The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: eSports arena great move by Eastern

September 24, 2019

Eastern unveiled its new eSports arena on Monday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring university President David Glassman slicing through the ribbon with a sword, signaling a beginning to Eastern’s newest endeavor. The arena, which had a $60,000 budget, is housed in the student recreation center a...

Editorial: Pursue banned books; read and learn

September 23, 2019

Banning books is something we at The Daily Eastern News are not in favor of. But the issue can’t help but illuminate an incredibly important fact: Books are powerful. From challenging racism with hard facts in “To Kill a Mockingbird” to illustrating the wildest aspects of children’s imaginatio...

EDITORIAL: Include students in gen ed. discussion

Staff Editorial

September 22, 2019

Eastern now has a general education committee, which will be made up of interim members who will discuss the effectiveness of general education courses at Eastern and also decide on if changes need to be made in how general education courses are taught.  The committee will be chaired by professor G...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Don’t rush Area 51; it’s most likely dangerous

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2019

Friday is the purported famous, or infamous depending on your opinion, day where millions of internet users agreed to collectively ‘storm’ Area 51. While the thought of uncovering what secrets may lie at the base, we at The Daily Eastern News implore anyone actually thinking of going to seriously c...

STAFF EDITORIAL: What is journalism?

Staff Editorial

September 18, 2019

Journalism is a public service meant to inform the people. Journalists comprise news services, and what they report on gets published or broadcasted there. This may seem pretty self-explanatory, but people still get confused about what else can or should get published in newspapers. In this editorial, we at ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Admissions scandal sentencing reveals privilege

Staff Editorial

September 16, 2019

There is problem involving social class status in this country. The issue at hand is how people are being treated unjustly based on their social standing.  Felicity Huffman paid a $15,000 bribe so her daughter would get accepted into college.  She received her 14-day prison sentence Friday after ple...

Hispanic Heritage Month needs our respect

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month starts Sunday, and with that, Eastern will be having events to commemorate it. The first event is Saturday, at the Newman Catholic Center, where an “Independence Dance” will be held from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. We at The Daily Eastern News think understanding the reason for a ...

Editorial: Take time to reflect on 9/11

September 10, 2019

Eighteen years ago, on September 11th, 2001 nearly 3,000 people lost their lives and almost 10,000 more were treated for injuries in what is widely considered to be the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. After 18 years many people can tell you where they were the moment they heard of the planes...

EDITORIAL: Textbook Rental is great for Eastern

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2019

Here at Eastern we are fortunate enough to have the bonus of renting our textbooks rather than buying them. This is a huge bonus for students as most schools require them to purchase their textbooks; and let’s be honest, many professors do not even use the textbooks their students have in their cu...

STAFF EDITORIAL: College journalism is crucial; it deserves respect

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News believe in our reporting and the fact that we are providing a service to our readers by informing them of what is happening at Eastern. To make this happen, though, we need the cooperation of Eastern’s officials, students and community members to be able to relay and ...

Editorial: Straight Pride hype does not make sense

September 4, 2019

Up until 2015 marriage between same-sex couples was illegal.  Private homosexual activity was illegal nationwide until 2003 via Lawrence v. Texas.  Over the years LGBTQIA+ individuals have been discriminated against time and time again and have fought through it.  They have had laws restr...

Editorial:Tenth day numbers show step in right direction

September 3, 2019

Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers were released on Tuesday and once again, on-campus head count is down. This time the number of students on-campus dropped 3.25 percent to 4,917, in Fall 2018 that number was 5,082.  Last week, we at The Daily Eastern News, wrote an editorial stating that the ...

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