Articles written by: Abigail Brooke

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Messages Across the Distance: Reviving the lost art of letter writing in the face of uncertainty.

Being sent home and separated from our friends due to COVID-19 proved difficult for everybody. Zoom calls can get old and eventually I ran out of things to talk to talk to my friends about on FaceTime. Connecting with loved ones had to be done creatively, so I decided to […]

The underfunded United States Postal service continues to
operate at full capacity despite insufficient finances.
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Neither snow, nor rain, nor insufficient funds…: How the Postal Service is struggling and what can be done to save it

Imagine a world without the postal service. It may not seem so bad initially, but when you look closer, you will see that many things you once took for granted have vanished. Things like postcards from Grandma, easy access to your absentee ballot while at school. It may seem ridiculous […]

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Kamala Harris Disinformation: QAnon’s continuous spread of disinformation on Democratic political candidates of color

California Senator Kamala Harris has faced extensive backlash since being named Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s vice president running mate, mostly from the far-right on social media. QAnon, a popular conspiracy group from the far-right, has been the most notable source of the vitriol, particularly in questioning Harris’s eligibility for […]

Features

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 […]

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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 […]