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The Art of Following Your Passions

      I have to say, when I started high school, I was the worst writer on the face of the planet, but I was put into upper-level English because I had “impeccable comprehension of literature.” However, my first-year English teacher absolutely transformed my understanding of writing with one simple […]

The cast of “25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee” demonstrates their goofy side.
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A Celebration of Human Quirkiness- “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

      Thursday, March 23 was the opening night for Eastern’s production of “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” All in all, the show proved to be a delightfully sweet and zany comedy. The basic premise of the musical is a county spelling bee, full of highly idiosyncratic 12-year-olds […]

Mahershala Ali starred in “Moonlight,” the real Best Picture winner.
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Controversy at the Oscars- The evening that will go down in cinema history

      Who would have thought that the 2017 Oscars would have given us one of the most controversial moments of the year? The Academy Awards were in full swing on Feb. 26. Hosted by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, the awards were a mixture of joy, sorrow, confusion and […]

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Commenting on Society Through Art and Technology

      Ever since we began expressing ourselves through creative means, artists have been using these platforms to provide social commentary or to make a statement. While it has never been the goal of every artist to express a political or social idea through their art, it has been […]

Angels of Harmony Present “Destined for Greatness”
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Angels of Harmony Present “Destined for Greatness”

      Eastern’s Gospel choir, Angels of Harmony, hosted an evening of soulful, celebratory worship on Sunday, March 12. Angels of Harmony kicked the evening off, and everybody in attendance was immediately on their feet, clapping and enjoying their time together. The band consisted of keys, drums and a […]

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Audacity Brings Spoken Word to EU

      Three years ago in Benin, West Africa, Doxa J. Zannou was introduced to the art of spoken word by Passion for Christ Movement (P4CM). P4CM is responsible for RHETORIC, the world’s largest Christian spoken word conference. Zannou became familiar with P4CM’s online videos, where she watched poets […]

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EU Alumna Keeps Music in Education

      Katie Brabham graduated from Eastern in 2011 with a degree in music education. In 2014, Brabham was put in charge of the music department at Bishopville Primary School-Annex in South Carolina. When Brabham first began this position, she was working with the bare minimum, but this didn’t […]

attends the "Elle" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2016 in Cannes, France.
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“Elle” Review- A study of emotion, sexuality and revenge

     “Shame isn’t a strong enough emotion to stop us from doing anything at all. Believe me.” One of the most overlooked of all of the award-winning films that were released this year, Paul Verhoeven’s psychological thriller “Elle” is certainly one of the darker-themed ones. The film is a […]

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Oscar Predictions for Best Picture

“Arrival”: Director Denis Villeneuve shocked audiences around the globe with his engrossing and intelligent science fiction thriller, “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Regrettably Amy Adams has no chance at winning Best Actress, because she was snubbed in the nominations. Don’t count this alien film out, though. As it […]

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The Art of Fiction

     Fiction doesn’t necessarily mean that the story is not true. It is made up, sure, but these fictional things still happen; the characters aren’t real, but their stories represent hundreds of untold stories silenced by hundreds of silenced voices. Fiction is honest—oftentimes more honest than we’re willing to […]