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What-Ball?: Pickleball: the sport for all ages and all skill  levels.
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What-Ball?: Pickleball: the sport for all ages and all skill levels.

When I was home for Easter break, I watched a decent amount of television (because college doesn’t allow for much leisure time). I surfed the channels, hoping to happen upon some kind of sporting event to feast my eyes upon. Eventually, I came across last year’s USA Pickleball Championship. Imagine […]

Ready, Set, Dance: An argument on dance as a sport.
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Ready, Set, Dance: An argument on dance as a sport.

A sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment,” according to Oxford Languages. Why then, is dance not considered a sport? Despite the competitive nature of dance and the intense hours of training, dancers still […]

Super League Sparks Global Backlash: How a European pro soccer proposal is impacting fans around the world.
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Super League Sparks Global Backlash: How a European pro soccer proposal is impacting fans around the world.

A recent announcement regarding the proposal of a Super League in European soccer has sparked global outrage and may forever change the way the game is both played and experienced. The 12 clubs confirmed as founding members, which include England’s traditional “Big 6” as well as the three top clubs […]

The Crowd Goes Wild: The impact of spectators at college sporting events.
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The Crowd Goes Wild: The impact of spectators at college sporting events.

The cheers and claps from the crowd are the most exhilarating sounds an athlete can hear. From smaller claps on the golf course to shouts and screams on the field, athletes thrive on the support of their closest family, friends and fans. For the majority of the spring season, the […]

Student Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore soccer player Emmanuel Hewitt discusses activism both in and out of athletics.
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Student Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore soccer player Emmanuel Hewitt discusses activism both in and out of athletics.

When George Floyd was murdered in May 2020, many young Black people came out to their local cities to march for Black Lives Matter. Emmanuel Hewitt, a sophomore at Eastern, was one of those people. The Mechanicsburg, PA native, found it important to bring awareness to the struggles of young […]

Apple Music vs. Spotify: It’s time to settle the debate.
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Apple Music vs. Spotify: It’s time to settle the debate.

Apple Music and Spotify are two of the most popular ways for people to get their music. As an avid Spotify user, I have never actually used Apple Music beyond downloading it for this article. Upon first glance, the way each app plays music looks very similar, but Apple Music does […]

Vaccination Misinformation: Making an informed decision on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Vaccination Misinformation: Making an informed decision on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Since the start of COVID-19’s reign of terror in the U.S. there has been controversy regarding the best course of action to address the illness and eradicate it from the country. The response of some was to protest mask mandates and stay at home orders while others stocked food and […]

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 […]

Zero Reports Does Not Equal Zero Rapes: Low statistics do not mean assault isn’t happening– just that it isn’t being reported.
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Zero Reports Does Not Equal Zero Rapes: Low statistics do not mean assault isn’t happening– just that it isn’t being reported.

The 2020 Annual Security Report for Eastern University boasts crime statistics for the past three years such as zero cases of rape, zero cases of dating violence, and only one non-penetrative sexual offense in the past three years. Having spent three years at Eastern University as a woman, in community with […]

The Benefits of Zoom University: One student reflects on the positive outcomes of hybrid learning.
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The Benefits of Zoom University: One student reflects on the positive outcomes of hybrid learning.

In the past year, students all over the world began  experiencing an increase in online learning thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. Having graduated high school in the midst of online courses after all of my other years of schooling in person only, this new normal consisting of online learning was […]