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Today is National Voter Registration Day. Eckerd’s chapter of Florida PIRG Students has written four Letters to the Editor for the occasion, and to help get as many Eckerd students to register to vote as possible.

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On July 29, President of Eckerd College Damian Fernandez announced the phased-return plan that has left many upperclassmen frustrated, confused and upset. Many juniors and seniors wondered why first-year students get the privilege of being back on campus in August while they continue to take…

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While many schools take the first Monday of September off in honor of Labor Day, Eckerd students will still be attending classes, despite the closure of many campus services such as the mailroom and the health center. 

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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Micheal Brown, Trayvon Martin and so many other black Americans have been killed by the hands of systemic racism. The death of the 46-year-old father Floyd has sparked protests in all 50 states and around the world, where people are chanting black lives matter a…

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As spring semester 2020 began, Eckerd’s campus buzzed with anticipation about what this year would bring as we welcomed the roaring 20s back into the world. COVID-19 took that feeling away in March.

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Eckerd announced it will continue the rest of spring semester remotely on March 24, and ever since then students have been wondering how the professor that can’t even respond to their email is going to deliver months worth of class content online. 

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At Eckerd, there is an alarming number of students who claim to be poor in their everyday conversations. But when I look around, I see BMWs and Teslas in the student parking lots, Cartier rings and Gucci merchandise in class and new iPhones chirping all around campus. 

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In fall 2019, Eckerd’s film studies major changed its focus from theory to production. But many students in this major still feel as if they don’t get to spend enough time on production. This leaves students taking mandatory theory courses with little to experience 

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Student-faculty dynamics show the politics of college campuses. When one group makes a decision it can lead to tension from the other. These interactions fuel the learning environments we live in by creating small-scale examples of large-scale problems. Eckerd’s recent dealings with lawsuits…

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Oct. 14 of this year was Columbus Day, and it saw dozens of social media posts, including several from Eckerd students, saying how unimportant, offensive and overall disrespectful the holiday is. But people treat Thanksgiving differently.

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The likelihood of any Eckerd student being attacked or killed by a shark is lower than them being crushed by a vending machine. But it is our responsibility to prevent any such incident from occurring by being respectful of our role in the ecosystem just beyond Eckerd’s seawall. 

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Entitlement is an ongoing problem among Eckerd students. And while the inherent privilege of attending a private institution is unavoidable, arrogance towards our staff and faculty is unacceptable.

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It’s 10:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening. You are halfway through your psychology paper hoping to be able to finish it so you can get to bed before midnight. But all of a sudden the people in the room next to you start blasting music. It’s not like you can say anything; it’s not quiet hours yet…

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Over 70 College Program Series (CPS) events were offered on campus this semester. This tightly packed calendar has come to be a burden on not only the CPS, but the students.

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Social media is a large part of college students’ lives. While social media can be beneficial, often times it is overused and can weaken our social connections.

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Starbucks is a treat to students before and after classes, but this popular coffee shop is host to plastic waste that students use and discard within minutes of purchase. Students can make easy changes to avoid falling prey to this plastic death trap and take a stand against single-use items.

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People studying archaeology get used to being compared to fictional characters like Indiana Jones. While the jokes are in good fun, the inaccurate glamorization of archaeology and anthropology can hurt the discipline in the long run.

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Changes to the room draw process no longer allow for students to squat in rooms. With housing in high demand, the ban on squatting will bring more equal room opportunity for Eckerd’s growing student population.

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Unless you have been hiding under a fairly large rock, you have seen the internet set ablaze by individuals fighting against the use of single-use plastics, particularly plastic straws. But, banning of the plastic straw will disproportionately affect the disabled community, which relies on t…

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Hey Eckerd, Donovan here. For those who don’t deal with me talking too much in class or acting like a fool at Another Man’s Trash, don’t worry, I’m still involved in your life too. I am the founder of the #KnowYourLimits campaign on campus and with the help of a bunch of great homies, I work…

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Eckerd is well-known for its pet-friendly policy. But, this privilege makes it easy for students to impulse-buy pets they are not ready to care for, endangering the animal in the process.

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For the second year in a row, ECOS Executive Elections are mired in controversy. The polls closing early this year may have been an innocent mistake stemming from miscommunication, but the circumstances surrounding this election should raise red flags among the student body, which must deman…

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Supporters of the environmental movement have recently flooded the market with expensive alternatives to popular foods. Now when you walk into a grocery store, it seems everything is organic, locally sourced or sustainably harvested.

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Throughout the years, Eckerd parties have changed and are no longer as fun as some alumni remember. The rules have gotten more strict and less students care about the themes. 

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This year, 29 different Winter Term classes went abroad to countries like Cuba, England and Greece. Of those, eight fulfilled the environmental perspective. While these courses allow students to do research with Cuba’s Center for Marine Research (CIM) or learn about tropical plant taxonomy i…

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Seventies serial rapist and killer Ted Bundy’s pop culture reputation has been boosted by the upcoming Netflix movie, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” which cast conventionally attractive actor Zac Efron as Bundy.

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Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to spreading love, but a lot of people feel indifference toward Valentine’s Day, some going as far as hating it. They ask why a special day for love is needed when it’s a part of life that is already commonly celebrated.

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The ELS Language Center, located across from the CEC Cafeteria, is a place students from all over the world come to learn English.The program has a total of twelve levels starting from beginner to master level. At the end of the master level, students have learned enough English to qualify a…

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On Nov. 12, creative genius and pop-culture staple Stan Lee died after decades of engaging the minds of superhero fans all over the world.

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The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, carefully lined up to be at the same height. A tree stands in the middle of the room, taking center stage as it struggles under the weight of a decade’s worth of ornaments and multicolored lights. The smell of freshly-baked chocolate chip cook…

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