Articles written by: Gabrielle Pardocchi

Archive / Sports

Dorm Room Workout: Insight on staying fit in the midst of a pandemic.

With the COVID-19 gym regulations, it can be difficult to find time to get a workout in, but dorm room workouts can be just as effective and convenient. Since gyms closed, fitness centers and influencers have been posting their at-home routines for anyone to follow along. Gyms have opened up […]

Archive / Opinions

Students Struggle to Eat on Weekends: How unreliable Sodexo hours affect Eastern’s community.

While students stay on campus due to COVID-19 regulations, what are they supposed to eat when one of their only dining options fails to open during work hours? Eastern University only has three dining options available on campus; however, on the weekends, the options are limited to the Dining Commons […]

A&E / Archive

Major Changes in the Dance Department: A reintroduction of the Dance major to Eastern’s curriculum.

In 2019, Eastern students thought they were saying goodbye to the last ever dance majors to graduate from the university; however, dancers were happily surprised at the reinstatement of the major last spring. Eastern University’s Dance Department is now offering the dance major, starting this semester, with a course load […]

Archive / Center Spread

September was Suicide Prevention Month: Members of Eastern’s community reflect on their experiences and opinions regarding suicide, mental health, and more.

The Aftermath: How an uncle’s suicide shapes a young girl by Gabrielle Pardocchi My uncle committed suicide when I was nine years old. At least, I think he did. He had been battling with a drug addiction for years, before overdosing in 2008. He had told my grandmother a few months before […]

Pasta, a carbohydrate, is a yummy way to get the nutrients your body needs.
Archive / Sports

Fueling the Body: Insight on proper nutrition as a college student they leave behind.

Most students live at home with their parents before coming to college, therefore not everyone has the knowledge of how to properly fuel their bodies when making their own decisions about food. While nutrition for athletes looks a little different, the general principles remain the same. The average person eats […]

Emilee Carey, the new Dance Department Administrator,
has big plans for Eastern’s dance department this upcoming academic year.
Archive / Features

People of Eastern: Meet Eastern alum and new Dance Department Administrator, Emilee Carey.

Emilee Carey was once a familiar face on campus but has returned to Eastern University in a new position. Carey graduated from Eastern in 2016 with a Dance major and Business minor and returned last spring to take over the position as Dance Department Administrator. Her first appearance on campus […]

Archive / Opinions

What Are Eastern’s COVID-19 Policies Accomplishing?

As students begin the fall semester, Eastern University’s campus doesn’t look like previous years. The Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, changed the world in 2020. Students were sent home to finish the 2019-2020 school year online. Over the summer, schools and universities had to decide whether conditions were safe […]

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ative individualism where students can design their plan-
ners to what best fits them.
A&E / Archive

The Art of Planning: The importance of planning as a college student

Planning looks different for everyone. It can be in the form of a planner, to do list, or Google Calendar. No matter how one organizes their day to day lives, planning is an essential aspect to succeeding in college. One of the first things we are told as freshman is […]

A&E / Archive

To Connect as Dancers Without Touch: A look at how Eastern’s dancers will move through Coronavirus

Dance is known for its connection between dancers, moving together as one; however, in this pandemic, performers are without an essential element to the art: touch. As the virus continues to spread, artists are attempting to resume their practices while keeping the integrity of their art. Masks and social distancing […]

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Podcast Highlight: Brené on FFTs

First times are uncomfortable because they are new and uncertain, but what would happen if people started to normalize these feelings? Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston, studies vulnerability, shame, and empathy. In her new podcast, “Unlocking Us,” Brown explores her studies and their application in […]