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People of Eastern: Meet Malicka Encarnacion, a biochem major with a passion for ministry.
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People of Eastern: Meet Malicka Encarnacion, a biochem major with a passion for ministry.

Malicka Encarnacion is a senior at Eastern University, but she won’t be leaving us without leaving a lasting impact on the Eastern community. Raised in the Bronx, Encarnacion came to Eastern with a traumatic past, ready to start a new chapter of her life. Encarnacion is studying biochemistry with a […]

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Five Things to Know About Socialism: Misconceptions and history about this political and social ideology.

Throughout the United States’ history, “socialism” has been used as a scare word. During the Cold War, anti-communist propaganda forced an entire generation to know little about socialism yet despise it anyway. It is through this widespread misguidance that the United States was able to turn “socialism” into a curse […]

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Habitat for Humanity: Building homes and building community.

As students on campus in the winter, there are many things we may take for granted, like having access to running water, electricity, heating, and a roof over our heads. For many people, getting through the winter is a struggle because, for them, these amenities and things we consider to […]

Observing the Heavens and the Earth: An inside look at Bradstreet Observatory and its history.
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Observing the Heavens and the Earth: An inside look at Bradstreet Observatory and its history.

Eastern University provides countless, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for its students. From building amazing relationships with fellow students and professors to taking part in dynamic learning experiences that teach you education has no boundaries, Eastern encourages students to explore outside their comfort zone and make impactful memories they will remember forever. One […]

The Newest Brew: A look into Eastern’s new on-campus coffee shop, Zime.
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The Newest Brew: A look into Eastern’s new on-campus coffee shop, Zime.

While some would assume that Eastern’s campus became quiet after the departure of students for Thanksgiving break, the Eastern Sodexo team was brewing up their newest addition to campus: Zime. Officially opening the first week of the Spring semester, students are becoming accustomed to the new and exciting addition of […]

People of Eastern: Chelsea Post describes her lifelong connection to Eastern and her role as a librarian.
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People of Eastern: Chelsea Post describes her lifelong connection to Eastern and her role as a librarian.

Most (if not all) Eastern students will spend some time in the Warner Library during their time here. Whether it is doing homework, reading a book for a class, or just using the space for quiet studying, the library is a space that is well utilized by the community. One […]

The Well: What it means to have a space dedicated to discussions about race.
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The Well: What it means to have a space dedicated to discussions about race.

Everyone can agree that 2020 was a rough year. Not only due to COVID, but also because of the many Black-American lives that were lost due to police brutality. However, 2020 did shed a light onto the reality that racism is still a problem in America. This is the reason […]

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What I Learned From Last Semester: A student reflects on how the fall semester changed her outlook.

I don’t think any of us expected our time in college to look this way. I certainly didn’t. After having to leave so quickly almost a year ago (can you believe it’s almost March again?), I don’t have anything in my room that I can’t either fit in two suitcases […]

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Season of Love: How to spread and celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day: the day where you tell that special someone how much they mean to you, whether they’re a romantic partner, a friend, a sibling, a mentor, or anyone else. In a time when we are told to stay physically distanced from one another, it may seem like a challenge […]

Mental Health Mondays: A look into the new workshops aimed to inform students, faculty, and staff about mental health.
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Mental Health Mondays: A look into the new workshops aimed to inform students, faculty, and staff about mental health.

Recently, mental health has been talked about more and more, especially as we’re learning about how much it affects behavior, mood, and performance in work, school, social settings, and self-esteem. Eastern’s brand new Mental Heath Mondays workshops are meant for everyone at Eastern to learn about different topics surrounding mental […]