Articles written by: Kelsey Fiander-Carr


Paychecks for Student Athletes?

      Through the years, I have been morally challenged by the notion of whether college athletes should be getting paid for their work on the field. I was first presented with this question when I was a marching band saxophone player who spent a lot of time with […]


The Ultimate Throwback: Mars and Cardi B’s“Finesse” Remix

      In light of a successful year for many great artists in 2017, many have made it their goal to continue surprising fans with new releases of songs and albums in the new year. Of these is a remix on Bruno Mars’ “Finesse.” The remix was performed by […]


Inside The Women’s March: Philadelphia People Come Together to March for a Second Year

      Waking up at 7 a.m., driving to a train station, and taking two trains into Philadelphia — this is just one day of preparation for the 2018 Women’s March. Many Eastern students from Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE), Political Activism Club (PAC), and many other sects […]

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2017 Statewide Elections: Hope For Progressive Politics in the Time of Trump

Almost a year after the shocking election of Donald Trump as the United States President, Democrats, and especially minority Democrats, made it their mission to lead their states, making 2017 the biggest landslide for groundbreaking elections of state legislators. Among the winners, a few notable ones are Danica Roem, Wilmot […]


College Students and Mental Illness: A Personal Look at Depression

  Classwork , homework, quizzes, tests, finals, projects, work, and depression. For most, this combination is foreign to them, but, for some, it is an all-too-real reality that presents itself as a struggle each day. I was diagnosed with depression just this semester, but I struggled with the effects of […]

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING - The ABC Television Network will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the classic special, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 and TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. In the 1973 special "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However the dinner he arranges is a disaster when caterers Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie's persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown. (©1973 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)

The Art of Family Traditions

        I know what you must be thinking– Thanksgiving is the simple traditional gateway to the infamous Black Friday. Thanksgiving is merely a family acting as bears preparing for hibernation; they stock up on food on Thursday to be able to shop the entire day on Friday. We […]


The Community of Homecoming: A Reflection on Annual Alumni Reunion

      Each year, Eastern and its alumni office host a spectacular homecoming event filled with fundraisers, club advertisements, and, of course, reunions.        Last year, I only knew of homecoming weekend as a day of club tables and a night filled with dancing. This was definitely […]


Eastern Welcomes New Head of Security

      Over the past few weeks at Eastern, many students around campus have noticed a change in the Public Safety Department’s security staff. Eastern’s new Head of Security, Michael Bicking, retired recently from West Chester University. However, after hearing about the security position here at Eastern, he knew […]

“IT” Remastered: The terrifying first chapter of Stephen King’s horror novel

“IT” Remastered: The terrifying first chapter of Stephen King’s horror novel

      From the classic thriller author, Stephen King, comes the 21st century remake of “It.” Originally airing in the 1990s, the character of It has had a complete transformation.  The original clown had a more circus-gone-wrong look, but the new Pennywise has a demonic gaze. The 2017 version […]


A Day of Social Justice: Students and faculty participate in a school-wide day of awareness.

      On Sept. 22, Eastern participated in a campus-wide event for social justice. In the morning, students gravitated toward the gym for a fantastic Windows on the World featuring Tony Campolo, a notable Eastern alumnus. During the afternoon, students interacted with their peers, who lead various social justice […]