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From Bridgewater to Bulgaria

From Bridgewater to Bulgaria

For Bridgewater senior Rachael Sloan, there was nowhere better to spend a summer than on a missions internship practicing a Cyrillic alphabet, tasting sugared macaroni and cheese, and becoming part of a community in Bulgaria.   Through Mission to the World, a Presbyterian agency, Sloan spent two months in Bulgaria working with full-time missionaries.  As [...]


The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

By Morgan Alexander “Everything that happens here has a ripple effect,” Anne Marsh, the Coordinator of International Education, said. Though the quiet town of Bridgewater may at times feel secluded, our community has an impact on the global community, which the Center of International Education expects to increase this year. In hopes of diversifying Bridgewater [...]


The Reality of Kony 2012

By Kelsey Byard    By this point, it’s a safe bet to say that everyone and their mother has either watched or heard about the viral sensation that is Kony 2012. The twenty-nine minute, fifty-nine-second video circulated by Invisible Children is about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which kidnaps [...]


Greece not out of the woods yet as E.U. bailout approaches

By Zach Shifflett    It’s been a rough couple of years for Greece, and this week’s European Union bail out, far from spelling hope for the country’s floundering economy, heralds a new wave of job layoffs and spending cuts. European Union officials met Tuesday, finally deciding to bail out the struggling Greek economy to the [...]


Combat against contraceptives

Combat against contraceptives

By Kelsey Byard    Abortion has been a hot-button issue for politicians since the 1973 decision of the Supreme Court in “Roe v. Wade,” which legalized abortion in certain trimesters of a woman’s pregnancy.  It seems today that politicians have taken one more giant step into the realm of privacy, arguing over what a woman [...]


On politics

by Zach Shifflett Tensions grow between United States and Iran    Even before the last American soldier had withdrawn from Iraq in December, a new hot button issue was creeping up in the Middle East. Iran, whose relations with the west have been tense for decades, has reportedly been making advances in its nuclear program. [...]


Mit Romney

   Republican GOP candidate By Kelsey Byard    It’s no secret that many Republicans feel that the pickings for the 2012 presidential candidacy are slim. The party itself has been going through a period of great regrouping since the 2008 elections, in which Democrats gained both the presidency and a great number of seats in [...]


Big brother?

Big brother?

Google changes privacy policy   By Zach Shifflett What do cat videos, researching term papers, and your very own Bridgewater College email address have in common? They’re all managed, at least to some degree, by Google. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, here’s what you need to [...]


On politics

  By Zach Shifflett    On Tuesday, January 24th, President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union Address. The speech marked an important opportunity for the President to highlight the successes and future plans of his administration. With election year rhetoric at a fever pitch, the President made it a point to stay positive [...]


Newt Gringrich: Republican GOP candidate

  By Kelsey Byard    Newton Leroy McPherson was born on June 17, 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to teenaged parents, whose marriage was said to crumble a few days after their September, 1942 wedding.  Three years after Newt was born his mother remarried an Army officer named Robert, who adopted Newt as his own, and [...]