The Daily Eastern News

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...

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

Staff Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under Back to Campus, Editorials, Opinions, Special Sections

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience, and everything from move in until graduation will contribute to the rest of your adult exi...

Time may fly, but we have our memories

April 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The cliché saying that “time flies” is one we should not take lightly. Life has felt like it has been on fast forward since the moment I got here. When I arrived for my first weekend at Eastern in August 2015, I felt nervous but liberated. I no longer would have to live at home with my family,...

Continue to ask questions about new college structure

Staff Editorial

April 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Changes are coming to the university, and they are coming quickly. Under the new proposal for college restructuring shown by Provost Jay Gatrell, the university is now looking at one new college, two new schools and the creation of a consolidated college — with some changes coming as quickly as...

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