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The Olympic Dilemma of 2020: Leaders in the International Olympics Comittee stay optimistic about the 2020 Games.
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The Olympic Dilemma of 2020: Leaders in the International Olympics Comittee stay optimistic about the 2020 Games.

Last summer, Tokyo was supposed to hold the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Due to the outbreak of COVID in the months prior to and during the set months, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the games to the Summer of 2021. However, things are not looking too bright […]

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Rise: Anti-Asian violence has risen across the nation, bringing with it discourse and protests against Anti-Asian racism.
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Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Rise: Anti-Asian violence has risen across the nation, bringing with it discourse and protests against Anti-Asian racism.

On Friday, Feb. 19, Ying Ngov, the owner and operator of Mama Venezia’s Pizzeria in Norristown, was brutally beaten and her shop robbed. Ngov, a fifty-six year old immigrant from China, chased the group of men after they had stolen beers and ran from the store. Ngov grabbed a neighbor’s […]

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Assault Weapons Buy-Back in Canada: How Prime Minister Trudeau changed the Canadian ban on assault weapons.

In May 2020, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a piece of legislation that effectively banned assault-style weapons. After a brutal mass shooting in April, Trudeau was swift in executing the legislation (the ban was announced a mere two weeks after Gabriel Wortman shot and killed 18 Nova Scotians). On […]

Eastern Tuition Plan for Military Students: Recognizing students in the military, Eastern announces new tuition price.
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Eastern Tuition Plan for Military Students: Recognizing students in the military, Eastern announces new tuition price.

Being in the military is incredibly hard work, and that is quite the understatement. It takes bravery, strength, determination, loyalty, and dedication to serve and protect our country. It takes even more to pursue a degree at the same time. That is why Eastern University has made the decision to […]

Winter Storms Cause Power Outages Across Texas
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Winter Storms Cause Power Outages Across Texas

President Biden has declared a federal emergency for all 254 counties in Texas due to unprecedented freezing temperatures and snowy conditions. As of Feb. 15, United States federal agencies have coordinated and mobilized efforts to provide disaster relief to Texas residents, according to Reuters. The winter storm is not expected […]

Eastern Alumi Sign Petition Urging EU to Rescind Award: State Senator and Eastern Alumni of the Year attends Capitol insurrection.
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Eastern Alumi Sign Petition Urging EU to Rescind Award: State Senator and Eastern Alumni of the Year attends Capitol insurrection.

At the end of 2020 a petition surfaced urging Eastern University to rescind the 2009 Alumni of the Year award to State Senator Douglas Mastriano on the grounds that he “failed to meet that standard in his role as Pennsylvania State Representative’’. The award standards include “outstanding service through church […]

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Nationwide Vaccination Efforts and the Philly Fighting Covid Scandal

The COVID-19 virus first made its debut on U.S. soil just about a year ago. As this anniversary passes, the U.S. finds itself in the early stages of vaccine deployment and administration. While vaccination efforts around the world have been met with difficulties, the U.S. has been uniquely disorganized in […]

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Shell Energy Ordered to Compensate Nigerian Farmers: Dutch court says the energy corporation must pay for harmful oil spills.

After thirteen long years a group of Nigerian farmers are finally receiving compensation for oil leak damages. More than 15 years ago, two oil leaks polluted a pair of Nigerian villages under Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), a subsidiary of the British-Dutch energy corporation Shell Energy Retail, Ltd. […]

New COVID-19 vaccine grabs international attention.
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COVID-19 Vaccines Near Completion: An experimental vaccine brings hope amid the pandemic.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many are looking to a coming vaccine as a solution. There has been talk of developing a preventative vaccine since lock downs began in March, and the issue has been a topic of debate throughout the presidential election. While it may seem to […]

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Pope Announces Inclusive Decisions: Pope supports LGBTQ+ civil unions; names first Black American Cardinal.

For the first time ever, Pope Francis has recently spoken out about his support for same-sex civil unions. The announcement was made in a recent documentary entitled “Francesco” and has since made international headlines. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family, they are children of God,” said […]