The Daily Eastern News

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 has not made any finite decision, but it seems that it could very well be possible that we shift...

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 out of my nose. Full disclosure: I’m not a mouth-breather, and I’m annoying myself. I know...

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 information and registration website, each year about 300 people die waiting for “their gift of lif...

FEATURE PHOTO: For all the people

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.

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 and society in the U.S. 

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 12:30 p.m. The Coles County Health Department was also there to provide flu shots to faculty, sta...

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 on safe transportation for all students, and emphasizes that traveling by foot promotes good health, according to the National Center for Safe Routes to School. Miranda Martinez, a sophomor...

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 humans is going through this. That human is my five-year-old cousin, Logan Christensen. You see, ...

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 year, especially seniors because it is the last year before adulthood. Legally, I have been an...

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 rights to abortion, and the main point of argument is whether or not this should be OK. This...

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 changing and socially driven society. She said for many students, leaving for college also means...

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 to have bowel disease than people who did not. One of the researchers who worked on the study...

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 time you had a good 7-9 hours of sleep. Well, seeing how we’ve only got one more week of school l...

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