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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 […]

The Most Influential Women in Dance History: An opinion piece on the two most influential women in the world of dance.
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The Most Influential Women in Dance History: An opinion piece on the two most influential women in the world of dance.

Martha Graham is a name that radiates legacy in the dance world, even to this day. Despite the many influential women in dance, Graham will always be the most prominent in my eyes. Graham was announced “Dancer of the Century” by TIME magazine and a female “Icon of the Century” […]

Creating Her Own Path: A feature on Eastern’s first theatre graduate.
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Creating Her Own Path: A feature on Eastern’s first theatre graduate.

Abigail Pardocchi, a senior Theatre major, will be the first to graduate Eastern University in the newly developed major. The aspiring actress has fought long and hard to be the first theatre graduate from the university and plans on chasing her dreams after graduation this May. Pardocchi found her love […]

The Art of “The Joshua Tree”: Insight on the career-defining album that made U2 the biggest band in  America.
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The Art of “The Joshua Tree”: Insight on the career-defining album that made U2 the biggest band in America.

Long before U2 put an album in your iTunes account in 2014, they were the biggest band in America. “The Joshua Tree” has lived on as one of their greatest accomplishments as the songs feel just as relevant today as they did 34 years ago. The album opens with a […]

The Benefits of Music While Studying: A look at how music affects a student’s studying habits.
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The Benefits of Music While Studying: A look at how music affects a student’s studying habits.

Walking through Warner library, besides the focused studying students, there is one common theme that most in the library tend to have. Earbuds. Now, earbuds can play a multitude of roles in helping students study, but the most common use is for music. For me personally, I find it almost […]

Book Highlight: “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store.”
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Book Highlight: “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store.”

This year has had many of us wishing we could time travel to a time where the pandemic doesn’t exist—all of the stress, trouble and loss would be gone with it. Maybe that’s a bit extreme, but there have certainly been times this past year where we could have all […]