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

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth 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 of preaching, and many students came to listen to, engage with and observe the Smocks. Many of the students who attended were visibly upset with the messages the ...

Do your research on all candidates

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

The most recent Democratic debates brought up the central issue with American politics: Ambiguity. Ambiguity is nothing new to political candidates and was the main form of answering questions last week. As many of you may have noticed, or for those of you wondering what this ambiguity is, there is a syste...

Civic engagement programs to launch through ‘Chasing the American Dream’ series

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

August 29, 2019

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism is starting conversations with students about current issues, local and federal governments, the presidential election and civic engagement through its upcoming Chasing the American Dream series. The program officially starts Sept. 5 with the program...

Righter talks decision to not seek re-election, Illinois’ political climate

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2019

After being a part of the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years now, State Sen. Dale Righter said it is time for someone else to represent the 55th district. Righter made the announcement that he will not seek re-election on May 31. Following the end of his term in January of 2021, Righter said he...

Does Biden’s name hide controversy?

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

June 18, 2019

Irony sure is funny, right? Everyone (and rightfully so) ripped then presidential candidate Donald Trump a new you-know-what when audio was released, revealing him saying to grab women by their you-know-what. Trump has had a slew of other actions and words that could have and, some, should have...

Analyzing a part of Trump’s following

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

April 18, 2019

This article is meant to detail my and others' interpretation of a small group of Trump supporters who follow Trump and his cabinet members with no questions asked. This is not about Trump himself or the Republican Party; it is the new generation that has risen up and wants to make America great again in...

Consider the third parties in politics

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

March 28, 2019

In a country ran by a traditional two-party system, the other political parties can be overlooked due to the dominance of the Democratic and Republican parties. It is commonplace for people to be affiliated with these parties because these are the well-established dominant parties Americans have followe...

Students finding common ground despite political differences

Tom O’Connor, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

Grant Manning’s friends at Eastern almost never agree with him, at least politically. Manning rarely dissented from the political outlook of his friends at Metamora high school, most of whom embraced views in line with his own. Then, that all changed. The junior political science major considers the majority of...

Political vandalism will create pointless protest

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

March 1, 2019

Karl Marx’s tomb at the London Highgate Cemetery has been vandalized twice in the past few weeks, and this is nothing more then a desperate attempt of pointless political protest. According to The Guardian, Marx’s tomb was vandalized on Feb. 5 and the suspected vandal used a hammer to chip away at...

Politics matters; do your research on issues

February 12, 2019

Every day we hear something in the news about what President Trump, Congress and other politicians are doing. The real question is, do we fully understand what is going on? We at The Daily Eastern News are all for students educating themselves on politics and the current issues our country and world a...

How to discuss politics with friends, family

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018

Well, the midterms are over. Moving on, I’d like to discuss how we frame the issues that lie ahead of our country. To paraphrase John Adams, or maybe it was President Johnson, or maybe a Halliburton executive in Iraq? I forget, anyway, we have a battle of “hearts and minds” ahead of us. We have ...

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