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PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 5 (‘The Lion King’ 2019)

July 29, 2019

"The Lion King (2019)" is the newest Disney remake to hit theaters; it tells the classic story of an envious, evil uncle set on overthrowing the current monarch and his son and almost succeeds in doing so. Fortunately, our hero Simba comes out on top and proves that he still has some of his father in...

Audiences deserve more than Disney reboots

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2019

Looking at the Disney line-up for the next few years can make audiences do a double-take and wonder if they’d stepped back in time Following the success of the live action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" in 2017, Disney planned to remake several classics from its extensive film collection. "Aladdin"...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 4 (‘Stuber’)

July 17, 2019

The cop action comedy "Stuber," starring Kumail Nanjiani as Uber driver Stu and David Bautista as detective Vic, takes viewers through the outlandish misadventures of these main characters as Vic hunts down a cop-killer while dragging Stu along for the ride (pretty much against his will). T...

Let the trash talking fly

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 16, 2019

Trash talking is and always has been a big part of my life, as bad or as silly that makes me seem. Considering video games have been a big part of my life for over a decade, I tend to trash talk people I play against, real or computer-controlled. Sports have always been in my life as well, so when...

Coffee is one influential drink

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 16, 2019

I didn’t like coffee—at least, not at first. It took several years of drinks littered with sugar and the slightest coffee taste to slowly build myself up to a point where I could drink it any other way. Today, I find myself craving the bitter taste, hot or cold, in the morning, noon or night;...

My dog is the greatest thing in my life

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

July 15, 2019

I never had a pet growing up. I had fish, but you can't snuggle fish. You can't really play with fish. I always wanted a dog, so when I started renting my first house here in Charleston, I decided to adopt one. My boyfriend and I had been looking around at different shelters to see if anyone h...

The beauty industry profits from socialized insecurity

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 12, 2019

Human beings can be traced back to using beauty products and cosmetics for more than 6,000 years with that of Ancient Egypt and its use of kohl to accentuate the eyes. The cosmetic and makeup industry that exists today is worth more than $532 billion, and it is estimated to reach $832 billion by 2024,...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 3 (‘Toy Story 4’)

July 10, 2019

https://anchor.fm/the-daily-eastern-news https://open.spotify.com/show/1z3lIHD4nqrZXMwZt56AjV It's been almost 25 years since the debut of Pixar's first "Toy Story" film. A lot has changed since the first film: children who grew up watching "Toy Story" back in the late '90s are still...

Ariel is not real; leave her alone

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 9, 2019

Race is a subject that should not be thrown around willy-nilly; it is a delicate subject with real, powerful meaning. Even me and my fellow student journalists here at Eastern are taught to not mention race unless it is pertinent to the story. So I want to apply this logic to the “Little Mermaid”...

Summertime makes great occasion for travel

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 8, 2019

I have fond memories of my family piling into the minivan and taking cross country road trips during summer vacation. Between the luggage, blankets, gear and cooler of food, we were packed in like sardines. With the passing of time, obviously comes change and innovation. Not a lot of families...

I’m proud to be an American; here’s why

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

July 7, 2019

Lately, I've been hearing more and more people saying that they hate America. Even on Independence Day, a day dedicated to celebrating America, people posted on social media saying how people shouldn't be celebrating this country. I simply do not understand. How can you hate America, the country you li...

Reflecting on my experience with Pride parades; they’re important

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 4, 2019

The hot summer sun beats down on the thousands of parade participants and what is estimated at a million or more attendees on a Chicago Sunday. The forecast calls for rain, but that’s for at least another two hours, and right now it’s blazing. This was my third year walking with the Rockford...

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