Opinion

Don’t Touch My Hair

Nyimah Jackson   Staff Writer On Feb. 20, 2019, New York City (NYC) banned hair discrimination under the new guidelines of the NYC Human Rights Commission. For those who might not be familiar with the concept, hair discrimination is exactly what it sounds like: rules put in place that try to censor or prohibit different hair […]

Opinion

Jussie Smollett: How Badly Do You Want Fame?

Sherry Sah   Staff Writer It seems that everyone wants to be famous, whether it is for a good or bad reason. Popular culture often glorifies celebrities’ publicity stunts because it is entertaining and something to talk about. Celebrities want to keep themselves relevant by being in the latest topic or gossip, but how far do […]

Arts and Entertainment

The Downfall of “The Walking Dead”: Series Falls to an All-Time Low

Alyssa Law   Contributing Writer On Sunday, Feb. 17, the AMC series “The Walking Dead” hit an all-time low in viewership and viewer rating. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the episode titled “Omega” reached only 4.54 million viewers, the lowest the show has ever had since its second episode in 2011 which reached 4.71 million viewers. […]

News

Combating Food Insecurity on Campus

Johana Vazquez   Staff Writer Eastern works to subsidize food insecurity on campus with the reopening of Shawn’s cupboard, the on-campus free food pantry, and the implementation of the SWIPE it Forward program that allows students in need to receive five free meals in the dining hall per semester. Shawn’s cupboard’s main location is in the […]

Arts and Entertainment

Eastern’s Drama Society Presents Student Written Works in “Reading Between the Lines”

Elena Sorrentino   Editor-in-Chief On Friday, Feb. 22, Eastern’s Drama Society held their biannual stage-reading show, “Reading Between the Lines” (RBL). The performance featured twelve student-written scenes that kept the audience laughing throughout the night. According to the Mason Beiter’s Director’s Note, RBL offers a space where “writers can see their work go from page to […]

Sports

This Day in Sports History: March 1

Marquist Parker   Sports Editor On March 1, 1949, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Louis retired with a 66-3-0 record, including 52 knockouts(KOs). During what is often described as boxing’s “Golden Age” — approximately 1930 to 1955 — Joe Louis, the “Brown Bomber,” would become its undisputed king. Not only would Louis dominate his sport […]