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Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘Lone Survivor:’ a tense and honorable salute

Drew Coffey, Columinist February 28, 2024

When turning on this movie, I assumed it would be another action-packed war film with similar attributes to “Black Hawk Down” or “Pearl Harbor.”  What I got was a surprisingly thought-provoking...

COLUMN: The beauty of cozy games

COLUMN: The beauty of cozy games

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 26, 2024

When people think “gamer” they tend to think about Call of Duty or Fortnite. That is because those two franchises have a lot of foot traffic in the gaming community. Games that tend to have themes...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: When to speak up, the problem with lengthy emails

Dan Hahn, Columnist February 25, 2024

The beauty of formal emails lies in the encouragement of favorable discourse. We may be flawed as humans, but in our private discourse we can strive for something better. That being said, email is not...

Drew Coffey

COLUMN: ‘Cube’: ‘Saw’ before ‘Saw’

Drew Coffey, Columnist February 20, 2024

Late at night, I decided to put off a handful of assignments and watch an old sci-fi/thriller film called “Cube” from 1997. Let’s just say, I’ve never been more regretful of not doing my homework. The...

COLUMN: Hot take the field

COLUMN: ‘Hot take’ the field

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 19, 2024

So, I will be honest, I think the Super Bowl is over-hyped. I know, I know. “Kierstyn you are crazy, football is the best sport and the Super Bowl is the best event of the year.” I just do not...

EDITORIAL: Should you trust the mystic, weather-predicting rodent?

EDITORIAL: Should you trust the mystic, weather-predicting rodent?

Editorial Board February 5, 2024

Groundhog Day is a celebration celebrated on Feb. 2 every year. The celebration's main focus is on a wise, ancient groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil. Every year, they drag Phil out a of deep winter's...

COLUMN: Do people read books anymore?

COLUMN: Do people read books anymore?

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist February 4, 2024

As someone who aspires to be an author, the question of whether literature will be around in the future hangs heavy. In my grad classes, we have talked about the future of books and how people have...

Jason Farias, a senior history education major, leads with a speech during a student walkout demanding a free Palestine at the Mellin Steps outside the Doudna Fine Arts Center in protest of the Israel genocide on Palestinian civilians Wednesday afternoon. Farias said there were around 100 other schools in the nation participating in the walk.

COLUMN: Finding your people in student organizations

Jason Farias, Columnist February 2, 2024

Eastern hosts over 150 Resident Student Organizations (RSOs) on campus, but one glaring issue haunts every organization: the problem of gaining and retaining members. RSOs are truly a reflection...

COLUMN: The boy in the iceberg

COLUMN: The boy in the iceberg

Kierstyn Budz, Columnist January 26, 2024

With the new trailer for the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Netflix show coming out, fans have reemerged with new excitement. I am 100% one of those fans. If you are unfamiliar with the original show...

Dan Hahn is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: ‘Dead Heart in a Dead World’ is the metal album for 2024

Dan Hahn, Columnist January 25, 2024

I graduated high school in 2000, which was just about the time I began embracing metal and extreme music as the foundation of my musical taste. Fresh out of high school, I was new to the metal scene...

Staff profile for Robert.

COLUMN: ‘The Maybe Man’ questions self identity, human principle

Rob Le Cates, Editor-In-Chief January 21, 2024

Once again, AJR doesn’t fail to shatter the minds of millions around the world. In an album released in the end of 2023, the American indie pop group, consisting of three brothers, offers 12 relatable...

Staff profile for Drew Coffey.

COLUMN: ‘The Iron Claw,’ an emotional gut punch

Drew Coffey, Columnist January 16, 2024

Before Christmas break, I made a top three films of 2023 list where I talked about what films were the most compelling, visually striking and emotionally relevant.   I really wish I had waited a little...

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