The Daily Eastern News

College friends are the best friends you’ll ever have

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 23, 2019


Filed under Columns

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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....

College 101: Tips for the struggling student

Logan Raschke, News Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under News

The English department and Student Success Center shared advice and tips for students struggling in their classes. While the deadline to add full-term courses for the Spring 2019 semester has passed, students can still drop them at no cost until Jan. 18, according to Eastern’s academic calendar. T...

Support, don’t shame college students

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

If there is anything in the whirlwind of college that disappoints me most, it is major-shaming. Too often I witness or overhear college students judge their fellow college students for what area of study they have chosen to pursue. Major-shaming comes in a variety of forms—some are more obvious than others. One of ...

Be who you are, not who others want

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

College is a wonderful time to explore opportunities and find one’s identity as a person in the vast expanse we call life. However, it can also be a very stressful and pressure-filled time. Throughout my early years, I was told repeatedly that I was “going somewhere.” Because I earned good grades and did well...

College is full of surprises

Karena Ozier

August 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It was the day before classes started. I had just gotten back from church, and my roommate asked me if I wanted to tag along to a meeting about the school’s daily newspaper. To sum up how she persuaded me to go was that if I didn’t want to do any writing then I didn’t have to. I had previous...

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