The Daily Eastern News

Word of advice: do not lose focus

Rayshaun Stevens, Columnist

March 5, 2020

Since I’ve been back from winter break, it has been hard trying to keep myself motivated in school.  When I returned the first week, I had to go home immediately because I had surgery. After returning once again and starting to work, I began losing sight of what was really important. I thought si...

It is good to be opinionated in life

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

November 4, 2019

This semester has been difficult for me when it comes to maintaining new friendships. Recently I have had time to reflect on the friendships and why they ended. I think it is because I am too opinionated for them and they do not respect my opinions because they differ from theirs. Like I have said in ...

Put your opinions on NFL players away

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2019

The NFL has been full of news lately. Whether that is Antonio Brown being fined $54,000, Jared Goff singling a $134 million four year contract extension or Ezekiel Elliot’s $90 million 6 year contract, there’s plenty to talk about. Whether you think the fines and contracts are worth it or inexcusable, I...

Anticipating one last ride at Eastern

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

August 18, 2019

It feels great to be back at Eastern! For those of you who do not know me, I am the Opinions Editor at The Daily Eastern News. I previously served in this position last year, and I will serve in it gain this year. I have to say, I was really nervous to return this year. Contrary to the last two ye...

PODCAST: ‘Popcorn Talk’ episode 1

June 6, 2019

"Popcorn Talk" is a 30 minute long podcast dissecting movies both new and old and providing a decent review that will at least help you decide if a movie is worth seeing or not. In this first episode of "Popcorn Talk" Logan Raschke, a senior journalism major at Eastern Illinois University and Summer 2019 editor-in-chief for The Daily Eastern News, and Analicia "Anali" Haynes, a senior journa...

Value the opinions that matter

Staff Editorial

April 2, 2019

Each person has their own way of perceiving life and their own goals for the future. However, the future is not always forseeable, especially during these temporary years of college when there is still much uncertainty over where life may go. There are some things you know you want to bring with...

Have respect for the opinions of others

Ben Leman, Columnist

December 5, 2017

Let me start by laying out right now that I respect people’s opinions.  It is a person’s right to express how he or she feels on certain subjects, ideas and values. It seems, however, that people do not always feel the same way, especially in today’s culture. People nowadays are too sensitive...

Only dead fish swim with the stream

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 1, 2017

We all have weird habits, and one of mine is that I write down inspirational quotes for myself everyday. I developed this habit after watching a Netflix series called “Being Mary Jane,” which is about a news anchor and her daily life. In the show about the life of Mary Jane Paul, it shows her...

Family weekend from a townie’s perspective

Liz Stephens, Columnist

September 17, 2017

Every time Family Weekend rolls around, it is just another weekend for me. A normal weekend for me consists of working about twenty hours between two of my jobs, working on homework and relaxing in any extra spare time. I grew up in Charleston, so I have never felt the need to celebrate Family...

Column: Trolley Problem becomes possible reality with driverless cars

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017

Last week, I saw a video while surfing through my newsfeed that connected self-driving cars to the ethical dilemma called the Trolley Problem. The Trolley Problem, first developed by philosopher Philippa Foot, has been adapted throughout time. However, the essence of the problem remains the same: Imagine...

Column: Take time to learn about your fellow classmates

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2017

It’s senior portrait week at Eastern, which means the journalism department is full of soon-to-be graduates in their best attire. While we had the 2017 senior class handy, the Warbler Yearbook staff initiated a project. In addition to the professional portraits, we wanted to have a little fun by opening...

Column: The politics of privilege and suppression

Robert Downen, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2014

For more than two weeks now, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz has carried her dorm room mattress to every class she attends. She won’t ask for help, can’t ask for help—doing so violates the terms of the project. But every morning, she wakes, readies for class, has breakfast, throws the 30 pound, t...

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