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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 […]

Pictured is Slade whose type is the Loyalist. She find this type to be helpful in identifying her strengths in relationships.
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The Art of Enneagram: A reflection on how personality types can influence one’s creative process.

I am a 6. The day I realized this felt a lot like waking up in the morning and splashing my face with cold water. There is something shocking about it, startling, in fact, but I felt very alive and very seen. The Enneagram is a personality assessment taking schools and […]

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Top 5 Albums On Billboard’s Top 100: A look into the popular music of the moment.

If you are interested in discovering some new and popular music, check out these top five albums on the Billboard 200 albums chart! Currently, these are the albums that are performing the best in terms of streams, physical sales and digital sales. The albums listed below are representative for the […]

Creative outlets, such as painting, have been proven to significantly reduce stress in students.
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Coffee & Canvas: The ways in which a simple SAB event can have a larger effect on the student body.

On Friday Oct. 25, the Student Activites Board (SAB) put on the event titled: Coffee and Canvas. This much-anticipated event took place in the evening, in the lobby outside of Jammin’ Java. SAB provided canvases and watercolor paper to all the attendees, as well as paints and paintbrushes. Java was […]

I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is sold on many online book-selling sites as well as in-person bookstores. I suggest buying from local stores!
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The Importance of “I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” and Diverse Literature: Inside how this young novel incorporated many difficult themes, allowing readers to see the importance of readers books written by marginalized authors.

“How do we tie our shoes, brush our hair, drink coffee, wash the dishes, and go to sleep, pretending everything is fine? How do we laugh and feel happiness despite the buried things growing inside? How can we do that day after day?” Over the summer, I read lines like […]

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Turning Point: An interview with a member of the University’s touring choir.

If you’ve attended chapel or one of Eastern’s Arts Showcases or concerts, then you’ve probably heard the lovely performances put on by Turning Point.  Turning Point is Eastern’s audition-only choir, performing at events both on and off campus. With classes, schoolwork, and multiple performances a semester, the members of Turning […]

The first film of the successful horror movie franchise, Scream, follows Sidney Prescott, a high school student who finds herself at the center of a string of murders, ass the killer seems to have an obsession with her.
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What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? A reflection on a spooky Halloween filled with horror movies and an empathetic heart for the flawed protagonist.

When I was a kid, I insisted on only dressing up as one of the two characters- Dorothy or the Wicked Witch. I traded off these characters each year. Now, I do not know why I only had these two ideas in mind. Maybe I loved Wizard of Oz, which […]