The Daily Eastern News

First EIU ‘Ted Talk’ to kick off on Wednesday

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

September 9, 2019

Students can attend the first EIU Ted Talk to participate in civic discussion Wednesday about how 9/11 changed immigration policies, how Islamophobia has shifted over years and what freedom of speech entails. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said immigrat...

I’m proud to be an American; here’s why

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

July 7, 2019

Lately, I've been hearing more and more people saying that they hate America. Even on Independence Day, a day dedicated to celebrating America, people posted on social media saying how people shouldn't be celebrating this country. I simply do not understand. How can you hate America, the country you li...

Free speech allows us to discuss world problems

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2019

Freedom of speech is one of the most important principles our nation was founded on. People who are given this privilege are incredibly lucky, but with fortune also comes responsibility. The recent social media wave, #blueforsudan, calling for awareness and solidarity in light of a media ban during...

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