Swan Lake: The Classic Ballet

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Swan Lake at the Academy of Art in Philadelphia. As I explained to my friends after the performance, I had only been to small productions of The Nutcracker before, so I considered this to be my true first time at a ballet. Since the […]


Review: A Wrinkle in Time

In 1962 author Madeleine L’Engle published a children’s novel unlike any other. L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” combines well written characters with innovative storytelling on the importance of love against darkness and bundles it all up in the genre of science fantasy. When Disney announced that they were making another […]


You Are An Artist Reflection

Sometimes there is a hesitancy within us. A hesitancy to identify with labels such as “musician,” “artist,” “writer” or “actor.” What holds us back? Perhaps the fear of failure, or perhaps the fear that others will expose us as frauds. We fear that something about us has been faking what […]


Love, Simon: A Story of Young Love

On March 16, the novel, Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda, premiered as an adapted movie entitled Love, Simon. The film followed the coming out story of a gay teenage boy named Simon Spier. In the movie, Simon is played by Nick Robinson, the star from the 2017 young adult novel […]

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Peter and The Star Catcher: A History and a Review of Our School Play

      On March 22, 23 and 24, Eastern University’s theater department held performances of Peter and the Starcatcher. Originally a book written in 2004 by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher was adapted to the stage by Rick Elice. The play made its debut on […]

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Being a Better Electorate: On The Trend of Celebrity Candidates

Recently, #Oprah2020 was trending across the social media landscape. The aforementioned hashtag refers to the possible United States presidential run by famous TV talk show host and billionaire Oprah Winfrey. A few years ago, the idea that someone who has made their career out of self-help advice and working in […]


Black Panther: A Film More Radical than You Realize

It is fitting that the new Black Panther movie opens and closes in Oakland, California for three reasons. First, Oakland is the birthplace of the Black Panther party, founded in 1966 largely as a response to police brutality in black communities. Second, it was at the Fruitvale train station in […]

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Women At The Grammys

The only woman who won a televised Grammy award was Alessia Cara for Best New Artist, and even then, only ten more women won awards out of the 86 given, Which sparked an online conversation about the under representation of women within the famous music awards show. When the Grammys […]


Feminism and Art

      Throughout much of history, specifically within a Western context, the symbol of a woman has been used to represent beauty. By encompassing and portraying the ideals found within the society they are representing, the marble statues, paintings, and etchings of women considered to epitomize beauty are everywhere, […]

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Eastern’s Private Lessons: A Place for Musical Expression

      There are many talented students on Eastern’s campus. Some have great artistic skills, majority are very musically inclined. Most of those who are gifted in the musical arts go the study in that field, but that field isn’t for all of us. There is a space for […]