Articles written by: Maggie Lauer


People of Eastern: Dakota Boring

      Meet Dakota Boring, who is a senior Communication major. Originally when coming to Eastern, he chose the school for the community and liked that it was a smaller school. He was originally a Nursing major but decided during sophomore year that he would rather pursue Communications. After meeting […]


The Holidays Are Not Always “Merry and Bright:” Dealing with loss during the holidays season.

      The holidays can be a time of happiness, love, family, and traditions. However, this is not always the case. Some people have lost important people in their lives, whether it be family or friends. There are different reasons for this loss, whether it be sickness, suicide, accident, […]


Drug Use in Philadelphia: A look into the ways in which the government is handling this issue.

      Recently, the Philadelphia Public Health Department installed seven safe needle disposal bins in the Kensington neighborhood. These boxes are called Sharps deposit boxes and function to keep needles off the streets to prevent harm to other people. Besides needles, there are other items that can be placed […]


How Eastern’s Mission Manifests Itself

      As all student know, Eastern University’s mission statement is Faith, Reason and Justice. The university, through the freshman course INST 150. teaches all students what this motto means and how we can live it out. INST 150, Introduction to Faith, Reason and Justice helps students to capture […]


Jared Polis: First gay man to run for elections and be voted in as governor in Colorado

      After viewing the results of the recent midterm election, I cannot help but notice the changes that are present in America’s politics. In this election, we have the first openly gay man, Jared Polis, to be elected as governor. Equality for all people, especially the LGBT+ community, […]


Christian Perspective on the Pittsburgh Shooting

      There was a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, October 27 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The shooter, Robert Brown, had previously used the now-removed app, Gab, which was often employed by those who expressed far-right (Republican/conservative) ideologies. Brown used the app to express his disdain […]


S.A.G.E views the Documentary Miss Representation: tudents Adovating for Gender Eqaulity looks at how the media portrays women in the media through this documentary

      The documentary Miss Represntation, was produced by “Girls Club Entertainment” and discusses how women are portrayed in the media. An overarching theme is that the way women are portrayed affects how women and girls see themselves in society. It affects not only how they see their appearance, […]


Meet Gritty: This orange guy is the new mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers

      On Monday, September 24, the Philadelphia Flyers’ new mascot, “Gritty,” was announced. There have been differing opinions on him, some fans loving him and some hating him. A few fans said, “It looks like a cross of Snuffaluffagus and Oscar the Grouch,” and “I find him scary. […]


Youth Justice Awareness Month Creative Arts Cafe: A look into performances and art based on justice

      On Thursday, October 18, Eastern held their third annual YJAM Creative Arts Cafe. YJAM stands for “Youth Justice Awareness Month” and the event was filled with learning about youth justice and included justice-related performances. There were several spoken words, poems, a painting, a dance and a human […]


The Social Media Purge: Enlightened, Arrogant, or Something Else?

      I’m the type of person that uses social media daily, probably more often than I would like to admit. It is something that draws me in; the friends, the makeup artists, the pictures, and of course, the memes. It helps me to escape my life and view […]