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Surviving Finals Week

      Finals week. It’s a phrase that looms over us all semester. It’s when everything we’ve learned for the past four months culminates itself in the form of major exams, extensive papers and overwhelming projects. For some, we’ve become finals-week pros, but for others, it can feel like […]

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Christmas in November: Did the holiday season come too early this year?

       Has anyone else been getting the sneaky suspicion that Christmas is running a holiday takeover campaign? Have you ever been to the mall and wondered what Holiday Is really coming next, to find out that christmas is the only one people care about this year? I am […]

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Importance of a Quality Holiday

      During the Exodus, the Hebrews were reminded of their time in bondage, specifically commanded by God to not allow themselves to forget what it was like to suffer. We suffer, so that we might understand one another, or rather, empathize with each other. Pain is what makes […]

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#Walkaway: With Identity Politics Taking Center Stage, Some Decide to Leave it Behind Entirely.

      On October 27 I was a part of a march in Washington D.C. I was surrounded by Americans holding signs denouncing racism, bigotry and hate. I heard from speakers of different ethnicities, economic statuses and minority groups. I saw someone proudly waving a transgender pride flag and […]

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Teresa May Takes a Step Forward on Brexit

      With the proposition of a no-deal and hard Brexit becoming a reality, I think it’s time for us as Americans to catch ourselves up to speed on what is happening concerning Brexit.       Right now the issue is the deal that has recently been approved […]

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A Place Apart: An Unorthodox Path to Ministry

      Growing up as a youth pastor’s daughter, I had the privilege of getting involved in a lot of different ministries. From the time when I was a child in diapers until now, I was always highly involved in Presbyterian church camps. From graduating high school to being […]

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Marketplace of Ideas?

      There’s a lot of debate nowadays about what exactly the purpose of a University is. You might think it is fairly straightforward, but upon further inspection it is not so certain. Many people will tell you to go to school to get a job. I assume that’s […]

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Stewardship: Be The Change You Want to See in Your Own World

      When you are new, be it at work, at school, or anywhere, you find yourself in an awkward position. If you are too ambitious or bold, you run the risk of seeming aggressive or overconfident. If you hold back, people might walk all over you. Especially in […]

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Election 2018: Democrats take control of the house of representatives as republicans focus their efforts elsewhere

      Politics are ever-present in the lives of most Americans. While I can’t say this with absolute certainty, it at least seems as though this fact is more true on college campuses than anywhere else. Where your Thanksgiving dinner table or workplace shies away from the topic, the […]

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How Eastern’s Mission Manifests Itself

      As all student know, Eastern University’s mission statement is Faith, Reason and Justice. The university, through the freshman course INST 150. teaches all students what this motto means and how we can live it out. INST 150, Introduction to Faith, Reason and Justice helps students to capture […]