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The Art of Instagram

      When we think of art, we think of museums. We think of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, of Van Gogh’s Starry Night, of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. We think of artists who died ages ago, of artists who devoted their life to art, of artists who we […]

Eastern’s Fine Arts Festival
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Eastern’s Fine Arts Festival

      On Friday, Oct. 13, Eastern presented the Fine Arts Festival, an annual event which features performances from students, faculty and alumni in the arts departments. There were performances in dance, music and theater, showcasing a wide range of talent in the different disciplines. Since the compilation of […]

“Battle of the Sexes”: A review of hypocritical writing
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“Battle of the Sexes”: A review of hypocritical writing

      Audiences across the world hoped “Battle of the Sexes” would offer a positive perspective on gender equality, but this movie is a sorry bait and switch. Johnathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ “Battle of the Sexes” is a hypocritical look at modern day USA through the perspective of […]

Taken by Matthew Wolek
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A Closer Look at Philadelphia Murals: A community rooted in a city’s shared experince

             Philadelphia is working to renew the respect art deserves, and to glean the benefits that art provides. From offering discounted, pay-what-you-can, and even free admission to art museums and exhibitions, to offering grants, fellowships, and internships at colleges and high schools, Philadelphia is changing […]

The Art of the Coffeehouse Conversation
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The Art of the Coffeehouse Conversation

       Over the course of this semester, students of all backgrounds will sit in the Jammin’ Java or their favorite coffeehouse off-campus to have conversations. These conversations will range from the casual to the political, but they will all share a certain intrigue. Is it the subtle music […]

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“LUTHER”: Reformation on the Stage

      The life of 16th century German monk, Martin Luther,  impacted the way we think about life, justice, freedom, and religion. This rich history from centuries past lives on today, specifically through the gifted actors, singers, musicians, and directors of the pop oratorio commissioned by the German government […]

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Advice From A Fellow Actor On Auditions

      I knew a theatre director from Lansdale, Pa. who  used to be a stagehand in professional productions. Though she teaches aspiring performers how to freely sing and dance their worries away, she does not want this life for herself. When her students asked her what kept her from […]

Reginald Brown is Eastern’s new theater director.
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On Theater and The Return Home: An Interview with Eastern’s New Theater Director Reginald Brown

      “Theater itself is a reflection of who we are as human beings,” Reginald Brown tells me as we chat in his office. “That was true during the Golden Age of Greece, it was true during the Elizabethan era, it was true during the Harlem Renaissance.” He adds […]

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Music In The Emerald Isle: Eastern University Choir Travels to Ireland

      This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Ireland with some of the students from the University Choir, members of the Church of the Savior choir, and singers from choirs from Michigan and Florida. It was my first time out of the country and first time […]

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The Art of The Playlist

      Whoever said that music puts words to the emotions we feel is spot on. Music is such an integral part of my life. I may not write or compose it, but I do love butchering my favorite bops in the shower. I realized this when I was […]