Articles written by: Kelsey Fiander-Carr


Top 5 Oscar Nominations

      Airing Feb. 24, the Oscars, celebrating their 91 years of cinema critique and awards, has been long awaited as some of the films have been highly anticipated to pick up many awards. Below is a list of the five most anticipated films to win big later this […]

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A Passion for Sociology: How junior Suzi Staherski found a home in the Sociology Department.

      Suzi Staherski, a junior at Eastern, is an advocate for Sociology– a major she fell in love with while attending college. After developing this love, Staherski also picked up a Political Science concentration, making her a double major.       Kelsey Fiander-Carr: In your own words, […]


The Art of Home: How one student found comfort in living away at college from her homestate in Florida.

     After committing to Eastern, I faced one real internal struggle: would I be able to live away from home? I knew that I would be able to live on my own, but I was not sure in my capabilities of living in PA after being raised in FL. […]


Living with an ESA: Perspectives from an Eastern junior living with her cat, Troy.

      After each long day of class and work,       I eagerly head to my dorm for peace, solitude, and, of course, my cat. This is not the reality for a lot of Eastern students, but it has been my reality since the spring semester of my […]


Eastern Welcomes a New English Professor: Adjunct, Professor Sunshine, discusses the importance of relevance in papers, essays and Christian conversations

      Originally hailing from Long Island, New York, Professor Sophia Sunshine Vilceus, Professor Sunshine for short, has made her way to Eastern as an English professor for Fundamentals of Writing as well as College Writing.       Sunshine also teaches similar introductory English courses to eager students […]


Gun-Violence in America: A look into the domestic terrorist attack in Thousand Oaks, California

      On November 8th, gunshots rang through the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California killing 12 including the perpetrator. In response to the gunfire, many politicians, celebrities, and civilians asked for thoughts and prayers. Among the slain was Alaina Housley, a student and niece of Sister […]


Kpop and Its International Takeover: Inside how Korean pop bands have grown in popularity over the years

      I thought I would have been safe from the black hole of kpop. Let’s just say I was wrong.       Last semester, I was taking a media and culture class that discusses the relationship between pop culture, technology, and society. I selected the presentation topic of […]


Audience of One: A look inside how Eagles’ quarterback, Carson Wentz, gives back to the community through his relationship with God.

      Long before Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, was drafted in 2016, he was a teenager with a love for God that spawned from football. While attending North Dakota State university, Wentz learned how to grow in his faith through his other teammates. Wentz owes a lot […]


Inside “Trench:” After three years of waiting, fans are finally given new music from Twenty One Pilots.

      After the release of their highly successful album, “Blurryface,” in 2015, musical duo, Twenty One Pilots released their highly anticipated album, “Trench” on Oct. 6.       “Trench” follows the narrative that became prevalent in “Blurryface” as well as the previous album, “Vessel.” This narrative takes […]


Chapel and the Book of Malachi: Inside the chapel service hosted by Dr. Peter Enns.

      On Oct. 3rd, students, faculty, and guests of Eastern gathered in the gym to celebrate weekly chapel together.       The university Chaplain, Dr. Joseph Modica introduced the question he wanted us to ponder that morning.       “Does God’s word still matter today?” Dr. […]