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America the silent

America the silent

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorial, Opinion

In the late hours of Oct. 1 on the Las Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old man began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He would continue firing for nearly 11 minutes, before law enforcement located him, and he committed suicide. At least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured, the ...

To kneel or not to kneel?

To kneel or not to kneel?

By Logan Stanley, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

That is the question many Americans across the United States are asking themselves. It is a debate that began in August 2016. The question has sparked an intense conversation, one that is divisive in nature. So, to kneel or not to kneel? To answer that question, we first must address what exactly is go...

Editors’ Picks: Imagine Dragons

Editors’ Picks: Imagine Dragons

By Abbi Vance

June 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Classified as alternative/indie/pop rock, Imagine Dragons have slowly crept up my chart these last few weeks to number one since the release of three songs on their new (fourth) album set to release June 23. Their music ranges from ‘turn this song up really loud and rock out in the car’ to ‘wo...

Editors’ Picks: Ultra Street Fighter II

Editors’ Picks: Ultra Street Fighter II

By Jordan Perry

June 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

How many times can they re-release Street Fighter 2? Apparently at least once more. The latest release comes to us on the Nintendo Switch and costs a whopping $39.99, a steep price for a game from 1991. Expensive as it is, this is an easy addition for my collection due to the beautifully redone graph...

No Matter How Small

No Matter How Small

By The Easterner Staff Board

June 1, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We all know the importance of journalism, especially considering the current political climate of our country, but most of the discussion focuses on national news. What about the little journalists in towns and schools across the country, are they any less important? Journalism is the fourth estate, as philosop...

One Last Column of Wisdom

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Style Nest

I’ve tried to refrain from addressing a topic such as this one, but as this is my last contribution to the Style Nest column, I thought why the hell not. Let’s ring in the end of the school year with a little more of a serious note and explore an overly talked about but always important topic in t...

Editors’ Picks: Riverdale

Editors’ Picks: Riverdale

By Brandon Cline

June 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Based on the characters by the mega-famous Archie Comics, Riverdale is your quintessential small-town teenage drama that keeps you wanting to come back for more. The murder of Jason Blossom, star quarterback and heir to the Blossom’s maple syrup empire, shakes Riverdale to its core as the townsfolk re...

Changing Perspective: A walk on the alternative side

Changing Perspective: A walk on the alternative side

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Style Nest

Fashion is about pushing boundaries, inspiring new ideas and creating works of art that individuals can wear. In the fashion world, we tend to stick to the brand names, such as Vogue, to help us decide what trends are hot and which are not. But shouldn’t we be branching out to independent and alternat...

Foster an Environment for Growth

Foster an Environment for Growth

By The Easterner Editorial Board

May 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

At the end of every class you’re handed a form that asks a few simple questions. You leave some anonymous response, praising your teacher’s competence and criticizing their shortcomings, and once that form leaves your hands, that’s the end of it. No follow-up, no noticeable change, no growth st...

Editor’s Picks: Poshmark

Editor’s Picks: Poshmark

By Kristi Lucchetta

May 25, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

You can now have a virtual closet to either sell or buy items with the website and app, Poshmark. Poshmark is an online clothing store that allows users to either swap, buy or sell clothing. You can look at other posh users’ closets to buy clothing from all over the world or join in on “posh par...

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