Articles written by: Andrew Korpan

The “Before” Trilogy: A look back at Richard Linklater’s underappreciated postmodern and unique romantic drama trilogy.
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The “Before” Trilogy: A look back at Richard Linklater’s underappreciated postmodern and unique romantic drama trilogy.

When thinking of the greatest movie trilogies of all time, what comes to mind? It could be the groundbreaking “Dark Knight” superhero trilogy from Christopher Nolan, the epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” the original three films in the “Star Wars” saga, or maybe even “The Godfather” […]

A Timely Project: Senior Courtney Schrom studies the impacts of mask-wearing during the pandemic for her senior thesis.
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A Timely Project: Senior Courtney Schrom studies the impacts of mask-wearing during the pandemic for her senior thesis.

Courtney Schrom is a senior who is prepping for her last couple of weeks on-campus at Eastern. That means she is in the home stretch of her senior thesis, and that is a true light at the end of the tunnel at this point for the senior. Schrom is a […]

Make It or Break It: Do superstitions affect performance? A look at some athletes’ routine rituals.
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Make It or Break It: Do superstitions affect performance? A look at some athletes’ routine rituals.

A lot of athletes have habits that they have had since their early years. Whether it’s a simple ritual that they believe enhances their performance, or a certain type of music they listen to before a game, it’s not uncommon for athletes to have something specific they have to do […]

The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood.
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The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood.

The book I’ve been chipping away at this semester is “The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood”. It’s a historical look back at the 1974 noir film, Chinatown. It was one of the last films in the golden age of Hollywood, and the final line “Forget it, […]

Movie of the Month: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”
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Movie of the Month: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”

After four long years in the making, Zack Snyder’s original vision for 2017’s “Justice League” finally released on HBO Max this month. The 2017 version was so utterly disappointing, and a lot of it can be traced back to the turmoil that happened behind the scenes on the production. Zack […]

The Art of “The Joshua Tree”: Insight on the career-defining album that made U2 the biggest band in  America.
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The Art of “The Joshua Tree”: Insight on the career-defining album that made U2 the biggest band in America.

Long before U2 put an album in your iTunes account in 2014, they were the biggest band in America. “The Joshua Tree” has lived on as one of their greatest accomplishments as the songs feel just as relevant today as they did 34 years ago. The album opens with a […]

People of Eastern: Meet Dr. Hatch, the Chair of the Communications Studies Department.
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People of Eastern: Meet Dr. Hatch, the Chair of the Communications Studies Department.

Dr. John Hatch has been the Chair of the Communications Studies Department here at Eastern for almost a decade now. I sat down with Dr. Hatch and spoke to him about his journey to Eastern along with interests he has that students may not know about. To describe his path […]

Athlete Spotlight: A look beyond athletics at EU Baseball’s Michael Gray.
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Athlete Spotlight: A look beyond athletics at EU Baseball’s Michael Gray.

Michael Gray is a sophomore pitcher for the Eastern University Baseball team. We spoke over Zoom and ended up talking for over 3 hours. Starting with baseball, this is clearly a season of ambiguity, and Grey simply hopes to play. The current plan in place has the season being trimmed […]

“Nomadland”: A book spotlight on the new American dream.
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“Nomadland”: A book spotlight on the new American dream.

In an age of social media and constantly being surrounded by technology, it’s almost impossible to imagine living a quiet and low-key life. It’s almost admirable that people actually live the lifestyle nomads do. “Nomadland” is a partly-tragic and partly-uplifting look into the lives of nomads who take their mobile […]

Reddit and Wall Street: The 2021 David vs. Goliath Story ; The trading world turned on its head when day traders caused GameStop stocks to jump astronomically high.
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Reddit and Wall Street: The 2021 David vs. Goliath Story ; The trading world turned on its head when day traders caused GameStop stocks to jump astronomically high.

The new year started off in weird fashion when a group of day traders put GameStop and AMC Theaters back in the news when their stocks skyrocketed in late January. If you’ve ever seen Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street, this idea of “shorting” is nothing new. […]