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Only get engaged if you really want to

Katelyn Eddington

February 20, 2020

As I was scrolling through Facebook the other night, I kept seeing friends, colleagues and acquaintances get engaged, married or having children.   Now, I am excited for my friends and their loved ones; however, it just seems like it’s a constant trend of everybody getting engaged to get engage...

The online self-care fad is becoming sensationalized

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2019

If there is one thing I’ve learned, it is to never trust the internet. While it can be an incredibly useful tool for knowledge and communication, I have to take everything it says with a grain of salt; I like to do the research myself before deciding to buy into whatever flesh it is feeding. Even...

Recent fake news shows importance of verification

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

June 25, 2019

I feel like it should go without me saying so, but please check everything you read or hear. A couple scenarios have popped up recently that make this idea needed for another visit. The National Basketball Association’s championship has passed, and free agency is coming up in a few days. If you...

Lots of ‘plus-size-friendly’ clothing companies need to wake up

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

On one hand, marketing and advertising for plus-size people has seen what I consider to be a positive upswing in recent years. Since my senior year in high school about four years ago, the amount of advertising geared toward plus-size people wasn’t what it is now. Fast-forward to 2019, I think...

The country wastes time on too much social media

Staff Editorial

April 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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