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A Letter to My Inner Artist: A letter to my childhood self.
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A Letter to My Inner Artist: A letter to my childhood self.

Dear Inner Artist, It feels strange to have you back after you seem to have been gone for a while. Even as you’ve been enjoying the process of writing more poetry in one semester than you have in a while, it still doesn’t feel like you’re back in your entirety. […]

The Evolution of Jazz: A brief history of the music.
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The Evolution of Jazz: A brief history of the music.

America’s “classical music” is being celebrated all of April during National Jazz Appreciation Month. In light of the celebration, we’re going to take a deeper look at the historical richness of the music. Jazz uses improvisation to form its unique, rhythmic sound. According to the National Museum of American History, […]

The Art of Skincare: How beauty creates confidence and happiness.
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The Art of Skincare: How beauty creates confidence and happiness.

It’s a common saying that if you look good, you feel good about yourself. While this has typically been understood as dressing up, doing your hair, and putting on makeup, I have found this to be true by simply sticking to a skincare routine. With a simple skincare routine, one […]

The “Before” Trilogy: A look back at Richard Linklater’s underappreciated postmodern and unique romantic drama trilogy.
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The “Before” Trilogy: A look back at Richard Linklater’s underappreciated postmodern and unique romantic drama trilogy.

When thinking of the greatest movie trilogies of all time, what comes to mind? It could be the groundbreaking “Dark Knight” superhero trilogy from Christopher Nolan, the epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” the original three films in the “Star Wars” saga, or maybe even “The Godfather” […]

Forever and Always a Potterhead: Why you should reread the series in your 20’s
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Forever and Always a Potterhead: Why you should reread the series in your 20’s

It’s no secret that Harry Potter will always be one of the most popular middle-grade book series, but what might shock you is how the books get even better as you age. Growing up, I was obsessed with the Harry Potter movies. I’ve watched all eight movies over 150 times, […]

Did “Music” Miss the Beat?: A look at Sia’s 2021 movie.
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Did “Music” Miss the Beat?: A look at Sia’s 2021 movie.

As National Autism Awareness month begins, “Music” is still facing criticism from the public. The controversial musical, starring Maddie Ziegler, Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom Jr. was rereleased in the United States on Feb. 10 after the outrage of viewers due to restraint scenes. The movie’s biggest critique focuses on […]

Finding the Words: A look at Eastern University’s black- out poetry contest.
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Finding the Words: A look at Eastern University’s black- out poetry contest.

Blackout poetry stems from found poetry in which the artist blacks out words, usually with a black marker, in other forms of art. This could be newspapers, magazines, books or any other writing. By blacking out words, a redacted poem is formed. When thinking of poetry, this typically isn’t the […]

The Art of Taking a Breath: What it means to find the peaceful moments amidst the chaos.
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The Art of Taking a Breath: What it means to find the peaceful moments amidst the chaos.

The Enneagram Institute defines type ones as being “well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic.” This trend may seem overdone and tired, but this definition fits me better than my favorite t-shirt. When I got to college, I felt […]

Movie of the Month: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”
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Movie of the Month: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.”

After four long years in the making, Zack Snyder’s original vision for 2017’s “Justice League” finally released on HBO Max this month. The 2017 version was so utterly disappointing, and a lot of it can be traced back to the turmoil that happened behind the scenes on the production. Zack […]

Dyeing to Know About the Eggs: A brief history on the dyeing of Easter eggs.
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Dyeing to Know About the Eggs: A brief history on the dyeing of Easter eggs.

For many, dyeing Easter eggs is an annual tradition and a way to spend quality time with family and friends before the Easter holiday. I’ve always wondered how the tradition of making and hiding colored eggs relates to Easter besides getting children more involved in the holiday festivities. So why […]