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Thanksgiving & Christianity

Turkey, mashed potatoes, and grandma’s marshmallowed yams. Thanksgiving is a celebration for your belly, but what about your heart? We celebrate Easter and Christmas as Christian holidays, but should we include Christianity in our November feasting? And if so, how can we bring together Christ and Thanksgiving, two seemingly unrelated […]

Black Friday: when everything is on sale…except civility
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Black Friday: when everything is on sale…except civility

Two hundred twenty-five million people spent eleven billion four hundred million dollars. Sadly, it is true.  Last year, 225,000,000 people went shopping on Black Friday, and $11,400,000,000 was spent nationwide.  And it is only going to get worse from here.  This year, experts predict that sales will grow by 3.1 […]

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Falling for Fall Fashion

Pastel Outerwear Pastels aren’t just for spring anymore. Try a bright peacoat this winter instead of boring dark shades. I got mine at Old Navy. Men’s Wear Tailored blazers and structured pieces are trending this season. Pair them with girly accessories to balance the look. Forever 21 has tons. Heavy Metal Accessories featuring spikes […]

Pumpkin Spice Overload!
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Pumpkin Spice Overload!

This fall, it seems as though everything is “pumpkin spice” flavored, including coffee, lattes, muffins, cookies, and even chocolate. The Mars candy company recently released pumpkin spice flavored M&Ms. Personally, I don’t even want to imagine how many artificial flavors are involved in making those. I feel like I can’t […]

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Squash Season

Dorm-Friendly, No-Bake Pumpkin Coconut Cookies (Adapted From www.fastpaleo.com) Makes 18 cookies. Requirements: microwave oven, mini-refrigerator, microwave safe bowl, large spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cups, and a baking sheet or large, flat surface on which to rest the cookies. These healthy, autumnal cookies are gluten-free, dairy free and even refined sugar […]

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Everything You Should Know About Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving seems to be the holiday that never changes. Family and good food are the basics. Rituals and traditions, like the move from the “kiddie table” to the “adult table,” still remain for many families across the country. But as we get older, and the cultural landscape of the United […]

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Charles S. Walton Sr.- The Man, the Myth, and the Legend

I came across various accounts about his personality. He seemed to be dynamic, determined, and forceful, but at the same time was kind, caring, and generous. He certainly was one in a million. This article is not about Mr. Walton’s life story, though, but rather, it is about the legend […]

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The Haunting of Doane B

Back when the Waltons still owned Eastern’s campus and the estate was still functioning, Doane residence hall was part of the servant’s quarters. Built in the 1910s, Doane B and C were part of the original estate. There is suspected to be an underground pathway that leads from the Waltmarthon […]

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Andrews Hall: What’s Behind Door Number One?

(Very) Loosely Based on a True Story When I chose to undertake reporting the legend of the suspicious hanging door on the third floor of Andrews Hall, I did not choose it because I have a particular affinity for halls named after me or because I like ghost stories (seriously, […]

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A Grave Discovery: What…or Who…Rests Outside Sparrowk Hall?

Of all the haunted mysteries that surround the campus, none reach the level of anonymity achieved by the isolated grave that lies just outside Sparrowk Hall. A headstone shrouded in mystery, the exact identity of its occupant has been lost to time, as the plaque has been eroded by the […]