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Social Media as a Coping Mechanism: Although social media is popular, many are wondering if its importance is overtaking our needs to properly care for ourselves.

Social media is so ingrained in the modern world that it can be difficult to distinguish our digital lives from our face-to-face ones. Whenever we are bored, uncomfortable, relaxing or procrastinating, there’s an unconscious and insidious itch to reach into our pockets for our phone. The never-ending well of content […]

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Creation Care for a Christian University

In the issue of climate change, many wonder whether it is a Christian responsibility. Christ calls us as Christians to bring forth justice and restoration to his fallen Creation. In the case of climate change, justice is enacted by speaking up for the responsibility we owe God’s Creation. The greatest […]

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Social Media and its Role in the Political Sphere

In this modern era, social media permeates all aspects of our political life and has resulted in a huge shift in politician-to-constituent communication. Today a voter doesn’t have to travel miles to stand at a rally for hours in order to hear their candidate speak. Instead, each morning many of […]

A scene from the play American Son, pictured above, depicts a biracial couple trying to locate their son after he was stopped by police.
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“American Son” and Social Commentary: With the Netflix adaptation, viewers are reflecting on the importance of media that focuses on important issues.

This article will contain spoilers as well as themes of racism and police brutality. Just airing in the beginning of Nov., the Netflix adaptation of the play American Son has viewers on the edge of their seats wanting and longing for a positive ending to racial profiling, making the need […]

Fast fashion clothing is frequently made in facilities with unsafe working conditions.
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What’s Hiding Inside of Your Closet: The dark truth about fast fashion.

Fast fashion is a catchy phrase that gets thrown around frequently but fades into the background all too quickly. “Fast fashion” is created by the rapid turnaround of trends, which causes brands to pump out clothing constantly. With cheap fabrics only lasting so long and an unending demand for new […]

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Eastern Ranks Last in Female Board Members: A local study conducted shows Eastern has the least female representation compared to other universities in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

In the fall of 2018, the composition of the total number of undergraduate students at Eastern University was 68% female and 32% male. This number isn’t surprising to anyone who spends time on Eastern’s campus. What is surprising, though, are the results from a new study done by La Salle […]

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Following the Money: A look into power and justice in higher education funding.

Recent news that convicted sex-offender Jefferey Epstein quietly donated $1.7 million dollars to M.I.T.’s Media Lab has some people questioning the morality of higher education funding. Joichi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, worked with others to conceal the origin of these funds, making them appear to be […]

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Youtube Influencers: A new generation of celebrities can now be found in vloggers.

Media has always played a massive role in the consumerist aspect of the 21st century society. Between TV, music and the internet, the audiences are overwhelmed with entertainment options. Youtube, however, has taken the cake in recent years. Starting in 2005, Youtube has grown in popularity and is now the […]

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Rural Gun Control: Why legislators need to consider more inclusive gun control

Ever since the tragedies of Parkland and El Paso, and the many gun violence related incidents before them, tension is mounting in America. Many people are calling for mass gun reform, especially younger people who are frustrated with lawmakers for not putting legislation for this on the forefront. According to […]

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A Phone Call and A Whistleblower: Did the President commit an impeachable offense?

On Aug. 12, 2019, a whistleblower filed a complaint against President Donald Trump which was shared with the acting Director of National Intelligence and then Congress. This whistleblower is an anonymous CIA operative whose complaint was related to a call made by the President to Volodymyr Zelensky (the President of […]