Articles written by: Gaelan Campbell

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Existentialism and D&D

       In the 1980’s the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons was at the then height of its popularity, and since then has maintained a significant place pop culture. The game itself is notable in its own right, but what brought national attention to the game was a controversy […]

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“Deep Fake” News: Where is truth when we cannot trust our own eyes?

      There have been a few stories circling on CNN and other major news sites surrounding a phenomenon now known as “deep fake.” In a world of #fakenews that cannot be good to hear. Now, don’t panic, but also take heed. Propaganda is nothing new, but as technology […]

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Automation: As machines and systems do more and more of the work, how will we adapt to that reality?

      On a global scale jobs are becoming increasingly outsourced to developing countries for their cheap labor, and while there is absolutely a conversation to be had on the humanitarian issue of exploitation, I’d like to focus on jobs themselves. More specifically, how technological leaps and automation have […]

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A ‘100 Days Until Tassels Turn’ Reflection

      Recently, Eastern University celebrated 100 days until tassels turn (regarding the spring graduation of the class of 2019). For many seniors, they will be starting one of the first of many jobs they will have in their lifetime. For others, either due to a love of learning […]

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The Shutdown: Dignity in a Time of Rage

      During former President Barack Obama’s second term, he had stressed what was always a major part of his vision, diplomacy and global corporation. A large number of right-wing pundits dedicated the better part of almost the entire news cycle attacking his character (sound familiar?) because, in their […]

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Avoiding The Danger of Vice: At What Point Does Self-Care Become Self-Indulgence?

      A growing phrase you’ll hear anywhere in the professional world is “self-care.” It’s particularly popular on college campuses, and for good reason! In a high speed capitalist work environment, we’ve normalized, even glamorized, exhaustion. Being a workaholic is considered a virtue in a world characterized by competition and […]

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Renovations: The Dining Commons Gets a Makeover, with More to Come in The Future.

      Plans have been underway for nearly a year to renovate our beloved, yet aging Dining Commons.  Upon returning to campus this spring, students were greeted with some of the changes that have already been finished.       Immediately noticeable is the new paint job. While we […]

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What Does It Take To Be An RA?

      Maybe you locked yourself out of your room again, maybe you had an emergency or maybe you really just needed someone. Whatever it may be, when you don’t know what to do, you call your RA. It is hard to exactly pin down what a resident assistant […]

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Importance of a Quality Holiday

      During the Exodus, the Hebrews were reminded of their time in bondage, specifically commanded by God to not allow themselves to forget what it was like to suffer. We suffer, so that we might understand one another, or rather, empathize with each other. Pain is what makes […]

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Around the World: United Kingdom; A look into homeless youth in the UK.

      With Brexit talks coming to fever pitch, and the future of Britain’s relationship to the rest of the world uncertain, the country faces its growing issues domestically. Across the UK there are currently tens of thousands of homeless people without any security. Global poverty issues such as […]