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

COLUMN: Thoughts and prayers isnt enough

COLUMN: Thoughts and prayers isn’t enough

Ellen Dooley, Columnist June 2, 2022

I saw an ad on YouTube the other day. It was not for the next big video game or an extravagant pair of shoes. It was for a bulletproof shield that slips into a backpack. A shield that is supposed to protect...

COLUMN: Im begging for educational safety

COLUMN: I’m begging for educational safety

Katja Benz, Columnist May 31, 2022

On May 24, an 18-year-old man shot and killed 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. It was the second to last day of school at Robb Elementary School, where the shooting occurred. When I look...

COLUMN: Shootings are a cause for stricter gun laws

COLUMN: Shootings are a cause for stricter gun laws

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist May 26, 2022

These past few weeks, the United States has seen some of the deadliest mass shootings of the year. On Tuesday, a gunman killed a reported 21 people at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, with at least...

Hate is not the answer to problems

Liz Stephens, Contributing Writer March 25, 2018

I am appalled by the amount of comments on Facebook telling Emma Gonzalez, a Florida student and survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who is advocating gun violence prevention,...

Guns, the NRA, and mental health: What do we do?

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor February 27, 2018

I am not really in the mood to talk about school shootings. We do this every couple of months. I know your lines, you know mine. I guess this time around it was a little more absurd. We are all amping up...

Seriously America, enough is enough

Staff Report February 18, 2018

The American way of life is under attack by gun wielding Americans. And the only response to those gun-wielding Americans who enter our schools and slaughter the future of America, is offer our thoughts...

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