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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

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Personal finance, trade schools missing from student loan forgiveness debate

Dan Hahn, Columnist March 8, 2023

Most people can agree that college is not for everyone. So, in the debate over whether or not there should be student loan forgiveness, why are we not hearing more discussion about trade or vocational...

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COLUMN: Inaccessibility when applying to schools

Destiny Blanchard, Columnist September 30, 2021

This is my final school year at Eastern and I’ve been considering my options following my graduation next spring. I had been toying with the idea of working for the next couple of years and then going...

Councilman Jeff Lahr and Mayor Bradon Combs wait for the Tuesday meeting to begin. All agenda items were approved during the meeting.

City Council to vote on appropriating $310K of funds

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council will vote on appropriating a total of $310,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds for street and highway maintenance Tuesday evening at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Two...

Eastern should switch to refillable salt, pepper shakers

Jessica Stewart, Columnist May 31, 2019

One night, my friends and I were eating late night pizza at the Thomas Dining Hall when I noticed that the salt shakers were not refillable. I tried to open it every way possible, but alas, the salt...

Money problems of the typical college student

Karena Ozier, Columnist February 26, 2019

A shirt that I had said “The best things in life are free.” To me, “free” can mean one of two things: Something can be free in regard to no payment needed for something typically paid for, and...

Skipping class keeps you from the college experience

Staff Editorial January 15, 2019

Want to know a clever way to throw away hundreds or thousands of dollars in one day? You probably don’t want to know, but we know (since several members of the editorial staff are guilty of it) that...

There are more important things in life than wealth

Staff Editorial October 24, 2018

Well, there is a new soon-to-be billionaire in America, as Tuesday’s $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was discovered to have a single winning ticket sold in South Carolina. While we know there are...

Save money now, or you may pay for it later

Liz Stephens, Columnist April 16, 2018

During my senior year of high school, my teachers drilled information from Dave Ramsey’s financial courses into our heads the best that they could. My friends and I all hated this consumer sciences class,...

‘Ballin’ on a budget’ builds character

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist October 30, 2017

All of us have the same dream: to be financially secure. Unfortunately, this dream is far from tangible while being a college student. Working multiple jobs while being a full-time student involved...

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