The Daily Eastern News

Our dams are in dire need of fixing

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

The only type of crashing water we like to see is in the form of waves on the shore of whatever beach our family is visiting for summer vacation. So why is there such an issue in the United States right now where there are thousands of dams across the country that are prone to be broken by the force of s...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Stay safe in treacherous weather

Staff Editorial

November 11, 2019

With the heavy snowfall and blustery weather we have recently received, it is safe to say that the roads are rather dangerous. Local police officers have expressed that it is not worth it for people to be on the roads, unless they absolutely have to be somewhere. We at The Daily Eastern News agree tha...

Mechanics give tips on car care during winter

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

November 11, 2019

On Monday, cars did not start, cars slid off the road, people had to drive less than 15 miles per hour, and students had to wear more than their sweatshirts and sweats. And with the weather taking a turn as winter arrives early this year, there are several tips students should follow when it comes t...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Trick or Treat in a safe way

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2019

Halloween is a night that we at The Daily Eastern News all look forward to. The costumes, the candy and the spookiness of it all makes this holiday a special one for not just youngsters but adults as well. With that being said, there are times where people will go to destructive lengths on Halloween...

UPD talks role on campus, safety

Dominique Brown, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

In a town with multiple police forces, the University Police Department stands out. Chief Kent Martin, who has been with the department since 1997 and has been serving as chief of the department since 2016, said the biggest difference between his police department and the Charleston Police Department...

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...

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