Articles written by: Erin Zak

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 […]

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Season of Love: How to spread and celebrate love this Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day: the day where you tell that special someone how much they mean to you, whether they’re a romantic partner, a friend, a sibling, a mentor, or anyone else. In a time when we are told to stay physically distanced from one another, it may seem like a challenge […]

Mental Health Mondays: A look into the new workshops aimed to inform students, faculty, and staff about mental health.
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Mental Health Mondays: A look into the new workshops aimed to inform students, faculty, and staff about mental health.

Recently, mental health has been talked about more and more, especially as we’re learning about how much it affects behavior, mood, and performance in work, school, social settings, and self-esteem. Eastern’s brand new Mental Heath Mondays workshops are meant for everyone at Eastern to learn about different topics surrounding mental […]

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.
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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 […]