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Five Things to Know About Fast Fashion: What it is and what you can do to help become more sustainable.

As awareness about the importance of sustainability is on the rise, one term that is being used more and more often in relation to sustainability is “fast fashion.” If this is a new term to you, then you are not alone, and there is much to be learned about this […]

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Looking Back on Halloween: How the October holiday was celebrated amidst COVID-19.

Halloween has always been one of my favorite ways to celebrate the fall season, but this year looked a little different than it normally would. This year’s Halloween had to be scaled down significantly due to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing. Everyone had to get a little more creative on […]

Conflict resolution is an essential life skill.
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All About Conflict Resolution: A senior reflects on one of her favorite classes.

Conflict is an inevitable and uncomfortable part of life for everyone, though very few would consider themselves adept at handling it. An issue arises and perhaps you say things you did not mean, you find yourself apologizing though you have done nothing wrong, or maybe, you run and hide until […]

Behind the Scenes of Sunday Worship: OneGeneration leader, Xeyah Martin, discusses what it looks like to plan and participate in their Sunday worship services.
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Behind the Scenes of Sunday Worship: OneGeneration leader, Xeyah Martin, discusses what it looks like to plan and participate in their Sunday worship services.

With restrictions on leaving campus this semester as well as different churches having different reopening plans and policies, for many on campus going to church on Sundays has become increasingly complicated. While many students on campus have been participating in virtual church services, the general consensus seems to be that […]

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People of Eastern: Meet Tomi Alarape, a freshman seeking to bring justice to his community.

Lover of words, music, and history, Tomi Alarape is a first-year student at Eastern University whose presence contains bountiful levels of laughter and wisdom. Originally from New Jersey, Alarape came to Eastern “through the wise words of my youth pastor Dave Charnick, an alumni of Eastern,” Alarape explained. His youth […]

RAs in Sparrowk happily greeted new students at the
beginning of the semester on Move-In Day.
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An Open Letter to RAs: Giving RAs gratitude for all they are doing this semester.

This semester has not been easy on any of us, but I think it’s safe to say that your semesters have been extra rough. Not only do you have to juggle the responsibilities of being a full-time student while making your halls a fun and safe place to be, but […]

Sydney Storms aims to make others on campus feel happy and
valued with her bright and cheerful disposition.
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People of Eastern: Meet Sydney Storms, an English major with a caring heart.

During my first year of college, I remember walking past a fellow college student who was smiling brightly and offering candy to everyone who crossed her path. The overwhelming nerves of being far away from home and in an unfamiliar place momentarily faded as I was greeted by such positivity […]

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Reframing Resources: How local programs are changing perceptions of college students getting help with mental health issues.

Now more than ever, taking care and being aware of your health is crucial with the pandemic numbers beginning to rise again. However, health is not simply physical; it’s also important to recognize what help you need in terms of your mental health. Asking for help when struggling with mental […]

Serviceable Service Learning:  Inside the changes being made to Eastern’s Service Learning program in the midst of a pandemic.
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Serviceable Service Learning: Inside the changes being made to Eastern’s Service Learning program in the midst of a pandemic.

Each year, all first year students are required to take an INST 150 course, and one of the requirements regarding the course is the Service Learning program. The program is run by Megan Acedo. Acedo is the Coordinator of Student Ministries and Service Learning. In a typical year, without COVID, […]

This study by Bright Line Watch shows how democracy is
perceived in relation to the US government today.
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We the People: A brief history of the evolutions of democracy and how it applies to the United States today.

In Ancient Greece, democracy was exercised at least one a month, possibly even weekly. The people would cast plebiscitary votes in which every individual had the opportunity to express their opinion on an issue or a leader. Through this process, the people truly had the power over their government, and […]