Articles written by: Gaelan Campbell

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Eastern’s Softball Field Points to Larger Issues: Considering what the lack of a softball field meant for the larger community

      If you have spent any time on campus this year, it would be impossible for you not to notice the large mounds of dirt and construction equipment where our softball field used to live. Due to heavy flooding that affected much of the infrastructure of campus early […]

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A Spring Break to Remember: Rhode Island and Friends

      You get comfortable after four years. The same food. The same classrooms. The same dorms. Over the course of my time at Eastern, while I have changed quite a lot (hopefully for the better), the backdrop to my college career has been static. One of the biggest […]

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A Spring Break to Remember: Rhode Island and Friends

      You get comfortable after four years. The same food. The same classrooms. The same dorms. Over the course of my time at Eastern, while I have changed quite a lot (hopefully for the better), the backdrop to my college career has been static.       One […]

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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 […]