The Daily Eastern News

Opinion: An apology on behalf of people like me

Adam Tumino, Reporter

September 10, 2019

I usually want to keep my columns light and humorous, but occasionally I feel the need to get more serious. This is one of those occasions. In one of my classes recently, we watched portions of a documentary on the AIDS outbreak across the world, mainly in the 1980s and 90s. After watching this documentary,...

EDITORIAL: Textbook Rental is great for Eastern

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2019

Here at Eastern we are fortunate enough to have the bonus of renting our textbooks rather than buying them. This is a huge bonus for students as most schools require them to purchase their textbooks; and let’s be honest, many professors do not even use the textbooks their students have in their cu...

Natural beauty is the best kind of beauty

Kate Rehwinkel

September 8, 2019

I have recently been told by a guy friend of mine that I could get a boyfriend if I just wore makeup. Anyone who knows me knows that I think makeup should only be used for special occasions, or a night out on the town. I don’t wear makeup for three reasons. First, foundation covers up my freckles a...

Seek counseling for sexual trauma

Andrew Paisley

September 8, 2019

The age of 17 was a hard one for me. I had just come out publicly with my sexuality the year prior, I was dealing with distant family members who shamed me for being gay, I was in a phase where I was extremely promiscuous and ... I suffered sexual assault. It is so crazy to me how our brains can protec...

STAFF EDITORIAL: College journalism is crucial; it deserves respect

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2019

We at The Daily Eastern News believe in our reporting and the fact that we are providing a service to our readers by informing them of what is happening at Eastern. To make this happen, though, we need the cooperation of Eastern’s officials, students and community members to be able to relay and ...

Go gold for childhood cancer awareness Month

Katelyn Eddington, Columnist

September 5, 2019

September is a hard month in general, but when you can relate to what the month represents, it is harder. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I can relate to it because one of my favorite humans is going through this. That human is my five-year-old cousin, Logan Christensen. You see, ...

Put your opinions on NFL players away

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter

September 5, 2019

The NFL has been full of news lately. Whether that is Antonio Brown being fined $54,000, Jared Goff singling a $134 million four year contract extension or Ezekiel Elliot’s $90 million 6 year contract, there’s plenty to talk about. Whether you think the fines and contracts are worth it or inexcusable, I...

Editorial: Straight Pride hype does not make sense

September 4, 2019

Up until 2015 marriage between same-sex couples was illegal.  Private homosexual activity was illegal nationwide until 2003 via Lawrence v. Texas.  Over the years LGBTQIA+ individuals have been discriminated against time and time again and have fought through it.  They have had laws restr...

Opinion: There are pros, cons to living off campus

Jessica Stewart, Reporter

September 3, 2019

This semester, my boyfriend and I have a house off campus, and it’s a much different experience than living in a dorm. I used to live in Thomas Hall, and I loved it. I’ve always suggested living on campus to new students, and I would still encourage underclassmen to live on campus since it provides...

Opinion: Stop using memes for rule enforcement

Adam Tumino, Reporter

September 3, 2019

Memes serve a valuable purpose in our society. Well, maybe not a valuable purpose, but they certainly do have a purpose. That purpose is to entertain. Unfortunately, that is about all they are good for.  In the residence hall where I live, memes are failing miserably at trying to fulfill another pur...

Editorial:Tenth day numbers show step in right direction

September 3, 2019

Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers were released on Tuesday and once again, on-campus head count is down. This time the number of students on-campus dropped 3.25 percent to 4,917, in Fall 2018 that number was 5,082.  Last week, we at The Daily Eastern News, wrote an editorial stating that the ...

EDITORIAL: Mental health is a student’s top priority

Staff Editorial

September 2, 2019

In college, it is expected of students to put forth their full effort into schoolwork. Many students are good about doing this, and they strive to get the best grades possible, but sometimes they work themselves too hard and the aftermath is not good at all. We at The Daily Eastern News strongly encourage stud...

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