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 on a book project called "Ecocinema in the City," with Routledge Press. Murray said at times,...

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 knew all of the wheelchair entrances on campus. It had not even occurred to me at that point t...

Artist discusses issues in US through work

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.

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” Thursday evening. Scott has been creating art that displays issues in the U.S. since 1983. Scott...

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 to show the athletes a great time. Each volunteer is partnered with one of the athletes where one...

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 that cause pain, discomfort or distress to those who are joining or about to join a group or organization....

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 illness. The two most common mental illnesses for inmates are depression and bipolar disorder...

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 support from their teachers, but also encourage academic discussion about topics pertaining to the...

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 like to remind the reader what they should take away from a national tragedy and of how we should move...

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 behavior. The announcement and subsequent release lead to picketers and activists holding signs on...

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 a.m. Saturday in the Charleston-Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. ...

Budget crisis affects SACIS

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.

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 on state funding and without knowing the budget, the agency is sorting out their next steps. This...

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

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.

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 for the Edgar Speaker Series. “There’s a lot of things that are not being funded, prime example...

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