The Daily Eastern News

Don’t wait before it’s too late, seek help

Staff Editorial

September 30, 2018


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Having the power to just say no to drugs is something that everyone should be grateful for. In today’s world, there are so many people whose lives have been taken over by drugs, and they struggle to break the habit and get sober. We at The Daily Eastern News support anyone who can get the help the...

Let’s just pretend there’s no rules

Staff Editorial

September 27, 2018


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In a perfect world, there would be no rules.  Everyone would be on the same page, everyone would be happy; it would be this beautiful utopia where rabbits and deer nibble blades of grass and lettuce out of your hands.  This isn’t a perfect world and because it isn’t rules need to be followed.  At the...

Social media is good if it is used in the right ways

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018


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Social media is a quick way to find out what is going on in the world and communicate with people. Millions and millions of Americans have at least one social media account, so it seems pretty safe to say social media—at least to an extent—shapes our world and the way we see it. Many people imme...

Listen to those who go unheard

September 25, 2018


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There is a problem that has been making headlines around the world that seems especially prevalent right now: sexual assault. Even with the talk generated by the ‘Me Too’ movement, it still feels like not enough actual action is taking place. Rapists are still not being prosecuted or held account...

Substance abuse is a real problem

September 24, 2018


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It is easy to fall into a pit of alcohol and drug abuse given the pressures, stresses and the culture of a college campus. Some people find it hard to deal with these kinds of things and resort to unhealthy addictions to fill the void. Alcohol abuse is a common occurrence among college students. Go to any party or ...

Appreciate the beauty of campus

Staff Editorial

September 23, 2018


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Eastern’s campus is full of history and is truly beautiful. Often, students take advantage of the campus but do not take the time to actually appreciate it. We at The Daily Eastern News feel that preserving the campus and keeping it clean, as well as keeping the beauty alive, is imperative. It i...

On shared governance: Oversight is not a form of communication

Staff Editorial

September 20, 2018


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A yearlong discussion about organizations on campus is coming to an end soon. Shared governance, which has been a topic since the 2014 Higher Learning Commission review of Eastern raised concerns about communications between campus organizations, has been discussed by groups around campus with varyi...

Observe part of our American heritage with Latino Heritage Month

September 18, 2018


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With September being Latino Heritage Month, we at The Daily Eastern News feel that it is best for everyone to look past the issues regarding immigration and the stigma that people place upon Latino immigrants. This month is for meant for celebration of the culture and heritage of Latinos. We unders...

Take care of yourself

Staff Editoral

September 17, 2018


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Although it’s only the middle of September, it already feels like December. Many of us, especially those of us on the News staff, are fatigued and physically and mentally drained.   We acknowledge that we are not the only ones who feel like throwing in the towel.   In fact, knowing that ma...

It’s OK to end toxic relationships

Staff Editorial

September 13, 2018


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We’ve all been in bad relationships before, but there’s a difference between bad and harmful.  A bad relationship could be one where you just have different goals in life, while a toxic relationship is one that causes you mental and/or physical harm.  Sometimes the only way to fix a toxic rela...

9/11: Remember for them

Staff Editorial

September 11, 2018


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Seventeen years ago, two planes changed America forever. For those who are old enough, the memory of that day will never fade. Some college students now are young enough though that the events of 9/11 are a story, and they have no real memories to remember or mourn. As the events of that day get f...

Mental health in focus

September 10, 2018


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As the country observed National Suicide Prevention Day yesterday, we at The Daily Eastern News kept in mind, just like we always have, the importance of suicide prevention. Depression, anxiety, loneliness and other issues are all factors in what drives a person to consider suicide. We at The Daily...

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