The Daily Eastern News

Lent can be a good time for reflection

February 26, 2020

The pious Ash Wednesday has passed, overshadowing the parties of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Those of us who were raised Catholic can feel a sort of sentimentality to the days, even if we no longer attend...

FEATURE PHOTO: It’s study time

A group of students organize for a Bible study through Campus Outreach on Thursday night in the Andrews Hall basement. There were about 40 students in attendance Thursday for the group’s large meeting. The students meet for Bible studies at different locations every week in smaller groups.
January 16, 2020

A group of students organize for a Bible study through Campus Outreach on Thursday night in the Andrews Hall basement. There were about 40 students in attendance Thursday for the group’s large meeting....

Ministries, churches available for Eastern students

October 13, 2019

There are multiple organizations at Eastern to support students through faith and fellowship. Campus ministries provide the opportunity for students to strengthen their spirituality and faith while being...

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs, sex and streaking.
October 8, 2019

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs,...

Women have the right to get safe abortions

May 16, 2019

If you’ve been paying attention to the news or social media lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of discussion about abortion. Many states have been passing legislation recently that restrict women’s...

Reflecting on religion after death, turmoil

May 13, 2019

A lot of horrible things happened to me these past couple weeks. On April 29 at night, my mother's birthday, I got a call from my father--a call I've been dreading since the beginning of the Spring...

Educating on“Queering Religion”

October 23, 2018

Queering Religion, a discussion-based event focused on educating people about religion and the gender and sexual diversity community, was open to students Tuesday night. Queering Religion began with a...

Question your beliefs, strive for goodness

April 24, 2018

When I was thinking on what to write for my last column of the semester, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to tackle. There’s plenty of challenging issues facing our nation, but it’s hard to cut through...

Extremism is on the rise

April 3, 2018

There has been a disheartening rise in religious, as well as ideological, extremism in America. You can see it in the comment sections of Facebook. You witness it when someone you once respected uses...

Religion should not mix into politics

March 6, 2018

For those of you who read my columns, the left-leaning political musings of a college student, I’ll have to ask you to skip this week’s column. Because this week, I want to write on a topic that is...

RSO promotes relationships over religion

September 11, 2017

  This story is the first in a series of stories exploring religious organizations on campus and in the community.   Eastern is a place where different cultures and lifestyles collide....

Students, ministers work to keep faith while on campus

December 5, 2016

Some students on campus have parents who worry that homework, social media and extracurricular activities will distract them from their faith at college so ministers and students give advice on how to...

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