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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: 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: Spotify Wrapped is a marketing tactic

COLUMN: Spotify Wrapped is a marketing tactic

Ryan Meyer, Columnist December 9, 2021

I know I’m a little late to the party when it comes to making fun of Spotify Wrapped. After all, I’ve had a busy 2021, being the main character of my own movie. The algorithm honestly knows me pretty...

COLUMN: The Outer Worlds is a flawed video game

COLUMN: ‘The Outer Worlds’ is a flawed video game

Elise Keane, Columnist December 8, 2021

As we gear up towards finals season, I was looking for a game that would take my mind off all the various stressors in my life. I mostly play games on my switch, so I was looking through the Nintendo store....

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: The Beach Boys wrote psychedelia music

Ellen Dooley, Columnist December 8, 2021

You may know The Beach Boys for creating upbeat music throughout the 50’s and 60’s. Their music usually involved surfing, fun times as a teen or even teenage love. Pretty harmless, right? Well, I recently...

COLUMN: Transgender people have always existed

COLUMN: Transgender people have always existed

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist December 6, 2021

Coming out is always difficult. There’s no question about it. I’ve come out a lot, especially when I was figuring out my identity and unsure of myself. When I realized I was transgender, I had to come...

COLUMN: Is policy more important than students getting to eat?

COLUMN: Is policy more important than students getting to eat?

Killeen Reidy, Columnist December 6, 2021

Last month, EIU’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office and Health & Counseling Services focused on the issues of food insecurity and waste. While it is great that these offices made sure to bring...

COLUMN: Exciting MLB offseason changes

COLUMN: Exciting MLB offseason changes

Ryan Meyer, Columnist December 2, 2021

Maybe it’s because I’ve been following it more than years past, but the Major League Baseball offseason is exciting. Seeing the big-name free agents changing teams left and right is a lot of fun, and...

COLUMN: Its time to check your Spotify Wrapped

COLUMN: It’s time to check your Spotify Wrapped

Maya Kurth, Columnist December 2, 2021

I’m not a big fan of holidays, but I am a big fan of music. One of my favorite days of the year is Dec. 1 because Spotify Wrapped is released. I love seeing the statistics for what I listen to and comparing...

COLUMN: The Interactive Van Gogh Exhibit truly is immersive

COLUMN: The Interactive Van Gogh Exhibit truly is immersive

Elise Keane, Columnist December 1, 2021

While I was home for Thanksgiving break, we were looking for things to do, and my youngest sister suggested that we go to the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago. I had seen a couple of my friends back...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: America centralizes Christmas as its winter holiday

Ellen Dooley, Columnist December 1, 2021

As we approach the holiday season, there are some things I keep seeing. Christmas, everything is Christmas. While it is a widely celebrated holiday, it is important to realize that other winter holidays...

COLUMN: Growth is always possible, play provides content warning

COLUMN: Growth is always possible, play provides content warning

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 29, 2021

For those of you who were not aware, Eastern’s production of "Blood at the Root" opened on Nov. 11. Since my roommate was a part of the cast, and because I enjoy watching shows, I attended the show’s...

COLUMN: Holidays arent always great

COLUMN: Holidays aren’t always great

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist November 29, 2021

When most people think of holidays, they think of celebrations and a time to catch up with family and friends. All of the ads, whether it’s for Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July, show happy families...

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