Articles written by: Jordan Kolb


Confessions of a Calorie Counter: Caring for Our Bodies as a Spiritual Discipline

      Our bodies are God’s good creations and should be honored as such. Furthermore, our bodies allow us to live out our callings, part of which inevitably involves loving the people around us. Think about what it would mean to love someone if we were not material beings, […]


Welcoming Russian Literature Professor Dr. Galina Yermolenko

      Some of the best, most beautiful and most bizarre literature has come out of Russia–from Alexander Pushkin’s spirited tales, to Dostoyevsky’s philosophically-rich works, to Gogol’s bafflingly absurd stories.       This semester, Eastern students had the chance to study these and other works of Russian literature […]

From left: Hannah Brumbach, Maddie Ridgeway and Jordan Bonney perform a tap trio.

The Stories Behind the Choreography of EU’s Spring Dance Concert, “In Full Bloom”

      Last weekend (April 7-9), Eastern University’s dance department presented its spring concert, “In Full Bloom.” The concert featured an array of beautiful pieces choreographed by Eastern faculty and students. To get an inside look at what went into the preparation for this concert, I spoke to senior […]

The park will be located between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street and act as a bridge between Center City and the river.

Connecting Center City to Penn’s Landing Philadelphia plans cap park over I-95

      Plans are being developed in Philadelphia for Penn’s Landing Park: a building project in which an 11-acre park will be constructed above I-95.       Since its construction in the 1960s, I-95 has been cutting off the center of the city from the riverfront, but it […]


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 […]

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EASTERN SET TO LAUNCH FOOTBALL PROGRAM by Anthony Barr and Jordan Kolb       Last week, Eastern announced that on April 1 it will launch a new plan to develop a football program. Recruiting for the upcoming school year is already underway, and the program is expected to increase […]

The cast of “25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” demonstrates their goofy side.

A Celebration of Human Quirkiness- “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

      Thursday, March 23 was the opening night for Eastern’s production of “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” All in all, the show proved to be a delightfully sweet and zany comedy. The basic premise of the musical is a county spelling bee, full of highly idiosyncratic 12-year-olds […]


On Education and Moral Formation

      All schools shape students in particular ways because every school is built on value judgments about what is good. Public school systems are generally centered on ideas about what people ought to know and be capable of in order to be productive citizens. Prep schools and other […]

Salary Gaps and the Role of Faculty

Salary Gaps and the Role of Faculty

     Most college students can think of at least one professor who has significantly impacted their college experience, perhaps by asking challenging questions, introducing engaging new concepts or offering personal or academic support. The professors I’ve encountered at Eastern are one of the defining points of my college experience–perhaps […]

The Significance  of Our Stuff- Thoughts on consumerism

The Significance of Our Stuff- Thoughts on consumerism

     The term “consumerism” can refer to many things, but in this article I mean to specifically address the increasingly high levels of consumption of goods and services within our society. It often seems to me that we are so immersed in consumerist society that we are unable to […]