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Eastern State Penitentary opens, hosts night of fright

Imagine being trapped inside a haunted prison, surrounded by imposing walls nearly forty feet high, disoriented by eerie lights, encircled by zombie guards and tormented by deranged inmates in dark and slimy narrow passageways. Welcome to the Eastern State Penitentiary, home of Terror Behind the Walls, Philly’s own dreaded haunted […]

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Eastern senior plans to go into Holocaust studies

While some people probably cannot even remember the topics of their middle school papers, Renee Meshach’s sixth grade paper on the Holocaust proved to be a turning point in her life. “Ever since then I’ve been really interested in the subject,” said Meshach, now a senior at Eastern. “I just […]

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Hijacked faith calls for quick recovery

Many of us feel that our faith has been stolen, and it’s time to take it back. A misrepresentation of Christianity has taken place. Many people around the world now think Christian faith stands for political commitments that are almost the opposite of its true meaning. How did the faith […]

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HOMECOMING: Eagles beat PAC number two seed Misericordia, 4-1

Friends, family, alumni and pets spread out along Kea hill to cheer Eastern’s men’s soccer team to victory against the number two seed in the PAC, College Misericordia. The final score of 4-1 turned out to be an important victory for the men’s team. “It was huge for us,” said […]

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New program seeks to understand students’ needs

A new small group forum was developed at Eastern with the purpose of listening to the concerns of targeted campus groups in an attempt to be responsive to their needs. The C.A.R.E. groups, which stand for Concerned Active Relationships at Eastern, were developed by Bettie Ann Brigham, vice president for […]

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Philosophy professor talks about methods of contraception, advocates natural family planning

Topics like sex and money have traditionally been private family issues, with that of birth control being especially sensitive. According to philosphopy professor Dr. Randall Colton, natural family planning, though traditionally embraced by the Catholic Church, has a place in the discussion of family planning among Protestant circles. Colton discussed […]

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Scenes from homecoming weekend

SlideShow: The crowning, games, fine arts show and more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Chapel would be much better if we had biblical preaching each week’

I think chapel would be much better if we had biblical preaching each week-that means, the speaker tells the students to open up to a particular passage, reads the passage and explains what the passage means in its context and how it applies today. I have had enough of Christian […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Nazi Doctors

Doctors are healers. We take this fact for granted, trusting in those who take an oath to protect the sick. But as Robert J. Lifton’s The Nazi Doctors shows, that trust has a dark side. Lifton’s book details how the traditional physician’s vision of healing individuals was applied to the […]

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Plain Jane website debunks myths about body image

Two years ago, 45-year-old actress Jamie Lee Curtis posed bluntly for More magazine, in a sports bra and spandex underwear-without makeup, special lighting or air brushing-in defiance of Hollywood’s standard for physical appearance. Little did Curtis know the full impact her decision would make. Jessica Devaney, a first-year at Lake […]