The Concordiensis

The five types of students you see during Union’s fire drills

Maxwell Conolly, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019

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West College on a Tuesday night is a tranquil scene. The floors are fresh and clean. The trash cans in the middle of the halls are not even halfway full. Kids going about their daily lives are in high spirits and with good vib...

Foreign nations seek increased influence in World Bank

Iliyas El Arif, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

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When you want to kill your dog, you accuse him of having rabies. When you want to weaken multilateralism, you appoint at the head of the World Bank one of its despisers. Donald Trump’s nomination of David Malpass as the White ...

The diminished spread of power following Trump’s national emergency

Will Enberg, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2019

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The core of the constitution consists of three coequal branches of government that not only delineate the framework for our government, but also seek to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful. In my opinion, President Tru...

The Pelicans’ message to the Lakers, and the league

Alex Capuano, Business Manager

February 13, 2019

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Every year, the NBA trade deadline results in some very exciting news about players who are on the move. Whether teams are looking to bolster their roster before embarking on a playoff run, or freeing up salary cap space to rebu...

Rescue a dog, it’s more rewarding than you know, trust me

Corey Rutkin, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2019

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When I was in eighth grade, my parents were asked to come meet a 8-month old English Mastiff puppy at a friend’s house. Although young, the dog was already in the ballpark of 100lbs. The dog needed a home. My mom is a veterina...

The seven types of Super Bowl viewers you encountered

Joe Maher, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

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There are many types of people who watch football and many more who watched the Super Bowl this past weekend. It is a great time to eat pizza, order wings and watch the biggest football game of the year for hours. We all kno...

The undue stigmatization of gamers in the modern world

Maxwell Conolly, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019

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As a kid, I’ve grown up my entire life playing games. Whether it be tag in elementary school or basketball in high school, competitive, skill-based activities have always been a cornerstone of my daily life. The bright side of p...

Make this Winter the term where your nutrition comes first

Emma Horowitz, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

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We’ve all heard the constantly changing buzz words of nutrition. “Low-fat, high carb—scratch that, high fat, no carb—no sugar, low-sugar—high protein, no red meat—no fruit, all the fruit.” There are so many end-a...

Governor Ralph Northam must step aside amid photos

Corey Rutkin, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2019

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Racism is wrong. Hate groups are dangerous. These are not new discoveries. As a nation we must continue to denounce both. Our communities are better off without racism and hate. A photo from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s medi...

Personalized medicine and the backlash on public health

Emma Horowitz, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

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The concept of health exists as a socially constructed term, ever-changing with the times. Previous definitions of health included religious and spiritual wellness and then evolved into a disease-based term. Now health is consid...

Barring transgender people from the military is unpatriotic

Megan Brown, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

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One step forward, two steps back seems to be the trend here with President Trump leading the highest court in the land. On Tuesday, January 22 the Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that the Trump administration could restore its policy ba...

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