The Daily Eastern News

The country wastes time on too much social media

Staff Editorial

April 24, 2019

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

People everywhere in the U.S. are spending too much time on their social media instead of actually going outside and communicating with others face-to-face. Don’t get us wrong; social media and smartphones are extremely important. Do you remember the last time you didn’t have the resources...

Let’s try harder and be better, millennials

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

January 22, 2019

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Like the streaming junkie I am, I watched the documentaries on both Hulu and Netflix on Fyre Festival. If you don’t know what Fyre Festival is—or what it tried to be—here is a brief synopsis: Fyre Festival, created by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule, was a music festival that was supposed to take...

Social media is good if it is used in the right ways

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Social media is a quick way to find out what is going on in the world and communicate with people. Millions and millions of Americans have at least one social media account, so it seems pretty safe to say social media—at least to an extent—shapes our world and the way we see it. Many people imme...

Think before you post

Staff Editorial

April 3, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With technology and social media, we have seemingly unlimited access to information and communication in seconds. And more times than not, we don’t give our own posts a second thought before we share our own information, pictures and whereabouts with our followers and the Internet in general. Facebook...

Social media privacy no longer exists

Staff Editorial

March 27, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

There has been buzz in the news about every middle-aged parents’ favorite social media platform. In case you are a part of the population that is not a middle-aged parent or active on Facebook, allow us to break down for you why Mark Zuckerburg will be testifying before Congress for the first time. Data...

Escape Facebook in order to escape stress

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

December 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Lately, I have fallen prey to this awful obsession that was formed as a result of terrible procrastination and absurd laziness. It is slowly evolving into an addiction that I find myself performing every morning, every time I get in the car, when friends are around or even before and during classes. My...

Chronicling the day-to-day: a centering experience

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

On a social network I frequent, there is a trending #smallstories movement. Members from around the site, across nodes, linguistic groups and life experiences write out their day’s smallest, most vibrant experiences in 500 characters or fewer. Writers add flowering language and introspective quips...

Social media contest to promote budget awareness

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 11, 2017

Filed under News

To raise broader awareness of the statewide budget impasse, Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) is sponsoring a student social media campaign competition called “Education is a Human Right.” The first prizewinner will be awarded $250, followed by second place with...

Career Services to host LinkedIn tutorial

Staff Report

November 6, 2016

Filed under News

  To help students with social networking in the business community, Career Services and the Academy of Lifelong Learning will present a lecture on creating a LinkedIn profile. The lecture will be 5 p.m. Monday in Room 1301 of the Human Services Center. Participants are encouraged to bring...

Staff Editorial: Anonymous social media shouldn’t be taken lightly

September 4, 2014

Filed under Opinions

It was only a matter of time until Eastern students discovered Yik Yak. It was only a matter of time until they started embarrassing themselves and others. For the uninitiated—the unsullied, if you will—Yik Yak is a new phone application that allows users to post anonymous comments, which are then uplo...

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