Archive for February, 2022

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The End of an Era: The age of Tom Brady is over, but whose age is beginning?

On Feb. 1, 2022, NFL quarterback Tom Brady retired from football after 22 seasons in the league.  Brady spent 20 of those NFL seasons with the New England Patriots and another two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won seven Super Bowls: six with the Patriots and one with the […]

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United States Olympic Update: The United States trails only Norway in medals with only a few days left in the Olympics.

As the 2022 winter Olympics draws to a close, the United States are behind only Norway and the Russian Olympic Committee for total medals with 19.  With eight of those being gold medals, the United States are also in third place in that category, behind Norway and Germany. Catching Norway […]

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Men’s Basketball Atop Conference: The Eastern men’s basketball team is currently 18-4 and has won four straight games.

With just one game remaining on the Eastern Eagles schedule the men’s basketball team currently has a record of 18-4 and has won the conference for the 10th time. The Eagles have won four straight games now and are undefeated at home. They have put together arguably the best season […]

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Sports Favoritism: How the media views specific teams and players compared to the rest.

I think we’ve all experienced a sense of favoritism to specific athletes and teams at some point when watching big sports stations like ESPN and FOX. I, for one, see this a lot as I am a Los Angeles Lakers fan, and I see them constantly on shows, whether they […]

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Rams Win Super Bowl Nail-Biter: The Rams came out on top 23-20 in a close defensive Super Bowl.

Well, thus passes another super bowl. Super Bowl Sunday is officially finished with L.A. beating Cincinnati 23-20. To begin with, I hated it, but that is only because the Bengals lost, and a team from L.A. won. Nothing good, sports wise, comes out of Los Angeles. On second thought, maybe […]

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The Worst Character in “New Girl”: Jessica Day is the actual worst character.

When it comes to characters, there are always a few that grind the viewer’s gears significantly. One of those characters is Jessica Day from “New Girl.” While she may be lovable in the beginning, towards the middle and the end of the show her character started to shift. She went […]

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Olympic Athletes on TikTok: Why these stars’ accounts can bring a level of authenticity to an otherwise distanced event.

If your TikTok “For You” page looks like mine, you’ve seen a decent amount of Olympics-related videos. Whether they are videos of Shaun White eating a meal and reacting to a snowboard fail video, “haul” videos of athletes unpacking their two large duffel bags of apparel or tours of the […]

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The Freedom Convoy Takes Ottowa:​​ Canadian truckers rally together outside of the Canadian Parliament to protest mask and vaccine mandates.

On Feb. 6th, Ottawa Mayor declared a state of emergency in the capital of Canada. Since the previous weekend, Ottawa’s streets have been jammed with tractor trailers, which is preventing people from entering and exiting the downtown area. They call themselves, “The Freedom Convoy.”  Not only this, during the previous […]

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Hard Pill to Swallow: Spring break is too early.

Starting Feb. 26, Eastern University will be desolate. Rather than going to class, studying for exams or hanging out in the Breezeway, students will either travel to their week getaway in some fun destination or will be relaxing and decompressing at home. Either way, Eastern’s campus will be mostly empty.   […]

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Prioritizing Mental Health: A student reflects on the difficulties of saying “no.”

Saying no may be one of the hardest things a person has to do. I always find myself struggling to say no to someone who needs me, or even if someone just asks to hang out. I struggle a lot with this word, and the fear that if I say […]