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The Importance of Speaking at the Solidarity Stand: Queer ally reflects on speaking up for his friends in the LGBT+ community during Refuge’s last event of Solidarity Week.

      Last month, students came together to celebrate our queer christian community here at Eastern University. Each day of Solidarity Week, Refuge, Eastern’s student-run club advocating for LGBT+ issues, ran events to celebrate the community, but also to bring light to issues and injustices they and many others face. […]

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The Diversity of Easter Traditions: Students at Eastern share about how they celebrate Easter each year with their families.

      Originally, Easter was a celebration of the Vernal Equinox and was based on the German pagan goddess, Eostre. Her animal was a rabbit and her symbol was an egg. Eostre was seen as the goddesses of rebirth and new beginnings, so it would make sense that the […]

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People of Eastern: Dr. Caren Lambert

      The world and writing of Flannery O’Connor revolves around seeing, and Dr. Caren Lambert’s experience teaching O’Connor has certainly affected how she sees the world. Dr. Lambert came to study O’Connor through her scrutiny of Southern literature. O’Connor can be approached from two very different angles, Dr. Lambert […]

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Step into the Tank: Enactus’ Eighth Annual Shark Tank Event

      Eastern’s Enactus geared up for another Shark Tank Event on Thursday, April 4. Based on the hit show Shark Tank on ABC, Eastern students pitched their business ideas to a panel of professionals with a chance to win up to $1,000. The contestants ranged from a high school student […]

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Inside the 2019-2020 RA Bonding Retreat: On April 14, returning RAs and new faces to staffs gathered to spend quality time together before their official position of RA starts next fall

      On April 14, I spent the day getting to know and bonding with the new 2019-2020 Resident Life Staff. Although the bonding, located at a Resident Director’s friend’s house in Devon, Pennsylvania, started at 3 p.m., myself along with junior and fellow Eagle Hall RA Bryan Eltman shopped […]

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Bread Baking For Those In Need: Students gather together to bake bread with President Ronald Matthews during Inauguration week at Eastern.

      Eastern University invited students to celebrate Inauguration week by baking bread alongside one another and President, Ronald Matthews. There were two sessions available for students, with one being open to faculty members.       The volunteers were walked through the process of baking a simple French […]

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Embracing Your Culture: Student, Kathleen O’Keeffe shares about her Czechoslovakian heritage and traditions that her family celebrates.

      On both my mom and dad’s side of the family, Czechoslovakian culture defines much of who I am. Though my grandparents immigrated due to conflict in Czechoslovakia immediately before World War II, I claim my heritage from the nation of “Czechia,” since the two nations, Slovakia and […]

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People of Eastern: Lizzy Parker

      Lizzy Parker is a senior graduating this  May, but will be back in the Fall for student teaching and starting Eastern’s TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) grad program. Parker as three majors: Early Childhood Education, Middle-Level Education for math and social studies and Spanish. She […]

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Inside of Conquer the Night: Students gather together for an evening of communal fellowship and worship.

      On Friday March 22, students of the Eastern community gathered for Conquer the Night, a tradition that has been consistently kept for several years. The event is put on by the Office of Faith and Practice, however, it is primarily led by the Chapel Worship Team.   […]

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Meet Eastern Philosophy Professor, Dr. Phillip Cary: Student, Megan Mahoney, interviews Dr. Cary about his teaching career.

      If you hear the tables shaking in a classroom, it  might be an earthquake, but it also might just be Dr. Phillip Cary pounding the table in excitement. After all, he considers philosophy— and teaching in general— something worth getting excited about. “The great gift [of teaching] […]