The Daily Eastern News

EDITORIAL: Check out Eastern’s RSOs, make new friends

Staff Editorial

August 25, 2019

One of the best experiences of college life is being able to get involved with different clubs and organizations. Eastern provides students with a variety of groups that may be interesting to them. This Tuesday, Eastern will be hosting Pantherpalooza in Thomas Hall at 2 p.m. Pantherpalooza is...

EDITORIAL: Parking at Eastern is subpar; we want more

Staff Editorial

August 22, 2019

We've all been there. You're driving around, looking for a parking spot before class and guess how many there are? Exactly zero. At least none close to the building you're going to. Or maybe you live in the Triad where there is no student parking specifically for your building, so you must park over by O'Brie...

EDITORIAL: Charleston needs more interesting activities

Staff Editorial

August 21, 2019

There is a reason a common joke among students at Eastern is that we graduate as alcoholics: There is nothing to do in Charleston. Students want to, and need to, have a commendable amount of options for a good time when they need a break from the stresses of college life. The most common form of ente...

Editorial: Eastern should not mandate community service on its new students

August 21, 2019

Every year when new students arrive at Eastern, freshman and transfers alike, they are given a checklist of activities they are expected to participate in as a part of Eastern’s Prowl program which is, according the school’s website designed to help students “make a smooth transition into their...

Editorial: Prowl should be less of a requirement

Editorial Board

August 19, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News believe Prowl Weekend has too many events that new students are forced to attend. College is a time for transitioning into “the real world”; however, freshmen and transfer students are sent to mandatory events instead of being able to settle in and explore the place ...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy what we have to offer at Eastern

Staff Editorial

August 18, 2019

For those of you who are just stepping on campus and beginning your education here at Eastern, there are so many activities you can partake in and enjoy. We at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to take everything in and experience everything that the school has to offer. No matter what your intere...

STAFF EDITORIAL: We made it through the school year

Staff Editorial

April 28, 2019

We made it. Congratulations, everyone. The end of the semester and school year is upon us, and in a few days we can all relax knowing that we do not have classes anymore, or projects or homework. For some of us, we are done with our schooling completely. After walking across the stage to grab that...

Graffiti, while illegal, can sometimes be art

Staff Editorial

April 25, 2019

When we think of graffiti, we usually think of the typically amateur scribbling on the trains we watch cross by in our cars. Or we think about the quick glimpses we catch of the simple nicknames and profanity on the sides of bridges we drive under. While some choose to spray stone and cement walls with vulgar...

The country wastes time on too much social media

Staff Editorial

April 24, 2019

People everywhere in the U.S. are spending too much time on their social media instead of actually going outside and communicating with others face-to-face. Don’t get us wrong; social media and smartphones are extremely important. Do you remember the last time you didn’t have the resources...

Don’t be afraid to try new things

Staff Editorial

April 22, 2019

Often, people are so quick to say they do not enjoy doing a certain activity or spending time with a certain person. The problem is that most of the people who say these things have never actually done the things they say they dislike. We at The Daily Eastern News are firm believers that you have ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Celebrate holidays by reflecting

Staff Editorial

April 21, 2019

There is no better way to celebrate a holiday than to be happy while doing so because a sad holiday celebration is not much of a celebration. So, in the spirit of keeping our spirits high at this stressful time, let us all look back on the semester and think about everything that we have overcome, b...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Support, recognize all victims of sexual assault

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2019

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we at The Daily Eastern News would like to emphasize the importance of supporting sexual assault victims who are not typically represented. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, a traditional college student falls into the most likely to ...

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