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Free speech allows us to discuss world problems

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2019

Freedom of speech is one of the most important principles our nation was founded on. People who are given this privilege are incredibly lucky, but with fortune also comes responsibility. The recent social media wave, #blueforsudan, calling for awareness and solidarity in light of a media ban during...

Annual walk raises awareness for survivors of sexual assault

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 28, 2019

The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service hosted “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes” to support survivors of sexual assault. Erin Walters, SACIS’s executive director, said the turnout was smaller than it has been in past years but the amount of support for the event was as big as it is e...

Community to walk a mile for victims of sexual assault

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 24, 2019

The Charleston community will show support for victims of sexual assault by coming together and walking around Morton Park for Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Sunday afternoon. Taylor Diskin, the social justice and empowerment coordinator for the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service, said people w...

SACIS promotes sexual assault awareness

Inanna Weller, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2019

The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service stood strong Friday morning against 25 mph winds, educating people passing by the Doudna Steps about sexual assault awareness during Take Back the Day and SACIS on the Steps. Take Back the Day included fun activities for students to participate in,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Support, recognize all victims of sexual assault

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2019

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we at The Daily Eastern News would like to emphasize the importance of supporting sexual assault victims who are not typically represented. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, a traditional college student falls into the most likely to ...

SACIS to host tabling event

Katelyn Edgington, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

Anyone walking past the Doudna Steps Friday morning and afternoon can learn more about sexual assault awareness and the Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) at the organization’s informational tabling. The event is called SACIS on the Steps and Stephanie Anderson, volunteer c...

Denim Day: Students to raise awareness about sexual assault

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 16, 2019

Student government encourages everyone to sport their best denim attire Wednesday in honor of Denim Day. Nia Douglas, a senior majoring in family and consumer sciences and the chair of student government’s Student Affairs Committee, said student senators, and hopefully the rest of the school, will walk a...

April marks Sexual Assualt Awareness Month

Melissa Jabek, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2019

Monday begins Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) is hosting events during the whole month to help raise awareness. Sexual Assault can be defined as “anytime anyone is discriminated against sexually, in the form of sexual violence, sexual hara...

Alumna to present on #MeToo movement to open Women’s History Month

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

March 4, 2019

Eastern is kicking off Women’s History and Awareness Month (WHAM) with “The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action” with keynote speaker and Eastern alumna Julie Proscia on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Hall. English professor Marjorie Worthington said Proscia is part of an Illinois Senat...

UPD investigating reported sexual assault

Staff Report

February 26, 2019

The University Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that was reported to have happened on campus. The assault reportedly occurred in Lawson Hall on Feb. 17 to a female. The assault is currently under investigation. Standard protocol for UPD for sexual assault investigation include a me...

Chris Brown has already been deemed ‘canceled’

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, Chris Brown shared a photo of himself holding his daughter, Royalty, alongside his mother, Joyce Hawkins. Brown titled the post, “MOST IMPORTANT WOMEN IN MY LIFE!” and as of 6 p.m. Thursday evening, the post has nearly 1.2 million likes. Obviously, I am not a...

Listen to those who go unheard

September 25, 2018

There is a problem that has been making headlines around the world that seems especially prevalent right now: sexual assault. Even with the talk generated by the ‘Me Too’ movement, it still feels like not enough actual action is taking place. Rapists are still not being prosecuted or held account...

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