The Daily Eastern News

Column: Embrace your natural beauty and looks

Jaidyn Yarber, Columnist

October 7, 2019

Last summer, I competed in my county pageant. Before you jump to any conclusions, I am only going to highlight the interviewing portion of my pageantry experience. I had to sit, back straight and hands nicely folded on my wrinkle-free skirt, as a table of three judges expeditiously asked me all sorts of question...

Column: Scary movies have lost scary factors

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

If anything, these scary movies, or horror movies, should only be called scary based off their trailers. Every time one of these new scary movies releases its trailer, everyone overreacts and freaks out over how scary the movie will be based on the trailer. One recent example, for me, is the traile...

Troublemakers seem to enjoy being awful

Andrew Paisley

October 6, 2019

Isn’t it funny how we reach our college years and suddenly we find people acting just as immature as they did in grade school? It often baffles me, because I came to college to have the college experience and get a proper education, not revisit the low maturity levels that others had when we were little ...

Students should go to their Friday class

Kate Rehwinkel

October 6, 2019

It seems that every week many people who have class on Fridays do not show up. When I had Friday classes, it seemed that half the class was missing each Friday. Personally, I would rather have classes on Friday than have a longer class twice a week. Most of my friends do not have classes on Friday. ...

October is tough for me: Here’s why

Blake Faith, Columnist

October 3, 2019

It’s October now. For most people, October is about Halloween and haunted houses. For me, it’s about trying to forget about my biological father's birthday because of our strained relationship. Last weekend was Family Weekend, and I had two days of visits. My mom and my siblings came the first...

Watching ‘The West Wing’ is worth it

Katelyn Eddington, Columnist

October 3, 2019

All I hear about in national news is President Trump. However, when I need a break from the real world of politics (especially the last few days) but still need a daily dosage of politics, I watch a little show called "The West Wing." "The West Wing," created by Aaron Sorkin, is an early 2000s show...

Opinion: Escaping the world through crime podcasts

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 2, 2019

A study came out in the Journal of Radio and Media in 2018 about the predominantly female true crime audience and their motivation for listening to five or more hours of true crime podcasts a day.  As a true crime junkie, I looked into this study in my free time and found some of the results to be e...

Opinion: Celebrities have become branded

Zoe Donovan, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Reality television has made its way out of the television, and onto makeup brands, social media, movies and even politics.  It’d be naïve and cynical to say that this was a new phenomena, only existing in our day and age.  Sixteenth century Europe had Queen Elizabeth, who people idolized and strove to look and be lik...

This hot weather must confuse trees

Adam Tumino, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

If I were a tree, I would be very befuddled. There are a number of reasons I would be befuddled. First of all, why have I become sentient? I am a tree and should not have thoughts. Also, why is someone writing what they assume my thoughts to be? I am a tree who has become sentient for some reason and...

Take your cellphone off speaker phone

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

October 1, 2019

Every time I walk around campus or go get something to eat, I hear someone talking on the phone. Not a big deal, but I can hear the entire conversation. Literally. They are talking on speakerphone, so I can hear both people talking. Why is this a common thing? Why do so many people feel the need to j...

Column: Avoid using cell phones during class time

Karena Ozier, Columnist

September 30, 2019

In each class during the first week of school, we go over a syllabus. In this syllabus, there are expectations that each teacher presents to the students to avoid problems later in the semester. Most of the time, an expectation for students is to be engaged in class. This includes not being distracted...

Take an interest in family history

Andrew Paisley

September 29, 2019

Many of you who know me know that I have a strong interest in genealogy, which is the study of family history. My interest has developed throughout my entire life, but it wasn’t until about nine years ago that I became fully interested and amazed in the information I had discovered and the resear...

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