The Daily Eastern News

Column: Another gem from GRMLN

Ryan Meyer

July 8, 2020

Yoodoo Park, who writes music under the moniker GRMLN, released his 13th album, Morning Star, on July 1. One may think that, with 13 albums in less than a decade, Park is surely running out of quality material. But this album, and not to mention the 12 before it, is filled to the brim with catchy, g...

Don’t ‘cancel’ people; hold them accountable, demand change

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer

July 3, 2020

Just because people have done wrong and are held accountable for their actions does not mean they should be stripped of the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and do better. Instead of promoting a toxic, ominous "Cancel Culture,"  we need to demand change and uphold our standards as consumers...

Column: Americans couldn’t be any less together

Ryan Meyer

July 1, 2020

The mottos, mantras and maxims are everywhere. They claim togetherness, camaraderie and perseverance in times of hardship. We’ve all seen companies utilizing slogans to encourage us to keep our chins up, and while they’re up, consider buying their product. Musicians have capitalized as well, with...

Column: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of a great filmmaker’s debut

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2020

Sometimes the talent of a filmmaker is evident right away. That was certainly the case with the great Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, whose debut film “Amores Perros” recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The title is loosely translated into both “Love Dogs” and “Lov...

Falling out of friendship: A sad, necessary learning experience

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer

June 26, 2020

"Falling out of friendship" with someone, or eventually losing touch with a person who was previously a good friend, feels like getting stabbed with a million little needle pricks of gloom and unrest. But it's a bittersweet part of life that's necessary in everyone's individual development. I guess...

Column: 10 years of ‘High Violet’

Ryan Meyer

June 24, 2020

In May of 2010, the National released their fifth record, High Violet. There are days where this is my favorite album of all time, but most days it sits comfortably in the second-favorite slot. I didn’t even realize it was the tenth anniversary until they began advertising limited-edition merchand...

Why ‘The Golden Girls’ helps me cope

Why 'The Golden Girls' helps me cope

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer

June 19, 2020

I don’t know if this is weird, but sometimes I listen to TV sitcoms in the background while I work. And when I say “TV sitcoms,” I’m mostly referring to “The Golden Girls.” For one, having some noise while I work, read or do tasks around my apartment sometimes helps me work harder (sometimes...

Column: My favorite albums from the 1st half of 2020

Ryan Meyer

June 17, 2020

It’s right around the middle of the year, and I’d like to start a tradition that is definitely not copied from other music criticism websites. I want to review my favorite new albums halfway through the year, and then again in December. The only requirements are that the albums came out in the year...

Column: Juliper Sky on the way to the clouds

Ryan Meyer

June 12, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jamie Lambert, the singer and guitarist of up-and-coming Manchester band Juliper Sky. We talked about whatever came to mind, from Star Wars to Jimi Hendrix to our ideas of Shangri-La. But we mostly discussed his band and their roots, influences, and aspirations. They’re...

COLUMN: Check on us: We’re not OK

Logan Raschke, Columnist

June 5, 2020

Check on the college students in your life during this pandemic and economic recession. We’re not OK. In fact, (at least) half of the country isn’t doing OK. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 45 percent of adults have been “negatively impacted” by the virus. The KFF also says th...

Column: It is OK to need an escape

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2020

The news can be a bit overwhelming right now. Every time you pick up your phone, open Facebook or Twitter or turn on the news, it is easy to feel like things are out of control. In times like this, it is OK to feel the need to escape from time to time. Find something to do each day that brings you...

Column: COVID-19 still a threat as protests continue

Ryan Meyer

June 3, 2020

It feels strange continuing to write about the coronavirus in a time where the pandemic has taken a backseat in the news to protests over the recent deaths of George Floyd and many African Americans before him at the hands of police. But last week I wrote an emotionally charged column, titled “Minecraft...

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