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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

Professors connect literature, film to social issues

Stephanie Dominguez, Contributing Writer April 30, 2017

English professors are using their ongoing book projects to address subjects as diverse as ecology and reproductive justice. Robin Murray, coordinator of the film studies minor, is currently working...

Column: Access, support for disabled people is a right

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter October 17, 2016

Able-bodied people often take for granted the ease of access we have to buildings, jobs and healthcare. The other day, I spoke to a former employee of Eastern who had to cart around computers and therefore...

Dread Scott discusses a picture of him buring an american flag in front of the police on the Us capital in 1989 to protest social injustices in The United States, in which was ruled to be protected by the 1st amendment, as the flag was being used to display ideas.

Artist discusses issues in US through work

Janet Pernell, Multicultural Reporter October 6, 2016

Lighting the United States Constitution on fire and other American issues were all included in artist Dread Scott’s presentation, “The Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide”...

Column: Eliminate hurtful slurs

Sierra Falk, Staff Reporter September 19, 2016

This past Saturday, I attended the Special Olympics Family Festival located in Mattoon. The Family Festival is essentially an event where several different games, crafts and activities are set up for you...

Editorial: Keep hazing out of student life

Staff Editorial September 19, 2016

With the school year in full swing and new members joining clubs, Greek organizations and RSOs, the season for hazing is upon us. Hazing is a term that refers to any number of forced initiation rites...

Editorial: Inmates deserve proper mental health treatment

Staff Editorial September 13, 2016

When 55 percent of male inmates and 73 percent of female inmates have a mental illness in the U.S., according to The Atlantic, The News believes proper health care should be provided for those with a mental...

Column: Tragedies should be addressed in schools

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter September 13, 2016

The education system needs to be encouraging conversation about tragedies occurring not only in local communities but also worldwide. These conversations not only make students feel as though they have...

Editorial: Help children understand tragedies

Staff Editorial September 12, 2016

Fifteen years ago yesterday, the shape of American life, politics, travel, culture and security changed irreversibly. We need not remind the reader what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead, we would...

Column: Ending rape culture starts with us

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter September 8, 2016

Last week it was announced that Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a party, would be released from his ridiculously minimal six-month sentence early on good...

Alumni, students to converse over coffee

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor November 3, 2015

Students will have the chance to network and talk to alumni who will come down for the Black Student Reunion at the “Alumni Coffee and Conversation: EIU update.”   The conversation will be at 10:30...

Nick Fetrell and Dan Alix hold their fellow ROTC member, Craig Sharp as he struggles to complelte a mile in heels during Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Sunday. ROTC was a sponsor of the event, which was hosted by Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Servies (SACIS) on April 27, 2014.

Budget crisis affects SACIS

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor October 29, 2015

A social service agency known to many on campus is facing hardships because of the current budget impasse in the Illinois government. The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service relies heavily...

Former Illinois govenor Jim Edgar introduces David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC, during the Edgar Speaker Series in Buzzard Auditorium on Thurday.

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor October 22, 2015

Not having a budget passed for Illinois is a pressing issue for many who live in the state. Someone who has been vocal about his concerns is former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, who recently came to Eastern...

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