Articles written by: Abigail Brooke

New COVID-19 vaccine grabs international attention.
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COVID-19 Vaccines Near Completion: An experimental vaccine brings hope amid the pandemic.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many are looking to a coming vaccine as a solution. There has been talk of developing a preventative vaccine since lock downs began in March, and the issue has been a topic of debate throughout the presidential election. While it may seem to […]

Conflict resolution is an essential life skill.
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All About Conflict Resolution: A senior reflects on one of her favorite classes.

Conflict is an inevitable and uncomfortable part of life for everyone, though very few would consider themselves adept at handling it. An issue arises and perhaps you say things you did not mean, you find yourself apologizing though you have done nothing wrong, or maybe, you run and hide until […]

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An Unjust Nomination: The concerning nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice.

Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Americans have looked on as President Donald Trump has pushed for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, to be her replacement. Barrett is a strong conservative with stances that go against current Constitutional rights regarding the same-sex marriage, Roe v […]

This study by Bright Line Watch shows how democracy is
perceived in relation to the US government today.
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We the People: A brief history of the evolutions of democracy and how it applies to the United States today.

In Ancient Greece, democracy was exercised at least one a month, possibly even weekly. The people would cast plebiscitary votes in which every individual had the opportunity to express their opinion on an issue or a leader. Through this process, the people truly had the power over their government, and […]

Registering to Vote In 2020: A look at the registration process for the 2020 election.
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Registering to Vote In 2020: A look at the registration process for the 2020 election.

Voting this year is absolutely imperative, possibly even more so than ever before. However, for many, it could be your first time participating in a presidential election. Voting is a way to make your voice heard and to stand for your beliefs, but first, you have to make sure you’re […]

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September was Suicide Prevention Month: Members of Eastern’s community reflect on their experiences and opinions regarding suicide, mental health, and more.

The Aftermath: How an uncle’s suicide shapes a young girl by Gabrielle Pardocchi My uncle committed suicide when I was nine years old. At least, I think he did. He had been battling with a drug addiction for years, before overdosing in 2008. He had told my grandmother a few months before […]

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Book Highlight: “The Bluest Eye”, a perfect read in light of the Black Lives Matter fight for justice.

I read “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison over the summer, when Black Lives Matter protests were at their height. In a surge of people educating, donating, listening and advocating, I was compelled to read books by Black women, specifically those that centered their experiences in the face of racism. […]

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Messages Across the Distance: Reviving the lost art of letter writing in the face of uncertainty.

Being sent home and separated from our friends due to COVID-19 proved difficult for everybody. Zoom calls can get old and eventually I ran out of things to talk to talk to my friends about on FaceTime. Connecting with loved ones had to be done creatively, so I decided to […]

The underfunded United States Postal service continues to
operate at full capacity despite insufficient finances.
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Neither snow, nor rain, nor insufficient funds…: How the Postal Service is struggling and what can be done to save it

Imagine a world without the postal service. It may not seem so bad initially, but when you look closer, you will see that many things you once took for granted have vanished. Things like postcards from Grandma, easy access to your absentee ballot while at school. It may seem ridiculous […]

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Kamala Harris Disinformation: QAnon’s continuous spread of disinformation on Democratic political candidates of color

California Senator Kamala Harris has faced extensive backlash since being named Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s vice president running mate, mostly from the far-right on social media. QAnon, a popular conspiracy group from the far-right, has been the most notable source of the vitriol, particularly in questioning Harris’s eligibility for […]