Magdalena Rieder

Articles (14 total)

DiCaprio shines in new film, The Revenant

On January 7, at 8 p.m., my significant other and I made our way over to the Rave Cinema on Carpenter Road to check out Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest movie, The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. What I found was so unexpected, different and refreshing, I left the movie theatre with a feeling of intense excitement and awe.

New Year resolutions

American author of self-help books, Melody Beattie, once said, “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.

Surviving the holidays at home

You’ve been on your own for at least a whole semester now, living on campus, in a dorm or in an apartment, and you’ve started to get used to calling the shots and living your own adult life. Going back home over the holidays can be a stressful few weeks for both you and your parents because you aren’t used to having someone tell you what time to be home or when to take out the trash anymore, and they may not be used to you having more freedoms either.

How to cope with stress of final exams

It’s no secret that our final exams are right around the corner with just three weeks away! While we are all patiently awaiting our time until the end of the semester and our winter holidays, it’s important to know how to effectively prepare for the end of our classes and how to manage our stress during this pretty frustrating time. offers the top ten solutions for dealing with exam stress, which include: listening to classical music, taking a walk, planning a study routine, playing with bubble wrap and puppies, getting enough sleep, getting help for studying using mobile apps, eating dark chocolate, letting out all of your aggression and breaking free from distractions. All of these sound like great ways to cope with exam-time anxiety and heavy study loads.

Bundle up with these four essential scarves

It’s no secret that the weather is getting colder and the bitter winter months are upon us. Fortunately with the help of these four nifty scarves, you’ll be able to bundle up and face the infamous Michigan winters with a breeze, and look good while you’re at it. 1.The wool wrap-around: This scarf is perhaps your best bet for easy application and best form of warmth.

The history of Halloween

To most of us, Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, costumes, scary movies, and most certainly candy, but there is so much more behind this multi-billion dollar holiday than what meets the eye. Originating over 2,000 years ago, Celtic people in areas of Western Europe celebrated the festival of Samhain beginning on the night of October 31st because it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

​Casablanca brings Mediterranean flavor to Ypsilanti

Morocco meets Ypsilanti on Washtenaw Street’s new, six-month old restaurant, Casablanca. If you’re looking for a taste of something original, fresh, affordable, and very close to Eastern’s campus, then you should check them out. This hole-in-the-wall hotspot has delicious and authentic Mediterranean flavors just waiting to be explored.

What's in your backpack?

It’s no secret that what we wear and how we accessorize can say a lot about who we are as individuals.

Students celebrate German-American Day

More than 100 student and faculty and staff members from EMU and other high schools gathered to celebrate the annual German-American Day on Monday afternoon, Oct.