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Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 31, 2018

Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

App: “Slack” Slack is an application that allows users to interact digitally with each other. The app promotes communication and collaboration within a team, and is available via smartphone and as a website. Once added to a workspace, users are able to message each other directly as well or create subsequent channels of interaction. Whether you’re running a small gr...

No level of money, fame or success can ever make some people happy

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

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It is often hard to understand why somebody would choose to commit suicide. It is even harder to understand when, on the outside, they look like they have everything going for them. You see people like Robin Williams, or more recently Chris Cornell, who to us it looks like they have everything anyone could ever want. But we are not them, and we don't understand what they are going...

Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Movie: "The Post"   In the most recent Steven Spielberg film “The Post,” the journey of Katherine Graham is chronicled. Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, was heading the Washington Post when the Pentagon Papers were leaked. The papers, which detailed how the American public was misled about its involvement in the Vietnam War, ...

Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Mindhunter Mindhunter is a TV drama based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. It is set in the late 70’s, as the FBI was beginning research in criminal psychology and profiling. The show’s main characters interview serial killers to learn how they think, in hopes of helping solve ongoing and future cases. Season One is availabl...

On-the-field success isn’t reaping off-the-field rewards

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

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Despite a string of successful years for Eastern athletes and teams, the state of the affairs for the school’s athletic department is grim. As it stands, the future is shaping up to be a tumultuous one for EWU athletics. Bill Chaves was just hired away to the University of North Dakota to be their athletic director, leaving EWU in a time of financial hardship. That is not mea...

Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 15, 2018

Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Black Mirror "It’s back, and it’s as good as ever. Black Mirror returned for a dark, yet sometimes humorous fourth season in December. The best episode of the season, and perhaps the series, is “USS Callister,” starring Cristin Milioti, Jesse Plemons and Jimmi Simpson. Set partially in a Star Trek-like universe, the episode follows a spaceship crew as they plot ag...

Editorial

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 10, 2018

Filed under Editorial

The chaos of 2017 is in our rearview mirror, and 2018 is upon us. Feel free to take a monumental sigh of relief, because despite thinking at times that you wouldn’t, you managed to survive 2017 after all. In a year that seemingly had a never-ending news cycle, 2017 was defined by: the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency; Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s invest...

Down with Black Friday

Down with Black Friday

November 29, 2017

In the past decade, the rise and rapid expansion of the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday has evolved into a beast of its own. And it is something...

Editors’ Picks

Editors’ Picks

November 16, 2017

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Wave of sexual assault allegations can lead to lasting change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

November 16, 2017

Filed under Editorial

  America's sexual assault epidemic is here, and probably long, long overdue. We have seen it plastered over the news and on our social media feeds, allegation after allegation of some of the most well-known names in film, politics and even journalism. From actor Kevin Spacey, to United States Senate candidate Roy Moore, to NBC News contributor Mark Halperin, a w...

Thoughts and prayers alone will not end this country’s constant cycle of terror

Thoughts and prayers alone will not end this country’s constant cycle of terror

November 10, 2017

Note: An earlier version of this editorial ran in issue 3 of volume 101 of The Easterner. It has been updated accordingly for the most recent mass shooting th...

Journalism still matters, now more than ever

Journalism still matters, now more than ever

November 6, 2017

That was the overarching theme of the National College Media Convention, a journalism conference held in Dallas, Texas during the past week. Four memb...

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