Articles written by: Abigail Brooke

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

Sports

Interviewing the Interviewer: A discussion with Athlete’s in Focus’s Ian Roth

      Ian Roth is a graduate student at Eastern University who has a passion for sports. He received his bachelor’s degree in Middle Education and is currently earning his master’s degree in Multicultural Education. His interview segment with Eastern athletics, Athletes in Focus, allows for student athletes to […]

Opinions

Women’s Interests Aren’t Taken Seriously, And Here’s Why: A personal perspective on how society trivialzes women’s interests

      Iam the only daughter of a single mother and have lived my whole life completely saturated in femininity. I watched Say Yes to The Dress instead of cartoons, I watched rom-coms instead of Star-Wars, and I never once believed that the women in my life were anything less […]

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The Art of Hair: A reflection on the secret to embracing your locks.

      Growing up, I hated my hair. It was big and unmanageable, and I cried every time my mom combed it. I saw girls in magazines and on TV with long, shiny, straight hair, and dreamed that someday I could look like them too. I couldn’t braid it […]

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Women Aren’t Taken Seriously, And Here’s Why: A personal perspective on how society minimizes women’s interests

      I am the only daughter of a single mother and have lived my whole life completely saturated in femininity. I watched Say Yes to The Dress instead of cartoons, I watched rom-coms instead of Star-Wars, and I never once believed that the women in my life were anything […]

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The Netflix Original Queer Eye: Dive into the smash series that focuses positivity and self-love.

     Queer Eye is one of many successful Netflix Originals, and has just been renewed for a third season. It features five gay men who travel around the Kansas City area looking to help others. Each of the five men specialize in one thing – Antoni in food, Bobby […]

Features

Bread Baking For Those In Need: Students gather together to bake bread with President Ronald Matthews during Inauguration week at Eastern.

      Eastern University invited students to celebrate Inauguration week by baking bread alongside one another and President, Ronald Matthews. There were two sessions available for students, with one being open to faculty members.       The volunteers were walked through the process of baking a simple French […]

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Generation Z is More Than We Believe Them to Be: Inside an argument for a generation that has impacted the world.

      Every generation believes theirs is the best. From music to fashion to social issues, almost every group feels that theirs is superior, and in some instances, they are not totally wrong. Some would say that the 90s were excellent politically, or that the 70s had the best […]