The Daily Eastern News

Students finding common ground despite political differences

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

Grant Manning’s friends at Eastern almost never agree with him, at least politically. Manning rarely dissented from the political outlook of his friends at Metamora high school, most of whom embraced views in line with his own. Then, that all changed. The junior political science major considers the majority of...

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Those who were registered to vote Tuesday night received an

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , News Editor

March 20, 2018

As people gathered to cast their votes in the primary elections, election judges and community members shared their opinions on the candidates, why it is important to participate in the elections and how the voter turnout compared to previous years. “It’s been a good turnout so far, but it’s...

Pawar proposes “new deal” for Illinois

Chicago Alderman Amaya Pawar, who recently announced his bid for democratic nomination for governor, spoke to a room of members of the Eastern community Saturday afternoon.

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 27, 2017

Inspired by the determination of former president Franklin D. Roosevelt and equipped with a vision, Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar, from the 47th ward, spoke to students, faculty and community members about his plans for the future of Illinois on Saturday. Pawar recently announced his bid to run for...

Early voting ends day before general election

Students stand in line, waiting to register to vote in Coles County Monday in the hallway leading into the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 7, 2016

With the general election merely hours away, the time period for early voting has come to an end. The line for the early voting, in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, was past the Student Activities Center for much of the afternoon and only got longer as the day progressed. Coles...

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