Articles written by: Erin Zak

Give Poetry a Try
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Give Poetry a Try

Poetry overall tends to have a reputation as being overwhelming, dense, hard to understand, and highly intellectual, and much of that stems from how many people’s only experiences with poetry are in educational settings where the poems are written with antiquated language, and the reading experience is one solely based […]

Dyeing to Know About the Eggs: A brief history on the dyeing of Easter eggs.
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Dyeing to Know About the Eggs: A brief history on the dyeing of Easter eggs.

For many, dyeing Easter eggs is an annual tradition and a way to spend quality time with family and friends before the Easter holiday. I’ve always wondered how the tradition of making and hiding colored eggs relates to Easter besides getting children more involved in the holiday festivities. So why […]

In the Home Stretch: Ways to push through the last weeks of the Spring semester.
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In the Home Stretch: Ways to push through the last weeks of the Spring semester.

After Easter break, there are only three weeks left of classes before finals season begins. With the news about in-person Commencement ceremonies for the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021, there is a lot to look forward to at the end of this year. For some, the break may have […]

Book Highlight: “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store.”
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Book Highlight: “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store.”

This year has had many of us wishing we could time travel to a time where the pandemic doesn’t exist—all of the stress, trouble and loss would be gone with it. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but there have certainly been times this past year where we could have all […]

The Art of Taking Walks: Insight on being surrounded my nature.
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The Art of Taking Walks: Insight on being surrounded my nature.

For as long as I can remember, I have always appreciated taking walks. Long walks, short walks, walks with others, walks by myself, it doesn’t matter. Perhaps it’s because, when I was really young, probably around 4 or 5, I began going on walks with my grandmother and my great-grandmother, […]

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A Letter to My Role Model: A daughter expresses her love and gratitude towards the most impactful woman in her life.

For Women’s History Month, I think it’s fitting for me to take the time to thank one of the most influential women in my life: my mother. Though I have always looked up to and admired my mom in the way many children look up to their parents, it is […]

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Habitat for Humanity: Building homes and building community.

As students on campus in the winter, there are many things we may take for granted, like having access to running water, electricity, heating, and a roof over our heads. For many people, getting through the winter is a struggle because, for them, these amenities and things we consider to […]

Eastern Tuition Plan for Military Students: Recognizing students in the military, Eastern announces new tuition price.
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Eastern Tuition Plan for Military Students: Recognizing students in the military, Eastern announces new tuition price.

Being in the military is incredibly hard work, and that is quite the understatement. It takes bravery, strength, determination, loyalty, and dedication to serve and protect our country. It takes even more to pursue a degree at the same time. That is why Eastern University has made the decision to […]

Eastern’s 24 Hour Play Workshop: Insight on the creative works of Eastern students and alumni.
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Eastern’s 24 Hour Play Workshop: Insight on the creative works of Eastern students and alumni.

When you think about how long it takes to write a play, you probably think of it taking days, weeks, months, or even years to finish and get to be stage-ready; however, a group of Eastern students and alumni, along with a production team, took on the challenge of writing […]

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Becoming Long Distance in a Pandemic: Features editor Erin Zak writes a letter to her not so long distance partner.

Dear My Long-Distance Love, Though we’re not really long distance – you’re just a few miles away – this year has certainly felt like we live several states apart. I know it’s not what we pictured a year ago: going on picnics in the park, having board game marathons on […]