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Eastern Exiles: Ultimate frisbee and it’s role at Eastern

In recent years the popularity of the sport ultimate frisbee, frequently referred to as ‘Ultimate’, has grown both nationally, and on the Eastern University campus. Internationally ultimate frisbee has been recognized as a sport, and will likely participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics. On campus, the Eastern Exiles enjoy this […]

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Athletes in the Community: How Kerry Phillips handles nursing, chaplaincy, and soccer.

Kerry Phillips, a sophomore women’s soccer player, is a glowing ball of energy with a smile for everybody and a joke always on the tip of her tongue. When she isn’t busy with her sport, she can be found studying and serving her community in a couple of ways. First, […]

Serena Williams in her famous “cat suit” that inspired a Nike ad about female empowerment.
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Play Like a Girl: The sexism and double standards that encapsulate women in athletics.

In this past December, there was a clip of an awards show that featured star forward for team Olympique Lyonnais, Ada Hegerberg, in which, while accepting a prestigious award, the host of the awards ceremony asked a perhaps inappropriate question regarding a dance move.  He [Martin Solveig] casually asked her, […]

Matt Auletti (left), seen here playing lacrosse his sophomore year, makes his return to the sport after an injury
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The Comeback Kid: The Waltonian talks to senior lacrosse player Matt Auletti about his comeback to the sport.

While Lacrosse is only “in season” during the spring semester, senior Matt Auletti is always preparing to play his favorite sport. Auletti was a starter his sophomore year in his position as an attackman, but his junior season was sadly cut short last spring. During an early-season scrimmage, Auletti says […]

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The Biles: A look into Simone Biles’ recent success at the Gymnastic World Championship and how she became one of the best gymnasts of all time.

In Stuttgart, Germany, world-renowned gymnast Simone Biles surpassed Vitaly Scherbo to become the most decorated gymnast of all time at the World Championships, collecting her 25th medal, including 18 gold medals. After collecting her 24th medal, which ensured her the record, Biles said, “I was really proud.” She should be, […]

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The Eagles set the record against the Cavaliers at 21-20 with their 17th consecutive victory in the “Battle of Eagle Road,” a rivalry dating back to 1982.

In what was an intense, though, for the most part, not so competitive encounter, Eastern University Men’s Soccer worked around their longtime rivals, the Cavaliers of Cabrini College, to secure a win for the young team. The Eagles controlled the possession of the ball, as well as the pace of […]

Rafael Nadal with his U.S. Open Trophy
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Served Too Short: A recap of the recent U.S. Open, including Serena Williams, Bianca Andreescu, and Rafael Nadar.

A few weeks ago, the 2019 U.S. Open Finals were held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 7 and 8. The finals featured Serena Williams versus Canada’s Bianca Andreescu for the women’s singles match and Rafael Nadal playing Russia’s Daniil Mendvedev. Both of these finals offered great record-breaking potential […]

Kapler was dismissed of his role as Phillies general manager after two seasons
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You Were Great Gabe, But Time Marches On: The departure of the Phillies general manager and how the team moves forward.

Recently, the Philadelphia Phillies decided to move in another direction with then Phillies manager Gabe Kapler after two subpar non-playoff seasons going 161-163. The Phillies have decided on Joe Girardi to fill in the now-vacant position.  He brings to the Phillies a championship pedigree with 10 seasons as the Yankees […]

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The Future is now: New coaches push forward the vision of competition, faith and success.

As the summer sets and a new school year opens its doors, there is much for which to be excited, especially as it regards EU Athletics. With the Softball field reconstructed, Lacrosse field further maintained, and new equipment added to the Fitness Center, the addition of four new head coaches […]

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Inside the US Women’s Soccer team’s fight for justice amid FIFA gender wage gap.
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Equal Pay for Equal Work: Inside the US Women’s Soccer team’s fight for justice amid FIFA gender wage gap.

Over the summer, the US women’s soccer team left the field with their third World Cup win to file a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, claiming that they were being discriminated against on the basis of gender.  In March, all 28 players of the US team filed the […]