Community Action Agency of Delaware County’s three homeless shelters have reached capacity, causing officials to rely on a motel/hotel voucher system. On Feb. 2, the Delaware County Council passed a $350,000 raise to Community Action Agency of Delaware County for shelter operations, specifically to aid the motel/hotel voucher system until […]
Biden Administration Allocates $1.6B to Repair and Rebuild Pa. Bridges: Bridges in Chest County and Delaware County are expected to receive funding as a result of the Bridge Funding Program.
Standing besides the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf publicized the start of the largest bridge formula initiative in American history. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law promises that Pa. will receive $1.6 billion to repair and rebuild over 3,000 bridges throughout the commonwealth — including bridges in Chester […]
Iran-Backed Houthi Airstrikes in Yemen Cause Nationwide Internet Blackout: A look into the historical background and ongoing conflict leading to Jan. 2022 airstrike in Yemen.
On Jan. 24, one of several airstrikes hit a telecommunication building in the strategic port city of Hodeida, causing a nationwide internet blackout. Yemen has become an Iranian Proxy War Against Israel, while the UAE faces militant consequences of the Abraham Accords, which aims to promote peace in the Middle […]
The Crisis Text Line Responds to Scrutiny Over Sharing Data with For-Profit: The nonprofit organization stops sharing data with artificial intelligence company after immense criticism.
Trigger warning: This article discusses themes of suicide and mental illness. The Crisis Text Line is a globally-recognized mental health support service that uses text messaging to help people through traumas such as self-harm and suicidal ideations. Since initially launching in 2013, Crisis Text Line has exchanged 6.7 million conversations […]
Italian Government Enforces New Vaccine Mandate: Italian residents over 50 years old face vaccine regulations to control rising COVID-19 numbers.
As Italy struggles with rising cases of the Omicron variant, the Italian government approved a mandate that requires the vaccination of people who are 50 years or older. On Jan. 5, this mandate was formally approved and publicized to the residents of Italy. Roughly 78-percent of Italy’s population are entirely […]
Interfaith Philadelphia Explores Identity in New Course: A look into an interactive and six-session course titled, “Exploring Identity: How Faith and Race Shape Us and the Ways We Lead”.
Originally founded in 2004, Interfaith Philadelphia strives to establish hope and reconciliation amongst communities. This organization unites people of varying religious backgrounds as they “get to know each other as people and to learn how to value and respect the ‘other’ while maintaining (and often strengthening) their own religious identities,” […]
2021 Photo Gallery: Eastern students recollect 2021 through photographs encompassing the history we have lived through this past year.
CNN January 2021: Traffic piles up as drivers wait for COVID-19 tests outside of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium. Reuters January 2021: Police munition causes explosion as 2,000 to 2,500 supporters of Donald Trump storm the Capitol Building following President Biden’s election. The New […]
Air Pollution Causes School Closure in New Delhi, India: The pollution crisis in New Delhi furthers as schools are forced to close due to smog.
On Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, schools in New Delhi, India will be physically closed for a week from Monday as severe air pollution blankets the city, the chief minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, announced during a press conference after he held an emergency meeting to […]
Petey Greene Program Implemented at Eastern University: A look inside the important work that Eastern students and faculty will accomplish through the Petey Greene Program.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, studies have revealed that recidivism rates are reduced by 43-percent for incarcerated people who have received postsecondary education. Given that 95-percent of incarcerated people return home, postsecondary education programs amplify their likelihood of obtaining employment and pursuing life outside of prison. Eastern University’s […]
Emotional Support Duck Joins Runners in the New York City Marathon: Insights into the first duck to take part in the NYC marathon.
Marathons can be a challenging, but not impossible, endeavor for anyone willing to put the pedal to the metal and challenge themselves. Apparently, being a human is also no longer a restriction placed on the nationally acclaimed race. On Nov. 7, Wrinkle the emotional support duck became the first duck […]