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STAFF EDITORIAL: Tuesday an important precursor for polls

Staff Editorial

March 2, 2020

Illinois’ presidential primary date is still two weeks away (early voting is open, however), but Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” voting day will tell Illinois voters a lot about what to expect when they go to the polls March 14. Moderates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the race ahead of T...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cease making excuses; just vote

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2020

The excuses remain the same in almost every election cycle when people say why they did not vote. “Don’t care.” “My vote doesn’t matter.” And the infamous “I didn’t have time.” None of those excuses hold much water, but the excuse with the most holes in it election after election i...

Yes, Trump could really win in 2020

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 3, 2019

Can Donald Trump win the 2020 election and stay in the Oval Office? I think right now he is my favorite to win, although I wish that was not the case. For so long, the Democratic Party used multiple upon multiple avenues to try to get the president impeached. Calling for tax returns, using an...

Lahr, Newell reelected as councilmen

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 2, 2019

Charleston City Councilmen Jeffrey Lahr and Tim Newell won the elections to their positions April 2. Lahr received 38.66 percent of the votes (665 votes), and Newell received 34.19 percent of the votes (588 votes). The incumbents were up against Quincy Combs, father of Charleston Mayor Brandon...

Student government voting begins April 1

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 28, 2019

Eastern students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite candidates for student government’s executive board and Student Senate starting April 1. Voting begins at 8 a.m. on April 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 2. Student body president Rebecca Cash said all Eastern students would rece...

Thank you to everyone who voted

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

November 12, 2018

Thank goodness, November 6 is done and over with, and I could not be more thrilled. I am thankful to have my ads on Spotify and Hulu not be sponsored by JB Pritzker or Bruce Rauner anymore. Now, pointless ads are back and running, and I have missed them more than I realized. I have nothing against pol...

Your vote does matter

November 6, 2018

Nothing in life comes easy. Yes, yes that is the biggest cliche ever, we get that, but there is some validity to that, especially in regard to voting. The day after Election Day is more annoying and difficult to stomach than any day leading up to it or the actual day of. Why? Well, it's because pe...

Be informed about candidates, your future

Staff Editorial

November 5, 2018

We know you’ve heard it a million times from a million different sources, but no matter how annoyed you are with the bombard of ‘vote’ messages on your social media, the thought remains true. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. Vote like your life depends on it. Vote like the lives of your children, whether futu...

Here are 5 reasons why your vote matters

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

November 5, 2018

1. Voting means you care about your community and your state and your country—and it’s important that you vote in elections at all of those levels, because all of the people you vote for will hold positions of power over you and represent you in the place you live. You might be reading that and...

EIU-UPI, EIU Progressives to provide transportation to, from polling sites

Staff Report

November 5, 2018

University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 and EIU Progressives will be collaborating to provide transportation to and from polling sites Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. People who wish to vote, but who are not yet registered, can also get rides to the Charleston Courthouse for same-day registratio...

Student senate fails to meet quorum, voting for executive positions to start Monday

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018

The Student Senate did not meet quorum Wednesday night and only gave their committee reports and executive reports during the meeting. However, voting for the executive board positions will be next Monday and Tuesday. Four students will be running unopposed for the fall student government...

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Those who were registered to vote Tuesday night received an

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , News Editor

March 20, 2018

As people gathered to cast their votes in the primary elections, election judges and community members shared their opinions on the candidates, why it is important to participate in the elections and how the voter turnout compared to previous years. “It’s been a good turnout so far, but it’s...

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