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The Daily Eastern News

Intelligence is hard to quantify

August 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

I have a friend who is a graduate student at a well-known Californian university, where she studies chemical engineering. In her free time, she creates freelance art and comics, and sometimes volunteers with herpetology organizations, teaching urban children about snakes and lizards. By all traditional...

Access to a 24-hour library should be a norm for the college experience

Chrissy Miller, News Editor
August 23, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

With hefty workloads and hectic schedules, a 24-hour library would be an attractive addition to Eastern’s campus. Booth Library has facilities filled with resources that can really help any student struggling in a course. However, it does not matter how nice the facilities are if no one can access...

Service industry has its perks, sometimes pizza

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
August 22, 2017
Filed under Columns

I do not claim to be an expert in economics. To be completely honest, I cannot define economics in any way that would satisfy someone older than the age of 12. Money and finances in sums larger than about $50 confuse me. So usually, when I tell people I have developed an economic theory of customer-to-employee...

Family is everything, especially when away

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor
August 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

My childhood did not consist of the stereotypical (not to mention terribly annoying) “picture perfect” family. We were far from perfect, with a single mother raising four children all huddled under a house that was, and still is, held together by band-aids and a prayer. Life was, well, hard....

Reach out, try something new while away

Cindy Huff, Columnist
August 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Well, here we are again, all of us ready and eager to start the fall semester. We have had our glorious summer vacations filled with fun, sleep- ing in and doing things on our own time. Now we have to get back to reality and back to a more structured lifestyle, which means get- ting out of bed a lo...

Letter from the Editor

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief
August 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

In case you have not heard it enough, let me just say welcome back to campus, and happy first day of classes. In case you do not know me, my name is Cassie Buchman, and I am the new Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Eastern News. Heading into the new school year in my new position, I have thought a lot ab...

OPINION: Jack Chick strikes again

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
July 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few days ago, my coworker came back from the bathroom of our gas station with a tiny booklet in hand. It was a multi-page comic book, colored in retro-inspired black ink pictures and garnished with Bible passages. Folded into the book was a yellow pamphlet advertising a story of a man who allegedly...

OPINION: Favorite places exist, find one

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
June 29, 2017
Filed under Columns

In rural Fayette county, there is a natural spring. It supplies cool, crystal-clear water to anyone who wants a drink. Maintained by one dedicated man and beloved by people across the county, the Kaskaskia Gardens are a hidden gem and one of my favorite places on Earth. As an opinion writer, I am...

Minimum wage workers do not need extra work

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
June 22, 2017
Filed under Columns

When I was a child, I used to go with a close friend of mine on trips to Walmart. In my hometown, shopping trips were one of the few child-accessible forms of entertainment that did not involve aimlessly wandering town or making sleds out of old mattresses and staircases, so friend-based Walmart trips...

OPINION: All kinds of parents deserve recognition

Liz Stephens, Staff Reporter
June 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

My stepdad took on the commitment of being my father when I was almost five years old. It was not until I was almost 18 that I realized how much he knowingly chose to take on when marrying my mom, who had three daughters. Fathers who are present and active in their children’s lives need to be recognized...

Opinion: Breakfast of champions may not make champions

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist
June 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear readers, let me tell you a story of my greatest failure as a person, a person with taste and a student. This is the story of the worst breakfast I ever had. Let us flash back to roughly four years ago. At the time, I was attending a Lake Land College branch in Effingham, splitting my time between...

Opinion: Being overworked is not trendy

Liz Stephens, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinions

As a college student, it is easy for one to work their hardest but still not feel as if they are doing enough. It is also easy to say yes to every opportunity because of the fear of missing out or looking lazy for not taking an extra obligation. Last semester I worked three jobs and went to school...

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