Articles written by: Abigail Brooke

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Enjoy College: How to make the most of your undergraduate experience

It feels safe to say that college has been one of the strangest times of my life, ever. There’s a ton of change at all times, and you’re always thinking ahead, while still trying to soak in the present. Trying to get all your work done, make a couple friends […]

Willams wins her first singles match since her last pregnancy in the first round of the Australian Open.
Sports

Serena Williams wins at Australian Open After a Complicated Pregnancy

Serena Williams made an impressive comeback to the Australian Open on Jan. 14, when she won the first round of the competition. The athletic powerhouse defeated Tatjana Maria 6-2 after a 49 minute match. The last time Williams played in the Australian Open was in Jan. 2017, while in the […]

A&E

Award Winning Women (or not?): A look into how the media at large still underappreciates women in award categories.

Women have been underrepresented and overlooked in Hollywood since the dawn of the entertainment business, and sadly, it seems the trend has continued. The Oscars in particular have repeatedly let women and minority groups down year after year. The 2020 nominations were no exception, as no women were considered for […]

Above is a photograph of the 2016 tournament of League of Legends, a popular video game.
Sports

E-sports to Arrive at Eastern in 2020: What esports are and how their arrival will affect Eastern University.

Eastern University is set to introduce esports, or electronic sports, to the athletics department according to the goeasterneagles website. Eric McNelley, Director of Athletics, announced the upcoming change on Oct. 9. Esports is comprised of competitive, multi-player computer games that require strategy and skill to master. Games like League of […]

Opinions

Social Media as a Coping Mechanism: Although social media is popular, many are wondering if its importance is overtaking our needs to properly care for ourselves.

Social media is so ingrained in the modern world that it can be difficult to distinguish our digital lives from our face-to-face ones. Whenever we are bored, uncomfortable, relaxing or procrastinating, there’s an unconscious and insidious itch to reach into our pockets for our phone. The never-ending well of content […]

Fast fashion clothing is frequently made in facilities with unsafe working conditions.
Opinions

What’s Hiding Inside of Your Closet: The dark truth about fast fashion.

Fast fashion is a catchy phrase that gets thrown around frequently but fades into the background all too quickly. “Fast fashion” is created by the rapid turnaround of trends, which causes brands to pump out clothing constantly. With cheap fabrics only lasting so long and an unending demand for new […]

Eastern University has made it a priority to make education available to more students by making online degrees accessible and affordable. They have even instituted EU FastPass for traditional undergraduate students.
News

Eastern Ranked at the Top: Guide to Online School’s list of “Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania” ranks Eastern University’s online programs among the top!

Eastern University was recently ranked number 22 on Guide to Online School’s list of “Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania.” The web-based program was recognized for its asynchronicity, which allows students to work at their own pace. This is often seen as a benefit of online school because instead of adhering […]

The album cover for flowergirl’s debut EP, “burnt orange”. The record touches on themes of love, heartbreak and growth.
A&E

The Blossoming of “flowergirl:” How an Eastern University senior turned her heartbreak into artwork.

Morgan Leavy is a senior year social work major at Eastern University. Leavy has been involved in theater and music for years, and this September, she released her first-ever EP titled “burnt orange”. Leavy released the album under the moniker “flowergirl.” “I have this picture of me and my dad […]

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Eccentric Performance Art: Learn more about the medium that thrives on today.

When people think of art, they typically imagine a painting, drawing or sculpture. Perhaps they even think of music, dance or theater. Somewhere in between, though, lies a powerful and widely overlooked medium: performance art.  Performance art can be easily mistaken for drama or dance, or perhaps even complete absurdity. […]

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Welcome to Eastern University: New Student Orientation debuts during 2019 Orientation Week.

This semester, new students were welcomed into the Eastern community by members of a brand-new program: New Student Orientation leaders. These volunteers committed to supporting and guiding incoming students through their first couple of days at Eastern by leading orientation activities. Orientation leaders were tasked with facilitating name games, answering […]