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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

We need to teach youth not to bully

Katelyn Eddington, Columnist March 6, 2020

The other night, my favorite 13-year-old ever called me and said, “Kaka, all my so-called friends are talking bad about me behind my back.”  Of course, me being her older sister, I wanted to handle...

Keep Christmas traditions alive

Katelyn Eddington December 6, 2019

When I was little I used to think nothing could touch or harm the people I loved the most.  Well, then I grew up and life got a little complicated. Christmas time used to be the best time of year.  My...

Here’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite

Blake Faith November 22, 2019

Less than a week away from my favorite holiday of the year and I’m excited. Thanksgiving is a holiday that is enjoyable for a lot of people and for me it's my favorite.  I can’t even think about...

Relax during Thanksgiving break

Katelyn Eddington November 22, 2019

I should not have to explain myself or keep apologizing for everything.  My anxiety has been through the roof, it is the end of the semester rush.  And when my anxiety gets like this, all I do...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t dream of holidays; live them

Staff Editorial November 22, 2019

 Can you imagine it?  Passing by relieved pupils with happy faces in the halls, packing your things for a great trip and making the drive back home in the cold of November. A relief from the tumult...

Family is the antidote to homesickness

Karena Ozier, Columnist November 12, 2019

There is nothing quite like family time. After being away at school for a second year, I thought I was immune to being homesick. I was wrong. I missed home so much that I started to feel like I was falling...

October is tough for me: Here’s why

Blake Faith, Columnist October 3, 2019

It’s October now. For most people, October is about Halloween and haunted houses. For me, it’s about trying to forget about my biological father's birthday because of our strained relationship. Last...

Coffee is one influential drink

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter July 16, 2019

I didn’t like coffee—at least, not at first. It took several years of drinks littered with sugar and the slightest coffee taste to slowly build myself up to a point where I could drink it any other...

My dog is the greatest thing in my life

Jessica Stewart, Columnist July 15, 2019

I never had a pet growing up. I had fish, but you can't snuggle fish. You can't really play with fish. I always wanted a dog, so when I started renting my first house here in Charleston, I decided...

Get rid of unnecessary ‘clutter’

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor March 31, 2019

Sometimes in life you have to really evaluate what is important and what is not. I have had to do this a lot lately, and it includes determining whether or not certain people should be a part of my life. There...

Family isn’t always supportive

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor March 17, 2019

It truly is amazing how some of your own family members can be the ones that aim to bring you down. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this tragedy practically my entire life with certain people in my...

The honorable names behind my name

Karena Ozier, Columnist February 12, 2019

Karen … Katrina … Korenna? My name has been said and spelled many different ways. From leaving out a letter to adding a letter, I know when my name is being called when the teacher starts to sound...

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