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Olympic Athletes on TikTok: Why these stars’ accounts can bring a level of authenticity to an otherwise distanced event.

If your TikTok “For You” page looks like mine, you’ve seen a decent amount of Olympics-related videos. Whether they are videos of Shaun White eating a meal and reacting to a snowboard fail video, “haul” videos of athletes unpacking their two large duffel bags of apparel or tours of the […]

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The Freedom Convoy Takes Ottowa:​​ Canadian truckers rally together outside of the Canadian Parliament to protest mask and vaccine mandates.

On Feb. 6th, Ottawa Mayor declared a state of emergency in the capital of Canada. Since the previous weekend, Ottawa’s streets have been jammed with tractor trailers, which is preventing people from entering and exiting the downtown area. They call themselves, “The Freedom Convoy.”  Not only this, during the previous […]

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Prioritizing Mental Health: A student reflects on the difficulties of saying “no.”

Saying no may be one of the hardest things a person has to do. I always find myself struggling to say no to someone who needs me, or even if someone just asks to hang out. I struggle a lot with this word, and the fear that if I say […]

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Hard Pill to Swallow: Spring break is too early.

Starting Feb. 26, Eastern University will be desolate. Rather than going to class, studying for exams or hanging out in the Breezeway, students will either travel to their week getaway in some fun destination or will be relaxing and decompressing at home. Either way, Eastern’s campus will be mostly empty.   […]

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Marvel’s Multiverse: a student shares her thoughts on the MCU’s addition of the multiverse.

Spoilers for Spiderman: No Way Home, Hawkeye, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki. So Marvel finally did the thing they’ve been hinting at for years now: the multiverse is very real, and crossovers are coming. We’ve already seen multiple alternate versions of Loki, who was the first major multiversal […]

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Mask Policy Change at Eastern: One of the leaders of the EU mask choice campaign shares the campaign’s beliefs.

In early January, an email from the Office of the President stated that all persons at indoor facilities would be required to wear multi-layered masks at all of Eastern’s campuses. Some exceptions include students and faculty members working or in a room alone, and student-athletes practicing or competing according to […]

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Regarding inconsequence and choosing chaos: One tired student’s response to the newest circulating petition.

If you are as terminally online as I am, you may have noticed a new Instagram page called “EU Mask Choice” (@/eumaskchoice) pop up in your feed recently. Their online presence consists of a whopping 80 followers, a cheap website that houses effectively nothing but pontificating, clunky and redundant infographics, […]

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American the Beautiful: The good and the bad of debating online.

Within the past two weeks, students at Eastern have taken it upon themselves to stand up for what they believe in.  Since the launch of the newest petition on Eastern’s campus, students, both for it and against, have not held back in sharing what they think is the right course […]

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Hard Pill to Swallow: Spotify drama is pointless.

Recently, a few popular artists, such as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have decided to pull their music from the Spotify platform after comments from Joe Rogan were made on his podcast, which shares the platform.  While I personally do not agree with Rogan or his commentary, I do think […]

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The Contested Case for Vaccinations: A student analyzes the data for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Since Jan. 2020, the CDC has recorded nearly 70 million cases of coronavirus in the U.S. alone. In just about two years, we’ve seen over 850 thousand deaths from the virus. But at the same time, thanks to rapid research and testing, we’ve developed multiple vaccines to combat the pandemic. […]