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Around the World: Philippines: Inside the aftermath of a church bombing.

      On the southern Philippine island of Jolo, twenty people were killed in a twin bomb blast the morning of January 27th. During a Roman Catholic mass in the Cathedral of Our Lady Mount Carmel, the first explosion went off sending sharp wood debrew throughout the cathedral and […]

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The Living Legacy of Dr. King: A look into how Americans celebrate the Civil Rights leader.

      In the United States, people take off from work and school every third Monday of January to celebrate a well-known leader for equality, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He dedicated his life to making the world better as he served as leader for the Civil Rights Movement. […]

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Windows on the World: A look into one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s most prominent speeches.

      On Friday, January 18th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was commemorated at Eastern’s  Windows on The World forum. Vicar of Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia and Temple University Chaplain, Reverend Dr. Renee McKenzie, explored and dissected one of Dr. King’s most prominent sermons.       […]

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Inside of Eastern’s Gospel Revival: Members of the Eastern community gather together to praise God through different forms of worship .

      To be revived means “to be refreshed, strengthen, or given new energy to.” On Sunday Jan. 20, Eastern students experienced these very things when they attended a student-led Gospel Revival.       First year students Isaiah Martin and Tiffany Faulkner hosted the event, which was filled […]

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Around the World: United Kingdom; A look into homeless youth in the UK.

      With Brexit talks coming to fever pitch, and the future of Britain’s relationship to the rest of the world uncertain, the country faces its growing issues domestically. Across the UK there are currently tens of thousands of homeless people without any security. Global poverty issues such as […]

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Theology Panel Discussion: A look into what members of the Eastern community have to say about theology.

      The notion that everyone does theology, no matter their profession, was a theme throughout the theology panel on Wednesday night. The panel was composed of some theology professors as well as other Eastern employees, including Lexi Dunbar, Sarah Todd, and Eric McCloy. These people, who are a […]

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Drug Use in Philadelphia: A look into the ways in which the government is handling this issue.

      Recently, the Philadelphia Public Health Department installed seven safe needle disposal bins in the Kensington neighborhood. These boxes are called Sharps deposit boxes and function to keep needles off the streets to prevent harm to other people. Besides needles, there are other items that can be placed […]

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Inside of YACHT Awareness Week!: The YACHT club hosts a series of activities to spread awareness about homelessness.

      Eastern University was pleased to host another   HAHA week, organized by the YACHT club on Campus.  YACHT stands for Youth Against Complacency and Homelessness Today.  The group makes frequent trips to Philadelphia, giving sandwiches to the homeless.  This week, called HAHA for short, stands for Hunger […]

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Around the World: A look into the Ukraine’s church feud with Russia

      Recently, under the shadow of political tensions over the Ukraine and its current conflict with Russia, the church is seeing a major split in an otherwise enduring tradition. Where in the west, the protestant church is characterized by countless divisions and subdivisions, in the east, major schisms […]

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Gun-Violence in America: A look into the domestic terrorist attack in Thousand Oaks, California

      On November 8th, gunshots rang through the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California killing 12 including the perpetrator. In response to the gunfire, many politicians, celebrities, and civilians asked for thoughts and prayers. Among the slain was Alaina Housley, a student and niece of Sister […]