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

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Black women, you’ve got this

Katja Benz, Columnist February 28, 2022

I’ve noticed something about the months of February and March. They show people more about experiences that they may not otherwise know about, meaning Black history or women’s history. As we wrap...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Olympics, care more about your athletes

Katja Benz, Columnist February 14, 2022

For those that haven’t been paying attention to NBC, the Winter Olympics are going on between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20, 2022. The Summer Olympics went from July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021 and were delayed because...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Hollywood, stop making straight movies

Katja Benz, Columnist February 7, 2022

I’ve known something about myself since I was fourteen years old. Prior to that, I’d had little inklings and feelings that I wasn’t straight, but I was finally able to put a label on my sexuality. As...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear white people, it’s time to acknowledge our privilege

Katja Benz, Columnist January 31, 2022

I’m white. I’ve spent my life incredibly fortunate and lucky. There are so many people that aren’t so lucky. They get discriminated against just because of the color of their skin, which is something...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Universities, how much does safety really cost?

Katja Benz, Columnist January 24, 2022

I’m sure you’re all aware that we’re still in the middle of a pandemic. It doesn’t seem like the pandemic will be wrapping up anytime soon, especially since we all still have to wear masks to class,...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear America, lower your cost of living

Katja Benz, Columnist January 17, 2022

If you don’t make it to the bottom of my articles, I’m an English major. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, she wants to teach.” There are so many connotations of English majors. The biggest...

COLUMN: Dear Instagram, thank you for ruining my mental health

COLUMN: Dear Instagram, thank you for ruining my mental health

Katja Benz, Columnist January 11, 2022

Holidays are the worst. From the stress of buying presents to the family gatherings, holidays can reek of stress and unhappiness. Social media never makes breaks any easier. All everybody sees is a...

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