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The Daily Eastern News

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...

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...

Editorial: Luck’s power comes from belief

Staff Editorial
January 13
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Everyone has a routine or a habit that they repeat in hopes they get the outcome they want. Whether this is the recipe for insanity or a plot to remain on luck’s good side, people hold forms of superstitions near and dear their sentimental hearts. In wake of 2017’s first Friday the 13th, we at The...

Editorial: Vitalization project results still important

Staff Editorial
January 11
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

After a long semester, with everyone nervously anticipating the results of the vitalization project, Workgroups have finally posted their recommendations online for the campus to see. While the last thing the News staff wants to do is spread fear, as journalists we also have the responsibility to...

Editorial: Attend class both physically and mentally

Staff Editorial
January 10
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

As we enter a new semester, students attending their first day of classes go through the familiar ritual of looking over class syllabi. While many of the details are the same, teachers have a variety of attendance policies. Some keep attendance and use it to calculate the student’s grade while others...

Pace yourself while studying, keep the end in mind

Staff Editorial
December 11
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Finals week is upon us and despite the gloomy and depressing weather, the world is not coming to an end. Granted there are several reasons to stress over finals and pull out your already gray hair like struggling with a class all semester and teetering between an B and an A or just goofing off all...

Editorial: Giving Tuesday campaign boosts morale

December 1
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

To show thanks to Eastern as a whole, Eastern President David Glassman sent out an email encouraging everyone to get involved in the inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign. The campaign is through social media and has the purpose of showing appreciation to current and future donors as well as sharing the...

Editorial: Make library services a funding priority

Staff Editorial
October 19
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Everyone has their own wishlist for when the budget is restored. Some people list restoration of terminated Building Service Workers at the top of their budget wishlists. Others want cut academic programs or academic support services like the Testing Center back. At The Daily Eastern News, we recog...

Editorial: Remember the historic first debate

Staff Editorial
September 28
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Two nights ago, over 81.4 million Americans tuned in to the most-viewed presidential debate in American history. Newsday even suggests that, with added public viewings and streaming figures, the total viewership of Monday’s debate might have been over 100 million. This figure surpassed the prev...

Editorial: Keep hazing out of student life

Staff Editorial
September 19
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With the school year in full swing and new members joining clubs, Greek organizations and RSOs, the season for hazing is upon us. Hazing is a term that refers to any number of forced initiation rites that cause pain, discomfort or distress to those who are joining or about to join a group or organization....

Editorial: Civil servants should care for constituents

Staff Editorial
September 16
Filed under Editorials, Opinions

When an individual is in power, they have the ability to either be inspirational and loved by all or be the bane of everyone’s existence. Of course, what makes this land so great is that we the people have the ability to vote in who we want to be in power based on the belief that the individual...

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