Articles written by: Lillie Allen

Archive / Sports

Ringing the Bell: Sports traditions in Philadelphia.

“Fly, eagles fly, on the road to victory…” If you’re from Philadelphia, you definitely know these words. In Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, traditions run deep. It is a city with so much American history, and tradition is ingrained in the Philadelphian way. This is no different than in […]

Archive / Sports

Athletes Who Serve: Highlighting Eastern athletes who have served in the military.

This past Wednesday, the United States celebrated Veterans Day. The holiday (which started out as Armistice Day after the end of World War I) is celebrated to thank those who have served their country in the military. Eastern’s community is extremely supportive of the armed forces; there are a number […]

Archive / Opinions

Pretty Boys: Appreciating the beauty and talent of boy bands.

“Ew, you like K-pop boys?” said my date with a scoff. We were discussing music tastes and interests. He liked Juice WRLD and the Weeknd, and I stated that I enjoyed K-pop, specifically ATEEZ and Stray Kids. It was clear that this date would go nowhere, but my love for […]

Archive / Center Spread

Legalizing It: New Jersey voted to legalize marijuana recreationally. What does that mean?

In New Jersey, voters overwhelmingly supported public opinion question number one: legalizing recreational marijuana. While the decision to legalize the substance was put into the hands of voters, the nuances of the legislation regarding cannabis are ultimately in the hands of state legislators. Contrary to the belief of New Jersey […]

Archive / Sports

Retiring From College Sports: Evan Wildermuth reflects on his time as a collegiate athlete after announcing his retirement this fall.

Over the past three years, Evan Wildermuth’s name has been in Eastern Athletics’ headlines. A Track and Field athlete who does jumps, Wildermuth brought his A-game to meets at every chance he got. From his amazing performances at conferences in 2019 and his title of MAC Indoor Athlete of the […]

Lush Cosmetics is a chain known for their all-natural beauty products.
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Know Your Skin: A comparison between drug-store and all-natural beauty products.

What is most important to you when picking soap? Is it the scent? Could it be the packaging (or lack thereof)? For me, it is the ingredients. Reading the back of soap bottles might be time-consuming but it keeps me sane. The ingredients in my cosmetics can keep my skin […]

Maya Moore playing basketball for the WNBA.
Archive / Sports

Activism and Athletics: Maya Moore’s newest life purpose.

Many athletes spend their lives dedicated to the sports that they love. Some sacrifice friendships, schoolwork, and even family for their professional sports dream. Once a professional athlete, few leave their job willingly. Most athletes retire after hitting their physical peak or suffering a career-ending injury. However, for WNBA player […]

A&E / Archive

The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye: The Kickstarter-funded supernatural series come alive.

Investigative true crime podcasts are all the rage these days. With beautiful scores, gory details, and neatly packaged scripts, podcasts like Dr. Death, Disgraceland, and The Clearing have been gaining listeners rapidly since they debuted. They are all beautifully made, but what does the podcasting process look like? Is it […]

Sandra Diaz-Twine, AKA the “Queen of Survivor,” a Puerto Rican Army veteran, is one of two competitors to ever win Survivor twice.
A&E / Archive

Not So Black and White Television: Diversity and inclusion in TV shows.

On Dec. 18, 2019, Jeff Probst and the production team of the iconic reality show Survivor announced the theme for the upcoming 40th season: Winners At War. Twenty previous winners of Survivor would come back to the game and compete for the biggest cash prize in reality show history. Fans […]

Hamilton has been one of the most popular shows
on Broadway since its debut. Releasing the show onto
Netflix’s platform allowed Broadway fanatics to get their
chance to watch a show that will go down in history.

The Ten Dollar Founding Father: Hamilton, streaming, and the future of Broadway.

On Jan. 20, 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s newest musical, Hamilton, premiered at the Public Theatre in New York City. Within a few short months, the production was transferred to Broadway, officially opening on Aug. 6 of that same year. The production went on to win eleven Tony awards, a Grammy award, […]