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COLUMN: Debates will not change your mind

Jason Farias, Columnist February 27, 2024

Anyone who has ever debated, either formally or informally, knows one thing: it is not what you say but how you say it.  In a debate, perception is reality. Facts alone do not change our mind because...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Sore leg serenity: finding joy by embracing discomfort

Dan Hahn, Columnist October 18, 2023

Picture this: a regular guy defying convention, cross-legged on a wooden step, discovering the beauty of discomfort in pursuit of inner peace. That is not me, but perhaps what I aspire to be. I have been...

COLUMN: Becoming the King of Pirates

COLUMN: Becoming the King of Pirates

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist October 6, 2023

During the summer of 2022, I started watching the anime "One Piece." Now if you are unaware of this anime, it follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, who dreams of becoming the King of the Pirates. He sails...

COLUMN: Im the Villaniess, So Im Taming the Final Boss, pretty to look at and small issues

COLUMN: “I’m the Villaniess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss,” pretty to look at and small issues

Karyne Allen, Columnist April 20, 2023

Love stories of all types are told in TV, movies and lucky for me, in anime. This past weekend I found a romance anime that I watched in just one day. This anime only has 12 episodes, and it is easy to...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: An Ode to The Snack-Bringer

Will Padgett, Columnist March 31, 2023

So I have been working in the library for a full academic year at this point and I have just got to say: the individual who drops off the free snacks is an angel.   My car could explode and I could...

Camron Hardy is a sophomore journalism major and can be reached at 581-2912 or cahardy@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: An ending to a movie, not a trilogy

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 28, 2023

“Spider-Man 3” is a respectable ending to the trilogy and an even better ending to the movie alone, unfortunately it did not feel as though the trilogy was entirely complete. Peter Parker, Tobey...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Accessibility matters, especially on campus tours

Katja Benz, Columnist February 9, 2023

So, I gave a tour to a student last week. This student utilized a wheelchair and needed help accessing certain parts of campus.   For example, the student needed to get into the first floor of the...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Waffler69’s tragic passing is a reminder of our bizarre entertainment culture

Dan Hahn, Columnist January 18, 2023

As an older millennial, I still think it’s strange to get news on TikTok, and I was shocked after learning of the recent passing of waffler69. I took to Google to try and verify what I saw, and news...

Satya Donavalli is computer technology major. He can be reached at sdonavalli@eiu.edu or 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Why it is important to be creative in life

Satya Donavalli, Guest Columnist October 22, 2022

We are all creatures of creativity. We come up with new inventions and ideas every day, but how often do we actually implement those ideas? Have you ever been sitting in a meeting or in class and had...

Will Padgett is a first year graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: I think the clock tower is haunted

Will Padgett, Columnist October 7, 2022

By now, even if you’re new to EIU, you’ve probably noticed that we have a clock tower right outside the south exit of Booth Library. If you haven’t noticed it, then maybe you should get your nose...

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Too wired to write

Trent Jonas, Columnist September 18, 2022

Tapping the Dunn Bros. floor with my Croc and staring into the murky, ice-broken surface of my cold press (no cream/milk or sugar), I dredge my own brain’s floor, sifting for a crumb—or even some dust—that...

COLUMN: Yungblud’s self-titled album speaks to the emotions

Brie Coder, Columnist September 7, 2022

Before writing this album review, I had to familiarize myself with the hyperactive punk named Yungblud. What I can appreciate is the fact that this artist is not afraid to dip his toes in different genre...

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