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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.

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Coles County Courthouse Wednesday morning on the east side.

Primary election date approaches

Staff Report February 6, 2024

As election season is right around the corner, Eastern students have several methods to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Students have several options on where and when they can vote. Early...

EDITORIAL: The importance of local voting

EDITORIAL: The importance of local voting

Editorial Board January 23, 2024

When voting, most people think about the biggest election race-- the presidential race. But sometimes when we walk into the booth, we forget about the smaller positions and names on the ballot.  When...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or

COLUMN: Vote in Student Government, let your voice be heard

Katja Benz, Columnist March 9, 2023

I was at the student senate meeting Wednesday night. There were nine senators to vote on things like registered student organization approval, budget recommendations from offices like housing and university...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Our voices matter more than we think

Katja Benz, Columnist November 14, 2022

So, people voted on Tuesday. They could vote for governor, state representatives and senators. While Illinois has counted all of its votes, not every state has. Neither Arizona nor Nevada have votes reported,...

COLUMN: Overturning Roe v. Wade is not pro-life

COLUMN: Overturning Roe v. Wade is not pro-life

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Columnist June 25, 2022

The Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade, which gave Americans the constitutional right to abortions after 49 years, on Friday.  This ruling means that the decision regarding...

EDITORIAL: Register to vote

EDITORIAL: Register to vote

Editorial Staff September 27, 2021

Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic holiday that is observed to celebrate our democracy. During this time, we at the Daily Eastern News want to take this time to emphasize...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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