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Rebuilding continues in New Orleans

 Students from Eastern have been lending a helping hand to New Orleans for the past four years.   This year, the group consisted of seniors Krystal Cairns, Laura Lockyer, Julie Peiffer, junior Amy Fischer, sophomore Kristi Kraft, alumnae Rebekah Miller and librarian Jonathan Beasley, who served as advisor of the trip.  […]

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Students prepare to “walk where Jesus walked”

 Dr. Kenneth Maahs, a Biblical studies professor, is taking his almost-annual trip to Israel with interested students from May 23 to June 8. According to Maahs, during the 17-day pilgrimage the students will walk where Jesus walked and see almost what Jesus saw.    “I am hoping that, through this […]

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Married students share joys and hardships

Some students came back from summer vacation with stories of summer fun, while others returned with exciting experiences to share. Others arrived with a brand new, life-changing status: They were married.  Senior Rachel Walter and husband Eric Walter, Eastern alumni, got married in July. The couple, who met at Eastern, […]

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Campus provides a home for RDs and families

Once a year, parents like to bring their children to work with them to give them a taste of the work world. But some parents live where they work, making virtually every day “Bring Your Child to Work Day.” Eastern serves as the permanent home for resident directors Theresa Noye, […]

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Great gifts for $20 or less

College students aren’t exactly known for having loads of money. That is why they call us “poor.” Still, when the gift-giving season rolls around, we don’t want to stiff all of those people who have been with us through thick and thin. To make sure that no hearts are crushed […]

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Halloween costume transformed into $1000

If you had thought that the highlight of the Halloween weekend was seeing the guy on campus with the Optimus Prime costume, you were right. Not only was the outfit a hit on campus, but its creator also won $1000 at a Halloween Costume Competition at Kildare’s in King of […]

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Dominick Baruffi wins Mr. Eastern title

 On Oct. 29, the crowd in the Dinning Commons watching Mr. Eastern roared even louder than the moaning Phillies fans in the Breezeway. This excitement arose when the four judges selected not the winner but the final three contestants: Dominick Baruffi III, Tommy McGrady and Kenneth Hufnal, all seniors. After […]

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Horton juggles knives to win the first EU’s Got Talent

 First place: Sophomore Josh Horton juggling knives while balancing and wearing a “Bubblemaster 3000.” Second place: Junior Olivia Bellard singing. Third place and People’s Choice: Sophomore Brandon Munson performing an original rap.

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17-year-old to graduate in May

 Dean Chia decided to drop out of high school when he was 15-years-old. He stopped attending high school after his sophomore year and thought saying he was a “dropout” would be a good conversation starter. But, technically, he graduated. Some of Chia’s college classes contributed to the completion of his […]

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Eight “donkeys” travel miles to benefit inner-city program

 At chapel on Oct. 21, T.J. Foltz, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for Scripture Union, ended his message on the Good Samaritan by inviting the audience to do something by getting on their donkey and riding. While the audience stared at him in confusion, Foltz reached behind the stage, pulled out […]