Archive for September, 2021

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Remembering “Songs of Innocence”: A look back at the U2 album that appeared on iTunes accounts everywhere.

September 9 marked the seventh anniversary of the release of U2’s “Songs of Innocence,” an album that had a unique release plan. The Irish rock band teamed with Apple in a move that saw the album placed into the “purchased” section of iTunes libraries. A reported 81 million people downloaded […]

Clubs Feature: Meet Model UN and Habitat for Humanity
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Clubs Feature: Meet Model UN and Habitat for Humanity

When you first encounter the club list for Eastern University, you may be thrown off by how many clubs we have. If you’re looking for something fun, check out the Habitat for Humanity and Model UN. Habitat for Humanity is a club that focuses on educating people about building affordable […]

The Art of… Reading: Exploring the importance of reading as a college student.
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The Art of… Reading: Exploring the importance of reading as a college student.

Reading is a hobby that most people pick up starting back in early elementary school. Some people love reading, some people resent every textbook they need to read to keep up with their classes. Some people are a little bit of both: enjoying reading on their own terms, but not […]

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How to Find On-Campus Jobs: An Eastern student walks you through the opportunities available.

Are you looking for a job this semester? Would you like to work on campus with a job that has flexible hours? Are you unsure of where to look for on-campus jobs? Have you found an on-campus job but do not know how to apply? Well, keep reading to have […]

Music’s Impact On College Students: A student explores why we listen to music as students.
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Music’s Impact On College Students: A student explores why we listen to music as students.

“Music is life itself,” said Louis Armstrong. Music is an expression of the soul to carry messages of faith, tradition, values, and environment. With the invention of smaller, more compact technology came easier access to music; many listen to music for lyrical content, for focus, or merely for background noise. […]

People of Eastern: Dr. Bittenbender: A conversation with Eastern’s longest-tenured English professor.
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People of Eastern: Dr. Bittenbender: A conversation with Eastern’s longest-tenured English professor.

Dr. Christopher Bittenbender has been a part of Eastern’s staff since 1998, making him the longest-tenured English professor currently on the staff. Bittenbender grew up in Northeastern PA, close to the Wilkes-Barre area, and was raised on a farm. “I do miss it,” said Dr. Bittenbender when asked about the […]

Afghan Refugees: A brief look at where Afghan refugees are fleeing to and what resettlement processes look like
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Afghan Refugees: A brief look at where Afghan refugees are fleeing to and what resettlement processes look like

On August 15th, the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, fled the nation and a militant group, the Taliban, took control over the country. According to the UN Refugee Agency, an estimated 600,000 Afghans have been newly displaced in the country this year. Due to the recent power shift within Afghanistan, […]

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Churches in the Area: Check out these church spotlights to find a church in the area that you can call home.

Finding a church as a college student can be a challenge, especially if you’re far from home. Many of us don’t have access to reliable transportation, and some of us have an uncertain relationship to the church we grew up attending. Even if we loved our home church, college is […]

Remembering 9/11: An Eastern staff member recalls how students and staff alike reacted to the tragedy.
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Remembering 9/11: An Eastern staff member recalls how students and staff alike reacted to the tragedy.

On September 11 2021, I attended the 20th anniversary ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial. Family members of the passengers and the former Architect of the Capitol took turns reading the names of the heroes that day, and remarks were made by Captain David Kurtz of the USS Somerset, (named […]

Eastern’s Covid Protocols: A honest look at the universities COVID policies.
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Eastern’s Covid Protocols: A honest look at the universities COVID policies.

As we begin another pandemic school year, Eastern University’s COVID-19 policies are much more flexible than last year.  Last year, the COVID policies were clear cut.  Masks were required everywhere, off-campus travel was prohibited, and freedom of choice was non-existent.  This year, Eastern has a much different approach to navigating […]