Opinion

Don’t Take Your College Education For Granted

As college students, some of us tend to take our education for granted. To make the decision to continue past the secondary-level is massive since not everyone can afford to do so. In different parts of the world, education isn’t easily accessible. Some of us forget to recognize that in North America there are still some people who struggle to access it. Education is a privilege, and should be seen for its value.

Like Everyone Else, I am in Love with Baby Yoda

Who is Baby Yoda? Baby Yoda is the name fans of Star Wars gave to an unnamed character in “The Mandalorian,” a Disney+ exclusive show. Is he actually Yoda as a baby? No. He just appears to be the same species as Yoda and that is why he has been dubbed with that name. He is incredibly cute and everyone is going crazy over him, even some who have yet to see the show or care little about Star Wars. The memes you have probably seen on Twitter by now do not give the little guy justice.

Why Trump’s Ukraine Scheme Is a Big Deal?

Over the few two weeks, the American people have learned that President Trump orchestrated a scheme to get what he called a “favor” from a foreign leader by withholding a White House meeting and hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, against his own administration’s policy and the bipartisan wishes of Congress. And yet the details of the Ukraine story didn’t neatly map onto some Americans’ idea of obvious presidential misconduct. One persistent question for many is whether President Trump was really doing all this for himself, rather than in pursuit of the American national interest. That’s a really important question right now and is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Victoria’s Secret Cancels Controversial Fashion Show

It was recently announced by Stuart Burgdoerfer, Victoria’s Secret CFO, that the controversial fashion show will not be taking place this year. The fashion show has been aired on Television since 2001 and the reason for this year’s cancelation is due to the company attempting to rebrand. The company has been under fire for years for numerous reasons.

How to Be a Better Holiday Shopper

The holidays are among us, which means eager shoppers are ready to take on the battlefield that we call malls. As a shopaholic and someone who has worked retail, I’m here to inform you on how to be a better shopper for your piece of mind and for the sake of us exhausted retail workers.

Dear Disney, Give Us More Movies Like ‘Moana’

Walt Disney Studios made some of the most magical and unforgettable stories ever told. They made iconic films like “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Lion King” and many more that a lot of people grew up watching. It seemed that Disney could crank out imaginative adventures nonstop. However, then they ran out of ideas.

Chartwells’ Monopoly on Food?

Chartwells is Eastern’s official food vendor. The university and Chartwells have an extensive contract, and they provide all the food on campus— from what you eat at Hurley, to the Student Center food court, to the library cafe, and even at campus events. Chartwells essentially has a monopoly on food at Eastern.

Girls in Boy Scouts: What’s the Deal?

Last year on Feb. the 1st, Boy Scouts officially allowed girls to join the organization. They changed their name from Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA. It is something that has been sitting at the back of my mind since the announcement spread, but now has come back to the forefront for a good reason: Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday.

Volunteering at the Center for Community Engagement Changed My College Experience

In high school, you are expected to complete numerous community service hours, which helps when you are applying to colleges, so the admissions office can see if you are a well-rounded student. At first, I must admit, I only did community service for college applications, but over time I grew to have a passion for it. Ever since I came to Eastern one of the things I was excited to do was get involved with community service volunteering. When I found out about the Community for Center Engagement (CCE), I was thrilled. Although I only did special events in my freshman year, this helped me get a better understanding of the Willimantic area. My first semester during my sophomore year, however, I pushed myself to do more with the CCE.