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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"...

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,...

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...

Yes, Trump could really win in 2020

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 3, 2019

Can Donald Trump win the 2020 election and stay in the Oval Office? I think right now he is my favorite to win, although I wish that was not the case. For so long, the Democratic Party used multiple upon multiple avenues to try to get the president impeached. Calling for tax returns, using an...

The online self-care fad is becoming sensationalized

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2019

If there is one thing I’ve learned, it is to never trust the internet. While it can be an incredibly useful tool for knowledge and communication, I have to take everything it says with a grain of salt; I like to do the research myself before deciding to buy into whatever flesh it is feeding. Even...

Tamp down the unwarranted tampon outrage

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

June 30, 2019

The other day, I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post from one of my favorite dancers. She had just started a new partnership with Playtex Sport and posted a photo of her promoting their tampons. While some of the comments were supportive, others were nasty. People were saying that she should...

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