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Here’s a hot take on hot vs. iced coffee

Jessica Stewart

October 23, 2019

The other day, I went through the Starbucks drive-thru and ordered a french vanilla coffee with cream and sugar, which is hot by default. However, when I got to the window and they handed me my drink, it was iced. I did not ask for it to be iced, so why did they assume that was what I wanted? This is...

Just try and enjoy the ‘Star Wars’ movies

Adam Tumino

October 22, 2019

A new trailer for the ninth and final installment of the "Star Wars" Skywalker Saga premiered Monday night. Also premiering Monday night was a new episode of another seemingly endless saga: “Return of the Angry Online Commenters.” A relatively large number of "Star Wars" fans will find an issue...

Get out there, go to more concerts

Jaidyn Yarber, Columnist

October 21, 2019

Blaring speakers, blinding lights, and a crowd full of faces. A good concert exposes you to all of this and the promise of an unforgettable time. In my opinion, the experience of live music is so worth it. It gives you the opportunity to see your favorite artists, while blending into a crowd and feeling th...

Vending machines are mysterious

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

It is that time of the day. Your final class of the day is starting in five minutes, and you are tired from waking up for your 8 a.m. class and not getting much sleep the night before. This final class is nearly two hours long, and you need a pick-me-up to stay awake and alert for your class. You look...

OPINION: Teachers should avoid going on strike

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

October 20, 2019

Typically I try to stay away from political and controversial topics, because I am not always understanding all the facts or do not have an opinion that I want to share. However, this week I have decided to step out of my comfort zone and do just that.  This week Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers ...

OPINION: Do not be afraid to defend yourself

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

October 20, 2019

A “wise” person once told me to pick my battles, and not give everything a reaction. While I would normally agree with this concept to a point, I have to admit that I also believe in defending myself when I feel personally attacked. Unfortunately, we all are going to experience people bashing...

Opinion: Three things NBA fans are ready to see

Blake Faith, Reporter

October 17, 2019

It's that time of the year. The St. Louis Cardinals are out of the postseason, the NFL and NHL began their seasons and the World Series is less than a week away. The one thing coming up that excites me more than usual is that the NBA season starts on Tuesday. This offseason saw a lot of trades, injuries a...

Country music helps me in many ways

Kaitlyn Eddington, Columnist

October 17, 2019

The other day in class we watched a video called “This Beat is Killing Country Music.” It made me realize most hit music lately is doing the same snap/clap in the beat/rhythm. It’s not just country music.  I didn’t realize it until I watched this video.  I like country music, pop music, c...

Dealing with the chicken in the room

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Chick-Fil-A, a humble chicken chain, was officially started in 1967, in Atlanta, Georgia by Samuel Truett Cathy after the success of his previous business, the Dwarf House. They seem to be quickly climbing the ladder, and as of April 2018 it was slated at No. 7 in fast food in the country. The com...

Real-life scares are not ‘fun and games’

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Halloween is approaching, and I crave being terrified. I prefer a scary movie over a chick-flick or action movie on any given day. But why is that? It’s actually really weird if I stop and think about it. Is it about the thrill? That’s why we ride rollercoasters, right? That’s why we seek...

Satirizing the Nazis is tricky, yet possible

Adam Tumino

October 15, 2019

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy they stand no chance." This quote by Mel Brooks came to my mind regarding the upcoming release of “Jojo Rabbit,” a film by director Taika Waititi. It is de...

Eastern’s alert was handled poorly

Jessica Stewart

October 15, 2019

As you may have heard, Tuesday morning there was a security threat to campus. When I first got the Alert EIU email, I immediately assumed it was a shooter situation, as did several others I discussed it with. However, the email never specifically said what the threat was. I read the email right before wal...

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