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Petitions Alone Cannot Save Us

Online petitions have been around for a while now, and can be spread over many different media platforms. The most popular source of these petitions is via a website called change.org. Change.org has made it easier for any person to start a petition, whether it is political or personal. But […]

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Students Struggle to Eat on Weekends: How unreliable Sodexo hours affect Eastern’s community.

While students stay on campus due to COVID-19 regulations, what are they supposed to eat when one of their only dining options fails to open during work hours? Eastern University only has three dining options available on campus; however, on the weekends, the options are limited to the Dining Commons […]

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Tattoos & Piercings: Becoming Professional in the Next Generation

Tattoos and piercings belong in professional settings as they are a form of art that travels on human canvases. Millennials and Gen Z are beginning to change the stigma around tattoos and piercings in professional settings. Tattoos and piercings have been taboo in professional settings in the past due to […]

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“Food Deserts”: A look into the framework behind and the affect of inequitable food access.

It is generally understood that there are vast inequalities across the globe in food access. What is alarming, however, is the degree of inequity in access to healthy, affordable food within one community or city. Upon taking a closer look at communities which have lessened access to healthy food and […]

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Exclusive Education’s Ties to Elitism: A Templeton Honors College student’s observations of the program’s impact.

Cum gratia officium. With gifting comes responsibility. While that may sound like a tagline straight out of Spider-Man, that is in fact the motto of the Templeton Honor College here at Eastern University. The Templeton Honors College, THC from here on out, serves as one of the many colleges within […]

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Therapy May Not Be the Answer: A reflection on the need for individuality in caring for mental health.

Growing up as part of Gen Z, mental health has always been a prominent factor in my education. It has always been drilled into our heads that if we need help we should go to therapy and “get better.” But “getting better” isn’t that easy, and isn’t always necessary. Therapy […]

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The Large Majority: Asian Americans as the “model minority.”

In the United States, the Asian American demographic only makes up about 5.6% of the national population. On a global scale however, Asians make up around 60% of the world population, so to call Asians a “minority” seems almost paradoxical. And still, Asian Americans have certainly faced the injustices, prejudices, […]

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Congressional Contradictions in Ongoing COVID Stimulus Negotiations

As we approach flu season during the Coronavirus pandemic talk of a second stimulus check has increased. Congress is back in session, and debating how much, who would be included, and when a second stimulus check would be released to eligible American citizens. The rescue package has strong bipartisan support, […]

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EU Appoints Diversity Specialist: Faculty prepare statement voicing concerns of university’s appointment process.

Controversy among faculty, staff, and students has followed the appointment of Dr. Randolph Walters as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging by President Ronald Matthews. The following statement outlines some of the critiques of this process: its lack of transparency, disregard for procedural recommendations to promote […]

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Messages Across the Distance: Reviving the lost art of letter writing in the face of uncertainty.

Being sent home and separated from our friends due to COVID-19 proved difficult for everybody. Zoom calls can get old and eventually I ran out of things to talk to talk to my friends about on FaceTime. Connecting with loved ones had to be done creatively, so I decided to […]