Articles written by: Lillie Allen

The Art of Skincare: How beauty creates confidence and happiness.
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The Art of Skincare: How beauty creates confidence and happiness.

It’s a common saying that if you look good, you feel good about yourself. While this has typically been understood as dressing up, doing your hair, and putting on makeup, I have found this to be true by simply sticking to a skincare routine. With a simple skincare routine, one […]

People of Eastern: A conversation with Health Center Director Damona Wilson.
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People of Eastern: A conversation with Health Center Director Damona Wilson.

Over the past academic year, Eastern has tackled the coronavirus pandemic with force. Behind the scenes of all the decision making, testing days, and quarantine management is one woman with a heart of gold. Her name is Damona Wilson. The director of the student health center and nurse of over […]

Two Young Victims of Police Brutality Start Another Conversation: The nation grieves 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 16-year old Ma’Khia Bryant.
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Two Young Victims of Police Brutality Start Another Conversation: The nation grieves 20-year-old Daunte Wright and 16-year old Ma’Khia Bryant.

The Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Police Department is under scrutiny after the recent shooting and death of twenty-year-old Daunte Wright. Wright, a Black man, was killed on April 11th after he was pulled over for having a tail light out. The shooter, 48-year-old police officer Kim Potter, was placed on administrative […]

Squats with the Squad: A reflection on how workout activities with friends eases gymtimidation.
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Squats with the Squad: A reflection on how workout activities with friends eases gymtimidation.

Getting motivated to work out is difficult. For twenty-two years, I rarely worked out. On occasion, I would go for a walk around my neighborhood, but I never knew how to properly work out. I finally got the courage to go to the gym this semester, and I still found […]

Sedona Fever: How one student-athlete took over social media and changed the NCAA  women’s basketball tournament.
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Sedona Fever: How one student-athlete took over social media and changed the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.

When pictures leaked of the NCAA women’s basketball training room, many fans were furious. A few hours later, Oregon Ducks basketball player Sedona Prince posted videos on the social media platform TikTok that detailed the true extent of the inequalities between the men’s and women’s facilities, goodie bags, and food. […]

The Diary of a Disabled Girl: The struggle of having a semi-invisible disability.
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The Diary of a Disabled Girl: The struggle of having a semi-invisible disability.

A few months ago, I was sitting in the break room at my job at a skincare clinic, discuss- ing skincare routines with my coworkers. We were debating methods of cleansing the face: do you use a wipe, a liquid cleanser, or a tool? I was on team cleansing tool. […]

The Eastern Election: Xeyah Martin’s hopes for his term as the Student Government Association President.
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The Eastern Election: Xeyah Martin’s hopes for his term as the Student Government Association President.

Xeyah Martin has big plans for Eastern University. The junior business administration major is the incoming SGA Executive Board President for the 2021-2022 school year, having previously served as the vice president and treasurer in the past. While his term as president will not begin until next semester, Martin has […]

Play Ball: Eastern’s baseball team prepares for their return to the mound.
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Play Ball: Eastern’s baseball team prepares for their return to the mound.

As many teams wind down their seasons, Eastern’s baseball team is just getting started. Led by Coach Scott Renauro, an Eastern baseball alum, the team is trying their best to stay positive as they navigate their first season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a roster full of […]

Student Athlete Spotlight: Graduate student Meghan Johnson reflects on the challenges of her time as an athlete, academics, and her role as a team captain.
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Student Athlete Spotlight: Graduate student Meghan Johnson reflects on the challenges of her time as an athlete, academics, and her role as a team captain.

Marguerite “Meghan” Johnson can be described as many things: she’s a leader, an aunt, an activist, and a warrior, just to name a few. The 23-year-old clinical counseling student and softball athlete is one of the many people who realized their potential in the age of COVID. Before the coronavirus […]

Five Things to Know About Astrology: What it is and how to find out your different signs.
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Five Things to Know About Astrology: What it is and how to find out your different signs.

Astrology is a touchy subject; some people believe in it, others don’t. However, not much is known about astrology by the general public. Most people are aware of their sun sign (I’m a Sagittarius), but so many people are unaware of the nuances of astrology, and I’m here to help […]