The Daily Eastern News

Minority students recall race-related struggles in college

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

April 22, 2019

At midnight on a Friday, Luis Paniagua sits at Steak-n-Shake in Mattoon with his Latino group of friends and one Caucasian friend. He is sitting in a red booth, looking over the food menu, while he speaks in Spanish to his friends asking them about their day. In another booth near them, a group...

Is it our job to recognize struggles?

Megan Keane, Columnist

March 27, 2019

I, unfortunately, know a ton people that will only offer help when there’s personal gain involved. And, yes, there’s always a little bit to gain personally when you help someone. You feel good that you did a good thing—or, at the very least, you feel useful. That’s not enough of a motivator for...

The double life of an employed college student

Tom O'Connor, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2019

Like carrying plates and glasses on a server tray, working a job while attending a university can be quite arduous to balance. “I hate being broke; I am going to be honest,” said Gaige Davis, a music education major who works as a waiter at Cracker Barrel. “I would rather make my own money than ...

Men’s basketball team searching for special stretch

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

January 16, 2018

The Eastern men’s basketball team is going through its fair share of struggles this season, but it may be following a similar trend as years past. Since the 2014-15 campaign, the Panthers have followed a nearly identical rollercoaster-type feel to their seasons consisting with a slow start, then an up and down ...

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