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

COLUMN: The importance of finding a work-life balance

Allison Little, Columnist September 27, 2022

From the moment you arrive on campus as a freshman (and oftentimes even before) people are telling you to get involved with university organizations. They’ll tell you to join RSOs, Hall Council, Student...

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

COLUMN: American Beauty, exceptional and relevant

Cam'ron Hardy, Columnist September 26, 2022

American Beauty takes audience members through an experience of an average man who gets tired of living a simple and dull life and does a complete 180º turn. Lester Burnham, played by Kevin Spacey,...

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

COLUMN: Correcting a “white-washed” view

Katja Benz, Columnist September 26, 2022

The first event that I ever covered for the Daily Eastern News was the Latin American Heritage Kickoff in the fall of 2021. I covered that same event this year, which was in Doudna. There’s so much...

Ian Palacios is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Latinx or Latino, what to use

Ian Palacios, Columnist September 23, 2022

The term ‘latinx’, as Merriam-Webster notes, was created in the early 2000’s as a gender-neutral means of describing people of Latin American descent. And despite the good intentions of people using...

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

COLUMN: My parents should be banned from using emojis

Will Padgett, Columnist September 23, 2022

Imagine that you’re talking to one of your parents over text one random day and, at the end of the conversation, you tell them you love them only for them to respond with a thumbs-up emoji. The audacity,...

Kyla Moton is a junior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: The dangers of stereotypes

Kyla Moton, Columnist September 22, 2022

During my freshman year of college, there was a huge group of people in the library quad causing a commotion. They had a sign with a long list of sins that they claimed us as college students would...

COLUMN: Arcade Fire, “WE” is a lightning-in-a-bottle album

Brie Coder , Columnist September 21, 2022

I’d like to go back to early summer and visit “WE,” the sixth studio album by the vastly experimental indie rock group Arcade Fire. Following a period of instability and isolation, thanks to COVID-19,...

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

COLUMN: No whey! Milk ingredients have no business in a potato chip

Dan Hahn, Columnist September 21, 2022

There are two types of snack aficionados: those that read ingredients labels and those that do not. I belong to the first category, and most often I will not eat anything unless I have either read the...

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

COLUMN: “Tower Heist,” a fun and highly underrated comedy  

Drew Coffey, Columnist September 20, 2022

Entertaining, comedically harmless, and largely underrated are the three things that come to mind when talking about “Tower Heist” directed by Brett Ratner.   The 2011 film stars Ben Stiller, Eddie...

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

COLUMN: I am hungry for more

Katja Benz, Columnist September 19, 2022

Over the summer, I interviewed a woman by the name of Cassandra Livermore. She lives in Coles County and as of June 16, she shared a vehicle with her husband and lived in a house that was on a single income. Livermore,...

Ci Richardson is a music education major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: A cafe connoisseur’s guide to Charleston area coffee shops

Ci Richardson, Columnist September 17, 2022

If you heard a loud gasp and squeal last night on Lincoln Ave., it was me. I have never been more excited to see a Dunkin’ in my life. I am a self-claimed cafe connoisseur and I drink way too much...

Ian Palacios is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Feeding other animals- maybe we should stop

Ian Palacios, Columnist September 16, 2022

Animal rights discourse was initially propelled, in large part, by ethicist Peter Singer’s famous 1975 book Animal Liberation in which he argued for a vegan diet. Any being, Singer argues, with the...

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