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A Brave Space

Sometimes all it takes is a safe space for someone to find their home in, but Rev. Beth Goudy would rather Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley be known as a “brave space”. MCCLV has been holding services in Bethlehem since 1984 and although its exterior seems small in stature, the people inside have…

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Super Bowl LIII: The Granddaddy of ‘em All

Twenty weeks of NFL football, 30 teams being eliminated, questionable referee decisions, and multiple heartbreaks has all led to a single game being played in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd. The 53rd Super Bowl is around the corner, and it features one new challenger. But to a lot of fans, their opponents are familiar and…

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35-day Government Tantrum

A house divided against itself cannot stand, especially when this house is divided by a wall and a president determined to build it. For 35 days, President Trump has shutdown the government asking for $5.7 billion in federal funds for a border wall spanning between Mexico and The United States. Before this one, the longest…

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A real life superhero

When you think of a superhero, you obviously imagine a hero like Superman or Spider-Man. Superman swoops in to save the girl and saves the day from the malicious villain. But not everyone needs to have powers or superhuman abilities to be a hero, and Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, is a…

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#MeToo and Society

With movements like Me Too leading the pact against sexual assault/harassment, the phrase “enough is enough” has become a battle cry for the victims and survivors across America. Taking to rise in 2017 as #MeToo, after the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Me Too movement has become the force behind supporting victims of…

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Better Help or Better Harm?

Is it possible to accomplish therapy online? When you think of therapy, you think of laying down on a nice sofa, speaking your mind to a man in glasses with no hair but also having a thick gray beard. Therapy is generally viewed as having a one to one interaction with a man that looks…

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Match made in Heaven?

BY RYAN PFIEFFER Kanye Omari West, more known simply as the rapper and music producer Kanye West, has always been one for the spotlight. Whether it be dropping platinum albums, winning Grammys, or even just being in public with trophy wife Kim Kardashian, he’s a well-known celebrity all around the world. Headlines including his name…

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Going beyond politics

Politics has to be one of the most argued topics in society, dividing people between Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, left wing and right wing. However, how far are we willing to take our political beliefs and to what extremes. Recently in New York City, three protesters were attacked and assaulted by the Proud Boys, a…

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Is there justice in America?

Is there any justice for the victims of sexual assault when the person they accuse is in a position of power and back by a political power? Currently, one of the most argued decisions, made by the US Senate, was the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court, whose allegations…

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Need to bring back the trolley

Over half a century ago, The Lehigh Valley Transit Company ended its trolley services throughout the Lehigh Valley, which was an essential means of transportation for the early half of the 20th Century. College Hill, in Easton, was the first place to gain access to the electrical trolley in order to facilitate access to Lafayette…

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Addiction reflection

One of the most constant, and deadliest, afflictions that affect not only students but everyone is the presence of substances, like drugs and alcohol, which can form addictive tendencies. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, taken in 2014, approximately 21.5 million Americans adults battled with substance use disorder. 80 percent of…

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Why Boycott It?

By Randall Bolles The wrath of the right-wing boycott has reached a confusing and conflicting plateau. The recent decision by Nike to place Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new ad campaign has conservatives burning shoes, cutting apparel and denouncing the brand. In a feverish attempt to show their disdain, and ultimately hurt Nike’s…

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