The Daily Eastern News

Here are ways to de-stress in college

Jaidyn Yarber

February 18, 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 and eat.  The stress can be overwhelming at times, but not all stress is bad. You just have t...

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 are intimidating, and feelings are overrated. Young adults would rather be “chillin” than...

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 impact on who I become.  Boy, were they right. The crowed that I hung out with in school were people...

The semester’s almost over; we can do it

Blake Faith

December 6, 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, RAs, advisers, etc., we see one thing in our minds. That thing is the finish line to the semester. ...

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 oh how foolish I was. Little did I know that in college I would meet some of the best people I have...

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 changing and socially driven society. She said for many students, leaving for college also means...

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 is like a cup of coffee.” An absolute delight, but much too brief. Looking back...

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 speaks in Spanish to his friends asking them about their day. In another booth near them, a group...

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 for me to fall into its clutches for eternity. I hate to sound like every middle-aged person...

Some things I have learned in college

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

April 15, 2019

I, like many students at this institution, am almost done with college. I like college, and I have learned lots of things in my four years of undergraduate studies. Although I could simply list those things and you could read them and maybe find them interesting and maybe even learn something, too, that’s...

Money problems of the typical college student

Karena Ozier, Columnist

February 26, 2019

A shirt that I had said “The best things in life are free.” To me, “free” can mean one of two things: Something can be free in regard to no payment needed for something typically paid for, and free from burdens. Someone can get an item for free and also be free of financial problems. I can g...

Get a pet for the right reason

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2019

Don’t adopt a pet if you’re just going to use them for an Instagram post once a week throughout your college career and then drop them off at the shelter or open your car door and shove them out so they wander across campus for the rest of their existence. Alright, we’ll cut you some slack....

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