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An Easter Reflection

As I prepare for Easter this year, I am thinking about the harlots of the desert. In my Spirituality of the Desert Fathers class, I’m reading Sister Benedicta Ward’s book Harlots of the Desert. This book explores ancient stories in the Christian tradition such as of St. Mary of Egypt […]

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EU Faith Forum:Dr. Powery on African American Hermeneutics

Have you ever wondered how slaves and freed men and women interpreted the Bible in the pre-Civil War period? This is precisely the question that Dr. Emerson Powery, our guest speaker from Messiah College for this year’s Faith Forum, engaged with this week in his lectures. He wanted his audience […]

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Gregory Wolfe Comes To Eastern

This past Friday the library was open a little later than usual. Thanks to our wonderful library staff, somewhere around 150 people were crowded into an area in the Warner Library third-floor atrium. But why? Why would there be 150 people in our library on a Friday night? Because this […]

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Courage Spotlight: Jessie Nichols

Throughout Eastern, there are many students and faculty who represent the university’s new initiative, ‘courage to.’ Among them is senior Jessie Nichols. Nichols is an Exercise Science major, a Psychology minor, and has been a Student Chaplain for the past three years. Despite how busy Nichols is being in his […]

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Adventures Abroad: Eastern Student reflects on a spring break trip to Singapore

This spring break, I returned to Singapore for a short visit. Last summer my family moved there permanently. I had the opportunity to live with them last summer and now to visit them again. While I have a direct purpose to this traveling, aka to smoother my twin 4-year-old brothers […]

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Inside the Student Activities Board: An interview with the student life programming coordinator

Whether it is the movie on the hill or open mic nights in the Jammin Java, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Eastern. While we have all enjoyed these fun events from time to time, we don’t always see the work that goes into planning and running them. […]

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An Interview With Dr. Ronald Matthews

Eastern University junior, Anthony Barr, had the opportunity to interview Dr. Ron Matthews, the new President of Eastern University. This is an edited transcript of their interview. ● Tell us about your faith journey! What were some defining moments for you? Moment 1: I was born into a Christian family. […]

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Insider’s Guide To Philly: Jules Pizza

On my latest trip in the city of brotherly love, I  ventured into Independence Mall and Old City and wondered if there was a place within Old City that is cheap where I can get a bite to eat. With all of the high end bars and restaurants that engulf […]

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A Thank You to the Fruit Throwers: Recognizing One of Eastern’s Most Under Appreciated Student Groups

A well-known yet seemingly inexplicable fact of Eastern University is the existence of certain fruit-throwers: an elusive group that seeks to vastly improve Eastern University campus life by throwing a variety of fruits in seemingly random places scattered around campus. It has come to my attention that there has been a […]

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A Discussion on Social Justice: Dr. Flynn Leads a Talk on Social Justice in the Progressive Era

Eastern University’s mission is to develop its students into better academics and more spiritually mature individuals. While this is something we share in common with many other universities, our commitment to justice is vital to our identity as a Christian college, and this semester, that commitment has taken the form […]