Category: Guest editorials

Construction is ruining vibe on campus

Overall, most EKU students would probably agree that the mass amount of construction on campus is excessive and annoying. It may be improving campus overall in the long run, but it could have been done piece-by-piece, instead of at one time. Not only is it hurting the atmosphere and the beauty of campus, but it has depleted housing and parking spaces on a major scale.

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Online dating has something for everyone

By TYLER BROWN Guest columnist progress@eku.edu Christian Mingle. eHarmony. Match.com. There’s a veritable “who’s who” of online dating websites. People looking for love use these sites all across the Internet. Each wants to guarantee you will be satisfied with who you find. The question is, what are the best matchmaking sites to use and how can you be successful in using one? Online dating has gone mainstream. It is a booming multi-billion dollar business, with hundreds of sites accommodating every preference and background. Around one in 10 Americans visit these dating sites each month, looking for ‘the One.’ Many reviewing sites rank these dating services differently depending on user feedback. ConsumerRankings.com, for example, ranks their top-five dating sites as follows: Zoosk, Match, Our Time, eHarmony and PlentyOfFish. Other websites, like Top10BestDatingSites.com, rank Zoosk, Match.com, eHarmony and Christian Mingle in their top five, with PlentyOfFish at number seven. Factors such as number of users and success rates also influence a person’s choice in which site they choose. Match.com, for example, boasts that “over 1 million match.com babies” have been born because of its matchmaking success. eHarmony shows upwards of 600,000 married couples since 2001 and Christian Mingle shows an addition of more than 10,000 new members daily, with each site logging millions of visits each month. How do they attract so many viewers and members? It all depends on what...

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