The Daily Eastern News

Column: Family Weekend needs relevant performer

Jarad Jarmon, Assistant News Editor

September 2, 2014

Changing up the types of shows Eastern sees on Family Weekend is a welcomed difference from the past.  Altering the tradition of getting a rock band from the 80’s or 90’s to getting a stand-up comedian adds nice variety to the previous years.  Unfortunately, this does not make up for the lack...

Column: On-campus change starts with you

Jack Cruikshank, Staff Columnist

September 2, 2014

This week’s looming announcement of budget cuts as well as today’s news of Carman Hall remaining closed for the immediate future each have a direct effect on the college experience here, whether or not every student can see it. Later this week, budget cuts will be announced ($7 million, as well as another...

Column: How beer and hip hop killed Michael Brown

Robert Downen, Opinions Editor

August 27, 2014

In an editorial for the New York Times this week, John Eligon had this to say about Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by police on Aug. 9: “Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel…. Shortly before his encounter with Officer Wilson, the police say he was caught o...

Column: A word from a feminist: “I Woke Up Like This”

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 27, 2014

Gwen Stefani explained it best: “This year, the ladies are taking over.” Of the 18 awards presented Sunday at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, 11 were given to female artists.  Out of the eight live performances, five were done by or featured female artists. More importantly, Beyoncé was given t...

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