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Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: I have a plan, I just need some money

Will Padgett, Columnist March 24, 2023

If you have paid attention at all to the goings-on around campus, then you may be aware that EIU-UPI members voted 97% in favor of authorizing a strike because of a dispute with salaries.  Anyway,...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: Valentine’s Day is for suckers

Will Padgett, Columnist February 17, 2023

Once again, we find ourselves amidst the time of year when people rededicate themselves to their relationships, profess their love, or otherwise engage in lovey-dovey slop.   Well- I am SICK of it!...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: Trucks are cool

Will Padgett, Columnist February 10, 2023

If you read my column a couple weeks ago, then you are aware that I no longer have any opinions. I tried going on the internet to get some more but the internet is…a scary place.   So, instead of...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: President, shmesident- who cares?

Will Padgett, Columnist February 4, 2023

Smart and interesting people, that’s who!   But I’m neither of those things so I’m finding it increasingly difficult to actually find the time to form a single thought about Eastern’s presidency....

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: Pears are the worst fruit

Will Padgett, Columnists January 27, 2023

Yep, we’re back with food opinions because they’re just so easy to write and they get you all upset which really makes writing these columns worth it.   This time, I’m laying down a hard truth...

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

COLUMN: I am all out of opinions

Will Padgett, Columnist January 20, 2023

That’s right, I no longer have any thoughts or feelings about anything anymore. And you know what? It’s actually kind of liberating! As a wealth of unbiased knowledge and information whose...

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

COLUMN: Starting the semester off right is boring

Will Padgett, Columnist January 16, 2023

We’ve survived the cold winter months only to be met with yet another semester of school, almost as if we signed up for it. Wacky, isn’t it?   I’m sure you’ve been inundated with phrases like...

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

COLUMN: Confessions of a 684-year-old white, cis-, male

Trent Jonas, Columnist December 3, 2022

I’m really tired. Exhausted. And it’s the busy season. The family finally just left after a disastrous Thanksgiving. The grandkids said I was a propagator of tired old racist tropes because I insisted...

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

COLUMN: I am sick of home improvement shows in hospital waiting rooms

Will Padgett, Columnist December 2, 2022

Have you ever been in a hospital waiting room completely devoid of any reading material and the only distraction you can find is the TV that seems to be perpetually playing one of those moronic “fixer-upper”...

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

COLUMN: The view from across the street

Trent Jonas, Columnist November 12, 2022

Sheer hell. That’s what it looked like to me, standing in front of the shuttered Dr. Smoothie, watching folks clamber for a place in the line snaking out of the bright and shiny damn Dunkin’ that just...

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

COLUMN: Not enough places sell soft pretzels

Will Padgett, Columnist November 12, 2022

I was reading this joke article the other day on Reductress titled “Study Finds There Just Aren’t Enough Places to Buy Soft Pretzels” and, having read said article, I found myself completely agreeing. How...

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

COLUMN: “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made

Will Padgett, Columnist November 4, 2022

I don’t care what anyone says, “Mr. Brightside” is the greatest song ever made. Imagine this- you’ve been coming out of your cage and you’ve been doing just fine. However, you’ve got to...

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