Articles written by: Lillie Allen

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Gymtimidation: How to face the anxieties of going to the gym.

Eastern is a unique university in many ways. From the small classroom environment, to the strong sense of community, Eastern is a place where many feel comfortable. However, there is one space that makes some Eastern students rife with anxiety: the state of the art fitness center. The fitness center […]

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Finding a Career in Sports: Sarah Todd and Sabrina Thomas offer insight.

In the world of sports, there are a variety of jobs and responsibilities that go beyond playing the game. While coaches, athletes, and trainers can obviously have a career in sports, there are a number of career paths that one can have while still being a part of the sports […]

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A Kind Heart in the White House: A student shares hopes for a new, empathetic president.

As Chief Justice John Roberts shook the hand of President Joe Biden and said “congratulations Mister President”, I let out a huge sigh. For the first time in my adult life, I have a president who has empathy. While some may argue that former President Donald Trump was empathetic, I […]

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A Letter to the Past: Managing Editor Lillie Allen writes a love letter to her past self.

To the girl who I used to be, I know that life is hard. You’re exhausted. It seems like there is no end to the pain you feel; that the heartache will never end. I’m here to tell you that things will get better. You’ll forget him, the scent of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]