The Daily Eastern News

Column: Tragedies in Aleppo indicative of our apathy

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2017

On an article published by Vice News on Dec. 12th, 2016, the situation in Aleppo is escalating as Syrian government forces begin to advance on the last rebellion territory. The people that still inhabit this area began to post their final goodbyes online and to message their family members that this m...

Column: Resolutions are possible with effort and patience

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2017

It is that time of year again. The new year is starting, people ate way too much food and spent a lot of time with family, and now they want to start the year by saying, “New year, new me!” Your Facebook feed is probably full of people posting those exact words either as a status or some motivational...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part one

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2017

It is exactly a year since I arrived in America in the cold wind of winter, after nearly 9000 miles of traveling. My journey was inspired by a mix of curiosity, a desire for an American education and a longing to try the world for myself. I feared that as the years went by, I might lose the verve...

Column: Set realistic, helpful goals for the new year

Cindy Huff, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2017

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that it is 2017 already. I am hoping that the new year will bring new hope for some of us as well as change and growth. Because we are college students, the New Year is a perfect time to set resolutions for ourselves that will make this academic year a positive...

Column: Body image: ripped pants are not a sign

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor

January 9, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 2016, I ripped my pants. My heart broke when I realized that my favorite pair of jeans, the jeans I bought with the money I earned from my first job, the jeans I wore on my first date and the ones I wore when I had my first kiss, the jeans that I wore to Europe and to my first...

Column: Ditch passwords, use passphrases

Beluchukwu Ebede, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

As common as they are, passwords are like your fingerprint. Still, hear it again: Your password is your personal key to your accounts, be it online or local. That means it should be guarded with utmost jealousy. Well, this is common knowledge. A password should be made up of at least 8 character...

Column: Feelings still strong after Wall’s fall

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2016

The story has been told of a young man, 21, who tried to escape from East Germany in search of freedom and a better life. As he stealthily climbed the monstrous Berlin Wall under the cover of darkness, he might have imagined the new life ahead if he made it to the West. But just before he reached the to...

Column: Access, support for disabled people is a right

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2016

Able-bodied people often take for granted the ease of access we have to buildings, jobs and healthcare. The other day, I spoke to a former employee of Eastern who had to cart around computers and therefore knew all of the wheelchair entrances on campus. It had not even occurred to me at that point t...

Column: Successful aging is within our reach

Cindy Huff, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2016

Successful aging can vary from person to person, however, there are still a few things that stay consistent throughout our lifespan. I define successful aging as being involved in all that life has to offer: in other words, keeping yourself engaged in life. Staying both physically and mentally active, a...

Column: Understand bystander intervention

Sierra Falk, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2016

Sexual assault is a topic that sweeps our nation’s news reports and makes its way on our social media feeds. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network’s national website, every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. With sexual assault happening so often in this country,...

Column: Eliminate hurtful slurs

Sierra Falk, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2016

This past Saturday, I attended the Special Olympics Family Festival located in Mattoon. The Family Festival is essentially an event where several different games, crafts and activities are set up for you to show the athletes a great time. Each volunteer is partnered with one of the athletes where one...

Column: Respect the choice to go Greek

Abigail Carlin, Copy Editor

September 19, 2016

Let me begin this column by stating that I am not involved with Greek life, nor do I plan on becoming involved in the future. That being said, I recognize the negative stigmas associated with Greek life and I find it rather unfortunate that such a divide exists on our campus. Through most of last...

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