The Daily Eastern News

Remember: Black lives matter, start showing it

February 1, 2019


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There’s a lot happening this weekend that warrants attention, but there is one thing that should get more attention than the rest. No, it’s not the Super Bowl, regardless of its popularity or historical aspect, etc. etc. We’re talking about the start of African-American Heritage Month. Do we watch the ...

EDITORIAL: Canceling school was the right decision

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2019


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Many people working at and attending Eastern waited with high hopes on Tuesday afternoon for the university to make the decision on whether or not to cancel Wednesday’s classes. At The Daily Eastern News, not only were we not disappointed with the decision, but we were downright grateful that classe...

Yes, we do need bad, good news

January 27, 2019


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With recent events in mind, it is understandable to see a lot of negativity on all of our minds. Just waking up every day usually brings about scary or bad thoughts, and other thoughts that are negative and lack the vision of anything positive happening. Will I pass this quiz today? Do I have enough money...

Don’t let gender stereotypes determine interests

January 25, 2019


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It has been a cultural norm in our society to follow the customs of our gender from an early age. Expecting couples may paint a baby’s room blue or pink to match their gender, kids are gifted boy toys or girl toys and children are dressed according to what is expected of their gender. As kids turn ...

Breakups don’t last forever; you will be OK

Staff Editorial

January 23, 2019


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At first, breakups seem like the worst-case scenario. They’re tough to go through, no matter how you look at them. Once a breakup has been finalized, sometimes the immense pain and burden of understanding that the person you spent so much time with—so much time caring for—will never be the same pe...

Get a pet for the right reason

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2019


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Don’t adopt a pet if you’re just going to use them for an Instagram post once a week throughout your college career and then drop them off at the shelter or open your car door and shove them out so they wander across campus for the rest of their existence. Alright, we’ll cut you some slack....

Remember what King fought for; it still applies

January 21, 2019


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Martin Luther King Jr. inspired many and was a main leader in the Civil Rights Movement, during what may have been one of the darker periods of American history. Unfortunately, the same ideals that King fought against in the 1960s are the same ideals that are, right now, being played out against someon...

EDITORIAL: Go easy on each other; winter is frustrating in general

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2019


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We have some shocking news for you: It’s cold outside. OK, obviously that wasn’t a shock to anyone. But what may surprise you is that there are some people who are not handling this weather well at all. No, we’re not talking about the girl who ordered her Starbucks this morning wearing a hood...

EDITORIAL: Put the cell phone down during class

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2019


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We college students live in quite the technological world. Cell phones specifically have evolved drastically since the flip-phone period so many of us grew up in, and on the other hand the public’s perception of these pocket-dwelling devices is sometimes a hostile one. When it comes to high school teache...

Skipping class keeps you from the college experience

Staff Editorial

January 15, 2019


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Want to know a clever way to throw away hundreds or thousands of dollars in one day? You probably don’t want to know, but we know (since several members of the editorial staff are guilty of it) that many of you have done it before. Yeah, we’re talking about skipping class. If you’ve lived...

Be careful; pay attention when driving this week

Staff Editorial

January 14, 2019


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We hope we’re not beating a dead horse here by asking everyone to be prepared for severe weather. We already survived the “snow-pocalypse” that happened this past weekend, but just because the snow passed doesn’t mean we can let our guard down. According to the National Weather Service i...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Be cautious of drivers, pedestrians

Staff Editorial

January 13, 2019


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Drivers and pedestrians both have their set of rules of the road to follow. Everybody knows about the situation when a pedestrian is trying to cross the street or is already crossing the street, they have the law on their side and they are to have the ability to cross the street unhindered. But ju...

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