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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 […]

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People of Eastern: A student discusses the challenges of balancing schoolwork, ROTC and more.

Although Valley Forge Military Academy is right up the road, William Livezey is the only freshman at Eastern University who is apart of ROTC. When asked what inspired him to join, he said that he was greatly influenced by his grandfather and his robotics team leader in middle school to […]

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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 […]