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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

COLUMN: Journalism is not just for journalism majors

COLUMN: Journalism is not just for journalism majors

Ellen Dooley, Opinions Editor April 27, 2024

The field of journalism is a lot broader than what people normally think.  When I first joined The News my freshman year, I did not think I would be sitting here writing my last column as a second-year...

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

COLUMN: More in-class writing will retain college students

Dan Hahn, Columnist September 28, 2023

Many students who embark on a college degree do not attain a credential. These students are referred to in the data as students with Some College but No Credentials, or more simply, SCNC students. As of...

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

COLUMN: What if AI wrote this column?

Trent Jonas, Columnist January 23, 2023

That is a thing now, you know.   There are content generating (because everything is “content” now, i.e., crap that is used to fill up space on pages, screens, and, most particularly, social media...

Luke Taylor is a senior journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Artistic inspiration in unexpected places; or, how D&D made me a better writer 

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2022

“Art” is perhaps one of the broadest categories I can think of. Everything from oil paintings to architecture to the design of everyday objects can be classified as art- don't even get started on the...

COLUMN: EIU Writing Center, the hidden gem on campus

Kyla Moton, Columnist August 25, 2022

To me, writing is like an escape. As I went through long lists of majors and academic areas of study my senior year of high school, I tend to sit back and reflect on why I loved writing so much. Why this...

What is the rush? Live life in the moment

Megan Keane, Columnist February 27, 2019

In high school, my freshman year health teacher had us do this assignment where we wrote down our goals for the future and sort of allocated our resources. Well, I knew what I wanted—how I flipped to...

Tutors available to help students improve grades

Victoria Wasiloski, Staff Reporter January 29, 2019

It is never too early to get started studying or to schedule tutoring sessions to help maintain the good grades students strive to achieve.  Luckily, there are many tutoring facilities around...

Registration open for Lions in Winter creative writing festival

Logan Raschke, News Editor January 9, 2019

Registration is now open for The Lions in Winter creative writing festival, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The annual creative writing...

Explore your talents working for the newspaper

Staff Editorial August 29, 2018

As a student publication, we want to get students involved and enjoy working for us. The purpose of The Daily Eastern News is to share the news of what occurs at Eastern, but we also strive to have journalism...

Research is essential to success

Staff Editorial March 5, 2018

Conducting research and writing about your findings is essential to a college career. That being said, we cannot help but notice the lack of enthusiasm when it comes to approaching research topics. It...

Chronicling the day-to-day: a centering experience

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist November 6, 2017

On a social network I frequent, there is a trending #smallstories movement. Members from around the site, across nodes, linguistic groups and life experiences write out their day’s smallest, most vibrant...

Good writing means expressing yourself

Chrissy Miller, News Editor September 26, 2017

Often, I hear people say they cannot write because they have nothing to say or they are not a “good writer.” In an English class a few weeks ago, a professor mentioned that to linguists, every...

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