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Politics In The Classroom

      Politics do not belong in the classroom. Nearly every political debate turns into a heated, and sometimes downright ugly argument, but the classroom should be a refuge from political discrimination and intimidation. In a perfect world, professors would be able to stand up for their political values […]

Conservation and Christianity
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Conservation and Christianity

      For senior and head of Earthkeeper’s club Hannah Horton, being a Christian and a conservationist should go hand in hand. As Wendell Berry, the novelist, environmental activist, and farmer, writes in his short essay, Christianity and the Survival of Creation, “Creation is not in any sense independent […]

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The Image of Violence

      Violence and graphic content are simply natural in the world of media, TV, and film. Netflix recently released Adam Wingard’s Death Note, a story based an anime wherein the main protagonists goal is to kill/murder/punish the criminals of the Earth and become a god among those still […]

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Qualities In Student Leadership

      Not every leader has all of the best leadership qualities. I learned this as I, the president of a campus ministry, sat in the row directly in front of the speaker we’d been working months to bring to campus, and realized I didn’t want to introduce her. […]

Joe Arpaio Pardon
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Joe Arpaio Pardon

      I thought about beginning this article by recounting the horrific abuses perpetrated under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, such as the time a woman arrested for an outstanding fine was forced to give birth in shackles and was denied the opportunity to hold her newborn girl, or the conditions of […]

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Eastern’s Identity

      What is a liberal arts college? What is a Christian college? What is college at all? All these questions could be answered separately, but together they ask another question. What is Eastern University? The sum of those individual answers wouldn’t be enough to do that big question […]

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Exploring Christian Traditions

A certain bias enters the mind instantly when religious learning institutions are brought up in conversation, and it is important to reflect on what evidential truths those opinions are rooted in. Eastern University has planted itself on three claims: faith, reason, and justice. Prospective students are told these core values […]

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Earning Trust In An Age of Fake News

If I were to ask you, “what makes for a good newspaper,” most of you would probably respond with words like “fair,” “balanced,” “truthful,” “and “unbiased” as part of your description of a paper that addresses relevant issues and provides timely information. I think such a description can be summed […]

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Chaos In Charlottesville

As Christians today, we are often more inclined to focus on our own spiritual growth and our fellowship with friends and family than to concern ourselves with the larger happenings of the world. Even as just a college student it can become easy to ignore the great dilemmas of the […]

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Whitewashing in Hollywood

      Whitewashing has been cemented in the culture of Hollywood since it has existed. The term “whitewashing” is defined as a casting practice in the film industry of the United States in which white actors are cast in historically non-white character roles. In the early days of Hollywood, […]