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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

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: KitKats, Reese’s, and new perspective

Katja Benz, Columnist April 20, 2023

When I was thinking about what I should write this column about, I was at a little loss for words.    I do not want to get slandered by my coworkers for not being a super big fan of KitKats (I agree...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: The stages of life can cause anxiety

Katja Benz, Columnist April 6, 2023

There are four and a half weeks until the end of the school year. Crazy I know. I personally have been super stressed, between five classes, averaging twenty hours of work a week, and doing homework.   I...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Onto the next steps in life

Katja Benz, Columnist March 2, 2023

As I keep saying, I want to work at a university one day. I am not going to get into the nitty gritty of what my dream job is, mostly because it is complex to explain and follow.  At the end of the...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Many months ahead, many thoughts ahead

Katja Benz, Columnist January 9, 2023

I came back to campus on Friday. The date was January 6, exactly four months before I graduate college in Lantz Arena at a time that is unfortunately unknown to me now.   I had already been assigned...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Life after school

Katja Benz, Columnist November 7, 2022

I graduate in May. That’s a few short months away. Unfortunately, I have no idea what I’m doing after I walk across that stage. You know, I’ve always had a plan for my next step: go do more school....

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