About Eric Bates

Eric received his B.S. in political science with an emphasis in international relations from Santa Clara University in 2012. Upon graduating, he traveled and worked for a non-profit in Central America. He is a religious viewer of Conan O’Brien and also loves traveling. Eric is attending San Jose State University's graduate school program to receive a M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. He can be reached at ebates0@gmail.com.
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Déjà Vu: The Vatican’s Cover-Ups Continue

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Mark 10:14 The U.N. Report Recently, the United Nations demanded that the Vatican fire all clergy members who are known or suspected to be child…
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Airport Observations: Americans Are Fat

A few winters ago, I returned stateside from Europe and I was pretty sure I’d notice some of the little differences between the people of both continents. So, I couldn’t help but do a little people watching while I waited for my connecting flight at O’Hare. After a couple minutes I felt like something was…
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The Department Of Defense Goes Green

I never thought I’d see the day when the U.S. Armed Forces would inch a step closer toward tree hugging (and I mean that in the nicest way possible). The Defense Department is now aiming to deploy 3 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy, including solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal, to power their facilities. For the…
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Strife In Sochi Over Anti-Gay Discrimination

Russia has been getting a lot of play in the media recently because of the Winter Olympic Games that will be held in Sochi in the coming weeks. The games themselves and the very real security risks threatening them have been a focus of media attention, but “anti-gay legislation” recently passed by the Russian government…
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India’s Lost Girls

A baby is admitted to a hospital in Bangalore, India. Bite marks and cigarette burns scar her body. Upon further examination, doctors find that she has a broken neck. The baby girl dies soon after admission. She’s three months old. The father, who was arrested for beating the baby girl to death, wanted a boy,…
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