Author: Abigail Brooke

Archive, Opinions

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 […]

Archive, Features

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 […]

Archive, Center Spread

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 […]

A&E, Archive

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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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 […]

Archive, News

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 […]