The Daily Eastern News

Students talk love, relationships while social distancing

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order currently being observed by most states is presenting all kinds of challenges to relationships worldwide. Some Eastern students, such as Emily Kuhn, freshman elementary education major, are unhappy with being so close, yet so far from their significant others and find it easy to take out that an...

Remind your friends that you love them

Jessica Stewart

October 8, 2019

It’s a common belief that the word “love” is special and should only be used sparingly. You shouldn’t throw it around at just anyone. I strongly disagree. I tell so many people in my life that I love them, and it hasn’t lost one ounce of meaning for me. I tell my close friends I love them...

You will find love; be patient

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

April 7, 2019

In the last month, I have met someone. Now, I have not always had the best experiences when it comes to relationships, so of course I am very weary of relationships in general. This person came out of the blue, and he has so far proved himself to be the person I have always dreamed of meeting. He ...

Stop searching for love; let it come to you

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2019

So many times we find ourselves wishing we found soulmates or people to share our lives with. I am sure everyone has wondered when they would find true love at least once in their lifetime. The thing is, love comes when you least expect it, and it is not a good idea to jump into anything or rush anyth...

It’s OK to be single on Valentine’s Day

Staff Editorial

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day, or as some like to call it, Singles Awareness Day, is met with a variety of attitudes every year, with 2019 being no exception. Whether it is happiness from spending time with a significant other, confidence from being proudly single, longing from not having a special someone or ...

True love will come in time

Andrew Paisley, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever find the person I am destined to be with. It seems like I can never truly find the right person. And I often ask myself how much longer it is going to take for me to finally find the person who does not have major flaws or problems. People tell me all the time...

Don’t be ashamed to love

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

March 5, 2018

One of the topics I write about the most are relationships. I think it is because I have had a lot of experience with relationships and I know there are so many people out there who need advice or have been in the same situations that I have. Some time ago, I was involved with someone who was much,...

Love yourself, others this Valentine’s Day

Staff Editorial

February 13, 2018

Today is the holiday everyone loves — or more commonly, loves to hate. Candy hearts in hues of pinks and reds, notes dripping in sappy clichés and commercials encouraging viewers to go see the newest “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie are practically unavoidable for the first two weeks of February. ...

How to get through Valentine’s Day single

Abiola Alafe, Guest Columnist

February 13, 2018

Spending Valentine’s Day alone does not have to be miserable. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it is intended to remind us about love. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, get dressed up and do something nice for yourself, because self-love is the only love you can rely on. It is not a sin...

Love has no construct; break “traditions”

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

November 27, 2017

When you hear the word love you generally think of cheesy, heteronormative romantic films, tacky red Hallmark cards and "tying the knot." For generations we have been building a construct of what love is or what it is supposed to be, starting with "dates," what each date means, when to say the "L...

Millennial generation forgets meaning of ‘love’

Liz Stephens, Columnist

November 26, 2017

No one can deny that the term “love” has completely changed definitions and meanings during the millennial generation. Over a family dinner Sunday night, my sisters and I got into a discussion about how millennials are almost scared of love and having feelings.  I asked my stepdad Phil what he t...

Do what you love

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

September 6, 2017

Playing the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” game used to be filled with excitement. Every time, you were guaranteed a different answer selected from an endless list of job titles, including everything from princess to astronaut. Now, as a young adult, this game can often be discouraging. The...

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