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Be joyful for friends moving on, no matter how hard

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

December 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Every time a break is just within reach, I realize more and more that the amount of returning trips to Eastern I have are limited. This realization deepens every time I think about how one of my roommates and best friends will be leaving for winter break but not making the same return I will be. A...

Don’t force memories, enjoy final moments on campus

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

December 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Sometimes I think about when my last day visiting The Daily Eastern News newsroom will be. Will it be twenty years in the future, visiting during an alumni event? Or will I find my way back even later than that? Could it even be soon, a day this week, stepping in to look around at the empty chairs, ...

Keep hard work in mind as semester finally ends

Staff Report

December 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The smell of burnt coffee grounds, sorrow, joy and a hint of salty tears linger across campus as students brace themselves for a long week of cramming for finals, and professors grade late work as a one last favor.  However, as the year finally reaches an end, and students chug those unhealthy amoun...

Here’s to you, Bailey

Sean Hastings, Columnists

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns

Without question, putting down my dog who I owned for 14 and a half years was one of the toughest things I had to deal with. The thing that made it so tough was that I was here at Eastern, unable to go home. I wanted to be there for my dog, Bailey, but everything happened too quickly. People will...

Get ready to rumble

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorials

All that is left to do this semester is finals, so with most grades basically set in stone we try to convince ourselves the work is over. However, with projects, essays and studying still left to do, we should not start celebrating quite yet.  Heading into the weekend, it is easy to think we will acco...

Role models inspire and challenge us

Abbey Whittington, columnist

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Uncategorized

As I am getting my grave and tombstone ready for finals week, I have been looking for ways to stay sane and positive so I can be productive. I mostly find long "self-help" lists that tell me to put on a face mask and run a bath. While this can be relaxing, self-help does not always call for a spa...

Dual Credits require consideration

December 6, 2017


Filed under Editorials

When it comes to dual credit classes, the university should be looking into the opportunities they provide, while still paying attention to some of the issues that come up with implementing them. In Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Business professor Larry White, Eastern’s representative for...

Humor in the face of loss

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns

On the Tuesday of Thanksgiving break, I received some heartbreaking news. My grandmother had suffered a massive stroke and was being flown from her sleepy Arkansas home to Memphis for treatment. My mother and I drove all evening through the morning and we arrived with enough time to say good-bye....

Dec. 7th, never forgotten

Ben Leman, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Columns

Dec. 7, 1941. This day represents a turning point in not just American history but world history. This infamous date has, what some could argue, more significance than Sept. 11. Of course, Sept. 11 is significant in American history, but Dec. 7 can be seen as having more importance because it showed...

Welcome and value unique experiences

Staff Editorial

December 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Those who were able to talk to Ron Himes, Founder of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company, while he was on campus, were given a unique experience this week. With only one week to practice, a cast of 10 Eastern students performed a show that they produced with Himes’ help. He also gave a talk...

Escape Facebook in order to escape stress

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Lately, I have fallen prey to this awful obsession that was formed as a result of terrible procrastination and absurd laziness. It is slowly evolving into an addiction that I find myself performing every morning, every time I get in the car, when friends are around or even before and during classes. My...

Have respect for the opinions of others

Ben Leman, Columnist

December 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let me start by laying out right now that I respect people’s opinions.  It is a person’s right to express how he or she feels on certain subjects, ideas and values. It seems, however, that people do not always feel the same way, especially in today’s culture. People nowadays are too sensitive...

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