The Daily Eastern News

Action team to lobby in Springfield for students’ interests

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019


Filed under News

Members of student government and other students will be heading to the state capitol Wednesday to lobby for Eastern.  They are all a part of a group called the Student Action Team, and Zac Cohen, the executive vice president of student government and who organized this year’s team, said there a...

Students share their thoughts on increasing minimum wage

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under News

Students on campus shared mixed opinions about a bill passed by the House on Feb. 14 to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Marcus Burns, a junior majoring in applied engineering technology, said making $15 a hour is good for workers, but it has its downfall. “It would suck f...

Top 5 things students should know about the government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under News

As the days add to what is currently the third-longest U.S. government shutdown, some have expressed concerns about what the shutdown could mean for citizens as well as students in higher education. Here’s what you need to know. 1. The shutdown will not affect the student’s financial aid for the current ...

College can be hard for parents, too

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Columns

Last week, I spoke to my mom over the phone for the first time in a while—that while being at least a few weeks. I told her how I was doing and we talked briefly, catching up with each other. Towards the end of the conversation, we confided in each other about how much we truly missed each othe...

Selfie safety: Risks are not worth danger

October 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials

We at The Daily Eastern News know all too well about the desire to get the perfect photo. Whether it be for the newspaper or for social media, it feels good seeing an amazing photo you’ve either taken or are pictured in. However, people’s selfie games have gotten so strong in this social media age that there is...

Stay optimistic about the future

Tom O'Connor, Columnist

September 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The contours of any one person’s highs and lows do not adhere to an easy to follow course of development, nor will they ever be predictable. For juniors and seniors in college, it can be quite easy to be pessimistic about future endeavors, feeling as though you have already reached that proverbial...

Students look forward to Spring Break

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

As the first half of the semester comes to a close, students are excited for spring break and the activities they plan to take part in. Kelli Slagel, a junior elementary education major, plans to spend her break at home with family and friends. “I know my mom is planning to do a lot of activities...

Local pantries are a source of food, other necessities

Local pantries are a source of food, other necessities

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect that the Charleston Food Pantry does not base the amount of food one gets on their family's income. Instead, it is based on the family's size. The News regrets the error. Hunger and poverty are two issues that affect many people, including student...

Korean students share experiences

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under News

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series about international students at Eastern. One South Korean student’s love for baseball made coming to the United States for a degree an easy choice, since the sport is America’s pastime. Senior history major Seonghwan Kim is from the fifth lar...

Enrollment down by five percent

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2017


Filed under News, Online

  Eastern’s total enrollment has gone down from 7,415 in fall 2016 to 7,030 in fall 2017, making for a five percent decrease from last year’s numbers. This is the university’s lowest fall-to-fall headcount decline in six years. “That means (enrollment has) gone down every year in...

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters is beginning their first month-long recruitment process of the semester in September. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program between a “big” adult mentor and a “little” child and has had a Mid-Illinois branch for over 40 years. AmeriCorps VISTA...

Enrollment numbers to be released

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under News

Tenth day numbers were being finalized as of late Tuesday evening by institutional research, according to Provost Jay Gatrell. Until the official memo goes out, Gatrell said he could not release any official numbers. He said a highlight of the data is the increase in the number of transfer students. Josh...

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