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STAFF EDITORIAL: Do not expose people to illness

Staff Editorial March 12, 2020

With the coronavirus getting closer to us, it is important that we take the necessary precautions to make sure we do not catch it and that we avoid getting others sick as well. As of now, the university...

We all need to be washing our hands

Megan Keane, Columnist February 27, 2020

I feel like I have been sick for a year. I’m really overdramatic when I’m sick, but I truly have been sick for three weeks now. That is nearly a month of my life I have spent not being able to breathe...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Save lives by being an organ donor

Staff Editorial October 16, 2019

There are 4,700 people in Illinois that are waiting for an organ or tissue donation, but more than 6.5 million people are registered as organ/tissue donors. According to, Illinois donor...

Sheila Simons, professor and graduate coordinator of the Department of Health Promotion, speaks at the “For All the People” event in Booth Library about the impact STDs have had on the medical field and society in the U.S.

FEATURE PHOTO: For all the people

John Olson, Photographer October 8, 2019

Sheila Simons, professor and graduate coordinator of the Department of Health Promotion, speaks at the “For All the People” event in Booth Library about the impact STDs have had on the medical field...

Health Fair gives students flu shots, educates people on community groups

Corryn Brock, News Editor October 8, 2019

Groups on and off campus came to table at the Health Fair Tuesday afternoon. Free flu shots were made available to students at the fair by Health Services, and Health Services ran out of shots around...

Walk to School Day: Earth Wise president explains how global event helps environment

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor October 1, 2019

Students who honor Walk to School Day on Wednesday by commuting to school on foot or via bicycle can save money while helping the environment. Walk to School Day is a global effort that focuses...

Go gold for childhood cancer awareness Month

Katelyn Eddington, Columnist September 5, 2019

September is a hard month in general, but when you can relate to what the month represents, it is harder. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I can relate to it because one of my favorite...

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...

Women have the right to get safe abortions

Jessica Stewart, Columnist May 17, 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion about abortion. Many states have been passing legislation recently that restrict women’s...

SBL talks mental health, stressors for college students

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter May 14, 2019

Lisa Ballinger, a social worker clinic specialist for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System's Psychiatry and Counseling Unit, said the emotional wellbeing of college students is a growing concern in our rapidly...

Historical, modern perspectives of vaccination controversy

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2019

It all started with a study. In the early 1990s, a group of British researchers published a study in The Lancet that showed people who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination were more likely...

Do yourself a favor; just go to sleep

Logan Raschke, News Editor April 18, 2019

Go to bed. I understand that you probably have a lot on your plate, but just go to bed. Adults aged 18-25 are supposed to get between 7-9 hours of sleep a night. I want you now to think about the last...

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