The Daily Eastern News

Inclusive language is important

Megan Keane, Columnist

September 26, 2018

Non-binary or genderqueer identities can be daunting before you understand what they are. The most important distinction to know is that biological sex and gender are separate things. Biological sex is defined by the anatomy of a person’s reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. Gender is...

Let cultural differences unite us

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2018

America, for a long time, has had all kinds of people entering its borders, from all walks of life, trying to make a new start for themselves. This includes people from many different cultures, who speak a variety of different languages. Even with this being the case, some people still think it...

Travel can broaden one’s horizons

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 8, 2018

There have been times, I must admit, where I have taken advantage of the luxury that comes with being born American.  Of course, that luxury could arguably be many things; however, the luxury I’m referring to is the freedom to not learn and not have to remember a foreign language. For personal...

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...

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