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Lowman talks about how surfing offers opportunity for exercise with the freedom of creativity.
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The Art of Exercise: A refection on finding the creativity in an often boring area of life.

Exercise is essential for a happy and healthy life. A popular quote from an unknown author says, “Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.” The idea of exercise coincides with a hobby, and once exercise is […]

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Award Winning Women (or not?): A look into how the media at large still underappreciates women in award categories.

Women have been underrepresented and overlooked in Hollywood since the dawn of the entertainment business, and sadly, it seems the trend has continued. The Oscars in particular have repeatedly let women and minority groups down year after year. The 2020 nominations were no exception, as no women were considered for […]

Pardocchi reflects on how art can help her relieve stress of life and career.
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An Artist’s Journey: One artist reflects on her relationship with art in its different forms.

Art cannot be defined or restricted to a singular process. Every artist has their own process, inspiration and definition of what art means to them. My art helps me to express whatever words can’t. My art may not be the most creative or beautiful, but it is mine. As a […]

Carly Nuneviller is excited for Eastern’s students to experience all the project has to offer.
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Twenty Four Hours to Get Creative: A look into Eastern’s Twenty-Four Hour Play Project.

Eastern University’s theatre department has many avenues for involvement from classes to full production shows, but perhaps one of the most exciting events they do is the annual 24 Hour Play Project.  The idea for this project came about 11 years ago, in 2009, when Liz Carlson, an alumn, brought […]

The Circle Theatre in the Square is the only theatre in the round on Broadway. This gives a unique aspect to the show.
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Not Your Grandmother’s Oklahoma!: A discussion of the recent Tony award winning reimagining of a classic musical and its impact on modern audiences.

After audience members hear “please turn off your cell phones, the show is about to begin,” one expects the lights to dim, the overture to commence, and then the show begins. At the Circle in the Square Theater in New York, Daniel Fish’s Tony Award winning new reimagined version of […]

In a world of division, true change happens when people come together. This unity is powerful.
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The Art of Politics: A refection on finding unity in a divided world.

In a world obsessed with differences and division, it is tempting to believe that the art of politics has been lost or perhaps never even existed at all. It’s hard to remember a time when two politicians sat down to have a genuine conversation about peace, unity and fellowship in […]

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The Arts & Wayne: Delving into the various artistic platforms our lovely township offers.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia offers much by way of the Arts. But as broke college students, it can  be intimidating to buy a ticket for the train into the city and back on top of a ticket for whatever attraction we are going to see. Thus, we crave Arts […]

Many famous painters, including Van Gogh, have suffered from mental health disorders.
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Does Mental Health Influence Creativity? Breaking down the link between the brain’s health and creative expression.

“Creativity is the use of imagination or original ideas,” as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Generating ideas that are inclusive to one’s imagination and originality, however, may prove to be a more difficult task than expected. “The average person has 60,000 thoughts per day and 95% of them are exactly the […]

Pictured are various student actors during their practice of Antigone. Each of these students put in many hours of practice rehearsal in preparation of this piece.
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Eastern’s Production of Antigone and the Importance of Female Power: Inside the recent production put on by the Eastern Theatre Department and how they adapted an ancient Greek tragedy to be their own.

On Thursday Nov. 14, Eastern University’s Theatre Department opened its production of the Greek tragedy Antigone. The show focuses on conflicts of power versus relationships and depicts the outcome when one chooses power over everything else. The production was performed four times throughout the weekend, where many students, faculty and […]

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Artist Spotlight on Poet Nicole Markert: An interview with a student that often challenges herself by creating more meaning in a poem by how it looks on a page.

The moment that I knew my roommate, Senior English Writing and Literature major, Nicole Markert, was not just a fantastic poet but a spectacular storyteller was when I watched her present her senior writing thesis last spring. “In 2012, there were 4,738 people in the age group of 21-24 that […]