– Editors Note for Issue 9 –

Dear readers,

In times of turmoil and tragedy, the role of journalism becomes even more vital. Today, we find ourselves compelled to address two deeply distressing events that have recently unfolded, both demonstrating of the rising violence that has cast a shadow over our world.

Our fourth issue of this semester brings you stories about the current state of affairs in Palestine, the tragic incident in Maine, and the banning of Palestinian music and art. The stories are a part of a broader narrative of worldwide challenges, and we’re dedicated to providing trustworthy, fact-based sources. We firmly believe that, through fostering empathy and understanding, we could make a difference for positive change.

This edition demonstrates our continued devotion to diverse, impactful journalism. The Sports News article sheds light on the challenge of fostering unity between athletes and non-athletes, and questions unity among students and faculty at Earlham community. Our Science News examines innovative developments in Serbia by introducing the first urban photo bioreactor, offering potential solutions to environmental challenges. In the Health Section, you’ll find the “Let Them” theory, suggesting an approach to fostering healthier relationships through empathy and respect for individuality. 

These stories emphasize the need for togetherness and support for one another, especially at a time when brutality affects people. It is a reminder that we must stand together, promoting understanding, empathy, and a supportive atmosphere. 

The journey toward unity, innovation, and healthier relationships begins within our own community but extends far beyond the boundaries of our campus. As we navigate these challenging times, we invite you to reflect on the stories written here and consider how you and your community are affected. The stories in Issue 9, and those yet to come, serve as beacons of hope, reminding us that, even in the face of adversity, we can create discussions that lead to positive change for Earlham and beyond.

Our thoughts and condolences are with all those affected by these tragic events, and we are committed to keeping you informed and engaged as we collectively work towards a brighter, more peaceful future.

Sincerely,

Hiyori Kobayashi

Pursuing Truth Wherever It May Lead

Since 1986

The Earlham Word

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