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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

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COLUMN: Debates will not change your mind

Jason Farias, Columnist February 27, 2024

Anyone who has ever debated, either formally or informally, knows one thing: it is not what you say but how you say it.  In a debate, perception is reality. Facts alone do not change our mind because...

COLUMN: Please wear a mask

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer July 23, 2020

Since this pandemic started, just about every person I’ve spoken with, democrat or republican or anything in between, has said the same thing: COVID-19 and wearing masks should not be politicized, yet...

Daylight Saving kicks off Sunday

Luke Taylor, Campus Reporter March 6, 2020

People across America will turn their clocks forward Sunday marking the start of Daylight Saving Time and the continuance of a not-so-new debate. It was originally put in place to conserve the fuel needed...

Tune in to the State of the Union Address; think freely

February 4, 2019

After the political turmoil that was the partial government shutdown, which oddly enough resembled the nightmarish two-year long budget impasse that almost burned Illinois and higher education to the ground,...

Nothing wrong with a disagreement

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter August 27, 2018

My friends and acquaintances span over a very broad and vast set of beliefs. Some of them like pineapple on pizza (those ones tend to stay acquaintances) and the others know that pineapples don’t...

Debate to mirror contemporary politics

Tom O'Connor, Staff Reporter November 14, 2017

  The College Democrats and Republicans will take the debate stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Lumpkin Hall in an event hosted by the political science department. Both sides have the opportunity...

Jon Bell, a Public Administations major and Sam Cundari a political science major of the Eiu College Republicans target The Eiu College Democrats on areas such as The Democratic party’s tatics for gaining voting apeal.

Campus debate covers gun rights, immigration

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter November 3, 2016

Less than a week until the election, the College Democrats and College Republicans debated gun rights; immigration and voting rights took place Wednesday evening. Austin Mejdrich, Frida Arellano and...

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