The Daily Eastern News

Column: Pick the lesser of 2 evils this November

Juan Nevarez, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2016

The current presidential election has been a rather extraordinary cycle, with candidates from three different parties: the libertarian party, the republican party and the democratic party. This election has also developed a rather different kind of following, ranging from young voters to older voters....

Column: Strive to get the most out of your time at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 23, 2016

Youth is a wonderful and exciting time for many of us. The opportunities, knowledge and time seem never ending. We can eat what we want, drink what we want, act and talk how we want (bearing the consequences of course), but most importantly we can learn whatever we want when we want to. We have the...

Column: Being bad at something can be therapeutic, a healthy escape

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

August 22, 2016

I do not have the greatest track record when it comes to instruments. I quit playing the piano at age 11, the violin after two years, and I will not go into the disaster that was the recorder. So it might seem strange that eight years after I stopped playing any musical instruments at all, I decided...

Column: A good first impression can make a difference

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 22, 2016

First impressions can either make or destroy a person’s reputation. Oh sure, it is easy to brush it off and say you already know how to make a good first impression, and why should you listen to yet another bit of advice that will only go through one year and out the other? But therein lies the...

Column: Be S.M.A.R.T. about the coming year

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2016

Whenever I think of goals I hear my mother’s sassy voice saying, “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.” I hate to admit it, but she is right. Whenever you start a new phase in your life, whether that is a new job, a new semester or a new commitment, you should create a goal for yourself. If...

The sun never sets on the Drone Empire

The sun never sets on the Drone Empire

Rob Downen, Opinions Editor

October 1, 2014

In the weeks leading up to the first leg of America’s airstrikes inside Syria and Iraq, few media outlets have dared to ask a relatively simple, albeit telling question: is this even legal? At the time, the Obama administration was still grappling with a way to sell drone strikes in Syria to the pub...

If you’re going to be the DJ, please do it right

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2014

We’ve probably all been in these situations before, where you’ve either been granted the authority to be the house party DJ or you really really wish you were because man, this music sucks. There need to be some guidelines in place for house party DJ etiquette and that’s hopefully what I can ...

Column: The politics of privilege and suppression

Robert Downen, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2014

For more than two weeks now, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz has carried her dorm room mattress to every class she attends. She won’t ask for help, can’t ask for help—doing so violates the terms of the project. But every morning, she wakes, readies for class, has breakfast, throws the 30 pound, t...

Column: Eastern: No. 4 in rankings, No. 1 in my heart

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2014

Last week, I wrote (half-jokingly and half-seriously) about lists of party college rankings and their irrelevance.  I noted that Eastern rarely, if ever, appears on any of these lists. Eastern may not be on the list of top keg-standing colleges in the Midwest, but I did see our school appear on another list...

Column: Today, the world is in mourning

Rob Downen, Opinions Editor

September 11, 2014

So fitting that, on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, our president stands in front of Congress, pleading for war. Few words can express the earth-shattering feelings of grief that swept this nation and the world on this day, 13 years ago. “Fear” or “anger” or “helplessness...

Column: Everyone is guilty in the Ray Rice scandal

Anthony Catezone, Managing Editor

September 9, 2014

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is the leading criminal in his recent disgrace.  Obviously. Rice punched his then-fiancée, now-wife, Janay Palmer, not once — but twice — in an Atlantic City hotel elevator on Feb. 15, knocking her unconscious, a cowardly act that took, oh, just se...

Column: U of I decision has frightening undertones

Rob Downen, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2014

There’s something rather unsettling about what’s going on at the University of Illinois-Champaign right now, and unfortunately, we probably won’t even talk about it.  In today’s staff editorial, we were quick to point out the number of problems that accompany U of I’s dismissal of Steven...

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