The Daily Eastern News

Don’t be discouraged by the state of our country

Colin Roberts, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

May we live in interesting time, eh? Things are ratcheting up. Pipe bombs in the mail is kind of new. Synagogue shootings are sadly, not. The 24-hour news cycles can’t focus too heavily on any one topic, less they be labeled partisan, or worse, boring. The truth is not partisan, or at least it di...

Express your gratitude by returning the favor

Karena Ozier, Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

I love getting free stuff as much as the next person, but even I know that nothing is really free.  For instance, I recently went through the Starbucks drive thru with my friend. She ordered a drink, and when she pulled up to the window to pay, the worker told her that the person in the car in fro...

An open letter to negative baby boomers

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns

Welcome to the present day, baby boomers. I know, back in your day, you had to hike ten miles up a mountain (both ways) infested with deadly predators and plants to get to school. Life was much harder for you back then than what life is now. I know not everyone from the baby boomer generation degrad...

Keep the holidays in order, please

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Halloween is in October, Thanksgiving is in November and Christmas is in December. These are basic facts that nearly everyone understands.This is why it makes no sense that Christmas decorations and Halloween decorations occupy the same aisles in stores halfway through October. While many retail...

A sociological view of hate in America

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recent events highlight what we have been saying about this country more and more recently: there is an acceptance and/or tolerance of hate in society. In the past week alone, one man sent pipe bombs to critics of President Trump, and another man attacked a synagogue and killed 11 people. In fact,...

I disagree, Trump does exhibit facist behavior

Colin Roberts, Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

One of the benefits of a diverse newsroom is, you guessed it, diversity of opinion. At the DEN we have progressives, conservatives and a whole bunch of centrists who are desperately trying to hide their non-affiliation. I respect those who articulate their beliefs in good faith, even if I hold the opi...

There are limits on our compassion

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

On October 4th of this year, according to Daniel Figueroa IV of The Tampa Bay Times, 22-year-old Robert Grassano-Mazeika began chatting with a 13-year-old on a chat forum. Pretending to be a 17-year-old, Grassano exchanged graphic pictures, described how he wanted to have sex with her, and agreed to m...

Taking the time for self care is worth it

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s officially that point in the semester where I forget I’m a human being. Symptoms of this include: running on two hours of sleep, slurping down coffee like a fiend, realizing you started reading a book for fun FOUR WEEKS AGO, forgetting which day of the week it is frequently, having trouble ...

It’s OK to spill soup; just move forward

Karena Ozier, Columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The weather lately has been preparing us for a potentially colder winter than usual. When the weather gets colder, I eat more hot food and drink more hot drinks. Earlier last week around lunch time, I decided to grab some food from one of the dining halls and bring it back to the warm comfort of my...

Why is graduating ‘on time’ an expectation?

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns

Anyone who has ever met with an adviser has probably heard the phrase “graduating on time,” especially if they’ve changed their major. Why is it an expectation to graduate “on time,” and why is four years the expectation? While I was scrolling through Facebook the other day, I stumbled across a post...

No, Donald Trump is not a fascist

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns

Occasionally I hear some concern from the American people over President Donald Trump’s political views and his distance from the traditional Republican Party platform. Some call him a fascist either as a true concern, an exaggeration or as an insult to him and his cabinet. Some people do see parallels b...

College can be hard for parents, too

Natalee Reynolds, Columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Columns

Last week, I spoke to my mom over the phone for the first time in a while—that while being at least a few weeks. I told her how I was doing and we talked briefly, catching up with each other. Towards the end of the conversation, we confided in each other about how much we truly missed each othe...

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