Jennifer Zuniga is the Opinion Editor starting fall 2019. She was the Advertising Manager, starting fall 2018 until Spring 2019.

Arts and Entertainment

Concert Tour Updates

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.

Arts and Entertainment

Viewership Increases on Digital Platforms Due to COVID-19

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, 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.

Editor's Picks Opinion

Being an Out-of-State Student

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.


Living On Campus Rocks

I have heard more than once from students that living on campus is experience. Although that is a valid point, I have also come to acknowledge that it amazing to stay on campus. You may ask, “why?” When you look at it, there is so much freedom in being away from home. They include the following: classes are closer, you will get the chance to get involved with the different clubs and organizations that the university offers, the resources offered by the university are more accessible, you will be able to network, and the events planned by the different clubs and organizations on campus are amazing.


Dear College Students, Start Taking Care of Yourself

College students, it is time to start taking care of yourself. I know life can get busy for you. You have deadlines to meet. You might have a job, be in a relationship, or even be involved with clubs and organizations. It’s difficult to try to manage it all, but your health is important. Neglecting to take of your well-being can suffer in the long run. You need to start taking care of yourself now. It is not too late. Plus, you only have one body for the rest of your life, so why wouldn’t you want to take care of it?


The Things I Like About Winter

Although my favorite season is fall, there are some things that I love about winter. As an out-of-state student from Atlanta, GA, I never had to worry as much as I do with Connecticut’s cold weather, especially during the wintertime. Being here for three years now, I have realized that the cold weather does have its perks.


Students Show They Are “Unafraid” at UnDocuRally

On Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., in the Betty Tipton Room, Eastern’s Freedom club hosted a rally called UnDocurally in support of immigrant rights. The rally brought awareness to the current political climate that is threatening the undocumented community. The Supreme Court case has to make a decision to continue or rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, before June. Many people believe that the decision will be made within two months due to the Presidential election. Freedom at Eastern, the activism club on campus for undocumented rights, sought to unite administration, faculty, the DACAmented community that will be affected by the Supreme Court decision, and allies together to stand in solidarity. The rally emphasized that this was an issue that affected everyone whether one has status or not, or whether one cared for immigration issues, gender issues, and/or political issues.


Don’t Take Your College Education For Granted

As college students, some of us tend to take our education for granted. To make the decision to continue past the secondary-level is massive since not everyone can afford to do so. In different parts of the world, education isn’t easily accessible. Some of us forget to recognize that in North America there are still some people who struggle to access it. Education is a privilege, and should be seen for its value.