Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2020, Bravous Esports ran by Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted a NBA 2K20 Tournament for residents on-campus. The tournament was allowed to be played on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One and needed to be played on the NBA 2K20’s latest update. Players used Discord servers to communicate with the Tournament Organizer and to provide a way for players to communicate with each other.
Eastern students are buzzing on campus because sports are back! The gym is open for basketball until September 30 and will have a capacity of 30 people. Anyone who wants a chance to play needs to bring their own ball and wear a mask while playing. The gym will be open between 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. It will be on a first come, first serve basis, so students will need to sign-in in the lobby of the gym.
What a crazy start to the season during week one. From the Jaguars showing everyone that they are not ready to tank yet to Brady and the Buccaneers and their early struggles of trust on the field. Now that week one is over, it is time to start predicting week two match-ups.
Let’s face it, our summer days used to consist of enjoying our favorite artists live in concert, but then things changed when COVID-19 came. Concerts hold significance when it comes to enjoying a day with your friends or family while listening to songs from your favorite artist. You no longer had to lay on your bed only being able to listen to them on your music streaming platforms, but instead find yourself jamming with others who enjoyed the same artist as you.
Rupi Kaur is a 27-year-old poet who self-published her way into unlikely success. Indian born, Canadian bred, Kaur began her writing journey towards authorship as a 21-year-old college student. She would write poems and make little doodles to go with them and posted these literary works on social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram. As a student at the University of Waterloo, studying rhetoric and professional writing, she would attend writing workshops.
When the states went under lock down due to COVID-19 early April, 2020, there wasn’t much for any of us to do. According to Stream Elements and Arsenal.gg, the live-streaming sector grew a full 45 percent between March and April. Year over year, the industry is up by 99 percent. As technology is becoming more prevalent in our lives, we rely on it to fulfill our daily needs and wants, for instance, our phones.
With the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman on Aug. 28, 2020, fans from around the globe have posted grieving Tweets, hosted Black Panther viewing parties, and celebrated his incredibly inspiring, though too short, life.
Pearwater Productions will present the 2nd Annual Hartford Fringe Festival online, Oct. 9 – Nov. 9, 2020, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
On Aug. 22, “Freeform” premiered “Love in the Time of Corona,” a miniseries featuring four interwoven stories. Each of the characters within the four stories faces problems surrounding their love lives, all complicated by the global pandemic. Although many of the situations were relatable to viewers, many were not due to the fact each of the characters were well off and not highly impacted by the virus. It feels disrespectful to release, and profit off of, such a simple show while we are still in the midst of the pandemic. Spoilers are ahead.
Graduating with the Class of 2020 brought about its own obstacles. Although being alive in 2020 is special seemingly as it is the only year you are likely to live through a time where the first two digits will match the second, we have all had to live through a pandemic.