The Daily Eastern News

Women have the right to get safe abortions

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 17, 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion about abortion. Many states have been passing legislation recently that restrict women’s rights to abortion, and the main point of argument is whether or not this should be OK. This...

SBL talks mental health, stressors for college students

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

Lisa Ballinger, a social worker clinic specialist for Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System's Psychiatry and Counseling Unit, said the emotional wellbeing of college students is a growing concern in our rapidly changing and socially driven society. She said for many students, leaving for college also means...

Historical, modern perspectives of vaccination controversy

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

It all started with a study. In the early 1990s, a group of British researchers published a study in The Lancet that showed people who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination were more likely to have bowel disease than people who did not. One of the researchers who worked on the study...

Do yourself a favor; just go to sleep

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 18, 2019

Go to bed. I understand that you probably have a lot on your plate, but just go to bed. Adults aged 18-25 are supposed to get between 7-9 hours of sleep a night. I want you now to think about the last time you had a good 7-9 hours of sleep. Well, seeing how we’ve only got one more week of school l...

Prioritize health as much as school

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

April 16, 2019

With finals around the corner and presentations and projects due in a few weeks, don’t forget to relax. These past two weeks have been killer. I have four presentations in one week coming up, and I just want to remind everyone, including myself, to relax. Prioritizing your biggest projects first is...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Medication for opioid addiction is needed

Staff Editorial

April 4, 2019

Medications to treat people with opioid use disorders (OUD) need to be more readily available at substance use disorder facilities. If these medications do not become available soon, the opioid crisis has no clear end in sight. There are three FDA-approved medications that help save the lives of people wi...

There is a winner in the vegetarian argument

Karena Ozier, Columnist

March 25, 2019

I asked my cousin, who is a vegetarian by choice, why he became a vegetarian, and he replied honestly by saying, “It is not because I care about the animals.” After saying this, he then explained the health benefits of being a vegetarian. This is not the initial response I thought I was going...

Every decision you make impacts your life

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

February 19, 2019

Throughout the day, we tend to make countless decisions, ranging from what we choose to eat for lunch, what we want to wear that day and what to watch on TV. Sure, those decisions may not seem that important, but we do often make other decisions each day that can greatly affect our daily lives. Sometimes...

View health as a priority this year

Karena Ozier, Columnist

January 14, 2019

On average, the typical person visits the doctor four times in a year. I am not the average person. I couldn’t tell you the last time I visited the doctor because it has been so long—until recently. I have always talked myself out of going to the doctor because I hated the fact that they could ...

Students learn about healthy sex at Rubber Lovers

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

Students learned how to apply condoms correctly at the Rubber Lovers open session, and they all received a safe sex packet punch card. Students can take the punch cards to the Health Education Resource Center or to the Health Services Building to receive a free safe sex packet, and they can get on...

Students can eat healthy on a budget

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018

Eastern’s faculty and student community said budgeting is an important part of being a successful college student and it can be especially helpful for students who want to eat healthy food. Beth Dunahee, an assistant director for new student and family programs who majored in accounting, said bud...

Take time to stay active

Staff Editorial

March 19, 2018

Whether it is at the Student Recreation Center or off campus, students are finding ways to keep exercising despite their busy schedules. A recent article in The Daily Eastern News interviewed students about their preferences on this topic and where they like to go to get their workouts in. However they d...

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