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People of Eastern: Meet student chaplain and Refuge leader, Karissa Maccentelli

Karissa Maccentelli is a senior at Eastern majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Forensic Chemistry. She is a part of a 4-in-1 program with Temple University to obtain her PSM in Forensic Chemistry. She is known around campus for her involvement in various clubs and organizations. Originally from Bel […]

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Navigating COVID-19 Class Schedules: Tips for staying on track and connected despite new class formats.

Thrust into a world of Zoom and face masks, it is reasonable to assume that many students are overwhelmed by the new transition of a heavily online-based semester. Online classes, hybrid classes, in-person classes, and extracurricular activities require students to acquire new class and time management formats in a manner […]

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Life in Gallup B: How a once solitary residence hall is building community together

From waking up to the sounds of roof work and fire alarms to having broken air conditioners and ants crawling along the windowsills, life in Gallup B couldn’t be better. The Gallup residence hall is split into four buildings, each with four floors. The first floor is apartments and the […]

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New Student Orientation: What move-in days looked like in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.

Beginning a new school year in a new place can be scary for anyone, especially for college freshmen just leaving home for the first time ever. Now imagine adding a global pandemic into the mix. Despite tension surrounding Covid-19, orientation leaders, alongside assistant dean of Resident and Student Life, Ben […]

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Inside Convocation: A look into the planning of an online Convocation and how the event honored the motto of “Faith, Reason, and Justice.”

At the beginning of each new fall semester, students and faculty gather together to participate in Convocation: the kick-off for the academic year. This year, Convocation looked a little different. Instead of being together in the gymnasium, all attendees were able to participate from the comfort of their own dorm […]

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The Impact of Intramural Sports: A senior reflects on her experience on the Jorts.

The Jorts intramural soccer team began in the Spring of 2014 as a bunch of ragtag misfits who wanted to make intramurals fun again. We were not very good, but we had a lot of fun and as the years have gone by, we have improved. Our fans have been […]

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Enjoy College: How to make the most of your undergraduate experience

It feels safe to say that college has been one of the strangest times of my life, ever. There’s a ton of change at all times, and you’re always thinking ahead, while still trying to soak in the present. Trying to get all your work done, make a couple friends […]

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Getting to Know Eastern’s Faculty: Dr. William Storm

If you’ve been on campus long enough, you’ve probably seen him. Worn leather briefcase, a long, colorful scarf in the winter, and a bow tie. Always a bow tie. Even if you don’t know his name, you probably know who I’m talking about: Professor William Storm. A staple on campus, […]

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An Open Letter to the Weather

When it first occurred to me to write to you, I thought I would take you to task. I thought I could hold you accountable for all the times you have rained on me, coldly, cruelly, mercilessly, as if you were trying to make my life hard and miserable. Like […]

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People of Eastern: Mary Lauer

Mary Lauer is a Senior at Eastern who is studying Environmental Science. She grew up in Morgantown, PA and is the youngest of six kids. She was homeschooled and played the piano, along with participating in a local school band where she played the flute. She also danced, her favorite […]