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

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...

COLUMN: Stop altering your photos

COLUMN: Stop altering your photos

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist November 14, 2021

For years, we have been hearing about how dangerous seeing photographs of digitally altered models in magazines and advertisements is for the public exposed to them. You would think that after all the...

Only get engaged if you really want to

Katelyn Eddington February 20, 2020

As I was scrolling through Facebook the other night, I kept seeing friends, colleagues and acquaintances get engaged, married or having children.   Now, I am excited for my friends and their loved...

The online self-care fad is becoming sensationalized

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter July 1, 2019

If there is one thing I’ve learned, it is to never trust the internet. While it can be an incredibly useful tool for knowledge and communication, I have to take everything it says with a grain of...

Recent fake news shows importance of verification

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor June 25, 2019

I feel like it should go without me saying so, but please check everything you read or hear. A couple scenarios have popped up recently that make this idea needed for another visit. The National...

Lots of ‘plus-size-friendly’ clothing companies need to wake up

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2019

On one hand, marketing and advertising for plus-size people has seen what I consider to be a positive upswing in recent years. Since my senior year in high school about four years ago, the amount of...

The country wastes time on too much social media

Staff Editorial April 24, 2019

People everywhere in the U.S. are spending too much time on their social media instead of actually going outside and communicating with others face-to-face. Don’t get us wrong; social media and smartphones...

Let’s try harder and be better, millennials

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist January 22, 2019

Like the streaming junkie I am, I watched the documentaries on both Hulu and Netflix on Fyre Festival. If you don’t know what Fyre Festival is—or what it tried to be—here is a brief synopsis: Fyre...

Social media is good if it is used in the right ways

Staff Editorial September 26, 2018

Social media is a quick way to find out what is going on in the world and communicate with people. Millions and millions of Americans have at least one social media account, so it seems pretty safe to...

Think before you post

Staff Editorial April 3, 2018

With technology and social media, we have seemingly unlimited access to information and communication in seconds. And more times than not, we don’t give our own posts a second thought before we share...

Social media privacy no longer exists

Staff Editorial March 27, 2018

There has been buzz in the news about every middle-aged parents’ favorite social media platform. In case you are a part of the population that is not a middle-aged parent or active on Facebook, allow...

Escape Facebook in order to escape stress

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor December 5, 2017

Lately, I have fallen prey to this awful obsession that was formed as a result of terrible procrastination and absurd laziness. It is slowly evolving into an addiction that I find myself performing...

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