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Reflections on Candlemas and the Church Calendar

     I love the Church Calendar—there’s always something to celebrate! You give me any day of the year, and I could dig up some obscure saint whose commemoration would justify a Taco Bell run or a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. Right now, we’re in Epiphanytide, the season of revelation, […]

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A Weekend Could Last a Lifetime: Reflections on #ExploreEU17

     From Jan. 27 to 29, Eastern University welcomed a group of prospective students to see what college life might be like for them if they choose to attend Eastern in the fall. Prospective weekend was planned by the admissions staff over the course of several months. They reached […]

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Three Tips for Third Wheeling

     I don’t have a girlfriend, and at the moment, I don’t need one. I go third wheeling. I am a professional in my field, and I have decided to become a consultant to help others be the perfect complement to their friends’ match made in Heaven. I can teach […]

Faces of Palmer Theological Seminary
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Faces of Palmer Theological Seminary

     Although Palmer Seminary has now been located at the St. David’s campus for several months now, many undergraduates still do not know a great deal about it. For those who don’t know very much about Palmer, the seminary’s mission aptly sums up the ethos of its identity: “The […]

If you are prepared for when snow hits EU, you can “sit back and enjoy what God has to offer with the scenery the snow can create.”
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Preparing for Snow at EU

A lright, folks, we have finally reached the dead of winter, yet we have not had enough snow to cause major problems for our campus. Do you recall last January, when Eastern received about two feet of snow and many of us brave souls ventured out and uncovered our cars […]

Do Online Classes Jeopardize Our  Education?
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Do Online Classes Jeopardize Our Education?

     Many universities, including Eastern, have begun to replace courses previously offered in person with online classes. There is a certain appeal in being able to take a class accommodated to those with busier schedules, which tends to be most college students. Rather than showing up two to three […]

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The Eastern Radish: A Family Letter

     As many are aware, the holiday season, filled with exuberance and cheer, can be socially overwhelming and, quite frankly, too much to handle for some. An Eastern University student reportedly opted for a more introvert-friendly approach and emailed out this letter to his extended family members instead of […]

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A Weekend in the Woods Reflecting on the Philosophy Reading Weekend

     On Saturday, Jan. 14, Eastern University’s Philosophical Society took a trip to the Patrick Lodge at Juniata College to spend a couple of days enjoying the woods and discussing Edmund Burke’s “A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.” I knew beforehand […]

Infinity and the Incarnation Thoughts on science and Christianity
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Infinity and the Incarnation Thoughts on science and Christianity

     For years now, scientists and Christians have been suspicious of one another, to say the least. This tension is unnecessary, and it dissipates when both Christians and scientists understand the nature of God, creation and science.      Science is a function that maps nature to the rational […]

The Christmas Pickle
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The Christmas Pickle

     Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, there has been a palm-sized, metallic green pickle ornament hanging on my family’s Christmas tree. This ornament is always the last one to find its way onto the tree and the first one taken off. Growing up, my sister […]