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

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...

Free lecture to talk state government, politics Monday

Staff Report November 4, 2019

A free lecture, “Inside Illinois Government and Politics” will be hosted in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium Monday at 7 p.m. The speaker for the event will be Rich Miller, the founder, publisher and editor...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pay attention to the impeachment inquiry

Staff Editorial October 31, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the guidelines for the next step in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump in a 232-196 vote. The vote means that House democrats will be able to...

Brother Jed makes his comeback: Students engage with provocative campus preacher

Corryn Brock, Luke Taylor September 18, 2019

Condoms, counter-preaching and criticism. These were all topics of discussion in the Library Quad Tuesday afternoon. Jed and Cindy Smock, campus preachers, returned to Eastern for their 47th year...

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