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Committee meetings should be open

October 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Higher education is now in a time of transition. Eastern is not an exception. Earlier in the week, we reported on the staffing and subsequent first meeting of a review committee that will look at Workgroup no. 8 and 9’s recommendations. Both workgroups made recommendations that could change the...

DIY: sometimes deeply satisfying, sometimes useless

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

October 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few weeks ago, I made a base for an old lamp. It was a desk lamp that was designed to clamp onto a flat surface, and while it was a great lamp, its original clamp was missing. I was only having so much luck with store-bought C clamps, so I figured I would make a more permanent solution. At first,...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

Staff Report

October 17, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Homecoming, Opinions

When hard times come upon us, people are often asked to step up and do more than they usually do to continue to make sure everything functions smoothly. It can be easy to ignore things that are not as they should be during Homecoming week. After all, it is a time for celebrating school pride and relieving...

Remember this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Like seeing an old friend after a long while, Homecoming is welcomed on campus with open arms. Every time I think of the fun that comes with the incredible weekend, I cannot help but take a deep breath, close my eyes then smile when I let it out. It is an exciting time on campus because everything...

About emotional support animals

Abbey Lesko-Youngberg, Guest Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, The Daily Eastern News published an article called “What it is like having an emotional support cat” in the Oct. 1, 2017 edition.  Many questions have been raised regarding this article, and the following information is in response to help clarify any confusion that it may have caused. ...

Go ahead, celebrate but stay responsible

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Homecoming Week is officially upon us and along with wearing blue to celebrate school spirit; many students are taking it upon themselves to go the extra mile to welcome in homecoming. What better, stereotypical way to ring in homecoming than chugging gallons of booze and getting blackout drunk everyday...

ROTC is more than just a class

Johnathan Jones, Columnist

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Reserve Officer Training Corps is the one of the Army’s tools for training the future officers who will be leading America’s soldiers. ROTC is a way for college students to train and develop the leadership skills to be able to lead in today’s Army. But, as the students are training with ROTC...

Prevent sexual assult, promote discussion

Bailey Flesner, Columnist

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Many people only think of sexual assault as unwanted penetration, but it is so much more than that. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, sexual assault is defined as “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.” Catcalls, fondling,...

Nostalgia crops up in the least expected places

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Friday I took a big, important test. It was in the Pearson VUE center at Ninth Street Hall, in a basement-level computer lab. I sat at a desk in a white cinderblock room with tiny, wood-encased windows just below the ceiling. Outside light was blotted out by Venetian blinds and bits of cardboard,...

Clean up trash on and off campus

Staff Report

October 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The amount of litter that gathers along the side of the streets, especially up and down seventh and sixth streets, is appalling. The trash resembles thick cottonwood in late July; actually, it makes cottonwood more desirable to keep around. From crushed and smashed solo cups to shattered beer bottles...

Addicts don’t volunteer to be addicts

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There are two kinds of people in the world- those who fail 100 times and keep trying until they reach their goal, and those who fail twice and decide to give up because they think trying again is too hard. Last week in my English class, we got on the topic of states having needle exchange programs...

Real test coming for Eastern football team

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Football, Opinions, Sports

The Eastern football team is still undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference play and it comes after yet another last second victory. As the Panthers’ special teams leaped passed the line to block Murray State’s potential game-tying field goal in double overtime, they notched a 27-24 win and a 4-0 record...

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