The Daily Eastern News

Column: Sean Says: Spend money on things you love

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 16, 2016

So lemme tell you this. Things can get expensive, and it always seems like the things that we want the most are the ones that society will look at as “things we don’t really need.” Forget what they think and do and buy the things you want that make you happy. I am not saying going out and spend...

Column: Health, fitness can be attainable

Georgia Danos, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2016

Many people today want to be healthy, but do they know what to do in order to get that point? It always seems difficult to dedicate time slots to working out, finding nutritious food and getting enough sleep, but it is possible with determination, motivation and dedication. Because there so many diseases...

Column: Tragedies should be addressed in schools

Alex Bonnot, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2016

The education system needs to be encouraging conversation about tragedies occurring not only in local communities but also worldwide. These conversations not only make students feel as though they have support from their teachers, but also encourage academic discussion about topics pertaining to the...

Column: Makeup is a form of art

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor

September 12, 2016

Symmetry, blending and contour are all three examples of vocabulary words for techniques and elements which can be found in art textbooks as well as when using makeup, but for some reason, many still do not consider makeup an art. Some may not consider makeup an art because many picture the craft...

Column: Ending rape culture starts with us

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2016

Last week it was announced that Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a party, would be released from his ridiculously minimal six-month sentence early on good behavior. The announcement and subsequent release lead to picketers and activists holding signs on...

Column: Ain’t is a word and I am going to say it

Shelby Niehaus, Opinion Editor

September 1, 2016

When I was growing up in rural southern Illinois, my country-bred, city-educated teachers always implored the farm children: “‘ain’t’ is not a word.” My classmates were scolded and corrected for saying it. They, of course, continued to say it anyway. Their parents said it. Why should the teacher...

Column: Swear less, look smarter

Chris Picazo, Copy Editor

September 1, 2016

If I have learned one thing about college students over these past two weeks, it is that we sure do curse a lot. Why use an adjective to describe something when you can use a curse word that perfectly captures your emotion and describes whatever you’re trying to describe in great detail? College...

Column: Keep clean in residences

Alex Bonnot, Columnist

August 31, 2016

During the first week, we are all simply trying to figure out our schedules, but going into our second week of classes, students have an idea of how their week will go day-by-day. With that said, it is time to talk about the ground rules for dorm etiquette, or even etiquette for living with someone off...

Column: Beware of reunion tours

Joe Tucci, Copy Editor

August 30, 2016

With bands like Blink-182 and American Football putting out new music after five, ten or even 15 years, I always stop to wonder just how valid these comebacks are. Are they truly rooted in something genuine, or is it a cash grab at a new generation of fans? Even comeback tours give off a very similar...

Column: Find a family in Greek life

Nicole Kink, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016

With sorority recruitment just around the corner, many girls are faced with the decision of whether or not to go Greek during their time in college. Coming in my freshman year, the thought of sorority recruitment terrified me. I always had more guy friends, so making friends with an entire sorority...

Column: Homesickness may make you stronger

Sierra Falk, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2016

Just a month after I was born, my military family was given orders to move out of state. It seemed, perhaps immediately, that I was predestined to develop anxiety about being away from home. I believe the problem developed because my family never truly developed a permanent idea of a “home” until...

Column: ‘Black lives matter,’ not ‘only black lives matter’

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter

August 25, 2016

The recently-ended summer saw its share of tragedy, not the least of which was the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, fueling activists to protest, once again, the unnecessary killing of black citizens by police officers. This is not necessarily news to anyone-- the protests have been...

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