The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Attend class both physically and mentally

Staff Editorial

January 10, 2017

As we enter a new semester, students attending their first day of classes go through the familiar ritual of looking over class syllabi. While many of the details are the same, teachers have a variety of attendance policies. Some keep attendance and use it to calculate the student’s grade while others...

Pace yourself while studying, keep the end in mind

Staff Editorial

December 11, 2016

Finals week is upon us and despite the gloomy and depressing weather, the world is not coming to an end. Granted there are several reasons to stress over finals and pull out your already gray hair like struggling with a class all semester and teetering between an B and an A or just goofing off all...

Editorial: Giving Tuesday campaign boosts morale

December 1, 2016

To show thanks to Eastern as a whole, Eastern President David Glassman sent out an email encouraging everyone to get involved in the inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign. The campaign is through social media and has the purpose of showing appreciation to current and future donors as well as sharing the...

Editorial: Make library services a funding priority

Staff Editorial

October 19, 2016

Everyone has their own wishlist for when the budget is restored. Some people list restoration of terminated Building Service Workers at the top of their budget wishlists. Others want cut academic programs or academic support services like the Testing Center back. At The Daily Eastern News, we recog...

Editorial: Remember the historic first debate

Staff Editorial

September 28, 2016

Two nights ago, over 81.4 million Americans tuned in to the most-viewed presidential debate in American history. Newsday even suggests that, with added public viewings and streaming figures, the total viewership of Monday’s debate might have been over 100 million. This figure surpassed the prev...

Editorial: Keep hazing out of student life

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2016

With the school year in full swing and new members joining clubs, Greek organizations and RSOs, the season for hazing is upon us. Hazing is a term that refers to any number of forced initiation rites that cause pain, discomfort or distress to those who are joining or about to join a group or organization....

Editorial: Civil servants should care for constituents

Staff Editorial

September 16, 2016

When an individual is in power, they have the ability to either be inspirational and loved by all or be the bane of everyone’s existence. Of course, what makes this land so great is that we the people have the ability to vote in who we want to be in power based on the belief that the individual...

Editorial: Inmates deserve proper mental health treatment

Staff Editorial

September 13, 2016

When 55 percent of male inmates and 73 percent of female inmates have a mental illness in the U.S., according to The Atlantic, The News believes proper health care should be provided for those with a mental illness. The two most common mental illnesses for inmates are depression and bipolar disorder...

Editorial: Help children understand tragedies

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2016

Fifteen years ago yesterday, the shape of American life, politics, travel, culture and security changed irreversibly. We need not remind the reader what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead, we would like to remind the reader what they should take away from a national tragedy and of how we should move...

Editorial: Help us understand the plan

Staff Editorial

September 9, 2016

At his State of the University Address, President David Glassman, the forerunner for supporting students, faculty and Eastern itself, mentioned his plans to remedy the challenges the university now faces as a result of the incompetent State to pass a full budget as well as to be “transparent” with...

Editorial: Work with, not against, student media

Staff Editorial

September 1, 2016

As journalists, it is our duty to inform our audience of what is happening in relation to our readers. At The Daily Eastern News we do our best to serve this audience; however, when people refuse to talk to the press they are limiting information for readers. Journalists are not here with the intent...

Editorial: Keep abreast of university matters


August 31, 2016

As students it is so easy to develop tunnel vision by only focusing on our classes and spending time with friends; however, we neglect our other responsibilities as students. If we do not pay attention to our administration’s plans and actions, we could be left voiceless. To avoid being overlooked...

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