The Daily Eastern News

Forum teaches about immigration policy, border security

Forum teaches about immigration policy, border security

Brysen Carr, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2019

Several speakers offered their take on immigration policy and current debates Monday night during Eastern’s “Immigration Forum.” Arthur Turner, deputy majority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Matthew Davies, deputy director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Chicago...

Border security, immigration to be discused at forum

Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Eastern is sponsoring a public forum to discuss issues of immigration policy and border security from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Arthur Turner, the deputy majority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Matthew Davies, deputy director of the U.S. Customs...

The flaw in our immigration debate

Garret Fisher, Columnist

November 27, 2018

America has juggled the issue of immigration since our inception. Unsurprisingly, this problem has again reared its ugly head with the formation of another migrant caravan currently camped on our southern border. This almost yearly event, coupled with the ever-present issue of illegal immigration, has st...

Students hear immigrant perspective in ‘Hear My Story’ documentary

Madelyn Loellke, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

The Students for Peace and Justice showed a documentary called “Hear My Story” Tuesday night in the Lumpkin Auditorium. Members of the registered student organization spent a year creating the documentary, which raises awareness and shares a new perspective on immigration in the US. The documentary f...

Be part of the solution for Syria; vote for responsible candidates

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

March 20, 2018

There’s this joke in the satire newspaper The Onion about how the son of a soldier gets a parade because he inherits his father’s old patrol route in Afghanistan, the joke being that we’ve been at war for eighteen years. I don’t like it, but then again, we created the mess. For many, many rea...

International student enrollment numbers take a hit

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018

Correction: This story has been edited to reflect that Brenda Cuellar actually went to Colombia and Brazil with the purpose of recruiting international students. The News regrets the error. Despite strides made in Eastern’s Spring 2018 enrollment numbers, there is one area where numbers have dro...

Help our neighbors from other countries

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

January 23, 2018

There is a fierce debate raging within America. It is a struggle that we often have, one of identity. A struggle to define who should live in this country and who this country is for. This nation has never been all that comfortable with immigration. There were the slaves we forcibly brought over from A...

Panelists open up about immigration struggle

Panelists open up about immigration struggle

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017

When Claude Abdoulaye-Pedila, a psychology major, was born in the Congo, her parents had a life-changing decision to make. Because her grandpa was the mayor in her hometown in the Congo during a civil war, her family was in danger. “If you’re family’s a part of the government, you’re going...

Rally shows support for DACA recipients

Rally shows  support for DACA recipients

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2017

The wings of a monarch soared above the crowd in the hands of Yesenia Muruato, a junior criminology major, who used the butterfly to represent DREAM-ers at Friday's rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and its recipients. Muruato said the monarch butterfly represents migration ...

New citizen welcomes opportunities

Carole Hodorowicz, Feature Reporter

February 16, 2017

On Jan. 18, after nearly 15 years of living in the United States, Jagoda Szostakiewicz, a freshman English major, officially became a citizen of the United States. When she was just three years old, Szostakiewicz and her mother left Brzesko, Poland to live in the U.S. to join her father. Now, Szostakiewicz...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part two

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2017

I must mention that the Charleston community was welcoming to international students. On the first day of orientation at Eastern, Salisbury, a church Madison avenue, hosted new students to an assortment of American dishes in its palatial space. The following day, the Newman Center repeated the same...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part one

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2017

It is exactly a year since I arrived in America in the cold wind of winter, after nearly 9000 miles of traveling. My journey was inspired by a mix of curiosity, a desire for an American education and a longing to try the world for myself. I feared that as the years went by, I might lose the verve...

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