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Editorial: Words matter, as do the ideas behind them

January 18, 2021

Just two weeks after quoting Hitler during a speech Congresswoman Mary Miller took it upon herself to quote Martin Luther King Jr. to “celebrate his life and legacy.” She chose two popular quotes...

Editorial: COVID-19 testing should not be random

January 15, 2021

Eastern President David Glassman sent out an email Thursday detailing the implementation of saliva testing as a part of the university’s COVID-19 testing efforts. The testing, which is in partnership...

Editorial: Trump’s 2nd impeachment a significant event

January 13, 2021

With a vote on Wednesday, President Trump became the first president to be impeached twice. In a presidency full of controversial moments and political turmoil, this massive development happens right...

Editorial: Another semester of COVID underway

January 13, 2021

When COVID-19 began early last year, it is likely that none of us thought that it would be a part of our lives in at least three semesters. But it is what it is, and all we can do is make the most of...

Editorial: Capitol attack shows what we have become

January 10, 2021

Many Americans like to avoid recognizing the ugly parts of our country. When something terrible happens, you hear many people say things like “things like this do not happen in America” and “this...

Editorial: Remember to stay safe over Winter Break

December 10, 2020

Winter Break is just around the corner, and after a very strange and difficult semester, it is even more welcome than it normally is. Although it will be nice to have a long break from the stresses of...

Editorial: Racial dynamics affecting trust in COVID vaccine

December 10, 2020

A new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that only about half of American adults said that they would get a COVID-19 vaccine when available. About one quarter...

Editorial: Stupidity is a pandemic with no real vaccine

December 8, 2020

With COVID-19 vaccines being distributed in the United Kingdom and vaccination plans in the U.S. beginning soon, the pandemic can finally start being brought under control. Things will of course not return...

Editorial: Biden’s COVID strategy will differ greatly

December 7, 2020

Perhaps the most important and most immediate thing for president-elect Joe Biden to handle when he takes office is the COVID-19 pandemic. He has recently selected a new HHS secretary in Xavier Becerra...

Editorial: Trump setting dangerous precedent

December 6, 2020

President Trump’s attempts to challenge the legitimacy of the 2020 election results may be more than they seem. These efforts, which have so far been unsuccessful, seem on the surface like a way for...

Editorial: It is important to be aware of climate change

December 3, 2020

With everything that has been happening in the news throughout much of 2020, it can be difficult to focus on everything that is going on at any given time. But among the COVID-19 pandemic, political turmoil...

Editorial: Austin mayor’s behavior part of bigger issue

December 2, 2020

Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, is facing scrutiny after it was revealed that he traveled with his family to Mexico last month while urging his constituents to remain at home while COVID-19 cases...

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