Articles written by: Anthony Barr

Anthony Barr

Joe Arpaio Pardon
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Joe Arpaio Pardon

      I thought about beginning this article by recounting the horrific abuses perpetrated under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, such as the time a woman arrested for an outstanding fine was forced to give birth in shackles and was denied the opportunity to hold her newborn girl, or the conditions of […]

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Earning Trust In An Age of Fake News

If I were to ask you, “what makes for a good newspaper,” most of you would probably respond with words like “fair,” “balanced,” “truthful,” “and “unbiased” as part of your description of a paper that addresses relevant issues and provides timely information. I think such a description can be summed […]

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Saying No to the Faustian Bargain

      This has been a semester of loss, both for me and for a number of my closest friends. Whether that loss came in the form of a death in the family, the ending of a dating relationship, faculty changeovers or even just the fading out of once-prominent […]

Emily Cole, recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship.
Features

Emily Cole Becomes First Eastern Student to Receive Fulbright Scholarship

      In October, current senior Emily Cole will be on a plane headed to Ecuador as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright program is highly competitive and involves a rigorous application process. Cole tells me that she started her application this past summer and wrote […]

Juan teaches Chiron how to swim in a lovely scene from Moonlight.
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Moonlight and Eastern Solidarity

      One of the most memorable scenes in “Moonlight” features a black man teaching a black boy how to swim. I think the power of the imagery is that it is at once tender and fierce: tender as an expression of trust, love and nurture; fierce because this […]

The Walt-Onion
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The Walt-Onion

EASTERN SET TO LAUNCH FOOTBALL PROGRAM by Anthony Barr and Jordan Kolb       Last week, Eastern announced that on April 1 it will launch a new plan to develop a football program. Recruiting for the upcoming school year is already underway, and the program is expected to increase […]

Pictured here after winning the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the UConn Women’s Basketball team has won four consecutive national championships.
Sports

All They Do Is Win: UConn Women’s Basketball wins 100+ games

      The University of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball team hasn’t lost a game since November…2014. Their win streak, which reached 107 games on March 7, is unprecedented, upending the NCAA record that the school had earlier set of 90 wins, which surpassed the UCLA Men’s record established from 1971 […]

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 […]

News

Eastern University and Immigration Policy

     On Jan. 31 Dr. Duffett released a statement on President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration, informally known as the “travel ban,” which prevents residents from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States. In his statement, Dr. Duffett writes of the nation’s First Amendment separation of church […]

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Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

     The loss of Justice Scalia was a devastating blow to the nation last year. He brought a conservative disposition, prudent intelligence and incisive wit to bear on complex cases argued before the United States Supreme Court. President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, seems like a great fit to replace […]