According to Krister Stendahl, a Swedish theologian and New Testament scholar, three rules are essential to interreligious understanding: first, when one aims to learn about another religion, they should ask the adherents of that religion rather than its enemies; second, one should not compare their religion’s best to another religion’s […]
Author: Mary Johnson
The podcast “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” begins each episode with their staple catchphrase: “One phone call, one hour, no names, no holds barred.” Hosted by comedian Chris Gethard, “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” is a podcast that allows listeners from all walks of life to find authenticity and community. […]
Eastern Community Discusses 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Planning for Eastern University’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan calls for community involvement
With aims of enhancing Eastern University, Eastern leadership members have begun to establish drafts of a strategic plan that echoes faith, reason, and justice. As the construction of Eastern University’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan has gone underway, the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness hosted virtual focus groups. The purpose of […]
Former Pennsylvania Institution Transformed into Haunted House Attraction: The dark past of Pennhurst leads to controversy after the former institution is transformed into a haunted house
Situated approximately 18.7 miles away from Eastern University, the remains of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital stand as a reminder of maltreatment and captivity. Established in 1908, Pennhurst State School and Hospital, originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic, officially opened and admitted […]
Leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean pledge climate cooperation: Nine European countries on the Mediterranean address climate change and make promises of cooperation.
Summer heat waves caused forest fires to scorch Europe’s Mediterranean region, causing extensive damage to Greece. Greece experienced a record-breaking heat wave within the country, causing forest fires that extended firefighter’s resources to their ultimate capacity. The island of Evia and southern parts of Greece were immensely damaged by the […]
SGA Advocates for Fair Wages At Eastern: SGA proposal aims to raise the wages of Eastern University’s essential personnel
National concern surrounding what constitutes a fair wage is an alarming issue across the United States. As the Student Government Association (SGA) consists of leaders advocating for change, they have acquired an in-depth understanding of how Eastern University operates. Due to this, it became clear to SGA members that there […]
On the sixteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida struck the United States roughly 45 miles west of where Hurricane Katrina initially hit land. Hurricane Ida struck the shores of Louisiana near Port Fourchon with 150-mph winds on August 29th, granting it the title of the fifth most powerful hurricane […]
People of Eastern: Meet Zoe Lucas, a freshman with a wide range of passions and a desire for justice.
Stepping into a space with Zoe Lucas, it is immediately apparent that she illuminates a presence of sincerity and insightfulness to all who surround her. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Lucas is in the midst of completing her first year at Eastern University as she majors in Business Administration with a […]
Take a Break to Skate: Fowler Parking Lot turned into an ice skating wonderland for students to enjoy.
While Eastern’s campus is (hopefully) saying its final goodbyes to colder weather, the Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted an “Ice Skating Neon Night” event on March 13th for students to enjoy ice skating, music, and time with friends. The event took place during a rather cold period of the day, […]
Home of the Liberty Bell, cheesesteaks, and many wonderful Eastern students and staff members, Philadelphia contains a multitude of characteristics that makes it so unique from other major cities. On March 4, the Eastern community received the opportunity to take part in a question and answer zoom session with Philadelphia […]