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Indiscretions in The Highest Office: How Trump Sadly Follows a Typical Trend

       You would think that with rising geopolitical tension and a supposed “trade war”on the horizon, the media attention would be covering those stories, but instead when we tune in, a large portion of our time is taken up with stories about a woman named Stormy Daniels. For […]

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The Perspective of an Educator: Reflecting on the Push to Arm Teachers

       In a world where schools have become seemingly more dangerous for students and teachers, it can be scary to think about sending your kids to school or becoming a teacher yourself. However, I have never found anything more rewarding than being a teacher. Each time a student […]

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University Library Frustration

      Studying in the upper floors of Warner library the other day, I found myself being kicked out by a student worker at what I thought to be an outrageously early time. “Four in the afternoon!? On a Friday!?” I thought to myself. This is a university! How […]

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No Freshmen in Eagle Hall

      Each year, residence directors, student life associates and members of student leadership try to develop plans to further benefit and progress resident life at Eastern. Recently word has spread that Eagle Hall is become an exclusively upperclassmen dorm. This would mean that incoming freshman would live in […]

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Term Limits Abolished in China

Having arrived at the end of his first of two five-year terms as Chinese president, Xi Jinping and the chinese government have moved to alter the constitution to allow him to stay in power. The change will not only abolish term limits for the office but it will also add […]

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A “Rocket Man” and a “Rogue” Walk into a Bar: Thoughts on Trump’s Meeting with Kim Jong-un

March 8, President Donald Trump agreed to meet with Kim Jong-un in person and discuss nuclear weapons. The meeting is intended to result in the removal of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula. A meeting between Trump and Jong-un would be the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and […]

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The Problem With Amazon

Over the past year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been planning to build a second headquarters in a domestic city in the U.S. This building will be dubbed HQ2 and comes at an interesting time. Large corporations are trying to take advantage of the lower taxes and regulations under the […]

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Teachers Strike in West Virginia

I am all too familiar with the struggle that teachers face. Many people fail to realize that these individuals are nurturing the future generations. These individuals not only see students everyday and teach, but they become mentors. They not only teach students, but they manage most of the events and extracurriculars […]

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The Women of The Bible: Inspiration from Biblical Women

As a woman, and as a woman growing up in the Catholic Church, I have always struggled with my faith. Even as I got older and I finished some of the sacraments such as communion and confirmation, I always looked up to the women in my life more than than […]

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Giving Yourself a Break: Taking a Gap Year in College

Gap years are becoming increasingly popular among soon-to-be college students and current college students alike. There are numerous benefits to taking a year away from the academic grind and taking time to travel, volunteer, work, or simply figure life out. The term “gap year” is an incredibly broad term that […]