Articles written by: Jared Maier

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J-Term for Eastern?

      The January term, otherwise known as a J-term, is an optional piece of a college’s spring semester where students can take one course within three weeks. Eastern University does not utilize this unique possible portion of the semester, but there may be benefit to integrating the J-term […]

Blade Runner 2019: A Review
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Blade Runner 2019: A Review

      Writers express their worldviews through genres, and science fiction is the most apt and malleable gateway for a writer’s expressions on policies, social issues and generalized norms. In 1982 Hampton Fancher employed this genre, combined with film noir, and wrote the screenplay for Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed […]

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Around The World: California West coast disaster causes thousands of residents to become displaced in wake of destruction.

      All it takes is a little spark. A long dry spell without water or rain, and the leaves become dry flint. A misplaced cigarette, an ignored campfire, one forgotten lighter and the whole forest burns. The skies turn dark. The ash is mixed in the wind. The […]

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Striking A Balance While At Eastern

      It is easy to be overcome by stress, anxiety, and social pain. Balancing school with work and relationships is a formidable task, but it is not impossible. I find balance in my school life when I think of my daily activities in terms of three separate areas; […]

“Battle of the Sexes”: A review of hypocritical writing
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“Battle of the Sexes”: A review of hypocritical writing

      Audiences across the world hoped “Battle of the Sexes” would offer a positive perspective on gender equality, but this movie is a sorry bait and switch. Johnathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ “Battle of the Sexes” is a hypocritical look at modern day USA through the perspective of […]

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Social Media and the Word of God

       Can Christians utilize social media in a way that is pleasing and wholesome? Perhaps there is an existing model of this pleasing and wholesome lifestyle on social media. There are three common examples of Christian social media-users I have found on the majority of social media platforms. […]

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Advice From A Fellow Actor On Auditions

      I knew a theatre director from Lansdale, Pa. who  used to be a stagehand in professional productions. Though she teaches aspiring performers how to freely sing and dance their worries away, she does not want this life for herself. When her students asked her what kept her from […]

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The Image of Violence

      Violence and graphic content are simply natural in the world of media, TV, and film. Netflix recently released Adam Wingard’s Death Note, a story based an anime wherein the main protagonists goal is to kill/murder/punish the criminals of the Earth and become a god among those still […]

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Letter To the Freshmen

Dear Freshmen:      Let me be the 25th or even 62nd person to tell you, “Welcome to Eastern University!” Here at Eastern University, one of the most visually beautiful places in Pennsylvania, we have a wide range of facilities to offer you. We have one library, one theatre stage, […]

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A Tune for Every Mood: Your Playlist for Finals Week

      During these last few weeks of studying and test-taking, sometimes you need some motivation, entertainment and empathy. In order to get any of those things, you might have to leave your studying space, or you might stop studying altogether. With this playlist of finals music, you won’t […]