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Take your cellphone off speaker phone

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

October 1, 2019

Every time I walk around campus or go get something to eat, I hear someone talking on the phone. Not a big deal, but I can hear the entire conversation. Literally. They are talking on speakerphone, so I can hear both people talking. Why is this a common thing? Why do so many people feel the need to j...

Column: Avoid using cell phones during class time

Karena Ozier, Columnist

September 30, 2019

In each class during the first week of school, we go over a syllabus. In this syllabus, there are expectations that each teacher presents to the students to avoid problems later in the semester. Most of the time, an expectation for students is to be engaged in class. This includes not being distracted...

Column: Struggle of being away from siblings

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

Being a big brother means you get to boss around the siblings younger than you are, and you get all the perks of being older than them. For me, I have one younger sibling, my sister Lydia, who is now a senior in high school. Being away at college opened my mind to some thoughts and considerations...

Editorial: Purpose of LGBT History Month

September 30, 2019

The month of October is significant for the LGBT community, because it serves as LGBT History Month. October was chosen as LGBT History Month because it coincides with National Coming Out Day, which occurs on October 11. Although times have changed and we have come a long way with LGBT rights,...

EDITORIAL: You can disagree without insulting

Staff Editorial

September 29, 2019

Leave Greta Thunberg alone. Thunberg, a 16-year old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an emotionally charged speech on climate change at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, and the speech went viral. Politicians, celebrities and just people in general, came to the support of Th...

Take an interest in family history

Andrew Paisley

September 29, 2019

Many of you who know me know that I have a strong interest in genealogy, which is the study of family history. My interest has developed throughout my entire life, but it wasn’t until about nine years ago that I became fully interested and amazed in the information I had discovered and the resear...

Joking about sexual assault is deplorable

Kate Rehwinkel

September 29, 2019

The topic of this column is a serious one that should not be taken lightly. I hate when I hear men crack jokes about sexual harassment. Recently I have heard quite a few men making jokes about the man who grabbed women’s buttocks earlier this month on campus. I am here to say that making jokes about s...

The Cardinals should not be ignored

Blake Faith

September 26, 2019

Around this time of the year during the last four years, I have become a pure fan of baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals haven’t been in the playoffs since 2015. Since then, I’ve been pulling for either an American League team or the Los Angeles Dodgers, because one of my closest friends back home i...

Sometimes in life you get stuck

Katelyn Eddington

September 26, 2019

I feel stuck. Usually, I would start my articles with a little longer sentence, but lately I just feel stuck. I feel stuck on everything. What I want to do with my life after college? Truth is, I do not know anymore. I know a lot of students feel this way especially at this point in the semester. How...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy this weekend with family at Eastern

Staff Report

September 26, 2019

This weekend has a lot of events to offer students, for example the Eastern football game Saturday at 4 p.m. But going to all those events, including whatever sports are also playing over the weekend, is not the same as it is when you go with your family. That is right; if you did not know, this weeke...

Opinion: Emotional intelligence is important for all

Megan Keane, Columnist

September 25, 2019

I know some people that are really bitter about having to learn algebraic formulas instead of being taught how to do taxes. I’m mad about that too, but I’m also mad that skills like emotional intelligence aren’t taught. Why aren’t life skills and coping mechanisms taught to us? Wouldn’t we...

Opinion: Porter’s Emmy win simply historical

Rayshaun Stevens, Columnist

September 25, 2019

For those of you who may not have known, the 2019 Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 22, and a historic win occurred. Billy Porter, who plays Pray Tell on ‘POSE’, is not only an actor, but he is also a Tony and Grammy Award winner, and Golden Globe nominated singer, director, composer and playwrig...

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