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Lolz: A Linguistic Study- The EU Radish, your most unreliable news source*
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Lolz: A Linguistic Study- The EU Radish, your most unreliable news source*

      It is all too common to use words without giving careful thought to the inherent meaning of these words. Such careless speech strips words of their potency, degrades language and destroys our capacity for rigorous thought, as argued via metaphor in the Homeric poetry of Wittgenstein. Given […]

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Dream Big This Summer!

      When summer comes along, many college students in the nation try to take advantage of this time and relax for a few months. Among the standard pastimes we college kids take advantage of, a seldom few have a positive effect on our future careers. We ought to […]

Reflections on Model United Nations
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Reflections on Model United Nations

      A couple hundred colleges from across the globe. Thousands of eager students ready to debate. Four days of pretending to be a delegate to the United Nations. That’s what you’re told you’re in for when you join Eastern’s Model United Nations (MUN) club. They tell you what to […]

HMS Warrior with freighter in the background.
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Learning the Ropes

      “In the days before iron ships, the internal combustible engine and elaborate machinery, there were iron men in wooden ships.” So said my great-great grandfather, Boatswains Mate Philip Hoffman of the United States Navy. Philip was in the last generation of men to be in the all-wooden […]

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On Education and Moral Formation

      All schools shape students in particular ways because every school is built on value judgments about what is good. Public school systems are generally centered on ideas about what people ought to know and be capable of in order to be productive citizens. Prep schools and other […]

Healing Is Possible: EU hosts panel on  eating disorders
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Healing Is Possible: EU hosts panel on eating disorders

     With the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness and incredibly low research funds, eating disorders are severely misunderstood by many, even though 30 million people–10 percent of the population–struggle with some type of eating disorder. Speaking at Windows on the World to inform college students about these […]

The Significance  of Our Stuff- Thoughts on consumerism
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The Significance of Our Stuff- Thoughts on consumerism

     The term “consumerism” can refer to many things, but in this article I mean to specifically address the increasingly high levels of consumption of goods and services within our society. It often seems to me that we are so immersed in consumerist society that we are unable to […]

Lady Gaga performs at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.
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A History of the Halftime Show- From local commodity to Lady Gaga

     When the phrase “Super Bowl halftime show” comes into conversation, most people will think of the most recent performance by Lady Gaga. The pop icon literally dove into the performance from the rooftop, but not before releasing a swarm of Intel drones as she covered “God Bless America,” […]

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Remembering Our Vision- Statement on Scholarship and Community

     It has become a common practice of mine to spend time wandering around our campus, just paying attention to the trees, the paths and the water. Last week, on our snow day, I was doing just this, enjoying the freshness of the snow and the crispness of the […]

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The Importance of Storytelling

     I once had someone on campus tell me, “There is no need for stories.” What would someone’s life be if they never heard a story? I believe a life without stories is a life without empathy, imagination and unfathomable truth.      The best way to understand someone is […]