Articles written by: Gaelan Campbell

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Darkness Rises and Light Meets It

      Much has been said about the most recent addition to the “Star Wars” franchise. Many fans  enjoyed another adventure into that galaxy far, far away that we love so much, but there seems to be an equal number of fans who left theaters in disappointment. I myself […]

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Reflections on New Year’s Resolutions

      It is a new year, and that means another chance to turn our lives around! At least, that is what many renewed gym memberships and dieting subscriptions will tell us. Yes, it is the time of New Year’s resolutions! After a season of gift giving, fellowship, and […]

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States Lead The Way In Education

While the prospect of “free college” was a point of tension for many in the 2016 election, it seems that states are charting a path ahead on the issue. Recently, states like New York have adopted programs that make public college more accessible by providing free tuition through scholarships. In […]

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Legislation That Will Define An Era

While you were asleep last Saturday, a piece of legislation passed in the senate that will alter the U.S. tax code drastically, and while this bill still needs to be amended to fi t with the house version before it becomes law, it is only a matter of time before […]

America’s Attention Span Problem
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America’s Attention Span Problem

      Tragedy strikes. A tsunami in Southeast Asia. A terrorist attack in Europe. A scandal in the government. You know the headlines. They appear before your eyes on television screens as you get ready for work, check social media on your phone, or read the paper (heaven forbid), […]

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A Step Forward For Drug Policy

       In the past few weeks, the president has brought up a topic that, in light of foreign affairs and cultural clashes, hasn’t seen much limelight. This topic, the topic of drug policy, should be one that we are all concerned about. The drug crisis has had serious […]

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Thanksgiving Under the Shadow of Imperialism

In Defense of Thanksgiving Written by Jesse Whiteman        For most American families, including my own, thoughts of American imperialism are not a regular occurrence around the Thanksgiving table. Indeed, Thanksgiving in my family is a time of remembrance and connection. We remember where we have come from, […]

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Around the World: Catalonia demands Independence from Spain

      Europe is faced with a growing geopolitical crisis as tensions rise over the Catalan independence referendum. The northeastern region of Catalonia in Spain has enjoyed limited autonomy for much of its history. While the country remained under strict control during the Francoist period between 1935 and 1975, […]

No Future For Healthcare?
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No Future For Healthcare?

      As 2017 enters its waning months leading into the holidays, the House and Senate floors of Congress are still in high tension over the issue of healthcare. What started with the President’s campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) characterized the first year […]

Democracy in University
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Democracy in University

      This is a place where we study and grow together, where we challenge our understanding and learn how to be better, more diligent people. The core of what the university experience does is development. We take what cannot be taught and nurture it, and what can be […]