Articles written by: Gabrielle Pardocchi

Ready, Set, Dance: An argument on dance as a sport.
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Ready, Set, Dance: An argument on dance as a sport.

A sport is defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment,” according to Oxford Languages. Why then, is dance not considered a sport? Despite the competitive nature of dance and the intense hours of training, dancers still […]

The Evolution of Jazz: A brief history of the music.
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The Evolution of Jazz: A brief history of the music.

America’s “classical music” is being celebrated all of April during National Jazz Appreciation Month. In light of the celebration, we’re going to take a deeper look at the historical richness of the music. Jazz uses improvisation to form its unique, rhythmic sound. According to the National Museum of American History, […]

Forever and Always a Potterhead: Why you should reread the series in your 20’s
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Forever and Always a Potterhead: Why you should reread the series in your 20’s

It’s no secret that Harry Potter will always be one of the most popular middle-grade book series, but what might shock you is how the books get even better as you age. Growing up, I was obsessed with the Harry Potter movies. I’ve watched all eight movies over 150 times, […]

Five Things to Know About Weight Loss: The most common weight loss myths debunked.
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Five Things to Know About Weight Loss: The most common weight loss myths debunked.

In today’s society, everyone nitpicks their bodies, comparing themselves to Instagram influencers or the people they see on TV. We follow countless diets and run for miles on the treadmill, but don’t see long-term success. What if I told you that weight loss is not as complicated as you think? […]

Did “Music” Miss the Beat?: A look at Sia’s 2021 movie.
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Did “Music” Miss the Beat?: A look at Sia’s 2021 movie.

As National Autism Awareness month begins, “Music” is still facing criticism from the public. The controversial musical, starring Maddie Ziegler, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. was rereleased in the United States on Feb. 10 after the outrage of viewers due to restraint scenes. The movie’s biggest critique focuses on […]

Finding the Words: A look at Eastern University’s black- out poetry contest.
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Finding the Words: A look at Eastern University’s black- out poetry contest.

Blackout poetry stems from found poetry in which the artist blacks out words, usually with a black marker, in other forms of art. This could be newspapers, magazines, books or any other writing. By blacking out words, a redacted poem is formed. When thinking of poetry, this typically isn’t the […]

The Art of Taking a Breath: What it means to find the peaceful moments amidst the chaos.
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The Art of Taking a Breath: What it means to find the peaceful moments amidst the chaos.

The Enneagram Institute defines type ones as being “well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic.” This trend may seem overdone and tired, but this definition fits me better than my favorite t-shirt. When I got to college, I felt […]

The Most Influential Women in Dance History: An opinion piece on the two most influential women in the world of dance.
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The Most Influential Women in Dance History: An opinion piece on the two most influential women in the world of dance.

Martha Graham is a name that radiates legacy in the dance world, even to this day. Despite the many influential women in dance, Graham will always be the most prominent in my eyes. Graham was announced “Dancer of the Century” by TIME magazine and a female “Icon of the Century” […]

Creating Her Own Path: A feature on Eastern’s first theatre graduate.
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Creating Her Own Path: A feature on Eastern’s first theatre graduate.

Abigail Pardocchi, a senior Theatre major, will be the first to graduate Eastern University in the newly developed major. The aspiring actress has fought long and hard to be the first theatre graduate from the university and plans on chasing her dreams after graduation this May. Pardocchi found her love […]

Arts Online and In Quarantine: A look at virtual art events for the spring season.
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Arts Online and In Quarantine: A look at virtual art events for the spring season.

As we approach a year of COVID-19 and quarantine, it has become more and more difficult to find ways to keep ourselves entertained; however, many businesses and organizations have adapted to virtual platforms. This time in the semester, students are probably itching to get out and do something, but don’t […]