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Column: Hard season for relationships, fish

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor
February 27
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Fall snuggles and late night bonfire season has passed, Christmas lights and holiday movie marathons have come and gone, New Years kisses have dissipated and Valentine’s flowers rotting in the garbage and chocolates are sitting comfortably right above where your favorite pants rest. This time of year...

Guest Column: Testing Services Center should be restored

Dr. Michael Kuo, Guest Columnist
February 24
Filed under Columns, Opinions

We are treating our learning-disabled students poorly, and we need to get our act together. We have shut down the Testing Services Center that provided these students and their teachers with testing accommodations, supervised by people with training in learning disabilities. Now learning-disabled...

Column: Silencing media comes with consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Staff Reporter
February 9
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Picture yourself waking up on a late summer’s morning. You drag yourself out of bed to get ready for the day that awaits you. Breakfast has come and gone, and you have had your pot of coffee. Just another day. Only there is no paper wrapped in plastic tossed haphazardly in your bushes by a paperboy in a rush. Your...

Open Letter: Africana studies, philosophy essential to university mission

February 2
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

A preview of this letter appeared in our print edition on Feb. 2nd, 2017. Dear President Glassman: We, the undersigned members of the Women’s Studies program at Eastern, protest in the strongest terms possible any proposal to eliminate major programs in Africana studies and philosophy at Easte...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part two

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter
January 30
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I must mention that the Charleston community was welcoming to international students. On the first day of orientation at Eastern, Salisbury, a church Madison avenue, hosted new students to an assortment of American dishes in its palatial space. The following day, the Newman Center repeated the same...

Column: Fake news is easy to spot if you know how

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor
January 30
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last week I wrote about the importance of being skeptical and thinking critically before sharing stories or photos on social media. Being aware of one’s own biases and realizing when a story confirms those biases is a huge step toward responsible social media use. The hardest part is forming the mental...

Column: Our destinies are ours to control

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor
January 30
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I was surfing the Internet last week, not searching for anything in particular, when I stumbled across Ernest Hemmingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro. What captured my attention, though, was not the language or the plot, but the references to a frozen leopard. After some research, I fo...

Editorial: Get to know Booth Library before papers begin

Staff Editorial
January 24
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The library is the heart of the university. Universities invest a great deal of money into building, maintaining and staffing them. This is not because university administrators are old-fashioned and like the smell of books. The reason is simple: libraries are extremely useful. Therefore, you should...

Column: Terrible movies’ appeal comes from personal standards

Shelby Niehaus, Opinions Editor
January 18
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a scourge on our hands. Remember when I opened up about my love for terrible movies? Last semester I printed a manifesto on the beauty and unadulterated joy that is truly awful cinema. But over winter break, when my parents suggested we take a trip to the shabby local...

Editorial: Eastern’s break tragically short

Staff Editorial
January 18
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

As many students have found out by now, Eastern has begun the second week of the spring semester at the same time that many of the neighboring institutions are starting their first week back from winter break. Other students at neighboring schools had an extra week for break and were eased back into...

Editorial: Remember MLK’s sacrifices, keep his vision alive

Staff Editorial
January 17
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

April 4th, 1968, 48 years ago: the day a hero was killed because of what he stood up for, because he said something that challenged the status quo. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated on the day history wept and a whole nation was reborn. The...

Column: Early rising and late classes go hand-in-hand

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter
January 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Since I was very young, I was always an early riser. Waking up for school at 6:30 in the morning was no problem because I would already be getting up around that time anyway. So, when I got to college I decided that earlier classes had to be better. Starting earlier would allow me to get done with my...

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