The Daily Eastern News

Joking about sexual assault is deplorable

Kate Rehwinkel

September 29, 2019

The topic of this column is a serious one that should not be taken lightly. I hate when I hear men crack jokes about sexual harassment. Recently I have heard quite a few men making jokes about the man who grabbed women’s buttocks earlier this month on campus. I am here to say that making jokes about s...

The Cardinals should not be ignored

Blake Faith

September 26, 2019

Around this time of the year during the last four years, I have become a pure fan of baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals haven’t been in the playoffs since 2015. Since then, I’ve been pulling for either an American League team or the Los Angeles Dodgers, because one of my closest friends back home i...

Sometimes in life you get stuck

Katelyn Eddington

September 26, 2019

I feel stuck. Usually, I would start my articles with a little longer sentence, but lately I just feel stuck. I feel stuck on everything. What I want to do with my life after college? Truth is, I do not know anymore. I know a lot of students feel this way especially at this point in the semester. How...

Opinion: Emotional intelligence is important for all

Megan Keane, Columnist

September 25, 2019

I know some people that are really bitter about having to learn algebraic formulas instead of being taught how to do taxes. I’m mad about that too, but I’m also mad that skills like emotional intelligence aren’t taught. Why aren’t life skills and coping mechanisms taught to us? Wouldn’t we...

Opinion: Porter’s Emmy win simply historical

Rayshaun Stevens, Columnist

September 25, 2019

For those of you who may not have known, the 2019 Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 22, and a historic win occurred. Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell on ‘POSE’, is not only an actor, but he is also a Tony and Grammy Award winner, and Golden Globe nominated singer, director, composer and playwrig...

Opinion, Satire: Embrace the climate change apocalypse

Adam Tumino, Columnist

September 24, 2019

Humanity as we know it will soon cease to exist. Global climate change threatens to alter the course of human history more than all the wars in the history of the world combined. I, however, look forward to the decline of human society. I have seen “Mad Max: Fury Road” a number of times, and I t...

Opinion: Fun ideas for weekend trips with friends

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

September 24, 2019

Recently, the DEN published an Editorial saying that Charleston needs more fun things for students to do. While I do agree, there are still a lot of fun things to do somewhat close to here. However, most of them require a drive, so it’s handy to have a friend with a car. Here is a list of my favorite ...

Opinion: Challenge yourself to learn new languages

Jaidyn Yarber, Columnist

September 23, 2019

Have you ever thought about learning a second language? Spanish, French, ASL or maybe German? If you’ve ever downloaded Duolingo or taken an elective foreign language class, then you probably have an idea of what it’s like to take on that challenge. Personally, learning a second language is on...

Opinion: Glasses are cups; here’s my reason why

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 23, 2019

The age-old question is not about the tree falling in the forest, or if the chicken or egg came first. No, everybody, the most important question which demands your attention and deepest thought is this: Is a glass a cup? Yes, this is a silly question on the face of it, but it is one that sparked fierce deb...

Road trips make the best memories

Kate Rehwinkel

September 22, 2019

A few weekends ago, my best friend Sarah and I went on a day trip down to Belleville, Ill. to go to Eckerts orchard. I am very familiar with Eckerts because it was a tradition my parents did with me every year growing up. September is apple picking season, my favorite season. After driving for two hours to...

Value yourself in sexual situations

Andrew Paisley

September 22, 2019

Sex is common in college. And, we often take advantage of it without realizing how special it can truly be. Let me say that this column is not meant to be vulgar, but rather to share my experience and to stress the importance of taking sex seriously. I lost my virginity at the age of 16. I had just ...

Time has wings, so enjoy the present

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter

September 19, 2019

Time has wings. People who know me know I use this phrase sometimes. To me, it describes a period of time that I can't believe went by so fast. We’re approaching week six of this semester. For some students, you are in the middle of the grind, whether you’ve had exams, projects or homework. For our ...

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