I was a straight A student with a 3.9 GPA at the time, but everyone told me that since I was 16, I needed a job. People told me...

Here are ways to de-stress in college

Jaidyn Yarber February 17, 2020

Being a college student almost guarantees a busy schedule. Students have to stretch their time for class, studying, sports, jobs, sororities/fraternities, RSOs, etc. and spare time offers a chance to sleep...

Modern relationships are not serious

Jaidyn Yarber February 3, 2020

I was told not to date in high school. So, the last thing I expected to hear in college was it’s the worst time to date. Especially in this time and age, it’s as if dating is a thing of the past. Titles...

Surround yourself with the right people

Karena Ozier January 27, 2020

Ever since grade school I have been told to surround myself with good people. People that have good values and do good things. I was told that the people that I do surround myself with will have a huge...

The semester’s almost over; we can do it

Blake Faith December 5, 2019

One last stretch. Instead of calling it one last week before finals, I’m calling it the final stretch of this semester.  For everybody at this university, whether they are faculty, BSWs, students,...

College friends are the best friends you’ll ever have

Jessica Stewart, Columnist May 23, 2019

Remember when we all said that we’d keep in touch with our friends from high school? Remember when you thought your high school best friends would be your best friends for life? I remember, and...

SBL talks mental health, stressors for college students

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter May 14, 2019

Lisa Ballinger, a social worker clinic specialist for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System's Psychiatry and Counseling Unit, said the emotional wellbeing of college students is a growing concern in our rapidly...

College is a cup of coffee: too brief

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist April 24, 2019

For the past couple of weeks, my dad has been repeating a few words to me that have yet to hit me with their full weight until I sat down to write this column, my last column for The Daily Eastern News: “College...

Minority students recall race-related struggles in college

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter April 22, 2019

At midnight on a Friday, Luis Paniagua sits at Steak-n-Shake in Mattoon with his Latino group of friends and one Caucasian friend. He is sitting in a red booth, looking over the food menu, while he...

Coping with leaving college behind

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist April 17, 2019

Being a senior two weeks away from graduating is giving me the most tumultuous emotional rollercoaster ride of my life. The past four years have felt like four minutes and now I have adult life waiting...

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