The Daily Eastern News

Don’t forget all the positives in life

Staff Report

November 2, 2017

As college students, it is easy to think we are ‘broke.’ Many students, upon not being able to afford another cup of coffee at Starbucks or Java, or being able to afford the $100 sweater they had their eye on, will roll their eyes and tell their friends “I’m so poor.” While there are,...

America’s future should not live in fear

November 1, 2017

At some point many of us have experienced the awful feelings that accompany true fear. These types of feelings result in our stomachs dropping and quenching for some sort of relief. Although the feeling is the same, the sources that create this feeling differ from person to person. Even though...

Keep up with financial aid

Staff Report

October 31, 2017

Financial aid can be confusing. Several students in an article recently in The Daily Eastern News were confused on some aspects of financial aid, which is of course understandable. There are many details and things to think about when it comes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to loans...

Being aware, attending meetings is important

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2017

The committee to review Workgroups No. 8 and 9 have already had several meetings, and luckily they have been both open and transparent to the public. Committee members, as seen in Monday’s article of The Daily Eastern News, are actively discussing their views on recommendations made by the Work...

Stay safe this Halloween

Staff Report

October 26, 2017

It is the spookiest time of the year, and the air is filled with spirits, tricks and treats. Although Halloween allows us the chance to overdose on sugar and step into someone else’s shoes, it is important to remember to take this weekend with caution. The staff at The Daily Eastern News has...

Power through the cycle, prioritize education and experience

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2017

Classes are important. They often open people’s eyes to different ways of thinking as well as help them develop skills that are needed to succeed in whatever field they choose. Education is life-changing, but not all lessons can be taught in classes. While classes provide the foundational concepts,...

We need leaders and we need answers

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2017

It is not yet election season, but there has already been some talk about possible candidates in upcoming races. Shirley Bell, a retired communication studies professor, announced her intention to seek the nomination for state representative of the 110th district at a Trivia Night, according to The...

Continue Homecoming spirit throughout the semester

Staff Report

October 22, 2017

Homecoming may be over but the memories created this Homecoming by passionately participating in activities with friends and family will be an integral part of many students’ college experience. For activities after the festivities of Homecoming, it takes that passion for Eastern and the dedication...

Committee meetings should be open

October 19, 2017

Higher education is now in a time of transition. Eastern is not an exception. Earlier in the week, we reported on the staffing and subsequent first meeting of a review committee that will look at Workgroup no. 8 and 9’s recommendations. Both workgroups made recommendations that could change the...

Still be aware of pressing issues this Homecoming week

Staff Report

October 17, 2017

When hard times come upon us, people are often asked to step up and do more than they usually do to continue to make sure everything functions smoothly. It can be easy to ignore things that are not as they should be during Homecoming week. After all, it is a time for celebrating school pride and relieving...

Go ahead, celebrate but stay responsible

Staff Editorial

October 16, 2017

Homecoming Week is officially upon us and along with wearing blue to celebrate school spirit; many students are taking it upon themselves to go the extra mile to welcome in homecoming. What better, stereotypical way to ring in homecoming than chugging gallons of booze and getting blackout drunk everyday...

Clean up trash on and off campus

Staff Report

October 15, 2017

The amount of litter that gathers along the side of the streets, especially up and down seventh and sixth streets, is appalling. The trash resembles thick cottonwood in late July; actually, it makes cottonwood more desirable to keep around. From crushed and smashed solo cups to shattered beer bottles...

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