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Shining a Light in a World of Darkness: Insight on the good news of our world today.

Our world seems to be infiltrated by an abundance of darkness. The news is flooded with stories of death, hopelessness, poverty, and oppression. However, in a world full of darkness, there is a force constantly working against it – a force that travels over 186,000 miles per second. That force […]

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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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A Change of Pace: How the ‘ring by spring’ mentality changed the way I look at relationships.

When I joined the Eastern community in 2017, I was a wide-eyed and excited eighteen-year-old with ambitions in politics and changing the world. I would galivant across campus with my new college friends, caking on makeup and hunting for a husband. We rambled on about our dream man; hoping that […]

Reddit and Wall Street: The 2021 David vs. Goliath Story ; The trading world turned on its head when day traders caused GameStop stocks to jump astronomically high.
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Reddit and Wall Street: The 2021 David vs. Goliath Story ; The trading world turned on its head when day traders caused GameStop stocks to jump astronomically high.

The new year started off in weird fashion when a group of day traders put GameStop and AMC Theaters back in the news when their stocks skyrocketed in late January. If you’ve ever seen Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, this idea of “shorting” is nothing new. […]

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Punished for Having COVID: One student’s experience quarantining in the Gatehouse.

It felt like I was being punished for having COVID”, junior Maggie Rafidi said when being interviewed about her experience quarantining with COVID. “It was the first time I felt like my experience at Eastern was just a business transaction, and I wasn’t even getting what I paid for.” While […]

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A Kind Heart in the White House: A student shares hopes for a new, empathetic president.

As Chief Justice John Roberts shook the hand of President Joe Biden and said “congratulations Mister President”, I let out a huge sigh. For the first time in my adult life, I have a president who has empathy. While some may argue that former President Donald Trump was empathetic, I […]

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Hey Macklemore, Should We Go Thrift Shopping? : Insight into the positive and negative effects of thrift culture.

In 2012, the country was taken by storm in the release of the new song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, bringing attention to the already popular culture of thrifting, and encouraging more people to take part in the activity. Another significant contribution to the increase in thrifting efforts […]

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Changes in EU COVID-19 Policies: Are they for better or worse?

In just one academic year, Eastern University looks a lot different than it ever has before. With so many changing policies and restrictions, there is much debate about whether or not these changes are effective. From the fall to spring semester, a number of the policies surrounding COVID-19 have changed. […]

Where Did It Come From? Where Did It Go?: An inquiry into the disconnect between ethics and politics.
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Where Did It Come From? Where Did It Go?: An inquiry into the disconnect between ethics and politics.

I have been studying philosophy, history, and political science for almost four years now. Throughout my time as a student here at Eastern, I have been introduced to many different political theorists, historians, and philosophers who have helped mold my understanding of the invaluable place justice and morality have in […]

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COVID-19 Has Interrupted the Global Order: A comparative analysis of the various international responses to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The novel Coronavirus has affected the world in ways previously inconceivable. Countries historically equipped to manage catastrophes have struggled to contain the virus, while poorer countries have succeeded beyond expectation. The previously impenetrable global order has been, in many ways, all but reversed. With a vaccine developed and some semblance […]