The Daily Eastern News

My dog is the greatest thing in my life

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

July 15, 2019

I never had a pet growing up. I had fish, but you can't snuggle fish. You can't really play with fish. I always wanted a dog, so when I started renting my first house here in Charleston, I decided to adopt one. My boyfriend and I had been looking around at different shelters to see if anyone h...

Dogs are pets, not people

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2019

In a society that values change and strives to evolve, it is seemingly simple to go along with any new societal convention of the world, often mindlessly. While I appreciate so many of the advances our society has made as a whole, there is a certain aspect of “normal” life that frightens me: people...

Adopt a cat, your new friend

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 22, 2019

I have a black-gray shorthair cat with white mittens and a little button on his chin named Charcoal. I like to tell people, ‘I wish that dot on his chin was an off-button.’ I don’t know exactly how much he weighs (probably about 12-15 pounds); all I know for sure is that his paunch (the chunky ...

Take care of your fur babies; keep them in warmth

Staff Editorial

February 19, 2019

Far too often, we see animals outside during this time of year when we are experiencing what can be frigid temperatures. We at The Daily Eastern News disapprove of the way many animals are being treated in this weather. Regardless of what some people may think, these animals are not to be kept out in...

How to keep pets safe during winter months

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 1, 2019

Neglecting to provide decent shelter for a pet from the below freezing weather can kill it, and it can also result in a misdemeanor charge for its owner. Sierrah McLaughlin, a veterinarian assistant at Clyde’s Animal Clinic, said she would recommend keeping dogs outside little while conditions ar...

Get a pet for the right reason

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2019

Don’t adopt a pet if you’re just going to use them for an Instagram post once a week throughout your college career and then drop them off at the shelter or open your car door and shove them out so they wander across campus for the rest of their existence. Alright, we’ll cut you some slack....

Off-campus students find comfort in emotional support animals

Samantha Benck, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2018

Students who have gone through a variety of challenges have sometimes found it helpful to register their pets as emotional support animals at their off-campus apartments and houses. Some of these residences do not allow pets. However, according to the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, landlords...

Column: Hard season for relationships, fish

Abby Carlin, Copy Editor

February 27, 2017

Fall snuggles and late night bonfire season has passed, Christmas lights and holiday movie marathons have come and gone, New Years kisses have dissipated and Valentine’s flowers rotting in the garbage and chocolates are sitting comfortably right above where your favorite pants rest. This time of year...

Last ‘Prowlin with the Prez to feature animals

Last ‘Prowlin with the Prez to feature animals

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

December 7, 2015

Students can mingle with President David Glassman and plenty of pets at the Pets on Parade event at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This is the last “Prowling with the Prez event” for the semester. Stephen Simpson, the vice president for academic...

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