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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, […]

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Midwifery and Feminism

      For midwife Nancy Hazel, the role of the midwife is to be “centered on the woman and the family, to help them be stronger together after the birth.”       On March 10, Hazel joined a group of Eastern students to present a lecture on the […]

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Prayer and the Inward Turn

     The idea of an “inner turn” as the prelude to discovering the awesomeness and wonder of God has always made me uncomfortable. It always seemed so self-involved and egocentric to claim that there is nothing greater than the soul and that we must therefore  look at nothing else […]

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Saying No to the Faustian Bargain

      This has been a semester of loss, both for me and for a number of my closest friends. Whether that loss came in the form of a death in the family, the ending of a dating relationship, faculty changeovers or even just the fading out of once-prominent […]

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A Faith’s Pursuit

      The finer points of our faith are determined by our understanding and practice of Scripture. As Christians, we are all encouraged and expected to read the Bible in order that we might grow in our faith. Growing up in a Christian household, it was no different for […]

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A Tribute to Our Senior Editors

      I truly believe that those that one works alongside greatly impact not only the work that is produced, but the person he or she becomes as a result. This year, I have had the privilege of deepening my understanding of that belief as I worked with 10 beautiful […]

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Art Does Not Need Government

      Art is oftentimes misunderstood, and I mean this in a couple of different ways. Art is intimately created and (sometimes) shared graciously and bravely with the world. The scrutinizing eyes of those who observe this art will often “misunderstand” what the artist was aiming for when creating. […]

The rock by Walton Pond was painted with the rainbow and the hashtags #LetThemTeach and #StandInSolidarityEU to express solidarity with the LGBT+ community on Eastern’s campus.
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Let Them Teach- LGBT+ Solidarity

      The recent LGBT+ Solidarity Week hosted by Refuge and Political Activism Club (PAC) March 13-17 was a huge success. The events were better attended than anyone had anticipated, and especially at the Solidarity Stand on Friday, the love and support poured out by Eastern’s community was tangible. […]

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On Eastern’s New Pilot Visitation Policy

      If you’re even remotely involved in the Eastern community, chances are you’ve heard someone complain about visitation hours. Whether it’s the time they end, the time they begin, the inconsistency between times on different days or the fact that they exist at all, a lot of people […]

Michelangelo’s “Pietà” depicts Mary holding the dead body of Christ.
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Christ Frees Us From Guilt, Shame, Fear

      When I was four years old, ABC Family aired a new claymation film known as “The Miracle Maker.” The film depicts the powerful true story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. My soul sings for the King every time he triumphantly enters Jerusalem, yearns […]