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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

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

COLUMN: ‘I have an idea, let’s make a pattern’

Dan Hahn, Columnist April 26, 2023

The title of this column is actually a direct quote from my three-year-old daughter. Here is how a typical scene unfolds: out of nowhere she says the phrase "I have an idea." What follows has zero relevance...

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

COLUMN: Life after school

Katja Benz, Columnist November 7, 2022

I graduate in May. That’s a few short months away. Unfortunately, I have no idea what I’m doing after I walk across that stage. You know, I’ve always had a plan for my next step: go do more school....

Education majors and faculty: COVID-19 not only cause for teacher shortage

Education majors and faculty: COVID-19 not only cause for teacher shortage

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 25, 2022

For the Regional Office of Education district #11, there has been a growing teacher shortage crisis for schools across Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Moultrie, Douglas, Edgar and Shelby counties. In...

Joey Veronico, a junior marketing major from Hoffman Estates, walks past the Greenwood School Museum on March 31, 2010.

The history of Charleston’s schoolhouse, Greenwood

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 1, 2021

If the 48 stars on the American flag don’t illustrate the age of the Greenwood School in Charleston, Illinois, then maybe the decrepit bookshelves or the toys at the front of the room will. The one-room...

COLUMN: Working students are not lazy

COLUMN: Working students are not lazy

Ian Stobaugh, Columnist October 18, 2021

In high school, I worked at Panera for 35 hours a week for $9 an hour. I was a straight A student with a 3.9 GPA at the time, but everyone told me that since I was 16, I needed a job. People told me...

Destiny Blanchard

COLUMN: Inaccessibility when applying to schools

Destiny Blanchard, Columnist September 30, 2021

This is my final school year at Eastern and I’ve been considering my options following my graduation next spring. I had been toying with the idea of working for the next couple of years and then going...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: A safe place in the classroom

Ellen Dooley, Columnist September 22, 2021

Do you remember your kindergarten classroom? Was it decked out in bright colors and fun posters? Did your teacher hang up everyone’s art projects? It seemed like a fun and exciting room, right? If your...

Word of advice: do not lose focus

Rayshaun Stevens, Columnist March 5, 2020

Since I’ve been back from winter break, it has been hard trying to keep myself motivated in school.  When I returned the first week, I had to go home immediately because I had surgery. After returning...

Reflecting on college during midterm

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter February 28, 2020

In boxing, there is the term “catching that second wind.” The second wind refers to getting past the first burst of tiredness and getting back and doing another round. Currently we are ending week...

Surround yourself with the right people

Karena Ozier January 27, 2020

Ever since grade school I have been told to surround myself with good people. People that have good values and do good things. I was told that the people that I do surround myself with will have a huge...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Snow days should stay snow days

Staff Editorial December 6, 2019

It is usually exciting to find out that your school is closed for a snow day.  Students anticipate being able to sleep in, having an extra day to get their homework done or just being able to lay around...

Prioritize health as much as school

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist April 16, 2019

With finals around the corner and presentations and projects due in a few weeks, don’t forget to relax. These past two weeks have been killer. I have four presentations in one week coming up, and I just...

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