Articles written by: Jennie Brouse

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Pope Announces Inclusive Decisions: Pope supports LGBTQ+ civil unions; names first Black American Cardinal.

For the first time ever, Pope Francis has recently spoken out about his support for same-sex civil unions. The announcement was made in a recent documentary entitled “Francesco” and has since made international headlines. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family, they are children of God,” said […]

This graph depicts the political biases of various media
organizations, ranging from left to right, factual reporting to fabricated information.
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Avoiding the Trap of Bias: How to find reliable news sources in a whirlwind news cycle.

In this current day and age, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a news source that does not hold some type of bias. Most of the time it is based on a political bias, but other times it can be based on a personal bias, and articles are written […]

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The Most Troubling Costumes of Halloween: A guide to avoiding offensive outfits.

Halloween is a great time to dress up and be whoever you want to be. But there are limitations on what is appropriate and inappropriate when it comes to what you should and should not wear. Many of us have been guilty of wearing some of these problematic costumes and […]

Serviceable Service Learning:  Inside the changes being made to Eastern’s Service Learning program in the midst of a pandemic.
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Serviceable Service Learning: Inside the changes being made to Eastern’s Service Learning program in the midst of a pandemic.

Each year, all first year students are required to take an INST 150 course, and one of the requirements regarding the course is the Service Learning program. The program is run by Megan Acedo. Acedo is the Coordinator of Student Ministries and Service Learning. In a typical year, without COVID, […]

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Petitions Alone Cannot Save Us

Online petitions have been around for a while now, and can be spread over many different media platforms. The most popular source of these petitions is via a website called has made it easier for any person to start a petition, whether it is political or personal. But […]

A ghost costume can be a cheap and easy costume for Halloween.
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Halloween Made Easy: Perfect Halloween costumes and decorations for college students on a budget.

Halloween is just around the corner, and for many college students, finding costumes and decorations on a budget can be difficult. Here’s some quick and easy options on a budget. Costumes can be a super fun way to show off your Halloween spirit while walking around campus. Some can be […]

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Therapy May Not Be the Answer: A reflection on the need for individuality in caring for mental health.

Growing up as part of Gen Z, mental health has always been a prominent factor in my education. It has always been drilled into our heads that if we need help we should go to therapy and “get better.” But “getting better” isn’t that easy, and isn’t always necessary. Therapy […]

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People of Eastern: Meet student chaplain and Refuge leader, Karissa Maccentelli

Karissa Maccentelli is a senior at Eastern majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Forensic Chemistry. She is a part of a 4-in-1 program with Temple University to obtain her PSM in Forensic Chemistry. She is known around campus for her involvement in various clubs and organizations. Originally from Bel […]

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New Student Orientation: What move-in days looked like in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.

Beginning a new school year in a new place can be scary for anyone, especially for college freshmen just leaving home for the first time ever. Now imagine adding a global pandemic into the mix. Despite tension surrounding Covid-19, orientation leaders, alongside assistant dean of Resident and Student Life, Ben […]