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Love Before Binaries: Reverend Pennington-Russell teaches students about the power of love.

This past Friday, November 8 Julie Pennington-Russell of First Baptist Church of Washington D.C. spoke at Windows on the World. Julie, as well as being the Senior Pastor at her church, is a self-proclaimed feminist, Enneagram type three, and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk fanatic. She has […]

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An Open Letter to the Eastern Turtles

Dearest Turtles, I’m terribly sorry that I don’t know your names; but then you might not have names. Alas, how am I to know? I don’t even know the proper name for your species, but then I’m sure you don’t know it either and don’t care to, so that’s alright. […]

Advent candles are often used in preparation. The display is typically made up of four red candles arranged within a wreath.
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Festive Fasting: Inside an Orthodox Advent on a meal plan.

Advent season is coming up, and while many Christians and non-Christians alike associate this time of the year with calendars filled with chocolate, holiday music, and celebration with friends and family, the Orthodox Christian community also observes fasting during this season of the Church calendar. According to the Antiochian Orthodox […]

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A New Chapter: A senior graduating in December reflects on Eastern experience and looks ahead to the future.

For some students, their undergraduate education experience won’t be ending in May like the majority of seniors’ will.  Instead, they will be graduating and moving on in December.  One of these seniors is Christian Mendoza-Laude, a General Music major with a concentration in Music Composition. Mendoza-Laude came to Eastern at […]

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Inventive Uses for Your Halloween Candy

It’s spooky season once again, and that means candy. Whether you’re trick-or-treating or taking advantage of those day-after bargains, there may come a point when chowing down on one more candy bar no longer seems so appetizing. But don’t worry— here are six things to do with all those leftovers! […]

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An Open Letter to a Beloved Group of Co-Workers

Dear Work-Study family, Hey fam!    How are we doing? All summer I waited patiently to be back in the offi ce, and I couldn’t be happier to be sitting in the ugly black chair behind the desk. I found our department freshman year after searching for internships, and I […]

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A FastPass Summer: Are the online summer classes worth your time?

This summer marked the first year of Eastern University’s new summer learning program called FastPass. Through FastPass, students are able to take two online summer courses each year they are enrolled as an undergraduate student. Both classes are free of charge. Students only need to pay for their books and […]

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The ins and outs of Registration: Although registering for classes may seem stressful, this information can help alleviate any questions you may have!

Although registering for classes can be an exciting time, it is also a source of many worries for students, but there are some ways to stay informed about the process to have a seamless a process as possible.  Registration is the three-step process. Said to be similar to online shopping, […]

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The Importance of Speaking at the Solidarity Stand: Queer ally reflects on speaking up for his friends in the LGBT+ community during Refuge’s last event of Solidarity Week.

      Last month, students came together to celebrate our queer christian community here at Eastern University. Each day of Solidarity Week, Refuge, Eastern’s student-run club advocating for LGBT+ issues, ran events to celebrate the community, but also to bring light to issues and injustices they and many others face. […]

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The Diversity of Easter Traditions: Students at Eastern share about how they celebrate Easter each year with their families.

      Originally, Easter was a celebration of the Vernal Equinox and was based on the German pagan goddess, Eostre. Her animal was a rabbit and her symbol was an egg. Eostre was seen as the goddesses of rebirth and new beginnings, so it would make sense that the […]