TikTok and The FYP: The Toxic Diet Culture Taking Over Teenage Lives

*Written by Ella Welch* *DISCLAIMER: This article talks about concepts regarding eating habits and eating disorders. I am also writing as a student, not a certified dietitian or nutritionist.* Much of society has become familiarized with the new social media app TikTok, which allows creators to post short video clips of their daily lives, funny moments, news, or other random content. The app is quite … Continue reading TikTok and The FYP: The Toxic Diet Culture Taking Over Teenage Lives

How I Created a Balanced Lifestyle for Myself and How You Can Too

*Written by Naomi Strauss* Every day when I go on social media, my brain is flooded with images and ideas of what is considered “perfect.” Advertisements for the “perfect” body and “perfect” diet that I have to try” are constantly pushed on me.  These instances of “perfection” that I saw everyday had a detrimental effect on my self esteem. After realizing that what may work for … Continue reading How I Created a Balanced Lifestyle for Myself and How You Can Too

5 Soups to Curl Up By The Fire With This Winter

*Written by Naomi Strauss* When I think of winter, I think of three things: fires, movies, and soup. There is nothing more perfect to me than a cozy night in, curled up by a fire with a big bowl of warm soup.  Soup has always held a very special place in my heart — and my stomach. Soup has a variety of benefits, such as … Continue reading 5 Soups to Curl Up By The Fire With This Winter

Where My Ladies At? Lack of Female Representation in the Weight Room

Whether it was pre-corona when I was lifting six times a week, or now, in the midst of COVID-19, when I go to the gym whenever I can, every time I step foot into the gym, it looks the same: predominantly women on the ab mats and treadmills and men in the weight room.  This was the case last year when I went to Lehigh’s … Continue reading Where My Ladies At? Lack of Female Representation in the Weight Room

Recipes for Beginner Bobby Flays

When someone asks you what you’ve been cooking while away at college, they aren’t talking about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or microwave mac and cheese.  I love a good PB&J just as much as the next person, but I can’t live off of them (well, I mean I could). As my Intro to Nutrition professor tells us, it’s ALL about variety.  Cooking is fun; … Continue reading Recipes for Beginner Bobby Flays

Everything but the Ball: Podcast Highlights Women in Sports

Everything but the Ball is a new podcast hosted by Katie McNulty, Caleigh Burchfield, and Jenna Kase all about uplifting women in sports. McNulty is a junior at Lehigh University majoring in journalism, Burchfield is a junior at St. Lawrence University majoring in English writing and communications, and Kase is a junior at Emerson College majoring in sports communication. The three co-hosts met this summer … Continue reading Everything but the Ball: Podcast Highlights Women in Sports

Barreform: a taste of NYC in the Lehigh Valley

Barreform is a boutique fitness studio located on the corner of Brodhead Avenue and East 4th Street. Nora Hendrycks and Brett Jones co-own and co-founded barreform in 2017 out of a desire to bring their favorite workouts to the valley. Barreform aspires to inspire by delivering unique, intense, motivating, and very effective classes. The classes they offer range from burnlab to megaformer classes.  Burnlab is … Continue reading Barreform: a taste of NYC in the Lehigh Valley

Four CBD Products That Will Make You Feel Good AF

CBD is all the rage these days. From oils and serums to Kim Kardashian’s CBD-themed baby shower (yes, that really happened), we can’t seem to escape this new “cure-all.” Now that CBD has made its way into almost every store and product imaginable, you’re probably wondering: “Do I need this?” The answer is 100% yes. For starters, what is CBD? Let’s first take a look … Continue reading Four CBD Products That Will Make You Feel Good AF

Eating for a Better Tomorrow

When discussing climate change and the fate of our environment it feels as if there’s rarely any good news. As our world continues to see rising temperatures, the increasing presence of natural disasters, rising sea levels and many more consequences of our ever-growing carbon footprint, I can’t help but feel powerless. However, there are many simple changes you can make to your daily habits that … Continue reading Eating for a Better Tomorrow

Journaling: A Remedy to Your Worries

Whether you have a difficult exam coming up or you recently got into a fight with your best friend, we all experience stress.  These relatable and uneasy feelings can become overwhelming when you don’t have someone to confide in, don’t want to bother a friend with your problems, or maybe you’re not even quite sure how you’re feeling at all— so what do you do? … Continue reading Journaling: A Remedy to Your Worries