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Exploring Philly: 6 Things to Try This Semester

      A new semester has begun, which means students are once again facing the stress of schoolwork, attending classes, and most importantly, answering the question, “What are you doing this weekend?” While Eastern University is situated nicely next to the quaint town of Wayne and only a half-hour (if […]

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Reflections on New Year’s Resolutions

      It is a new year, and that means another chance to turn our lives around! At least, that is what many renewed gym memberships and dieting subscriptions will tell us. Yes, it is the time of New Year’s resolutions! After a season of gift giving, fellowship, and […]

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Eastern University Without Students

By Dec. 16, students evacuate campus to spend three weeks resting, working, spending time with family, traveling, and engaging in any other activity besides school. For many, Winter Break is a time to recover from the busy schedule of the previous semester and prepare for the upcoming one. And once […]

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Adventures In Arizona: Reflection on Winter Break Travels

People often say that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. I think that those people have never been to the airport. I don’t think anyone would enjoy taking off their shoes, removing all electronics from their tightly packed bags, and walking through metal detectors, all the while […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson

Eastern University has many notable alumni, including Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, a sports and entertainment writer and personality in New York. Currently writing and editing for RESPECT magazine, Robinson has profiled stars such as DJ Khaled, Steph Curry, Dr. Ben Carson, LeBron James, and more. Before making it big in […]

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Bradstreet Star Show

Dr. David Bradstreet is the current head of Eastern University’s Astronomy department, and creator of The Star of Bethlehem show. The Star of Bethlehem show has been playing at Eastern University for more than 45 years. Bradstreet says, “The Star of Bethlehem show was fi rst given at Eastern in […]

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College Students and Mental Illness: A Personal Look at Depression

  Classwork , homework, quizzes, tests, finals, projects, work, and depression. For most, this combination is foreign to them, but, for some, it is an all-too-real reality that presents itself as a struggle each day. I was diagnosed with depression just this semester, but I struggled with the effects of […]

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Dr. Bettie Ann Brigham: A DNA Person

A tribute is difficult to write. Often it can sound like a eulogy or morph unintentionally into hagiography. A tribute simply is “an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.” That is my hope for this piece. Dr. Bettie Ann Brigham has served the […]

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Reflection on Nature

This past summer I picked up a small book at a yard sale called “When the Trees Say Nothing,” written by Thomas Merton who was a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani. The book reads like a journal with entries meditating on his love and wonder of the natural […]

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Dr.William Storm Presents on “The Wife of Bath”

When people think of a 400-year-old text, not many people would think that it connects to a modern day dilemma such as sexual assaults on college campuses. However, Dr. William Storm, an Eastern English professor, makes just that connection. In a paper Dr. Storm is presenting to the New Chaucer […]