The Daily Eastern News

Welcome to the next 4 years, freshmen

Staff Editorial

August 15, 2018

The Staff at The Daily Eastern News would like to welcome all first year students to Eastern. We recognize that right now is a scary, yet exciting, stage of your young life. College is such a unique experience, and everything from move in until graduation will contribute to the rest of your adult exi...

Time may fly, but we have our memories

April 23, 2018

The cliché saying that “time flies” is one we should not take lightly. Life has felt like it has been on fast forward since the moment I got here. When I arrived for my first weekend at Eastern in August 2015, I felt nervous but liberated. I no longer would have to live at home with my family,...

Continue to ask questions about new college structure

Staff Editorial

April 2, 2018

Changes are coming to the university, and they are coming quickly. Under the new proposal for college restructuring shown by Provost Jay Gatrell, the university is now looking at one new college, two new schools and the creation of a consolidated college — with some changes coming as quickly as...

College won’t last forever, so enjoy it

Staff Editorial

March 20, 2018

It is hard to believe that we are already at this point in the semester again. We only have roughly six weeks left. We at The Daily Eastern News are not the hugest fans of clichés, but we are also human. And because we are human, and we know that you are too, we catch others as well as ourselves saying...

College degrees offer more than a job

Staff Editorial

February 14, 2018

We think it is pretty safe to say that college students want a job after they graduate. The Daily Eastern News editorial board does not anticipate many angry emails disputing this fact in our inboxes tomorrow. It is also pretty safe to say that in this day and age, going to a 4-year university is al...

Make time to stay connected with friends

Carole Hodorowicz, Opinions Editor

February 14, 2018

For the past two weekends, I said farewell to Charleston to visit my lifelong friends from home at their universities. The first weekend of February I found myself wearing blue and gold in celebration of National Marquette Day. This past weekend, I was fully surrounded in hues of purple, gold and gr...

Faculty forum looks at threats to higher education

Faculty forum looks at threats to higher education

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 13, 2018

Decreased funding for colleges and universities and how the public misunderstands their mission were two threats to higher education looked at during a faculty forum on Tuesday. The forum included an introduction from economics professor  Teshome Abebe and four panelists: Provost Jay Gatrell, histo...

College is where we become the best versions of ourselves

Andrew Paisley, Campus reporter

February 4, 2018

People truly do not realize how much college changes them. I never thought I would ever go away to school and I honestly thought if I did that I would not have a good experience and I was terrified of losing my friends. I am here to say that I have lost some but others are still near and dear to my heart. Going...

Being indecisive is a part of being young

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

December 3, 2017

With the constant momentum of taking on another year of school and the pressure to be the best that we can be, it feels like there is no time or room to second-guess ourselves. We are encouraged to follow our gut, but we are expected to make a decision before we can figure out which direction our instincts...

College can be a ‘new home’ for growth, finding oneself

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 26, 2017

While filling out various forms, I often come across a section that has recently gained the ability to induce a swirl of anxiety in my stomach — the home address line. When I come across this, my first instinct is to write the address of the house where I had lived for most of my life. The house th...

College: you either sink or swim

Andrew Paisley, Columnist

October 26, 2017

To almost all of us students, college is a whole new world. When you first get to college, you have this feeling like you are in paradise. There are parties, drinking, dancing, music and more all over campus and throughout town. You meet so many new people who you quickly become friends with and everyt...

Do what you love

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

September 6, 2017

Playing the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” game used to be filled with excitement. Every time, you were guaranteed a different answer selected from an endless list of job titles, including everything from princess to astronaut. Now, as a young adult, this game can often be discouraging. The...

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