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Art Does Not Need Government

      Art is oftentimes misunderstood, and I mean this in a couple of different ways. Art is intimately created and (sometimes) shared graciously and bravely with the world. The scrutinizing eyes of those who observe this art will often “misunderstand” what the artist was aiming for when creating. […]

The rock by Walton Pond was painted with the rainbow and the hashtags #LetThemTeach and #StandInSolidarityEU to express solidarity with the LGBT+ community on Eastern’s campus.
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Let Them Teach- LGBT+ Solidarity

      The recent LGBT+ Solidarity Week hosted by Refuge and Political Activism Club (PAC) March 13-17 was a huge success. The events were better attended than anyone had anticipated, and especially at the Solidarity Stand on Friday, the love and support poured out by Eastern’s community was tangible. […]

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On Eastern’s New Pilot Visitation Policy

      If you’re even remotely involved in the Eastern community, chances are you’ve heard someone complain about visitation hours. Whether it’s the time they end, the time they begin, the inconsistency between times on different days or the fact that they exist at all, a lot of people […]

Michelangelo’s “Pietà” depicts Mary holding the dead body of Christ.
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Christ Frees Us From Guilt, Shame, Fear

      When I was four years old, ABC Family aired a new claymation film known as “The Miracle Maker.” The film depicts the powerful true story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. My soul sings for the King every time he triumphantly enters Jerusalem, yearns […]

Henry Tanner’s “The Annunciation.”
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Mary and Second Person Ethics

      On March 30, Dr. Amy Richards, a professor in Eastern’s philosophy department, gave a lecture on “The Annunciation of Mary and Second Person Ethics.” In this lecture, Richards explained how Mary’s response to the Annunciation of Christ serves as an example to humanity of how to respond […]

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The Bible, It Is What It Is.

      The Bible is without a doubt the most misquoted and misunderstood book ever to be written. Because the Bible simply feels like it’s only a book made up of a bunch of texts thousands of years old, written by dozens of different people, and some of the […]

A smile of pain.
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Scarves- In Memoriam

      In these troubled times, I would like to take a moment out of our busy days to sit down with everyone and discuss something close to my heart: the scarf. A relic left over from the old days, when people didn’t have zippers or jackets and were […]

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Irony, Laughter, Sincerity

      In a recent article entitled “David Foster Wallace Was Right: Irony Is Ruining Our Culture,” written by Matt Ashby and Brendan Carroll, the argument is made that the irony and cynicism that so heavily color our culture are really only aimed at nothingness. I argue further that […]

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Sometimes, We Get Answers

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” -Naguib Mahfouz “It’s not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” -Albert Einstein       In the course of our lives, we […]

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Faith Focus: A Reflection on Lent

      Before we can discuss the nature of Lent, we must first discuss why it is important that Lent is a season. To say that something is a season is to say that it is part of an ever-changing cycle—e.g., winter, spring, summer, fall and so forth. The […]