Articles written by: Nicole Markert


Christians Response to Hate Crimes: A reflection on the rise of injustice and Jussie Smollett.

      We have to face the facts—America is fueled with more hatred than ever before (even though it never really left to begin with). In 2016, a president was elected by means of perpetuating hate and ignorance not only in light of actual policy, but of people.    […]


SAB’s Coffee House: A look into the creative night with live performances of poetry and music.

      On Friday, Feb 15, The Student Activities Board (SAB) hosted another one of their famous Coffee Houses for Eastern students to enjoy after the first week back after Spring Break. Events like the Coffee House provide a carefree and relaxing environment for students who are trying to […]


Unity Week’s Painting Night: A look into the creative night held for Black History Month.

      In the month of Feb., there are multiple events that were held or are being held to celebrate Black History Month. The events ranged from panel discussions, presentations from professors and even a trivia night. However, included in the line up of the events was a Unity […]


Advocation for a Genre: Why you should look more into Young Adult Literature.

      The Hate U Give, The Poet X, Children of the Blood and Bone, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games, Harry Potter. If you have heard of any of these titles (which I’m sure you have) you are probably familiar with Young Adult Literature. This genre […]


Potential 2020 Candidates Shake Things Up

      With the bringing in of the new year, 2020 is only right around the corner. Not only that, but 2020 is going to be a monumental year in politics where various Democrats throughout the country will throw their hat into the presidential race. Although it is only […]


S.A.B’s Popculture Trivia Night: Insight into a fun filled night filled with music, media and memes.

      There is no doubt that pop culture influences all of us. It can range from celebrities, music, film, and even your favorite meme. These are all elements that make up pop culture in our society. At the Student Activities Board’s Pop Culture trivia night that was held […]


Black Hair Panel: Inside look at the panel that discusses topics regarding Black hair.

      In Professor Gidjunis’ Postcolonial Women’s Novels class, topics regarding colonialism and postcolonialism are discussed at length. One of the novels that is read in this course is called “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith. In this book, we see how white beauty standards are perpetuated in European society. […]


Athletes Paying Tribute In The Wake of The Pittsburgh Shooting

      In our society today, we seem to be overcome by a large array of tragedies on a daily basis. Just in the past couple months alone, there have been several mass shootings on innocent people, and multiple lives have been lost. However, as human beings, we have […]


Inklings’ Annual Write-In: A look into the event that fosters community with on-campus writers

      The on-campus literary magazine, Inklings, hosted their annual write-in event that occurs every fall semester on Saturday November 3. The purpose of the event is to help prepare literary work for their magazine submission deadline in the spring of 2019. Students can submit pieces of poetry, nonfiction, […]


Separating Artists from their Art: Are We Enabling Celebrities’ Bad Behavior?

      As a country, we are without a doubt in a very politically turbulent time. It seems that this turbulence has also had a ripple effect, impacting various facets within American culture. One of the facets that has been impacted in particular is pop culture. There have various […]