The Daily Eastern News

Lent can be a good time for reflection

Zoë Donovan, Columnist

February 27, 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 church or believe the teachings. The paczkis are also always a welcome treat. Lent is meant ...

FEATURE PHOTO: It’s study time

FEATURE PHOTO: It’s study time

Zach Berger, Photographer

January 17, 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. The students meet for Bible studies at different locations every week in smaller groups....

Ministries, churches available for Eastern students

Rege’nte Myers, Contributing Writer

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 away from home. Some organizations include ACTS Campus Ministry, Baptists Collegiate Ministries, ...

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

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, sex and streaking.

Women have the right to get safe abortions

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 17, 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 rights to abortion, and the main point of argument is whether or not this should be OK. This...

Reflecting on religion after death, turmoil

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

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 2019 semester. A call I've been dreading for most of my life, come to think of it. My father called...

Educating on“Queering Religion”

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

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 showing of an episode of “Queer Eye” entitled “God Bless Gay,” in which a Christian mother str...

Question your beliefs, strive for goodness

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

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 the noise of a house divided. So I wanted to write on beliefs. I’ve been around, and I like...

Extremism is on the rise

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

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 the word “crisis actor” or when a church advocates a political platform “in service of almighty...

Religion should not mix into politics

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor

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 often on my mind; political evangelism. And I’m specifically writing this for American Christians. This...

RSO promotes relationships over religion

Gabriel Tomer, Contributing Writer

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. There are many registered student organizations on campus providing sanctuary for people with differing...

Students, ministers work to keep faith while on campus

Dillan Schorfheide, Staff Reporter

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 keep their faith. This is the case for KC Campanano, president of the Wesley Foundation at Eastern...

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