The Daily Eastern News

Column: It is important to be environmentally friendly

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

September 21, 2020

Like many Eastern students, I spent the entire summer break both excited to be back on campus and anxious to see what rules Eastern would set in place to keep the community safe from Covid. Being back on campus for a whole month now, it is interesting to see how Covid has changed campus life with all...

Column: Charleston has grown on me during my time at Eastern

Karina Delgado

September 21, 2020

When I came to Charleston, I was not amused. After seeing other college towns such as Bloomington and Urbana-Champaign, I was unsure about Charleston. I felt like I was back in my hometown, nothing to do besides Wal-Mart and Casey’s. Despite the town I still picked Eastern and I knew that I had to make ...

Column: After Ginsburg’s death, what comes next?

Zach Bray

September 21, 2020

On Friday, September 18th, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. Known as Notorious RBG, or RBG, she was an icon and fighter for women’s rights. Born in 1933, she spent her life dedicated to fighting for a better world where equality was the law of the land. ...

Column: Ginsburg’s death creates uncertainty going forward

Lindsey Ulrey

September 20, 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court Justice, has brought both grief and uncertainty across America. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not only an amazing woman in politics but an important cultural icon. On her deathbed Ginsburg made her dying wish known to her granddaughter when she ...

Column: Updated look at presidential race as election nears

Marguerite McHale

September 17, 2020

Election season is approaching us, and it’s time to choose between our current POTUS, or our former Vice President. On November 3rd, our country decides the POTUS for the next four years of our country’s journey with our votes. With every news source trying to calculate the outcome, voters are left...

Column: We should be concerned about USPS right now

Destiny Blanchard

September 17, 2020

If you’ve sent a letter or a package to a friend in the past few months you may have noticed that it’s taken a lot longer than usual to get to them, and there’s a reason for that. For years the U.S. Postal service has been losing money as many things are shipped by companies such as Amazon, FedE...

Column: Brother Jed: Just go home already

Corryn Brock

September 16, 2020

Do not waste your breath arguing with Brother Jed. The well-known campus preacher made his annual visit to Eastern Wednesday and was met with a crowd of angry and offended students and professors there to fight back against his mostly hate-filled rhetoric. Him, his wife and whoever else he brings o...

Column: COVID-19 is not a conspiracy

Gillian Eubanks

September 16, 2020

COVID-19 has been wreaking havoc on the world since the beginning of 2020. We’ve been in quarantine since March. Masks have kind of become a new fashion statement. I know we are all tired of it.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Data Tracker, the U.S. has had 6...

Column: Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ contains child pornography

Logan Raschke

September 15, 2020

• Editor’s note: This column contains mentions of child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children, which the author claims is in the film “Cuties.” This material may be disturbing to some readers. I hope this is the only time I present my viewpoints on a film I haven’t even seen. ...

Column: I’m trying to quit mansplaining

Adam Tumino

September 15, 2020

Sometimes as a white male, I feel like a pretzel in a bag of Chex Mix. There are too many of us, we are boring and we ruin the rest of the bag. There are many things me and my people do that are counterproductive and frankly annoying. Perhaps one of the most egregious things we do is mansplaining. Despite...

Column: Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp for Life

Karina Delgado

September 15, 2020

It’s Halloween season and you know what that means. Halloween movies! I am a sucker for Tim Burton. His art style and movies never fail. Classics such as “Beetlejuice,” “Corpse Bride,” and “Edward Scissorhands” are must-watch movies during this season. The other day I was watching these...

Column: Do not let the things you love become your hustle

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez

September 15, 2020

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life?” Ideas like this one encourage people to view any interests or hobbies they may have as a possible career. Like making earrings? Sell them in an online store. Like baking? Open up a bakery. Like photography?...

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