Opinions

Opinions

Following the Money: A look into power and justice in higher education funding.

Recent news that convicted sex-offender Jefferey Epstein quietly donated $1.7 million dollars to M.I.T.’s Media Lab has some people questioning the morality of higher education funding. Joichi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, worked with others to conceal the origin of these funds, making them appear to be […]

Opinions

Youtube Influencers: A new generation of celebrities can now be found in vloggers.

Media has always played a massive role in the consumerist aspect of the 21st century society. Between TV, music and the internet, the audiences are overwhelmed with entertainment options. Youtube, however, has taken the cake in recent years. Starting in 2005, Youtube has grown in popularity and is now the […]

Opinions

Rural Gun Control: Why legislators need to consider more inclusive gun control

Ever since the tragedies of Parkland and El Paso, and the many gun violence related incidents before them, tension is mounting in America. Many people are calling for mass gun reform, especially younger people who are frustrated with lawmakers for not putting legislation for this on the forefront. According to […]

Opinions

A Phone Call and A Whistleblower: Did the President commit an impeachable offense?

On Aug. 12, 2019, a whistleblower filed a complaint against President Donald Trump which was shared with the acting Director of National Intelligence and then Congress. This whistleblower is an anonymous CIA operative whose complaint was related to a call made by the President to Volodymyr Zelensky (the President of […]

Opinions

Reflection on Staff and Faculty Cuts: With major staff and faculty cuts happening this past summer, a student looks into the long-term impact of these decisions for Eastern’s community.

This past summer break brought a slew of changes for the Eastern University community in the form of abrupt staff cuts. Faculty changes are always challenging for both the students and remaining faculty, but in such a tight-knit community as Eastern the results are amplified.  As with any major change […]

Opinions

Wildfire Misfire: Misinformation via Twitter causes social hysteria about the Amazon wildfires.

A recent conversation revolving around intentional and accidental misinformation across social media and news platforms has arisen in light of the Amazonian forest fires. The conversation began with a tweet from Cristiano Ronaldo asking for prayers for the burning Amazon Rainforest, claiming it produces “more than 20% of the world’s […]

Opinions

Did we Unknowingly Elect a Third Party Candidate?: A look into President Trump’s cohesion to the Republican Party agenda.

The idea that Donald Trump does not embody the spirit of the traditional Republican Party is most certainly not an unpopular opinion. In fact, the idea that Trump has appropriated the GOP is one championed by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a leading voice among the progressive movement. In 2016, Trump secured […]

Opinions

Diversity in Publishing: How marginalized people’s stories are silenced in literature

      Diversity in the publishing world isn’t something that a lot of people think about, at least a lot of privileged people who are able to walk into a book store and pick up a novel whose protagonist looks like them. In 2015, Lee & Low did the first […]

Opinions

How To Be a Friend To Those With Mental Illness

     We hear it all across the news. It can be commonly found in a room filled with people. Most times it is ignored. It’s the elephant in the room that needs to be addressed. Mental health. In advance, this article may trigger those who suffer with mental health […]

Opinions

Finding Your People: A celebration of how clubs enrich students experiences

      Eastern University has a thriving community of clubs and groups, with 20+ clubs being mentioned on the Eastern University website. We are lucky enough to have everything from Ultimate Frisbee to the Multicultural Awareness Advisory Committee (MAAC). There really is something for everyone when it comes to […]