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DIY: sometimes deeply satisfying, sometimes useless

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

October 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A few weeks ago, I made a base for an old lamp. It was a desk lamp that was designed to clamp onto a flat surface, and while it was a great lamp, its original clamp was missing. I was only having so much luck with store-bought C clamps, so I figured I would make a more permanent solution. At first,...

Remember this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Like seeing an old friend after a long while, Homecoming is welcomed on campus with open arms. Every time I think of the fun that comes with the incredible weekend, I cannot help but take a deep breath, close my eyes then smile when I let it out. It is an exciting time on campus because everything...

About emotional support animals

Abbey Lesko-Youngberg, Guest Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, The Daily Eastern News published an article called “What it is like having an emotional support cat” in the Oct. 1, 2017 edition.  Many questions have been raised regarding this article, and the following information is in response to help clarify any confusion that it may have caused. ...

ROTC is more than just a class

Johnathan Jones, Columnist

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Reserve Officer Training Corps is the one of the Army’s tools for training the future officers who will be leading America’s soldiers. ROTC is a way for college students to train and develop the leadership skills to be able to lead in today’s Army. But, as the students are training with ROTC...

Prevent sexual assult, promote discussion

Bailey Flesner, Columnist

October 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Many people only think of sexual assault as unwanted penetration, but it is so much more than that. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, sexual assault is defined as “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.” Catcalls, fondling,...

Nostalgia crops up in the least expected places

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Friday I took a big, important test. It was in the Pearson VUE center at Ninth Street Hall, in a basement-level computer lab. I sat at a desk in a white cinderblock room with tiny, wood-encased windows just below the ceiling. Outside light was blotted out by Venetian blinds and bits of cardboard,...

Addicts don’t volunteer to be addicts

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

There are two kinds of people in the world- those who fail 100 times and keep trying until they reach their goal, and those who fail twice and decide to give up because they think trying again is too hard. Last week in my English class, we got on the topic of states having needle exchange programs...

Cats, Camp and Mustard

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under Columns

Over the summer, I spent 10 weeks living at a fine arts camp in the middle of the National Forest. My home was a creaky, non-air-conditioned cabin, which I shared with 11 other girls. It was hot, it was smelly and my days were filled with that special brand of pubescent drama. I had the time of...

Coming out: a lifelong process

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As I write this article, the newsroom is celebrating National Coming Out Day. “Celebrating” is not actually the best way to put it. Work continues as usual. We looked up for a moment upon remembering the holiday and laughed about how little it impacts us now. As a queer person, my first Coming...

Never forget where you came from, be proud of who you are  

Jaynell Perara, Columnist

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As college students, we are always bombarded with homework, tests, extracurricular activities, bills and more. It seems like we are always struggling to meet deadlines. It is easy to get involved in everything else that we have going on in our lives, and we often forget the reason why we are going...

Drive like you want to live, safe

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

To the person who passed the moronic, inconsiderate, arrogant and easily distracted buffoon in Driver’s Education, I hate you. You are partially responsible for putting another imbecile behind the wheel and giving them the power to take someone’s life at will. You suck, whoever you are. Of...

You are not alone, you will never be alone

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Editor’s Note: The columnist is not referring to anyone in particular, it is a hypothetical situation based on what on what the columnist has experienced in her life. Procrastination is slowly creeping up in ranks as my only demise. I do it to myself though, by putting off work until the last...

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