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Editorial: Hoverboard ban will benefit students

Staff Editorial

January 13, 2016

A new popular mode of transportation has been sweeping the nation, and it seems there isn’t anyone who is not enjoying it. Of course, we are talking about the hoverboard, and now these things are banned from Eastern. Yes, students are no longer allowed to have these things on campus, and this...

Edit: WEIU-TV is a crown jewel for Eastern and alumni

Staff Editorial

January 11, 2016

One thing is for certain: WEIU-TV has affected the lives of the many that watch the broadcasts from the comfort of their home to the students who use it as a training ground to hone their skills to achieve their dreams. And this much was apparent during the public forum on Thursday as support for the...

Editorial: Budget impasse affects universities

Staff Editorial

December 14, 2015

In the summer, President David Glassman announced the laying off of 26 faculty members.  In a press release from Aug. 18, Eastern identified the 118 civil service and administrative and professional positions for elimination. The state budget impasse and decline in student enrollment has affected...

Editorial: Memorial courtyard a wise addition

Staff Editorial

December 11, 2015

Walking around campus should be a pleasant experience, and the university periodically renovates or installs new things in the various quads to enhance the Eastern environment. The housing and dining office recently has had to reevaluate its timeline for building a memorial courtyard between Andrews and Lawson ha...

Editorial: Women’s rugby suspended for the year

Staff Editorial

December 8, 2015

This year’s women’s rugby season was suspended for what Eastern’s Athletic Director Tom Michael calls, safety reasons. Michael said last year there were times when rugby matches were canceled because Eastern had too many team members sitting out with injuries. Apparently there was no reason...

Editorial: Avoid phone scam affecting students

Staff Editorial

December 7, 2015

It has been reported that over the last few weeks a phone scam has been affecting students on campus. The article titled, “UPD warns students of phone scam,” in Monday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News said students have reported of receiving a call about from IRS telling students they were d...

Editorial: Staying healthy during finals week

Staff Editorial

December 2, 2015

With finals week around the corner that means the end of the semester is nearing and students are over it. Students have come out of their food comas from the Thanksgiving holiday, but not necessarily are ready to finish the remainder of the semester, but The Daily EasternNews urges everyone to kee...

Editorial: Prepare early in job application process

Staff Editorial

November 30, 2015

Everyone knows that finals are coming, along with presentations, papers and late nights riddled with exhaustion, anxiety and caffeine. However, for a number of students this will be the last time they embark on the dreaded final stretch. For some, graduation is less than a month away and that means...

Editorial: Faculty Senate should provide context

Staff Editorial

November 18, 2015

After sending out a referendum for faculty to evaluate the performance of Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs, the Faculty Senate put forward two resolutions. One resolution was to continue discussing the results with President David Glassman and the Board of Trustees, and the other...

Edit: Friday the 13th should not be feared

Staff Editorial

November 13, 2015

Let us all say it together, triskaidekaphobia. That is seventeen letters, seven syllables and one meaning; the fear of the number 13. The fear of the number 13 originally came from Judas being the thirteenth person at “the Last Supper,” the night before Jesus Christ’s death on “Good Friday.” According...

Editorial: Learn to consume your news wisely

Staff Editorial

November 11, 2015

News is a tricky business. If nothing else, good journalism is a mutually beneficial relationship between reporters and the community they serve. Reporters rely on the community to create news for them to cover, and the community relies on reporters to keep them informed of important issues and events....

Editorial: ‘Sounds of the World’ shares cultures

Staff Editorial

November 9, 2015

One thing that has always been great about attending college is the amount of diversity that is present on campuses. The Association of International Scholars held the event “Sounds of the World” Friday in the university ballroom. The article “Students share different talents, cultures”...

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