The Daily Eastern News

Column: Silencing media comes with consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

Picture yourself waking up on a late summer’s morning. You drag yourself out of bed to get ready for the day that awaits you. Breakfast has come and gone, and you have had your pot of coffee. Just another day. Only there is no paper wrapped in plastic tossed haphazardly in your bushes by a paperboy in a rush. Your...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part two

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2017

I must mention that the Charleston community was welcoming to international students. On the first day of orientation at Eastern, Salisbury, a church Madison avenue, hosted new students to an assortment of American dishes in its palatial space. The following day, the Newman Center repeated the same...

Column: Fake news is easy to spot if you know how

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

January 30, 2017

Last week I wrote about the importance of being skeptical and thinking critically before sharing stories or photos on social media. Being aware of one’s own biases and realizing when a story confirms those biases is a huge step toward responsible social media use. The hardest part is forming the mental...

Column: Our destinies are ours to control

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor

January 30, 2017

I was surfing the Internet last week, not searching for anything in particular, when I stumbled across Ernest Hemmingway’s The Snows of Kilimanjaro. What captured my attention, though, was not the language or the plot, but the references to a frozen leopard. After some research, I fo...

Column: Terrible movies’ appeal comes from personal standards

Shelby Niehaus, Opinions Editor

January 18, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a scourge on our hands. Remember when I opened up about my love for terrible movies? Last semester I printed a manifesto on the beauty and unadulterated joy that is truly awful cinema. But over winter break, when my parents suggested we take a trip to the shabby local...

Column: Americans united at the start of new administration

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2017

In exactly two days, the United States is inaugurating Donald Trump for the 45th President of the United States after an extremely controversial election filled with negatives and positives for both of the political parties. Trump's behavior can be classified as unconventional, characterized by peculiar...

Column: Early rising and late classes go hand-in-hand

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2017

Since I was very young, I was always an early riser. Waking up for school at 6:30 in the morning was no problem because I would already be getting up around that time anyway. So, when I got to college I decided that earlier classes had to be better. Starting earlier would allow me to get done with my...

Sean Says: Be careful around crockpots

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017

A crockpot can make some great food, but if you do not act properly around it, it can do some damage and my friend Kyle learned that the hard and hot way Wednesday night and my friends apartment. Kyle, you may remember, is the one who set off the fire alarm in Stevenson a few months back. This time...

Column: Superstitions are better left anachronisms

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

January 13, 2017

No other day of the year brings out the superstitious among us more than Friday the 13th. It can seem like the one day that people actually care about black cats, broken mirrors and four-leaf clovers. Some people are so terrified of the number 13 that they refuse to board airplanes or even leave the...

Column: Our generation is not the dumbest one

Shelby Niehaus, Opinion Editor

January 12, 2017

One of my professors asked me to read a selection from Mark Bauerlein's hit social commentary The Dumbest Generation as winter pre-reading for a class. I tried to swallow my pride while I read it, but it can be hard to remain neutral when you go into an experience already implicitly insulted. Dumbest...

Column: The grass is not ‘Greenery’ on the other side

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2017

What do you think of when you think of the color green? Nature? Peace? Money? In December, the Pantone Color Institute, a color company that chooses a symbolic color each year, announced its 2017 Color of the Year. Greenery, an appropriately-titled bright yellow-green, is meant to be representative...

Column: Philosophy department vital to university

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor

January 11, 2017

The recommendations from the vitalization project have recently been made available on Eastern’s website, and as soon as I learned they were public, I immediately logged in and looked for their recommendations on the philosophy department. As a philosophy major myself, I have a passion for the subject...

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