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The Social Media Purge: Enlightened, Arrogant, or Something Else?

      I’m the type of person that uses social media daily, probably more often than I would like to admit. It is something that draws me in; the friends, the makeup artists, the pictures, and of course, the memes. It helps me to escape my life and view […]

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Exploring Residence Life: How the Architecture of a Hall Shapes Community

      The “best” is something that is quite difficult to gauge and is usually a resultant of a myriad of factors. Residence life is a pivotal aspect of college life and is something that will make or break one’s experience in college. Choosing carefully whether to be in […]

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The Role of Technology in the Classroom

      “Alright, put your phones away. Time for class.” The phrase echoes in the mind of anyone who has step foot in an American classroom in their lifetime. Understandably, educators at every level from primary and secondary education to college professors shouldn’t have to compete with the distractions […]

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Faculty Lay-Offs: One student shares their feelings about Eastern University’s most recent round of lay-offs.

      I think we have all heard about the recent round of layoffs that occurred this summer as soon as we set foot on campus. For seniors, this is just a case of deja vu, the layoffs harking back to our own days as freshmen when we saw many […]

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Eastern Students Pursue a Humanitarian Mission

      First off, Rachael Willis and I would like to thank everyone who donated to the Hurricane Florence Relief project. It was a great success with enough supplies to fill a Toyota Tacoma to the brim with food, clothes, and other supplies. Resources were given to so many […]

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Mental Health and Spirituality: Why Therapy and Prayer are Equally Important

      Growing up as a Christian can mean a lot of things, mostly good things. You grow up—in most cases—in a family that cares about you, that teaches you right from wrong and that makes the Bible the focus of family life. Growing up as a missionary kid […]

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Studying the “BIBLE”

      I’ve been going to church my entire life, but the day I stepped inside my Bible class it felt as though I knew nothing. The things that I had learned at church are nothing compared to the things that I am learning now. I was expecting the […]

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The Importance of the Minor

      When coming to the decision to major in Journalism, I concluded that my interests went beyond the confines of that major. I like reading, writing and leading the newspaper, but I also am an advocate for social justice, and I wanted at least a part of my […]

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Religious Persecution: Many belief systems are faced with discrimination even apart from Christianity.

      Religious persecution– something that Christians hear too often; however, religions across the world today still experience varying levels of persecution and oppression for believing in their faith. Religious persecution relates to the systematic mistreatment and alienation of a group of people based on what they believe or […]

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Model United Nations and the Call to Politics

      For the past few years, I have served as the president of Model United Nations here at Eastern University. The club might be familiar to some of you who participated in high school, but in college, it is another experience entirely. Eastern University sends a team every […]