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An Open Letter To: A Beloved Professor

To my professor, Since the first class I had with you during my sophomore year, you have stood out to me as a professor. You are continuously pouring your heart out to your students in ways that many professors do not. You’re not only there for us on an academic […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Without Expectations

Every year, around Jan. 1, thousands of various New Year’s resolutions flood our time lines and lives. Some people make a ton and keep none. Some make one or two and keep them faithfully all year. Some vehemently abhor them. Whatever your stance on resolutions, we all know the fundamental […]

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People of Eastern: Frisbee player, guitarist and the “friendliest kid on campus.”

Isaac Matsko was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He grew up with his brother, sister and his dog Buddy. Buddy is a Bichon Frise mixed with a shih-tzu. In his hometown, his favorite thing to do is play golf. In high school, he was a multi-sport athlete playing soccer, baseball, track […]

Cocktails were designed during Prohibition to mask the flavor of illegally brewed alcohol.
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Recipes of the Roaring 20’s: What you can expect at a Gatsby-themed party in 2020

It’s 2020, and we’re welcoming in a new decade. However, many of us are also hearkening back to a hundred years ago, what are commonly referred to as the “roaring twenties”. This era in American history is well-known for being the decade of jazz and speakeasies, with The Great Gatsby […]

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A Backpacking Adventure Became One Student’s Life-Changing Experience: Inside how Rebecca “Becca” Belotti’s study abroad assignment in Oregon altered the course of her life.

In the fall of 2019, senior psychology major, Rebecca “Becca” Belotti traveled over 2500 miles to Ashland, Oregon through The Oregon Extension Program dedicated to college students’ learning outside of the normal classroom. “Every autumn since 1975, several dozen college students from across the country have taken a step “out […]

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People of Eastern: The first-year making a political statement.

When Meg Malkemes walks in a room, she looks exhausted. Despite this exhaustion, her hair is perfectly pulled back into a bun, her eyes are lined with perfect black wings, her outfit is right on trend and her face is covered with a smile. The nineteen-year-old first year is more […]

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Being Thankful in the Chaos

Thanksgiving. That time of the year between Halloween and Christmas that can often get forgotten in the rush to buy Christmas gifts on Black Friday. But Thanksgiving is important– especially for Christians. Christ calls us to live in a state of thanksgiving, not just on the holiday, but it is […]

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An Open Letter to the Allies of Eastern

Dear Well-Intentioned Allies at Eastern, Thank you for accepting me somewhere I feel out of place. You come to me absolutely ecstatic to support the queer relationship I’m in. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, it can come across as alienating and objectifying. By excessively celebrating my queerness, you effectively treat […]

Doro Wat on Injera is a traditional holiday meal typically served in Ethiopia
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Holiday Foods Around the World: How cultures across the globe celebrate Christmas.

Candy canes, hot chocolate, marshmallows… these immediately come to mind as American Christmas staples. However, this isn’t the case for many other countries around the world. Here are ten dishes that you may not be so familiar with; perhaps one of these could become your new Christmas favorite! Japan: Fried […]

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HAHA Week and a Human View of Homelessness: Inside how YACHT celebrated National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Nov. 16 to Nov. 24 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, and one organization on campus, Youth Against Complacency and Homelessness Today (YACHT) has planned an entire week of events centered on raising awareness for these issues. “This week is mainly centered around putting a human face to those […]