The Daily Eastern News

EDITORIAL: Advertising to children is wrong

Staff Editorial

January 23, 2020

Advertising and branding are both highly prevalent in the U.S. Too often, we see individuals buying specific clothing or other items, simply because they are the new trend and they have been advertised all over the media. In the U.S., it is legal to create advertisements that are geared toward chil...

Editorial: CIA torture program in need of  accountability

January 21, 2020

“Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a ...

Opinion: ‘Shrek 2’ is better than ‘Shrek’

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

January 21, 2020

“Shrek 2” is everything that the first “Shrek” is, only better in so many ways.  DreamWorks Pictures has tried to set itself apart from animated-film supergiant Disney since its 1998 film “Antz” while simultaneously attempting to replicate its key aspects. This is evidenced by the star...

Opinion: ‘Shrek’ is better than ‘Shrek 2’

Adam Tumino, Reporter

January 21, 2020

One of the greatest animated film series of all time has been the “Shrek” franchise. The blend of groundbreaking animation, excellent voice acting and dark humor have made these fairytale spoofs immortal.  Well, at least the first two installments were immortal. Of these first two “Shrek” f...

Opinion: Enjoy Jimmy G’s Super Bowl path

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

Eastern is in the Super Bowl! Yay, we made it, everyone! We have two weeks to prepare, so everyone needs to be up early every morning to get ready for two weeks of lifting weights, running drills and watching film. As fun and tiring as that sounds, none of us have to actually do that (some Eastern...

Opinion: Learn to love yourself first, not others

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

January 20, 2020

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves and they are hopeless romantics. Others tend to take a while to fall in love. I happen to be a huge hopeless romantic, and I have always worn my heart on my sleeve. But, it has gotten me into trouble many times. I always seem to meet a guy, fall hard fo...

Editorial: New York Times decision odd, misplaced

January 20, 2020

It is common practice in the media industry for publications and news stations to endorse candidates for political office. Often times these endorsements, of course, can be divisive  and controversial. But the New York Times presidential endorsement released last week was just plain odd. It is n...

PODCAST: Stream Fiends (‘THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD’ S2, E1 and 2)

January 17, 2020 • Podcast episodes also available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts and five other platforms! The first season’s last episode of “THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD” left everyone on a big cliffhanger—James possibly getting shot by law enforcement. Instead of finding out if James was dead, alive, badly hurt or anything in between, the first epi...

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ was decent at best

Blake Faith

January 16, 2020

When I was little, my stepfather introduced me to the "Star Wars" films. Since then, I have watched every "Star Wars" movie and have made my own thoughts on each one. So, with "Star Wars VIII" being as bad as it was, I had low to zero expectations for "Star Wars IX" to even be close to decent.  As always, the zero to little expectations pa...

Dear stressed student: You aren’t alone

Katelyn Eddington

January 16, 2020

I had a great break. It was relaxing and fun, and I was so stress-free. I had forgotten how the feeling of being stress-free was.  Then I got back and became a big ball of nervous stress, a ticking time bomb, if you will.  I jumped right back into work, which I love doing, and then I jumped back into classes,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Australia needs more action from its government right now

Staff Editorial

January 16, 2020

At least 3,000 firefighters have been pushing back against large bushfires in Australia, which have heavily affected states like New South Wales and Victoria, across the east coast. In nearly three months, the fires have destroyed more than 2,000 homes and killed 27 people, including four firefighters. ABC...

Opinon: Baby Yoda is literally the

Megan Keane, Columnist

January 15, 2020

Baby Yoda is adorable. The world is in a craze over his big ear things and his baby noises. I am among the majority—I have never watched a Star Wars movie, but I have sat down to watch The Mandolarian walk around with the child. He’s, what? Like, a foot tall? If that? It’s heart-wrenchingly cute....

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