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Staff Editorial

April 2, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Each person has their own way of perceiving life and their own goals for the future. However, the future is not always forseeable, especially during these temporary years of college when there is still much uncertainty over where life may go. There are some things you know you want to bring with...

Have respect for the opinions of others

Ben Leman, Columnist

December 5, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Let me start by laying out right now that I respect people’s opinions.  It is a person’s right to express how he or she feels on certain subjects, ideas and values. It seems, however, that people do not always feel the same way, especially in today’s culture. People nowadays are too sensitive...

Only dead fish swim with the stream

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

We all have weird habits, and one of mine is that I write down inspirational quotes for myself everyday. I developed this habit after watching a Netflix series called “Being Mary Jane,” which is about a news anchor and her daily life. In the show about the life of Mary Jane Paul, it shows her...

Family weekend from a townie’s perspective

Liz Stephens, Columnist

September 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Every time Family Weekend rolls around, it is just another weekend for me. A normal weekend for me consists of working about twenty hours between two of my jobs, working on homework and relaxing in any extra spare time. I grew up in Charleston, so I have never felt the need to celebrate Family...

Column: Trolley Problem becomes possible reality with driverless cars

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017


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Last week, I saw a video while surfing through my newsfeed that connected self-driving cars to the ethical dilemma called the Trolley Problem. The Trolley Problem, first developed by philosopher Philippa Foot, has been adapted throughout time. However, the essence of the problem remains the same: Imagine...

Column: Take time to learn about your fellow classmates

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It’s senior portrait week at Eastern, which means the journalism department is full of soon-to-be graduates in their best attire. While we had the 2017 senior class handy, the Warbler Yearbook staff initiated a project. In addition to the professional portraits, we wanted to have a little fun by opening...

Column: The politics of privilege and suppression

Robert Downen, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2014


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For more than two weeks now, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz has carried her dorm room mattress to every class she attends. She won’t ask for help, can’t ask for help—doing so violates the terms of the project. But every morning, she wakes, readies for class, has breakfast, throws the 30 pound, t...

Staff Editorial: We need perspective when dealing with problems

September 16, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Comparisons between schools happen in every facet of life — athletics, accommodations, classes and even enrollment. But with enrollment, when looking at the figures, what people need to realize is that each school operates on its own playing field.  When looking at each university, several factors need to be t...

Staff Editorial: Visibility, publicity key to fighting enrollment woes

September 15, 2014


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Eastern’s student body continues to hemorrhage as enrollment plummets year after year — with the latest census boasting a nearly 900 student drop off from last fall semester.  What these numbers should signal to the administration is that a drastic plan is needed — and whatever they were doing is...

Column: Eastern: No. 4 in rankings, No. 1 in my heart

Dominic Renzetti, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Last week, I wrote (half-jokingly and half-seriously) about lists of party college rankings and their irrelevance.  I noted that Eastern rarely, if ever, appears on any of these lists. Eastern may not be on the list of top keg-standing colleges in the Midwest, but I did see our school appear on another list...

Staff Editorial: Time is running out to get active in politics

September 11, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Of all the problems with the Illinois political system, all the corrupt officials and budgetary woes, few are as concerning as apathy among the state’s youngest voters. In a census by the federal government of voter turnout rates for the 2012 presidential election, young adults in Illinois turned out ...

Column: U of I decision has frightening undertones

Rob Downen, Opinions Editor

September 9, 2014


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There’s something rather unsettling about what’s going on at the University of Illinois-Champaign right now, and unfortunately, we probably won’t even talk about it.  In today’s staff editorial, we were quick to point out the number of problems that accompany U of I’s dismissal of Steven...

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