The Daily Eastern News

Officials should respect the press

Staff Editorial

March 5, 2020

The press is an arm of democracy, and in order for it to do its job and inform the public, elected officials need to speak to and have respect for journalists. This is also true for those working in student media. Elected officials (presidents, congress people and even local leaders like mayors, board...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Cease making excuses; just vote

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2020

The excuses remain the same in almost every election cycle when people say why they did not vote. “Don’t care.” “My vote doesn’t matter.” And the infamous “I didn’t have time.” None of those excuses hold much water, but the excuse with the most holes in it election after election i...

Anticipating one last ride at Eastern

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

August 18, 2019

It feels great to be back at Eastern! For those of you who do not know me, I am the Opinions Editor at The Daily Eastern News. I previously served in this position last year, and I will serve in it gain this year. I have to say, I was really nervous to return this year. Contrary to the last two ye...

Don’t jump to extremes over Nike

Staff Editorial

September 4, 2018

The first amendment is absolutely an integral and necessary part of our society, and we implore everyone to embrace it to its fullest. And while we are glad people are exercising their right to free speech over the Colin Kaepernick situation, we believe everyone needs to take a step back and review the ...

The significance of the student spotlight

January 21, 2018

The staff at The Daily Eastern News recognizes that there are many students on campus who deserve to be in the spotlight. As part of a way to showcase outstanding student achievement among the student body, the News began writing about several students who have accomplished extraordinary feats an...

Perspective is everything

November 29, 2017

As we nestle into a special nook somewhere in some bare, cold spot in the library, we begin to pray to whatever higher entity can help us through the long week of final to make sure we pass. At that familiar moment we plead and beg for some type of salvation and make promise upon promise of performing...

Editorial: Get to know Booth Library before papers begin

Staff Editorial

January 24, 2017

The library is the heart of the university. Universities invest a great deal of money into building, maintaining and staffing them. This is not because university administrators are old-fashioned and like the smell of books. The reason is simple: libraries are extremely useful. Therefore, you should...

Editorial: Eastern’s break tragically short

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2017

As many students have found out by now, Eastern has begun the second week of the spring semester at the same time that many of the neighboring institutions are starting their first week back from winter break. Other students at neighboring schools had an extra week for break and were eased back into...

Editorial: Remember MLK’s sacrifices, keep his vision alive

Staff Editorial

January 17, 2017

April 4th, 1968, 48 years ago: the day a hero was killed because of what he stood up for, because he said something that challenged the status quo. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, was assassinated on the day history wept and a whole nation was reborn. The...

Editorial: Luck’s power comes from belief

Staff Editorial

January 13, 2017

Everyone has a routine or a habit that they repeat in hopes they get the outcome they want. Whether this is the recipe for insanity or a plot to remain on luck’s good side, people hold forms of superstitions near and dear their sentimental hearts. In wake of 2017’s first Friday the 13th, we at The...

Editorial: Vitalization project results still important

Staff Editorial

January 11, 2017

After a long semester, with everyone nervously anticipating the results of the vitalization project, Workgroups have finally posted their recommendations online for the campus to see. While the last thing the News staff wants to do is spread fear, as journalists we also have the responsibility to...

Editorial: Attend class both physically and mentally

Staff Editorial

January 10, 2017

As we enter a new semester, students attending their first day of classes go through the familiar ritual of looking over class syllabi. While many of the details are the same, teachers have a variety of attendance policies. Some keep attendance and use it to calculate the student’s grade while others...

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