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Free speech allows us to discuss world problems

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2019

Freedom of speech is one of the most important principles our nation was founded on. People who are given this privilege are incredibly lucky, but with fortune also comes responsibility. The recent social media wave, #blueforsudan, calling for awareness and solidarity in light of a media ban during...

People need to pay attention at intersections

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

June 2, 2019

I can’t count how many times I’ve almost gotten hit at an intersection. Almost every time I get to the intersection of Garfield and 9th St., it’s as if I become invisible to other cars and they think they can go before me even though I was there first. It is extremely frustrating. I typically...

CFD testing quality of fire hydrants in June

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

The Charleston Fire Department is testing the city’s fire hydrants in June, and this testing is important because it affects everyone’s insurance premiums and safety. Fire chief Steve Bennett said the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) analyzes data from fire departments i...

Student safety addressed, Glassman’s plan

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Eastern President David Glassman said he wants to meet with African-American student organizations on campus to understand what they mean by “not feeling safe” on or off campus. Glassman also said he plans to have the Student Government, the different vice presidents and the deans to participate in...

Be safe, considerate of others at Unofficial

Staff Editorial

February 26, 2019

Well, we are just a few days away from one of Eastern’s favorite traditions: Unofficial. Amid the stress and busyness of the semester, especially with midterms, this is understandably a much-anticipated break for many students. For those who are not aware, in summary, Unofficial is an event starting Saturday morn...

Be safe this Halloween

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018

It’s finally Halloween: a time where all these beautiful college-aged fiends find an excuse to dress up as a favorite 2018 meme and drink more than our fair share of “witch’s brew” on a Wednesday night. Ah yes, a time for parties, 10-minute make-it- yourself costumes and green colored punch th...

Political violence is real; stay safe

October 29, 2018

Considering the recent tragedy that happened in Pittsburgh, we at The Daily Eastern News want to spread awareness for the very real threat of political violence, so you can take steps to protect yourself. According to CNN, Saturday morning Robert Bowers, 46, surrendered to police after murdering 11 pe...

Let friends know you made it home safely

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

October 9, 2018

Have you ever told a friend to text you when they make it home safely after leaving your house? I’m sure most people have because I think it’s a pretty common thing to do, but have you ever had them forget to text you? Have they ever fallen asleep right when they get home without texting you? If...

Selfie safety: Risks are not worth danger

October 1, 2018

We at The Daily Eastern News know all too well about the desire to get the perfect photo. Whether it be for the newspaper or for social media, it feels good seeing an amazing photo you’ve either taken or are pictured in. However, people’s selfie games have gotten so strong in this social media age that there is...

Stay safe this Halloween

Staff Report

October 26, 2017

It is the spookiest time of the year, and the air is filled with spirits, tricks and treats. Although Halloween allows us the chance to overdose on sugar and step into someone else’s shoes, it is important to remember to take this weekend with caution. The staff at The Daily Eastern News has...

SPJ stands up for immigrants

SPJ stands up for immigrants

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

On Monday, Students for Peace and Justice showed their original documentary “I am Migration” for the second semester in a row. The documentary focused on different undocumented immigrants in the Charleston community and their individual stories. The overreaching message of the documentary was...

Safety Walk proves useful, reveals needed improvement

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 17, 2017

Lighting issues, crumbling sidewalks and overgrown bushes were the main safety concerns participants in the Safety Walk discovered last night. Participants broke up into three groups, each focusing on different areas of the university. Lynette Drake, interim vice president for student affairs,...

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