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 […]
Author: Kay O’Keeffe
In recent years the popularity of the sport ultimate frisbee, frequently referred to as ‘Ultimate’, has grown both nationally, and on the Eastern University campus. Internationally ultimate frisbee has been recognized as a sport, and will likely participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics. On campus, the Eastern Exiles enjoy this […]
In this modern era, social media permeates all aspects of our political life and has resulted in a huge shift in politician-to-constituent communication. Today a voter doesn’t have to travel miles to stand at a rally for hours in order to hear their candidate speak. Instead, each morning many of […]
Faith and Politics: This spring semester class is for students interested in social change. Although Spring semester registration has come and gone, many students are left looking for classes to fulfill credit needs or major/minor requirements as classes are often in flux semester to semester. One of the most exciting […]
This past Friday, November 8 Julie Pennington-Russell of First Baptist Church of Washington D.C. spoke at Windows on the World. Julie, as well as being the Senior Pastor at her church, is a self-proclaimed feminist, Enneagram type three, and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk fanatic. She has […]
Mischief at the Mutter by Kay O’Keeffe The Mutter Museum will be holding its fifth annual Mischief at the Mutter night on October 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. just in time to enjoy some creepy medical anomalies while the air is still static with Halloween energy. The event […]
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 […]
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 […]
In a world obsessed with differences and division, it is tempting to believe that the art of politics has been lost or perhaps never even existed at all. It’s hard to remember a time when two politicians sat down to have a genuine conversation about peace, unity and fellowship in […]