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St. Paddy’s Day as an Irish American: The struggle between Irish ancestral pride and Irish stereotypes.
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St. Paddy’s Day as an Irish American: The struggle between Irish ancestral pride and Irish stereotypes.

I grew up in a faithfully Irish-Catholic family. My house has always been littered with Celtic crosses and we always have a five-pound sack of potatoes in the pantry. For most of the year, I live my life as any other white girl. However, March 17th is always one of […]

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Who Should Take Offense?: Insight into the complexities of anti-Asian racism in America.

There has been a recent spike in the news regarding anti-Asian racism, primarily as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. While tensions have surely been heightened during the last year, racism against Asians in America has existed for much of our nation’s history. And yet, what we see now […]

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TikTok Cringey or Cathartic?: A student’s reflection on using the controversial app Tik Tok.

I remember when I first downloaded TikTok. “It’s just a joke”, I thought to myself at the time, “I am not actually going to waste my time on this app.” If only I had known then how wrong I would be. On a whim, my boyfriend and I downloaded TikTok […]

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Alone in Doane, Continued: How another student experienced quarantine at Eastern University.

Many students have experienced or are currently experiencing quarantine in Doane, just as Sophia Hunter did. While Hunter expressed gratitude that the school is trying to protect students during this challenging time, she also found that her quarantine gave her cause to be worried for her health and safety in […]

Playing the National Anthem in Arenas: Insight on the controversy of playing the National Anthem in the televised sports industry.
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Playing the National Anthem in Arenas: Insight on the controversy of playing the National Anthem in the televised sports industry.

The National Anthem originally began as a poem written by Francis Scott Key in September of 1814, following the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. During the 19th century, the poem began to gain popularity as a song set to the tune of another song entitled […]

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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 […]