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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

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Dear airports, I hate you- love me

Trent Jonas, Columnist February 27, 2023

As I write this, I am sitting in an airport.  Airports are places of contradiction for me. On the one hand, they symbolize adventure, exploration, and the promise of new experiences. On the other hand,...

How students plan to spend winter break

How students plan to spend winter break

Will Simmons, Campus Reporter December 9, 2021

Winter break is right around the corner, and for a lot of students it can not come soon enough. Some on break will be celebrating the semester’s end, and some will be crying over their scholastic misfortunes....

Summertime makes great occasion for travel

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter July 8, 2019

I have fond memories of my family piling into the minivan and taking cross country road trips during summer vacation. Between the luggage, blankets, gear and cooler of food, we were packed in like sardines. With...

Road trips can still be affordable

Jessica Stewart, Columnist May 27, 2019

I absolutely love taking road trips. Ever since I was little, I’ve always gone on road trips with my grandparents, and I fell in love with traveling that way. You get to see so much more country while...

A long drive for a short spring break

Karena Ozier, Columnist March 6, 2019

Spring break is getting closer, and with it are travel plans. I have been planning to go to Texas for the first few days of my spring break to spend some time with my boyfriend who is there for the Air...

Christiane Eydt-Beebe, foreign languages department chair, talks with Eastern student Paul Blanchard about study abroad opportunities at the Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 5.

Students learn about studying in other countries at fair

Adam Tumino, Staff Reporter September 5, 2018

Both aspiring and experienced world travelers gathered in the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union for the Fall 2018 Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 5. The event ran from 10 a.m. until...

Enjoy life at college during ‘Creepy Weekend’

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist August 29, 2018

I am going to take this time, or these 500 words or so, to tell you all that I am not mad … I am just disappointed. I am disappointed by the amount of Eastern students who are already scurrying back...

Adventure does not fade with age

Carole Hodorowicz, Opinions Editor February 5, 2018

Typically, whenever I am at Chicago Union Station waiting for my train, I always find myself in an interesting conversation with an equally interesting stranger. Sunday night was no exception. This...

Travel can broaden one’s horizons

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor January 8, 2018

There have been times, I must admit, where I have taken advantage of the luxury that comes with being born American.  Of course, that luxury could arguably be many things; however, the luxury I’m referring...

Travel can be healthy

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist June 2, 2017

During the last two weeks, I have traveled some 3,500 miles by car, bus, airplane and foot. Originally, I did not intend my extended travel break to be therapeutic, but I needed to get away from Illinois...

Traveling students share transportation tips

Callie Luttman, Contributing Writer December 12, 2016

  Students have a few options when heading home for winter break. Eastern has provided its students with a bus service that can take them to and from the Chicago suburbs. The Bus and Ticket...

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