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America On The World Stage
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America On The World Stage

      In 1945, the United Nations was founded by 51 separate countries to secure peace in a world torn apart by two world wars. Today, 193 countries hold membership and several others enjoy observer status. For over seven decades the UN has been committed to promoting human rights, […]

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The Relationship between Ideas and Power

      Why did protesters threaten such violence that armed law enforcement with riot gear were needed as protection detail for conservative Ben Shapiro when he spoke at UC Berkeley on Sept. 25? Why did students at Middlebury College assault a speaker and a professor, sending the latter to […]

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Striking A Balance While At Eastern

      It is easy to be overcome by stress, anxiety, and social pain. Balancing school with work and relationships is a formidable task, but it is not impossible. I find balance in my school life when I think of my daily activities in terms of three separate areas; […]

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Patience in the Pursuit of Justice

      In a recent episode of Game Of Thrones, viewers watch Samwell Tarly scrub toilets, read books, scrub more toilets, read more books in a scene that lasts far longer than is comfortable. Of course we know that Samwell is going to discover something crucial that will have […]

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Representation in Higher Education

      When you think about someone representing everything you embody—what do you think about? Does this representative resemble your same likeness? It is often discussed whether or not the color of the person who is supposed to be representing a whole set of people matters. I believe that […]

Reflecting on the American Revolution
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Reflecting on the American Revolution

      A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of experiencing the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. The museum is relatively new, and boasts several exhibits that weave into one another to create a roadmap of the events surrounding our nation’s birth. Relics and pieces of art […]

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Title IX, Legal Rights, and Language

       On Sept. 7, Education Secretary Betsy Devos gave a speech at George Mason University on Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments passed into law in 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in higher education. The element of Title IX that Devos addressed in her speech was […]

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Social Media and the Word of God

       Can Christians utilize social media in a way that is pleasing and wholesome? Perhaps there is an existing model of this pleasing and wholesome lifestyle on social media. There are three common examples of Christian social media-users I have found on the majority of social media platforms. […]

The Legacy of the Voyager
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The Legacy of the Voyager

      The Voyager 1 and 2 are spacecrafts that were launched back in the 1970s. They have a legacy that has lasted to this day. Voyager 1 and 2 are humanity’s farthest-reaching and longest-in-service space probes. They continue to communicate with NASA everyday while out in space. Voyager […]

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The Future of DACA

      In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of talk about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era policy that protects undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from being deported. There are currently around 800,000 people living in the U.S. under […]