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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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Live a healthy lifestyle: wash your hands

Staff Editorial

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It is officially that time of year again. What, you thought we meant Christmas? No. As excited members of the editorial board of The Daily Eastern News are for the upcoming holiday festivities, we mean that time of year when everyone seems to be getting sick. We see our fellow students snifflin...

Use stories for strength, not manipulation

Solomon Toluwalase, Columnist

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Stories are an authentic human experience and have always been a primal form of interpersonal and mass communication in society. They are timeless links to ancient traditions, legends, archetypes, myths and symbols. They connect us to universal truths. Through stories we share passion, sadness, hardships...

Sigma Chi investigation flawed, biased

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The Eta Mu chapter of Sigma Chi was not given a fair and unbiased investigation by the Office of Student Standards. Nothing about what happened during the investigation was right. Eta Mu was designed to fail from the beginning. Sigma Chi was fighting an uphill battle from the start —a battle...

Being indecisive is a part of being young

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

December 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

With the constant momentum of taking on another year of school and the pressure to be the best that we can be, it feels like there is no time or room to second-guess ourselves. We are encouraged to follow our gut, but we are expected to make a decision before we can figure out which direction our instincts...

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