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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

EDITORIAL: The importance of local voting

EDITORIAL: The importance of local voting

Editorial Board January 23, 2024

When voting, most people think about the biggest election race-- the presidential race. But sometimes when we walk into the booth, we forget about the smaller positions and names on the ballot.  When...

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

COLUMN: Our voices matter more than we think

Katja Benz, Columnist November 14, 2022

So, people voted on Tuesday. They could vote for governor, state representatives and senators. While Illinois has counted all of its votes, not every state has. Neither Arizona nor Nevada have votes reported,...

Charleston residents wait in line to vote at the Coles County Courthouse.

Coles County citizens, activists vote for their causes

Luke Taylor and Rob Le Cates November 8, 2022

Mary Bushar served as an election judge for the first time in 2022 after retiring from teaching physical education at Charleston High School in May. “I love the political process. I love history. I...

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

COLUMN: How heavy are our words?

Kyla Moton, Columnist November 3, 2022

Throughout my time in college, I have encountered many different people. Meeting new people and learning about life experiences that are different from mine has been an eye opening experience. Not...

Ian Palacios

COLUMN: Is “what is a woman” really an easy question?

Ian Palacios, Columnist April 6, 2022

Recent right-wing political media has criticized the left for its viewpoint on gender, arguing that the left can not even answer one of the “easiest” questions. Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn...

Ian Palacios

COLUMN: Nina Simone, feminist and civil rights advocate

Ian Palacios, Columnist March 2, 2022

Nina Simone is an important Black musician and political activist of the 20th century. Born February 1933, Simone excelled at music, learning piano at three years old. As an adult, she was a singer, pianist,...

Ian Palacios

COLUMN: Wartime metaphors can hide the truth

Ian Palacios, Columnist February 23, 2022

Russia has recently invaded Ukraine. And though the world might seem peaceful given our high standards of living and relatively tranquil lives in the US, the world–and more specifically people–are...

Ian Palacios

COLUMN: Defund the police for other resources

Ian Palacios, Columnist February 2, 2022

The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 after the death of George Floyd amassed an estimated 15 to 26 million people, according to the New York Times article “Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement...

Ian Palacios

COLUMN: Politics leads conservatives to higher COVID-19 death rates

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 26, 2022

Right-leaning politicians and news media are taking advantage of conservative supporters by misinforming them and politicizing scientific research. This is causing not only further polarization but a disproportionate...

Gisella Mancera

COLUMN: Political ideologies and responses to vaccine mandate

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 25, 2022

Americans are diverse in their composition, yet mainstream political ideology is boiled down to two perspectives. It is absolutely ridiculous to think 329 million people can be squeezed into the confines...

COLUMN: Please wear a mask

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer July 23, 2020

Since this pandemic started, just about every person I’ve spoken with, democrat or republican or anything in between, has said the same thing: COVID-19 and wearing masks should not be politicized, yet...

‘Different’ people are still people

Zoë Donovan, Columnist February 13, 2020

How is that we as a society and culture have come to classify groups of people who simply want to exist and enjoy the same liberties and freedoms as everyone else, and hate groups who believe that people...

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