Articles written by: Dionna Mayes-Felton

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People of Eastern: Isaiah Martin

      Isaiah Martin is a first year student here at Eastern and he is already making his mark. Isaiah wears many hats here on campus where he is the Marketing Chair of the Student Activities Board, Co-President of the Gospel Revival and Class Secretary of the Student Government […]

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Black History in Philadelphia: A look into the Black History Month Mural tour.

      Did you know that Philadelphia annually holds Black History Month mural tours that display historical Black figures?       February is well-known across the nation and the world as being Black History Month. This month is observed by countries such as the United States, Canada, Ireland, […]

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Inside of Eastern’s Gospel Revival: Members of the Eastern community gather together to praise God through different forms of worship .

      To be revived means “to be refreshed, strengthen, or given new energy to.” On Sunday Jan. 20, Eastern students experienced these very things when they attended a student-led Gospel Revival.       First year students Isaiah Martin and Tiffany Faulkner hosted the event, which was filled […]

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Eastern’s Fall Play: Three Sisters

      On Friday November 16, I got the chance to see Eastern’s Arts Department put on a production of the play “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov, and it was amazing! The play was written in 1900 and was performed for the first time a year later at the […]

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Reflection On The Hate U Give: A look into the movie that explores racial injustice

      On Wednesday October 31st, myself and my friend went to see one of the best movies out right now, “The Hate U Give.” I have been dying to see this movie for a while now, and I can honestly say that it was well worth the wait. […]

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Windows on the World: A look into a discussion on the how Gospel is meant to heal our broken world

      On November 9th, Pastor Amy K. Butler spoke at Eastern’s Windows on the World event. She expressed the importance of preaching the Gospel to a broken world that’s longing for a Savior. Butler is the Senior Minister of Riverside Church in New York City and is also […]

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The Art ofActivism: A reflection on activists who have made a difference

      Close your eyes for a moment and allow yourself to picture activists who have made an impactful imprint on your heart either from our current age or from the past. Some people who come to my mind are Jesus, Frederick Douglas, Ava Duvernay, Colin Kaepernick and Chance […]

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Inside panel discussion lead by MAAC

      On Oct. 19, four members of Eastern’s Multicultural Awareness Advisory Committee (MAAC) held a panel discussion geared towards ethnic students to discuss what it is like being a minority at a predominantly white institution (PWI) and the ways in which students can go about handling race-related issues. […]

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StrengthsQuest Week at Eastern: Sarah Todd and Student Interviews to get an inside look into StrenghtsQuest.

      For the past five years, first year students have been required to take the       StrengthsQuest assessment from Gallup in order to learn about what their top five strengths are. In the assessment, students are asked a series of thought-provoking questions in order to get […]

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People of Eastern: Khandace Mitchell

      Khandace Mitchell is a first-year student here at Eastern and is a Criminal Justice major but is thinking of switching over to Music because she is a huge music lover. She was born and raised in West Philly and yes, on the playground is where she spent […]