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Dealing with the chicken in the room

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Chick-Fil-A, a humble chicken chain, was officially started in 1967, in Atlanta, Georgia by Samuel Truett Cathy after the success of his previous business, the Dwarf House. They seem to be quickly climbing the ladder, and as of April 2018 it was slated at No. 7 in fast food in the country. The com...

Real-life scares are not ‘fun and games’

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Halloween is approaching, and I crave being terrified. I prefer a scary movie over a chick-flick or action movie on any given day. But why is that? It’s actually really weird if I stop and think about it. Is it about the thrill? That’s why we ride rollercoasters, right? That’s why we seek...

Satirizing the Nazis is tricky, yet possible

Adam Tumino

October 15, 2019

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy they stand no chance." This quote by Mel Brooks came to my mind regarding the upcoming release of “Jojo Rabbit,” a film by director Taika Waititi. It is de...

Eastern’s alert was handled poorly

Jessica Stewart

October 15, 2019

As you may have heard, Tuesday morning there was a security threat to campus. When I first got the Alert EIU email, I immediately assumed it was a shooter situation, as did several others I discussed it with. However, the email never specifically said what the threat was. I read the email right before wal...

I’m not macho; just deal with it

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

If you are expecting a macho, manly-man out of me, you will not get it. Sorry. Sure, I watch and play sports and could probably be a manly-man if need-be, but I am coming clean to all of you. My confession is simple: I love Taylor Swift’s music, and I love the Pokémon games. I know, throw your hate and j...

When deciding, pick the second choice

Karena Ozier, Columnist

October 14, 2019

When someone asks me “Where do you want to eat,” the typical response I give is, “I don’t mind. Anywhere is fine.” This is a small part of my indecisiveness. Depending on the situation, when it comes to choices, I can never seem to give one clear response in a timely manner. While deciding...

Raise awareness for all cancers

Kate Rehwinkel

October 13, 2019

Breast cancer awareness week is coming up on campus, and there are a lot of fun and exciting activities going on to help raise awareness and funds. I am all for raising awareness for breast cancer, however, why do we only promote awareness for breast cancer? I believe we should have a week for other c...

Do not conceal your inner self

Andrew Paisley

October 13, 2019

About nine years ago, I discovered my true sexuality. Most people will find this shocking, as a lot of people seemed to know I was gay long before I even knew. The truth is, it took having a sexual experience with a male to discover that I was really gay. It took about six months or so before I finall...

Opinion: Rejecting femininity: Do not do it, its bad

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 9, 2019

I found myself catching a feeling earlier this week--disgusting! No! I don't like to let people see me affected by that kind of stuff. I'm sure a ton of us don't. Vulnerability is uncomfortable and we strive to be comfortable at all costs. Leaving our comfort zone is a huge no no. Feelings are ass...

Column: For Trump, the shoes never seem to fit

Rayshaun Stevens, Columnist

October 9, 2019

So if you don’t know, news has been going around about the impeachment inquiry of President Trump, after making a phone call to Ukraine's president to try and have Joe Biden’s son investigated. Now is a good time as any to impeach Trump, right around the corner of the 2020 election. Being Presi...

Remind your friends that you love them

Jessica Stewart

October 8, 2019

It’s a common belief that the word “love” is special and should only be used sparingly. You shouldn’t throw it around at just anyone. I strongly disagree. I tell so many people in my life that I love them, and it hasn’t lost one ounce of meaning for me. I tell my close friends I love them...

Satire: I am an old, old man

Adam Tumino

October 8, 2019

All around campus I see young people, and I envy their juvenescence. They have their whole lives ahead of them. I was once young, albeit a very long time ago. In less than one week I will be turning 26 years old. The further my date of birth disappears back into the timeline, the more I seem to notice...

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