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Flint water evolution of injustice

Flint water evolution of injustice

February 6, 2016

The water catastrophe of Flint, Michigan, is another sad example of systemic violence against impoverished and minority communities in the United States. The... Read more »

Mothers breastfeeding in public deserve respect, not repulsion

Mothers breastfeeding in public deserve respect, not repulsion

January 31, 2016

“Would you mind doing that in the bathroom?” I have heard of people making this request, but never actually witnessed it until last week. An apparently... Read more »

Freedom Kids perpetuate nauseating nationalist rhetoric

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I remember the first time I felt the symptoms of airsickness well up inside me: My skin growing pale and the nausea of my stomach rolling as I reached for the airline barf bag. The baffled feeling afterward, trying to figure out what just happened. Don’t worry; I’ve long since conquered my motion sickness, but that queasy feeling made a reappearance this week, and it... Read more »

Legal marijuana still finding its way

Legal marijuana still finding its way

January 27, 2016

On July 8, 2014, recreational marijuana sales became legal in Washington state in accordance with Initiative 502. Along with Colorado, this was the first... Read more »

Easterner has source dilemma

Easterner has source dilemma

January 24, 2016

Student-run newspaper: Made by the students for the students. That is something we take pride in here at The Easterner. Unfortunately students, many... Read more »

Goodell no good for NFL

Goodell no good for NFL

January 23, 2016

From Tom Brady’s balls being too soft to Ray Rice punching out his girlfriend in an elevator, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to mishandle every... Read more »

Focus on lotto distracts from political issues

Focus on lotto distracts from political issues

January 16, 2016

Powerball hysteria is yet another distraction engulfing the American conversation. “US Powerball lottery insanity: a billion dollars, country goes... Read more »

Hope remains for Bernie Sander’s campaign

Hope remains for Bernie Sander’s campaign

January 13, 2016

The moment former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a possible run at the presidency, the 2016 Democratic nomination was determined for most.... Read more »

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

January 12, 2016

It is the time of year for resolutions, which brings with it many goals that usually end up becoming hopeless flailing of the weak-minded. But the end of my col... Read more »

Winter weather has finally arrived

Winter weather has finally arrived

January 11, 2016

It finally happened. Two years of anticipation, dancing, praying, hoping that anything would work. As if it were planned, the snow gods began to grace us with pile... Read more »

Proper winter preparation goes a long way

Proper winter preparation goes a long way

January 11, 2016

For those who are experiencing their first winter of this severity, welcome to the coldest couple months of your life. Make it a learning experience a... Read more »

U.S. arrogant in telling world to be greener

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The United States’ arrogance entering the Paris climate summit is embarrassing. “I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” said President Obama at the... Read more »