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Creative Stress Relief For All: Ways to kick back without being artsy

Now that the semester is in full swing and work is piling up, it’s easy to feel like there are no good ways to relieve stress, especially if you’re not particularly artsy.  Some of the most commonly recommended forms of stress relief have to do with drawing, painting, singing, writing, […]

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Book Spotlight: Johnny Got his Gun

The most effective recruiting symbol of World War II was the I Want You for the U.S. Army poster which showcased Uncle Sam wearing a top hat and trousers decorated in the nation’s colors. The ad was meant to install patriotism to the men who voluntarily signed up, ensuring them […]

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The Art of Studying

Studying can be incredibly frustrating. When the material is hard to understand, there’s an exam coming up, or you simply have other things you would rather be doing, convincing yourself to study in the first place can be challenging, much less enjoying it. It is even harder to study when […]

Everyone had a blast at the Roaring Twenties Dance hosted by E.T.H.E.L.S!
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Swinging Into the 20s: Inside E.T.H.E.L.S’ 1920s themed dance

This past Saturday, E.T.H.E.L.S kicked off 2020 with a Roaring-twenties’ themed dance. The dance took place in Gough Great Room starting at seven in the evening, and both regular members of the club and new faces dropped by to enjoy the festivities. Besides the dancing, which was set to era-appropriate […]

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 […]