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America’s Attention Span Problem
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America’s Attention Span Problem

      Tragedy strikes. A tsunami in Southeast Asia. A terrorist attack in Europe. A scandal in the government. You know the headlines. They appear before your eyes on television screens as you get ready for work, check social media on your phone, or read the paper (heaven forbid), […]

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Adoption Tax Credit Under Fire

      Adoption is costly. According to American Adoptions – one of the largest domestic adoption agencies in the US – the average domestic adoption costs over $30,000. This is an average, and many adoptions are significantly less costly, especially if the adoptive family is adopting out of the […]

Introducing American Sign Language
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Introducing American Sign Language

       When I was a baby,  I lost the ability to speak. I don’t know the exact age this happened, because I was so young. My speech was developing completely fine until, one day, it just stopped. No one knew why at first, but the doctors suspected it […]

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J-Term for Eastern?

      The January term, otherwise known as a J-term, is an optional piece of a college’s spring semester where students can take one course within three weeks. Eastern University does not utilize this unique possible portion of the semester, but there may be benefit to integrating the J-term […]

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A Step Forward For Drug Policy

       In the past few weeks, the president has brought up a topic that, in light of foreign affairs and cultural clashes, hasn’t seen much limelight. This topic, the topic of drug policy, should be one that we are all concerned about. The drug crisis has had serious […]

No Future For Healthcare?
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No Future For Healthcare?

      As 2017 enters its waning months leading into the holidays, the House and Senate floors of Congress are still in high tension over the issue of healthcare. What started with the President’s campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) characterized the first year […]

To Mend What Is Broken
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To Mend What Is Broken

      A shockwave was sent to the rest of the world when Harvey Weinstein, who made himself popular as a notable director, became known as something completely different in Hollywood. In Hollywood, Weinstein was depressingly interconnected with actresses through sexual assault and coerced situations.  So far, over fifty women […]

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Admiring Our Differences

     Back in 2007 I found myself surrounded by dirt roads, clay housing, and a huge crowd of children of all ages. The people there spoke their native Spanish language, having a general understanding of original street slang, specific name pronunciation, and inside jokes that no outsider would pick […]

Democracy in University
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Democracy in University

      This is a place where we study and grow together, where we challenge our understanding and learn how to be better, more diligent people. The core of what the university experience does is development. We take what cannot be taught and nurture it, and what can be […]

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Speaking of Evil After a Tragedy

      The subtitle for a recent article in The Atlantic entitled “How ‘Evil’ Became a Conservative Buzzword” states that “the left and right rely on different moral languages in the wake of tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting.” The article’s author, Emma Green, writes that, in the wake […]