Articles written by: Jared Maier


#Walkaway: With Identity Politics Taking Center Stage, Some Decide to Leave it Behind Entirely.

      On October 27 I was a part of a march in Washington D.C. I was surrounded by Americans holding signs denouncing racism, bigotry and hate. I heard from speakers of different ethnicities, economic statuses and minority groups. I saw someone proudly waving a transgender pride flag and […]


No Longer Leaning on My Own Understanding

      There’s a lot of bridges here. These were my first words on Eastern’s campus. It was a frozen day. Snow fell, as our guide described Eastern’s mission. “We grow in faith, learn reason and help bring justice here.” I see Eastern’s bridges as a representation of this […]


Tackling the Technicalities: Inside the NFL’s new penalty and tackling rule.

      NFL players are tough. The iconic image of these hard helmeted Americans rushing at each other is pervasive in our culture. Few things on TV are as impactful as watching a genuine football tackle. What if this vanished? What if tackling changed? What if the rules were […]


Nike Commercial Causes Controversy: An advertisement starring Colin Kaepernick continues stigma against protesting and national patriotism

      Within the world of sports, there are those who can market it. The super bowl is defined in part by its commercials, sports teams are recognized by their clothing lines and spectators wonder if that player simply got the winning point just because he was wearing Under […]


Movie Review: Ready Player One

      Steven Spielberg has directed some of the greatest and most well known pieces of cinema in American film history. Amongst his body of work is Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan and Minority Report. Every film Spielberg has ever […]

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Too Many Sequels and Remakes?

      Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” arrives in theatres this April, and Marvel fans and cinema fanatics alike cannot wait to see what happens in this next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film’s release did not become a worldwide sensation overnight. For ten years the Marvel Cinematic […]

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Weekly Happenings By Chiara Behm  Due to the last five weeks being cancelled for inclement weather and an Eagles’ parade, Eastern University will be condensing the majority of the missed events into the upcoming week — except (as always) for those pertaining to Esperanza. Another note: Eastern University will once […]


The Art of Identity

      Every human being is an artist, because we are all creations and sub creators. One of the ways we, as humans, sub create is the way we shape our identity. How we define ourselves is an art. Every person has their own unique way of displaying themselves. […]


Review: A Wrinkle in Time

In 1962 author Madeleine L’Engle published a children’s novel unlike any other. L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” combines well written characters with innovative storytelling on the importance of love against darkness and bundles it all up in the genre of science fantasy. When Disney announced that they were making another […]


Eastern’s Multicultural Grant

Eastern University is comprised of a variety of unique students and staff from all across North America and the corners of the world, and on Feb. 19 it was awarded $20,000 for its resounding diversity and multicultural atmosphere. This Diversity and Multicultural grant was awarded to Eastern University by the […]