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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: Friendsgiving, worth it or not?

COLUMN: Friendsgiving, worth it or not?

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist December 1, 2023

In recent years, “Friendsgiving” has gained more popularity during the holiday season. Is this an actual holiday or just a fad? I had my first “Friendsgiving” a few years ago and was quite...

COLUMN: The beauty of close proximity friendships

COLUMN: The beauty of close proximity friendships

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist September 22, 2023

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Camp New Hope. If you are unaware of what that is, it is the location of a leadership retreat put on by Residence Hall Association and National Residence...

COLUMN: The value of college memories

COLUMN: The value of college memories

Maya Kurth, Columnist November 11, 2021

When I got to college, I was fairly certain that I was going to graduate at 19-years-old as a marketing major without a group of friends, and I was content with that. Believe it or not, none of those things...

COLUMN: Self-care shouldnt be a luxury

COLUMN: Self-care shouldn’t be a luxury

Killeen Reidy, Columnist November 8, 2021

Self-care has been a popular topic in media for quite a few years now, but what is it? You might associate it with face masks and bubble baths, but it doesn’t have to be. In reality, self-care is just...

COLUMN: Friendship and ADHD is harder than you think

COLUMN: Friendship and ADHD is harder than you think

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist September 27, 2021

Before I go into this, I’m going to let you know that not every person with ADHD is like me, and I’m not like them. We’re all different, and some people may have traits of ADHD without having ADHD....

Falling out of friendship: A sad, necessary learning experience

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer June 26, 2020

"Falling out of friendship" with someone, or eventually losing touch with a person who was previously a good friend, feels like getting stabbed with a million little needle pricks of gloom and unrest....

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday afternoon at the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. King decided to stop by at the lunch table after seeing Stanislawek and McNellis eating lunch.

FEATURE PHOTO: Chatting and chewing

Melissa Jabek, Photographer February 21, 2020

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday...

National Make a Friend Day

Allison Little February 10, 2020

National Make A Friend Day, an unofficial holiday that encourages people create new friendships, is Tuesday, and Eastern students reflected on what friendship means to them. Destiny Rowel, a freshman...

Dear stressed student: You aren’t alone

Katelyn Eddington January 17, 2020

I had a great break. It was relaxing and fun, and I was so stress-free. I had forgotten how the feeling of being stress-free was.  Then I got back and became a big ball of nervous stress, a ticking...

Value advice, wisdom from ‘old’ friends

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter December 4, 2019

I spent part of my Thanksgiving Break sitting in on a sociology class at my previous college, with the main intention of heckling a previous instructor after he had finished the lesson, and of course just...

Remind your friends that you love them

Jessica Stewart October 8, 2019

It’s a common belief that the word “love” is special and should only be used sparingly. You shouldn’t throw it around at just anyone. I strongly disagree. I tell so many people in my life that...

Set goals to prepare for life after college

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist August 18, 2019

It is finally official, I am a senior and this is going to be my last year at Eastern. I have decided to set personal and academic goals this school year. Every student at Eastern should enjoy the school...

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