Author: Kay O’Keeffe


An Open Letter to the Allies of Eastern

Dear Well-Intentioned Allies at Eastern, Thank you for accepting me somewhere I feel out of place. You come to me absolutely ecstatic to support the queer relationship I’m in. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, it can come across as alienating and objectifying. By excessively celebrating my queerness, you effectively treat […]


Served Too Short: A recap of the recent U.S. Open, including Serena Williams, Bianca Andreescu, and Rafael Nadar.

A few weeks ago, the 2019 U.S. Open Finals were held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 7 and 8. The finals featured Serena Williams versus Canada’s Bianca Andreescu for the women’s singles match and Rafael Nadal playing Russia’s Daniil Mendvedev. Both of these finals offered great record-breaking potential […]


Reflection on Staff and Faculty Cuts: With major staff and faculty cuts happening this past summer, a student looks into the long-term impact of these decisions for Eastern’s community.

This past summer break brought a slew of changes for the Eastern University community in the form of abrupt staff cuts. Faculty changes are always challenging for both the students and remaining faculty, but in such a tight-knit community as Eastern the results are amplified.  As with any major change […]


Wildfire Misfire: Misinformation via Twitter causes social hysteria about the Amazon wildfires.

A recent conversation revolving around intentional and accidental misinformation across social media and news platforms has arisen in light of the Amazonian forest fires. The conversation began with a tweet from Cristiano Ronaldo asking for prayers for the burning Amazon Rainforest, claiming it produces “more than 20% of the world’s […]