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How to: filling NCAA tournament brackets

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

March 18, 2019


Filed under Columns

March is unquestionably, without a doubt, 100 percent the best month of the year. No, it isn’t because spring begins, or because of St. Patrick’s Day, or even because it’s Justin Bieber’s birth month. March is the best because of basketball. The past week has been full of college basketball’...

Here’s my ‘bad decision’ from spring break

Karena Ozier, Columnist

March 18, 2019


Filed under Columns

Now that spring break has come and passed, college students are left to reflect on the decisions that they’ve made. Some good… And most, not. My bad decision was not intentional. The much anticipated 12-hour drive back from my spring break destination in Texas proved to be quite a challenge. All al...

Family isn’t always supportive

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

It truly is amazing how some of your own family members can be the ones that aim to bring you down. Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this tragedy practically my entire life with certain people in my family. I guess it really only got worse when I came out of the closet. These people thrive to make sure that ...

If you like soda, pop, taste Ski

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Columns

The cultural divide between Eastern students from southern Illinois and northern Illinois has plenty of differences, but none bigger than soda. In reality, that is not the biggest difference, but it is certainly one that always happens to come up in conversation whenever students from the different are...

Steve Irwin educated people, leave him be

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 7, 2019


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The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) criticized Steve Irwin on his birthday, Feb. 22. He would've been 57 if he was still alive today. PETA tweeted in response to Google Doodle’s tribute to Irwin’s legacy, saying that his work should not be celebrated. “#SteveIrwin was killed...

Addiction can’t be dealt with alone; try to seek help

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Columns

One thing we always hear in recovery in the 12 steps is that the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that you are powerless over addiction. Believe it or not, a lot of people have trouble accepting this. They think that they control whether or not they stay clean and sober, believing they...

Stop searching for love; let it come to you

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

So many times we find ourselves wishing we found soulmates or people to share our lives with. I am sure everyone has wondered when they would find true love at least once in their lifetime. The thing is, love comes when you least expect it, and it is not a good idea to jump into anything or rush anyth...

Be open to new learning methods, experiences

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Around 85 percent of the classes I have taken here at Eastern are usually lecture intensive courses with or without the aid of some type of technology like PowerPoint. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, I kind of like this type of curriculum. It is simple, and the information is easily comprehe...

A long drive for a short spring break

Karena Ozier, Columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Spring break is getting closer, and with it are travel plans. I have been planning to go to Texas for the first few days of my spring break to spend some time with my boyfriend who is there for the Air Force. For the remainder of my break, after my trip, I plan on working or relaxing. It’s not just...

Find what makes you happy and do it

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Find what makes you happy and do it. That is my new motto that I have chosen to live by. In the past, I would care about what my friends said, and I would try and change just to fit in, but I started to feel like I was not myself anymore, and that is when I knew I had to stop. Some of my friends thi...

The 7 nostalgic things we need to come back

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns

In case you’ve been living under a rock these past couple of weeks, allow me to give you some news that will (possibly) get you excited: The Jonas Brothers are back. On Friday, they released “Sucker,” their first single in years, along with a music video, featuring each brother’s significant o...

‘Text talking’ infects our fun interactions

Karena Ozier, Columnist

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns

I went home one weekend recently and I noticed something about people’s reactions to something funny. I was joking around with my family when my mom started to laugh. While she was in the middle of laughing, she paused to say, “that’s funny.” I realized that I had heard other people say this before when...

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