As an out-of-state student from Atlanta, GA, I didn’t know what to anticipate coming to Eastern. For the most part, I was filled with a mixed of emotions: anxious and excitement. I was anxious because I had a pile of questions still on my mind such as how was I going to adjust to the weather, who was I going to meet, would I enjoy my experience or miss my family, and how was it going to feel like living on campus.
Amid the current unsteady political climate among Democrats and Republicans, there was one speaker that visited Eastern on Feb. 27, during an event called, “Being Out in Politics” who was able to give his own story on how he had become a politician and how coming out has affected him in politics.
Fans of women’s basketball in Connecticut have been spoiled for a long time. The UConn Women’s team has been dominant under Head Coach Geno Auriemma for decades, winning eleven national titles since 1995.
Sequels are risky endeavors. At times they can elevate breakout success stories that outshine the original. Other times, sequels can muddle the original works image by conveying narratives that contradict the authors intent. However, sequels are made with a message and it’s up to the masses to determine if this next chapter will bring the works to new prestige or eclipse the original piece. Such is the case with the twelve issue comic book series “Doomsday Clock,” written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank.
Over the past couple of weeks, talk around campus has bustlingly with news that Housing and Residential Life will be allowing one residence hall, supposedly Nutmeg, to permit students of legal age to drink alcoholic beverages on campus next semester. Last semester, Housing and Residential Life released a survey to students to determine how many students wanted to have a residence hall on campus where students over the age of 21 can freely drink in their rooms.
On Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., The Center for Internships and Career Development hosted an event called Ready Set Graduate! This event was to help seniors prepare for the Career Fair that will be occurring on Apr. 1. This event was also hosted to help seniors learn more about how to obtain a job for the future and learn about potential career opportunities from around this area. One student, Avery Smith, said that she attended this event for that reason; to see what options there are for seniors like her.
If you are familiar with the acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese, then you have probably heard of or seen some of his films like “Goodfellas,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and “The Departed.” The legendary director has also made himself famous in recent weeks with his public criticism of Marvel’s films changing the film industry. Among this, he has been around for decades and has made countless movies that match his talents with that of Steven Spielberg. Now that he is reaching old age, Scorsese has gathered some of the best actors from older critically-acclaimed movies, and has created a much more mature film that pays homage to all of the classics of the past. His newest film is “The Irishman,” and is now streaming on Netflix.
Movie theaters have been around for ages. When you go there, you can spend countless of time watching movies with family and friends, eating popcorn and candy, and drinking a cold soda. However, this raises an interesting question: do we even need to go to the movie theater to have that experience?
On Oct. 29, the L.E.A.P. (Learn, Explore, Achieve, Perform) leadership program hosted Raymonn Adams, former NFL player, to give a talk on how to lead yourself before you lead others. Adams is a father, author and founder and CEO of two technological companies. He was also the first one in his family to graduate college. However, he did not start from the top. When he was young, he lived in a trailer with no electricity and was frequently met with hunger pains. Adamns stated that his mom was the main motivator in his life. Her words created a strong “self-talk” for him. That is what helped him get through the hard times and it still helps him today.