Articles written by: Eliza Brown

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Qualities In Student Leadership

      Not every leader has all of the best leadership qualities. I learned this as I, the president of a campus ministry, sat in the row directly in front of the speaker we’d been working months to bring to campus, and realized I didn’t want to introduce her. […]

Keeping Art Alive
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Keeping Art Alive

      There is a deep sense of pride when one is doing something that explores or carries on a family tradition. If a child’s father is a doctor, the child will feel a sense of pride if he/she too, chooses that path for him/herself. If one’s mother is […]

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Exploring Christian Traditions

A certain bias enters the mind instantly when religious learning institutions are brought up in conversation, and it is important to reflect on what evidential truths those opinions are rooted in. Eastern University has planted itself on three claims: faith, reason, and justice. Prospective students are told these core values […]

News

Courage To Be An Eastern Eagle

Students have noticed that some cosmetic changes have occurred on campus while they were away for the summer. The majority of the changes have been made by the Eastern marketing team. For one, the previous “Wake up the World” banners that hung off of lamp posts are now displaying variations […]

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A Tribute to Our Senior Editors

      I truly believe that those that one works alongside greatly impact not only the work that is produced, but the person he or she becomes as a result. This year, I have had the privilege of deepening my understanding of that belief as I worked with 10 beautiful […]

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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. […]

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Micah Skinner Earns First Place in Jonathan Orr Essay Contest

      This past March, Eastern University’s Friends of the Library presented the winner of the annual Jonathan Orr Essay Contest after receiving a record number of entries. This contest honors an Eastern alum named Jonathan Orr, whose family left an endowment to Friends of the Library in honor […]

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The Art of Fiction

     Fiction doesn’t necessarily mean that the story is not true. It is made up, sure, but these fictional things still happen; the characters aren’t real, but their stories represent hundreds of untold stories silenced by hundreds of silenced voices. Fiction is honest—oftentimes more honest than we’re willing to […]

Features

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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Faith Focus: C.S. Lewis on Friendship

     Not too long ago I read C.S. Lewis’s “The Four Loves.” I underlined passages and bracketed entire paragraphs and sticky-noted pages that moved me, paragraphs, passages and pages that were more than just words—they were new ideas and perspectives coming to life and dancing a complex waltz through […]