The Daily Eastern News

Shared governance is even more important in face of reorganization

Staff Report

April 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Shared governance structures are more important than ever. In this time when everything at the university is changing, we need people who are committed to keeping an eye on and speaking out about what is happening during the reorganization process set to start this summer. At the last Faculty Senate meeting, a new pr...

Be kind and pay it forward

Staff Editorial

April 16, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We are always told to appreciate the little things. And it is true, the little things can give us the biggest feelings of relief or happiness, and sometimes even help restore our faith in this world that seems to be too cruel too often. While it is always nice to be on the receiving end of these little...

Editorial: ‘Spring Fever’ is no excuse to skip class

Staff Editorial

April 12, 2018


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As the weather becomes warmer and more students want to break free from the dungeons they call rooms, it is only natural to enjoy what the campus has to offer. This may include walking up and down the quads, sitting and doing homework on the Doudna steps, playing with chalk, playing catch in the South Quad...

Editorial: Be nice to those who cater to us

Staff Editorial

April 10, 2018


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Patience is a virtue. Unfortunately, it is not one we always have, especially while waiting in a long line that stretches into the horizon or sitting at a table in a restaurant for what feels like years rather than minutes. In these situations, instead being patient, we often succumb to feelings of...

Editorial: There are cheap options for fun around campus

Staff Editorial

April 9, 2018


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It’s that time of the semester again. Our refund checks are long gone. The motivation to keep chugging along for the last three weeks of the semester has long disappeared. During this brief but crucial time, it is often difficult to find an outlet for our stress and take a short mental vacation fr...

Editorial: Don’t be a sore loser, winner

Staff Editorial

April 8, 2018


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As Kevin Costner’s character Crash Davis would say in the 1988 baseball movie “Bull Durham,” “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.” The rain has no bearing on how one would handle the win or the loss, but the first part of the quote is something we think everyone sho...

Editorial: Congress, listen to your morals

Staff Report

April 5, 2018


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This past Easter Sunday, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he was no longer going to support a deal for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, as “Caravans” of immigrants are coming and that Republicans must turn to the “nuclear” option. This a...

Going to class should be a priority

Staff Report

April 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

We at The Daily Eastern News have three simple words we would like to share with you. No, it’s not “I love you” or “It’s happy hour.” What we want and need to tell you is… Go to class. Something so easy to say but apparently harder to do, going to class at the beginning of the semeste...

Think before you post

Staff Editorial

April 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With technology and social media, we have seemingly unlimited access to information and communication in seconds. And more times than not, we don’t give our own posts a second thought before we share our own information, pictures and whereabouts with our followers and the Internet in general. Facebook...

Continue to ask questions about new college structure

Staff Editorial

April 2, 2018


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Changes are coming to the university, and they are coming quickly. Under the new proposal for college restructuring shown by Provost Jay Gatrell, the university is now looking at one new college, two new schools and the creation of a consolidated college — with some changes coming as quickly as...

Participation is key for shaping our future

March 28, 2018


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The lack of student participation on campus has been getting hard to see lately. Organizations campus-wide have seen the negative consequences that stem from the obvious student apathy. Whether it is a matter of people being “just too busy” or people thinking someone else might step up to the...

Social media privacy no longer exists

Staff Editorial

March 27, 2018


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There has been buzz in the news about every middle-aged parents’ favorite social media platform. In case you are a part of the population that is not a middle-aged parent or active on Facebook, allow us to break down for you why Mark Zuckerburg will be testifying before Congress for the first time. Data...

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