Articles written by: Sophia Hunter

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Hard Pill to Swallow: “Regarding” vs. “In Regards To”

I believe using the word “regarding” instead of the phrase “in regards to” is infinitely superior, and it annoys me to no end when the latter is used in writing or speech. Though this preference of mine may seem to be mere semantics, I posit there is in fact a […]

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“We think differently and that’s not a bad thing”: Autism Acceptance Month 2022.

Since 2011, April is annually recognized as Autism Acceptance Month (previously Autism Awareness Month). According to the 2021 10th anniversary Autistic Self-Advocacy Network’s statement, “Autism Acceptance Month was created by and for the autistic community to change the conversation around autism, shifting it away from stigmatizing ‘autism awareness’ language that […]

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Megan Mahoney

Megan Mahoney is one of the most accomplished and ambitious people you will ever meet. She is graduating in May with not one but two degrees: her bachelor’s in English literature and creative writing and her master’s in Arts in Teaching. A Templeton student, she was able to pursue her […]

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Where did all the Food go?: Explaining why Zime has been experiencing item shortages.

If you frequent the coffee shop Zime here on Eastern’s campus, you’ll be aware that there’s at least one thing missing or unavailable nearly every day. Most recently, they were out of two drink sizes, multiple flavors and ingredients for drinks and some food items as well. There’s usually a […]

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AWP Conference 2022: Several Eastern students attended one of the largest national conferences for writers.

From March 23rd to the 26th, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) met for their first in-person national conference since 2020. This year, AWP’s national conference met in Philadelphia—the first time it’s done so. 200 events were offered at the conference, along with a book fair with “editors, […]

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Toward the Black Christ: Faith Forum 2022 with Dr. Reggie Williams.

During the week of March 18, the Office of Faith and Practice in cooperation with Campolo Scholars, Palmer Seminary and Templeton Honors College welcomed scholar and author Dr. Reggie Williams for three days of invigorating conversation. The conversations centered around Williams’ acclaimed book, Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and […]

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Optional Worship Should Stay Optional: Eastern’s administration fails to adequately advertise the OneGen brunch worship service.

If you were at Sunday brunch at the Dining Commons on Feb. 20, you probably noticed One Gen leading a worship session at that time there. If you’re like me, you had no idea this was going to happen. And it wasn’t exactly a pleasant surprise. I’m not here to […]

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The Art of Poetry: An analysis of the writing and studying of poetry.

What a task: to attempt to condense poetry as a skill, an area of study and a creative outlet in a couple hundred words. Indeed, the art of poetry is all three of these things, and more.  Poetry is a writing skill like any other you practice, but the attention […]

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What Should I Give Up For Lent This Year?: An exploration into the different Christian traditions for this liturgical season.

It’s that time of year again. Insects are emerging, daffodils are poking up from the ground, birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining more happily — and Christians around the world are about to observe multiple weeks of fasting, repentance, prayer, and being reminded of […]

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Regarding inconsequence and choosing chaos: One tired student’s response to the newest circulating petition.

If you are as terminally online as I am, you may have noticed a new Instagram page called “EU Mask Choice” (@/eumaskchoice) pop up in your feed recently. Their online presence consists of a whopping 80 followers, a cheap website that houses effectively nothing but pontificating, clunky and redundant infographics, […]