Author: Kit Apostolacus


Intersections of Social and Economic Justice

Eastern has once again raised tuition. In the past five years, the cost of going to Eastern has increased by almost $10,000. But “these changes are relatively modest,” and “As the parent of college students myself, I know how much sacrifice and effort families make,” says President Duffett. It is […]


EU Handbook Recently Edited

All EU students are expected to read and abide by the student handbook upon matriculation, in addition to their respective supplements—one for residential CAS students, another for students of CCGPS. According to Student Development’s page on EU’s website, the handbook (which presumably includes its supplements) will be changed as the […]


Checking In With Dr. Duffett

After nearly an entire year since his inauguration, President Robert Duffett reflected on how it is adjusting to life here at Eastern. With a soft smile, he remarked that he finds the adjustments largely enjoyable. He had known about Eastern long before he had ever thought he’d be president here, […]


“Free” Community College?

A Marxist/Nietzschean Critique of “Middle Class Economics” President Obama mentioned in his State of the Union address a plan to make community college “free and universal” for students. Many have praised Obama for this motion, as well as for his “middle-class economics” philosophy. While this might appear to be a […]


Turmoil in France

“Charlie Hebdo” is not a person. “Charlie Hebdo” is a French satirical weekly magazine, which uses cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes as medium for their satire. The magazine is notorious for publishing questionable content. Particularly, the magazine has often published articles not only depicting the Islamic prophet, Mohammed (which is […]


Trans Woman Commits Suicide

In the early morning on Dec. 28, 2014, Leelah Alcorn was killed by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71, just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. A suicide note that queued on her Tumblr later indicated that this was no accident. In the note, she detailed the alleged abuse her Christian parents had put […]


The Issue: Is young adult literature appropriate?

[twocol_one]Appropriate for YA Kit Apostolacus It could be argued that young adult literature is not appropriate for its target audience—depicting unhealthy relationships, romanticizing abuse, and a slew of other reasons—but it seems to me that these are not inherently inappropriate for the target audience. Of course, the presentation of certain […]


EU’s “The Seagull”

Surreal, yet so real Eastern’s Theatre Department is currently rehearsing for their upcoming production of “The Seagull,” a play written by Anton Chekhov in 1895. While the original production was set in Chekhov’s contemporary time and place, EU’s Theater Department is putting multiple spins on this piece. EU’s rendition of […]


Genre Highlight: Mathcore

Your immediate thought when hearing of the subgenre called mathcore is probably, “like, 1+1=2?” Well, sort of, but not quite. Like virtually any other genre, mathcore is not defined by specific musical parameters. That said, mathcore is quite a niche subgenre of metal or metalcore. Bands that are sometimes labelled […]


The Issue: Should we have the right to die?

*Trigger warning for suicide, physician-assisted suicide, or death.* [twocol_one]Yes Kit Apostolacus Death is a very sensitive thing—despite us all inevitably experiencing it. I want to be very careful and note that I am not encouraging suicide. My situation is notably different from Brittany Maynard’s, the 29-year-old woman with terminal cancer […]