The constant conflict between female beauty standards and society

February 28, 2016 2:15 pm

Throughout history, the image of the “perfect” female body has been a topic of ongoing discussion, with the ideal figure having its various changes and transformations over the course of time. “Full-figured” women were considered to be the most attractive during the Renaissance era, as their appearances were associated with […]

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FEATURE: Sports coaches exemplify positive leadership and mentoring

December 13, 2015 10:07 pm

ENC athletics takes pride in developing good players both on the field and off.  The interactions between player and coach best exemplify the value they have on a given team, and with 12 sports programs and 12 head coaches, their focus is on creating exemplary people rather than athletes. The […]

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FEATURE: Inside the hockey enemy’s territory

10:01 pm

The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have a bitter rivalry that goes back as far as the 1950s. These two teams have faced off over 600 times: more than any other two teams in the history of the NHL. The Bruins and Canadiens rivalry is more dominant when it […]

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FEATURE: Why ENC’s general education program needs improvement

8:54 pm

ENC is a liberal arts school; we hear it at orientation, chapel, in classes from professors, and from other students. While there are many different variations of the “liberal arts education” in the United States, something similar is found in all of them. Liberal arts is educational diversification at its […]

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FEATURE: The history of Santa Claus

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FEATURE: The history of Santa Claus

Tis the season to stuff our stockings, clean our chimneys, and leave out milk and cookies; it’s time for Santa’s big show. Much of the holiday season is centered on this magical character who has become a world-icon for Christmas but do you know who Santa really is? The beloved Santa […]

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Gospel Explosion prompts conversations about diversity and worship

November 22, 2015 9:15 pm
Image by Jeff Kirksey

The first annual “Gospel Explosion” held on Friday, Nov. 13, was spearheaded by Revolution Dance Ministry. RDM, the newest ministry on campus, was started by Junior Tiffany Adams. The group performs liturgical dance, which is when a dancer or dancers interpret the meaning of a song or passage through dance […]

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When Thanksgiving Day becomes Black Thursday

November 15, 2015 9:08 pm
When Thanksgiving Day becomes Black Thursday

Countless people wait outside on a barricaded sidewalk on a chilly November day, the day after Thanksgiving, anticipating the moment when the doors finally open. When they do, a stampede of of people rushes through the doors, some running over each other just to get inside. Arguments and frustrations arise between people who have been waiting for hours just […]

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The rise of the Christian-secular band

October 11, 2015 8:08 pm

There was a time when the majority of music ministry occurred during Sunday services or in exclusively Christian bands. More commonly now, ministry is appearing in secular venues featuring heavy rock bands, or pop stars. Bands are emerging that consist of Christian members, but do not consider themselves to be […]

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Alumna Alexandra Foran—one of the first journalism and writing majors

April 29, 2013 1:00 pm
Alumna Alexandra Foran—one of the first journalism and writing majors

Alexandra Foran (’12), an alumna of ENC, graduated as one of the first journalism and writing majors.  She is currently working for the Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, a military base where she works as the public affairs specialist as lead writer “because I’m their only writer,” said […]

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Magic: The Gathering, a card game enjoyed by students and faculty alike

April 14, 2013 6:30 am
Magic: The Gathering, a card game enjoyed by students and faculty alike

“You would be surprised by how many ENC students play Magic,” mentioned an Editing and Publishing student during an in-class brainstorming session. “The card game?” replied Professor Jonathan Fitzgerald, who remembers playing the game for a brief period in the mid 1990s. “People still play that?” Magic: The Gathering was […]

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