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Column: T.V. title sequences evolve

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

It used to be the first thing you would hear as you clicked on the T.V. Saturday morning. With a bowl of cereal on your lap, you pushed the channel number on the remote by memory, sat back and settled in for your favorite cartoons. You know it was about to begin with the familiar song. For me,...

Column: Hard season for relationships, fish

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor
February 27, 2017
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, 2017
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: Flavor-changing tablets disappoint

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

When I was in middle school, my best friend created a monthly dare. She would go to the condiment table in the lunchroom, pick up a napkin full of jalapenos, the spiciest food we could get at school, and place them before us. “Eat it,” she said to me. The tale-tell sign of childhood – someon...

Column: A black ‘Bachelorette’ is long overdue

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I spent my Valentine’s day in a true fashion of romance — eating pizza and making my boyfriend watch the latest episode of “The Bachelor.” Because what is more romantic than watching twenty women fight for the attention of one man? I am aware of the show’s downfalls. Even so, it is fun to...

Column: Silencing media comes with consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
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...

Column: Super Bowl ads cause as much buzz, conflict as game

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The Superbowl is three days away, and I’m going to be honest, I had to Google who was playing. Yes, I am one of those people who only watch for the ads (after the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, of course). There are times when I wait until the day after to watch a compilation video of all of the commercials....

Open Letter: Africana studies, philosophy essential to university mission

February 2, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Column: Trolley Problem becomes possible reality with driverless cars

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last week, I saw a video while surfing through my newsfeed that connected self-driving cars to the ethical dilemma called the Trolley Problem. The Trolley Problem, first developed by philosopher Philippa Foot, has been adapted throughout time. However, the essence of the problem remains the same: Imagine...

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