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Derek Hamer’s story is one filled with compassion, family, and the will and power of God.
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People of Eastern: Get to know Derek Hamer, a junior with a compelling story.

The riveting reasons behind each college student’s choice of study involves countless passions, stories and yearnings. Derek Hamer, a junior at Eastern University, exemplifies the beauty of integrating passions and personal stories into a choice of study. As a Social Work major, Hamer has experience in giving and receiving compassion, […]

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Five Things to Know About Reducing Plastic Waste on Campus: Why and how you should take care of the environment at school.

It’s noon and your stomach is rumbling, so you walk over to Walton to grab some lunch. You get a burger and fries and then a salad. Already you have two plastic to- go containers and a plastic pack of utensils, of which you are only going to use the […]

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A Happy Homecoming: Eastern University celebrates its students and alumni amidst COVID-19.

Every academic year brings in new students to Eastern University’s campus, and every academic year also brings about the recognition of the students who came before during the homecoming celebration. As with many on-campus activities, homecoming looked a bit different this year due to restrictions and guidelines the school has […]

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The Importance of Belonging: Get to know Dr. Randolph Walters, the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging.

Though Dr. Randolph Walters has been a beloved member of Eastern University’s faculty for twenty-six years, his new position as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging calls for an introduction. Dr. Walters worked in a variety of positions, including high school teacher, adjunct instructor, pastor, and […]

Indigenous people were able to show off and celebrate their
culture during celebrations like this one in Berkley, California in 2012.
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Indigenous Peoples’ Day: How people around the country are celebrating Indigenous history and culture.

The rich history and vast contributions of Native Americans has echoed throughout the soil of the United States long before explorer’s ships arrived on the shorelines. Despite this, in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated Columbus Day as a national holiday that celebrated this historical figure’s voyage to America hundreds […]

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Co-Ed Grow Group: Inside Eastern’s newest movement toward student inclusivity.

Among the various weekly occurrences at Eastern, whether that be Chapel, club meetings, or Wednesday Night Worship, Grow Group aims to establish community within each residence hall and to openly be in one another’s presence while focusing on Christ. Recently, Grow Group’s goal of establishing community and conversation surrounding Christ […]

The swan that lives in Walton Pond swims around peacefully all day long.
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An Open Letter to the Swan in Walton Pond: A reflection on nature and friendship.

Let me begin by asking, how are you? I see you on my daily walks around campus, swimming around in the pond with barely a care, and I wonder if you know what the state of the world’s been like. Can you tell when students come to sit on the […]

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That Fall Feeling: Tips on staying cozy and embracing the autumn season while staying on campus.

September 22 brought the first official day of fall, and the leaves are starting to change and temperatures are dropping to match. With the scenery around campus changing to brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds, it’s not hard to get excited about the autumn season. After all, autumn has Halloween, Thanksgiving, […]

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An Unlikely Friendship: A reflection on the prison pen pal experience

Every few days I get a call that starts in a unique way. An automated voice says “You have a prepaid call from an inmate at New Jersey State Prison (NJSP), press five to accept this call.” For the next fifteen minutes, I stop what I’m doing to tell my […]