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

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: From campground to college, science and tech changed little

Dan Hahn, Columnist January 26, 2023

My favorite thing to do on vacation is to go camping. I like to “rough it” as it is called. I cook food over an open flame on the ground, sleep in a tent, and use primitive versions of a bathroom...

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

COLUMN: What would have happened?

Katja Benz, Columnist January 26, 2023

Last night, instead of falling asleep, I was thinking about the future.   I found out that I graduate at 10 a.m. on May 6. That made me wonder what would happen in the fourteen hours that I get stuck...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: ‘Nope,’ nothing spectacular, but a satisfactory movie

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Jordan Peele’s third movie does not live up to the hype or to the standard of his previous films.   Going into this film, the thought of underlying messages and having to think critically were expected,...

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

COLUMN: What if AI wrote this column?

Trent Jonas, Columnist January 23, 2023

That is a thing now, you know.   There are content generating (because everything is “content” now, i.e., crap that is used to fill up space on pages, screens, and, most particularly, social media...

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

COLUMN: Global warming is a reality that is fast coming

Katja Benz, Columnist January 21, 2023

It has been a wacky year.   In July, gas was over four dollars a gallon and it felt like a bajillion degrees out. But in January, approximately six months later, it will be twenty degrees one day and...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: I am all out of opinions

Will Padgett, Columnist January 20, 2023

That’s right, I no longer have any thoughts or feelings about anything anymore. And you know what? It’s actually kind of liberating! As a wealth of unbiased knowledge and information whose...

Drew Coffey is a sophomore television and video production major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘Jumper’: a fun and creative film that lacks heart 

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 18, 2023

A movie about someone who can teleport? Well, I wish I could teleport to a better movie.   Just kidding, it is pretty decent.   “Jumper” was directed by Doug Liman and stars Hayden Christensen,...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘La La Land’ is a cinematic masterpiece

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 18, 2023

The combination of romance and comedies was interesting to see how it was done in this manner with the attention to detail regarding the cinematography. Due to how many awards it received at The Oscars...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Starting the semester off right is boring

Will Padgett, Columnist January 16, 2023

We’ve survived the cold winter months only to be met with yet another semester of school, almost as if we signed up for it. Wacky, isn’t it?   I’m sure you’ve been inundated with phrases like...

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

COLUMN: Finding my passion through experinces

Katja Benz, Columnist January 16, 2023

I do not know if I have mentioned this before, but I want to work at a university.  I have known since high school after my guidance counselor told me to take physics and then got mad at me when I...

Ashanti Thomas is a junior digital media technology major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Albums I am looking forward to in 2023

Ashanti Thomas, Assistant Photo Editor January 11, 2023

It’s a new year so that means time for new music. I’m really excited for what’s to come with artists dropping new music, so here’s some albums I’m looking forward to listening to in 2023. Let’s...

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

COUMN: Resolutions are overrated, instead commit to what makes you unique

Dan Hahn, Columnist January 11, 2023

There is something about the new year. People shake off the cobwebs from the long holiday break and return to old routines with a new perspective. I do it too.  I used to believe that being a person...

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