Articles written by: Sofia Na

Logging Off For Now: One student shares why she plans on taking a gap year before continuing  her education.
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Logging Off For Now: One student shares why she plans on taking a gap year before continuing her education.

Like many college seniors, the most frequent question I have been asked over this past year is, “what are your plans after graduation?” As innocuous as the intent may be, this question is often loaded with anxiety-inducing expectations and assumptions. Just as going to undergrad has become a seemingly required […]

To Infinity and Beyond: How space colonization may be happening sooner than we could have imagined.
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To Infinity and Beyond: How space colonization may be happening sooner than we could have imagined.

The human race has only ever inhabited planet earth. For much of human history, astronomy, outer space, and the universe at large has been an object of wonder and marvel. We have always discovered much of what we know about our world by studying that which is physically beyond our […]

Consider Pet Ethics: It’s the “leashed” we can do.
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Consider Pet Ethics: It’s the “leashed” we can do.

Owning pets is normalized in many cultures and has been for centuries. Pets are beloved members of our families; we name them, we give them special toys and treats, and we love them as one of our own. The debate on the ethics of owning pets is rarely broached in […]

An Extended Family Easter: Opinions editor Sofia Na describes her family’s Eastern tradition.
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An Extended Family Easter: Opinions editor Sofia Na describes her family’s Eastern tradition.

For the second year in a row, Easter will look a lot different than it usually does. Despite the changes COVID-19 has brought on, I hold on to hope that next year my family will be able to carry out all the traditions we usually do. My family has always […]

Practicing Gratitude: Eastern’s professors have shown their dedication and support in a most uplifting way.
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Practicing Gratitude: Eastern’s professors have shown their dedication and support in a most uplifting way.

For whatever reason, the novelty of living on campus during the pandemic has worn off. Many students were excited to return to residence living at the start of the fall semester, but now we are in the midst of our second on-campus COVID-19 semester this spring and many resident students […]

Done With Doane: A student shares her experience in Eastern’s on-campus quarantine facility.
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Done With Doane: A student shares her experience in Eastern’s on-campus quarantine facility.

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the 2020-2021 academic year into one like no other. Between new on-campus visitation policies, zoom and hybrid classes, and required face masks and social distancing, this year has been a challenge to say the least. While most students have been trying their best to […]

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Who Should Take Offense?: Insight into the complexities of anti-Asian racism in America.

There has been a recent spike in the news regarding anti-Asian racism, primarily as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. While tensions have surely been heightened during the last year, racism against Asians in America has existed for much of our nation’s history. And yet, what we see now […]

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Vaccination Site Opens At KOP Mall: Montgomery County sets up a COVID-19 vaccination site at the mall.

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming increasingly more available to the general public, Mountain Productions, a Pennsylvania-based staging company, is anticipating a flood of vaccine availability within the next few weeks and has begun to set up a massive vaccination site in King of Prussia to facilitate Montgomery County’s vaccine distribution. […]

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Smoking or Non? A closer look at the COVID-19 vaccine availability list.

As the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming increasingly more available to vulnerable and essential members of our communities, there has been some dispute over who should and should not be included on the prioritized vaccine availability list. States like Pennsylvania and Delaware have expanded the availability list to include “Persons aged […]

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The Art of Journaling: An insight into reflective writing.

Journaling can look different for everybody. Some people like to bullet journal to stay organized, some prefer a short, daily entry, and others are utterly overwhelmed by the prospect. I have been an avid journaler for around three years now. What once started as a failed discipline attempt in high […]