Author: Kelsey Fiander-Carr


Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls: eparated from your friends, surrounded by monsters– this is the experience of one of the largest haunted houses of the tristate area.

      For many years, Eastern students have been visiting Eastern State Penitentiary to get themselves into the spirit of Halloween. The large inclination audiences have is that Eastern State Penitentiary is known for its paranormal activity. The Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark, was first established in 1829 and […]


The Importance of the Minor

      When coming to the decision to major in Journalism, I concluded that my interests went beyond the confines of that major. I like reading, writing and leading the newspaper, but I also am an advocate for social justice, and I wanted at least a part of my […]


Religious Persecution: Many belief systems are faced with discrimination even apart from Christianity.

      Religious persecution– something that Christians hear too often; however, religions across the world today still experience varying levels of persecution and oppression for believing in their faith. Religious persecution relates to the systematic mistreatment and alienation of a group of people based on what they believe or […]


A Reflection on To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: A book to a movie– this Netflix smash hit has people around the world falling in love with the quirky Lara Jean and the sweet Peter Kavinsky.

      Let us get something clear– we all need a Peter Kavinsky in our lives. This notion has been quite apparent on numerous social media sites ever since Netflix aired their original film, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” in Aug.       The film was […]


Scarlett Johansson and Trans Representation

      After receiving immense backlash, actress Scarlett Johansson decided to step down from her role in the upcoming film, “Rub & Tug.” The 33-year-old actress, best known for her role as Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers film franchise, received backlash, mainly from the transgender community after she accepted […]


“Queen of Soul” and Activist Honored: Aretha Franklin’s service was held in Detroit, Michigan as fans and celebrities alike celebrated her life

      Celebrities, politicians, church leaders and fans gathered in Detroit, Michigan over three days and in two seperate locations to celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin, legendary vocalist and activist.       Franklin, born in March of 1942, changed the music industry by becoming the first woman […]


Expansion of Technology in the Classroom: Senior lecturer teaches on how to incorporate community in an online environment

      Senior lecturer in English and the new Director for the Center of Teaching and Learning, Rebecca Gidjunis, leads Eastern’s push for a more technological and inclusive teaching environment.       Before taking on this role in the Center of Teaching and Learning, Gidjunis was first a […]