Articles written by: Gabrielle Pardocchi

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 […]

Tartuffe in Quarantine: A look into how the Theatre Department is still performing through Zoom.
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Tartuffe in Quarantine: A look into how the Theatre Department is still performing through Zoom.

There is no surprise that theaters all over the world have had to adapt there 2020 and 2021 seasons. Eastern’s Theatre Department is no different as they put on a popular French comedy written by Molière. “Tartuffe” was written in the 1600s and focuses on religious hypocrisy as well as […]

An Open Letter to the Class of 2021: A senior reminds her fellow classmates of how strong they are.
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An Open Letter to the Class of 2021: A senior reminds her fellow classmates of how strong they are.

The 2020-2021 school year is not all that we had hoped it to be. We couldn’t spend time with our friends or partake in all the activities that we should have been able to our last year of school. We didn’t have that college experience that we had all expected. […]

Community Through Virtual Events: An overview of SAB’s attempts in creating companionship in COVID.
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Community Through Virtual Events: An overview of SAB’s attempts in creating companionship in COVID.

On Friday, Feb. 5, SAB held a virtual paint night for students to explore some creativity while maintaining social distancing. SAB advertised this event by telling students to join as a professional guides them step by step to paint their very own masterpiece. Over the week, the club set up […]

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Changes in EU COVID-19 Policies: Are they for better or worse?

In just one academic year, Eastern University looks a lot different than it ever has before. With so many changing policies and restrictions, there is much debate about whether or not these changes are effective. From the fall to spring semester, a number of the policies surrounding COVID-19 have changed. […]