Articles written by: Erin Zak

Students often forget to care for themselves and
their spaces in the face of a busy semester, so
they must find creative ways to relax.
Archive / Opinions

Relaxing in the Rush: How students can take a break despite the whirlwind semester.

Without fall free days this year, the weight of the end of the semester feels especially heavy. There are papers upon exams upon projects and presentations, plus homework, classes, and extracurriculars on top of all of that. Many of you have been hard at work for weeks on end, and […]

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Five Things to Know About Fast Fashion: What it is and what you can do to help become more sustainable.

As awareness about the importance of sustainability is on the rise, one term that is being used more and more often in relation to sustainability is “fast fashion.” If this is a new term to you, then you are not alone, and there is much to be learned about this […]

Behind the Scenes of Sunday Worship: OneGeneration leader, Xeyah Martin, discusses what it looks like to plan and participate in their Sunday worship services.
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Behind the Scenes of Sunday Worship: OneGeneration leader, Xeyah Martin, discusses what it looks like to plan and participate in their Sunday worship services.

With restrictions on leaving campus this semester as well as different churches having different reopening plans and policies, for many on campus going to church on Sundays has become increasingly complicated. While many students on campus have been participating in virtual church services, the general consensus seems to be that […]

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Hobbies vs. Hustle Culture: Should we really be “hustling” harder?

If you are online at all, chances are you’ve been exposed to “hustle culture,” which, in a nutshell, states that being productive and earning money in any way you can leads to a happier, more successful life. Do you have an extra couple of hours in your day? Drive for […]

RAs in Sparrowk happily greeted new students at the
beginning of the semester on Move-In Day.
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An Open Letter to RAs: Giving RAs gratitude for all they are doing this semester.

This semester has not been easy on any of us, but I think it’s safe to say that your semesters have been extra rough. Not only do you have to juggle the responsibilities of being a full-time student while making your halls a fun and safe place to be, but […]

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Reframing Resources: How local programs are changing perceptions of college students getting help with mental health issues.

Now more than ever, taking care and being aware of your health is crucial with the pandemic numbers beginning to rise again. However, health is not simply physical; it’s also important to recognize what help you need in terms of your mental health. Asking for help when struggling with mental […]

Archive / Sports

History Made in the NFL: Women are on both sidelines and the field for the first time in NFL history.

Football is widely considered to be a man’s sport. There are no professional women’s football leagues that are as recognized and esteemed as the NFL, but that doesn’t mean that women aren’t interested in the sport or capable of participating in it in some way. Sarah Thomas, for example, has […]

A&E / Archive

The Show Must Go On, Even Through COVID: How Eastern University’s Theatre Department is performing with new regulations due to COVID-19.

Social distancing guidelines and regulations have closed theatres all across the country for the foreseeable future. That means no more Broadway shows and no more community productions until COVID-19 is long gone. Eastern’s own theatre department, however, is still going strong in the midst of this pandemic. Regulations have been […]

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A Happy Homecoming: Eastern University celebrates its students and alumni amidst COVID-19.

Every academic year brings in new students to Eastern University’s campus, and every academic year also brings about the recognition of the students who came before during the homecoming celebration. As with many on-campus activities, homecoming looked a bit different this year due to restrictions and guidelines the school has […]

The swan that lives in Walton Pond swims around peacefully all day long.
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An Open Letter to the Swan in Walton Pond: A reflection on nature and friendship.

Let me begin by asking, how are you? I see you on my daily walks around campus, swimming around in the pond with barely a care, and I wonder if you know what the state of the world’s been like. Can you tell when students come to sit on the […]