Articles written by: Erin Zak

Archive / Features

That Fall Feeling: Tips on staying cozy and embracing the autumn season while staying on campus.

September 22 brought the first official day of fall, and the leaves are starting to change and temperatures are dropping to match. With the scenery around campus changing to brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds, it’s not hard to get excited about the autumn season. After all, autumn has Halloween, Thanksgiving, […]

“Stuck With U” was released on May 8, 2020, reflecting on being with your significant other during quarantine. The song had 108,000 downloads six days after it was released.

Music in Quarantine: How the most relevant artists continued their creation in isolation.

Quarantine hasn’t been easy for many, and it would have been even more difficult without music from our favorite artists on repeat. While many musicians were unable to have live performances or fan gatherings for months at a time, quite a few artists were working hard on new music while […]

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Setting Yourself Up For Success: A senior shares what she wishes she knew as a first-year.

Your freshman year is exciting, full of possibilities and opportunities to meet new people and learn new things. For many of you, it’s your first time living away from home, and this independence is equally as daunting as it is rewarding. There are so many newfound responsibilities, time commitments, and […]

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Arts as Stress Relief: How to use the arts in these stressful times

There’s a lot to be stressed about right now. We’re starting a new semester in the midst of the pandemic and having to deal with all of the ups and downs that go along with that. As easy as it may be to get bogged down by all of the […]

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Inside Convocation: A look into the planning of an online Convocation and how the event honored the motto of “Faith, Reason, and Justice.”

At the beginning of each new fall semester, students and faculty gather together to participate in Convocation: the kick-off for the academic year. This year, Convocation looked a little different. Instead of being together in the gymnasium, all attendees were able to participate from the comfort of their own dorm […]


How to Stay Motivated During Midterm Season

Midterm season is upon us, and it seems as though we’re drowning in a sea of papers, tests, projects, presentations, review packets, and study guides.  With all of this work building up, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all, but there several things you can do to stay motivated […]


An Inside Look at “Little Women”: What it’s been like rehearsing for Eastern’s spring musical.

Little Women.  It’s a story that’s been admired since its publication in 1868.  And now, this timeless classic is now making its way onto the stage of McInnis Auditorium. But what goes into the making of a musical, especially when it’s based on a beloved tale of sisterhood, love, and […]

Mei Moerder, a sophomore at Eastern University, balances faith, school, and community outreach.

People of Eastern: Mei Moerder

Eastern University’s motto, “Faith, Reason, and Justice,” is something we’re all striving for during our time here.  One student in particular embodies all three of these values through her studies and her free time. Mei Moerder is a sophomore with a wide variety of interests. She started her academic career […]


Creative Stress Relief For All: Ways to kick back without being artsy

Now that the semester is in full swing and work is piling up, it’s easy to feel like there are no good ways to relieve stress, especially if you’re not particularly artsy.  Some of the most commonly recommended forms of stress relief have to do with drawing, painting, singing, writing, […]

Even though it seems hard to spend time outside during the winter, any source of sunlight can benefit us in the long run.

The Importance of Sunshine: How vitamin D, even in the winter, is vital to our wellbeing.

If you’re anything like me, this time of year makes you want to stay inside and curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea to stay warm and out of the elements.  However, staying inside for prolonged periods of time, even if you’re active, can have negative effects […]