Articles written by: Gaelan Campbell

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 […]

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Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation

Martin Luther: From Pastoral Concern to Church Scandal Written by Zachary Nelson       On Oct. 31, 1517, a pious Augustinian monk sent a letter to the Archbishop of Mainz, Albert of Brandenburg, informing him of the mass sale of indulgences near Wittenberg, Germany. This letter contained 95 theses concerning […]

America On The World Stage
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America On The World Stage

      In 1945, the United Nations was founded by 51 separate countries to secure peace in a world torn apart by two world wars. Today, 193 countries hold membership and several others enjoy observer status. For over seven decades the UN has been committed to promoting human rights, […]

Reflecting on the American Revolution
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Reflecting on the American Revolution

      A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of experiencing the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The museum is relatively new, and boasts several exhibits that weave into one another to create a roadmap of the events surrounding our nation’s birth. Relics and pieces of art […]

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The Future of DACA

      In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of talk about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era policy that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from being deported. There are currently around 800,000 people living in the U.S. under […]