Articles written by: Darryl Mackey

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NBA Playoffs Are Here: A student provides insight on must-see playoff matchups and who is dealing with the most pressure.

The NBA Playoffs are finally here after the great showing teams in the play-in tournament gave viewers. In the play-in tournament, the Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks cemented their spot for the playoffs. Here are matchups that viewers should watch. One matchup to view is […]

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Darryl Mackey

I’m Darryl Mackey, the Web Editor for The Waltonian, and I was the Interim Sports Editor for a short time before we found a replacement. I’m a senior Communication Studies major in Digital and Emerging Media with a minor in Marketing. During my time here at Eastern, I didn’t do […]

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The Dining Commons

While there are multiple places on campus that students choose from, the best, in my opinion, is the Dining Commons. Of course, you might select morning coffee with an easy riser or get a late-night meal, but the Dining Commons provides more, and here’s why. The Dining Commons gives more […]

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Athlete’s Corner: The life of track runner DaNeal Williams tells his plans for the season.

The junior track runner DaNeal Williams has accomplished a lot in his track career, so I’ve asked him about how he managed to prepare himself for meets, balance sports and schoolwork, and what expectations he has for this season. Off the track, Williams is a health science major who wants […]

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March Madness: Every sports fan’s favorite time of the year is the unpredictability of college basketball.

It’s that time of the year when basketball fans join together to make their brackets towards their predictions on who is winning the March Madness tournament. Fans around the country get to view NCAA Men’s Division 1 top basketball teams of the year take their competitiveness to the next level […]

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Blockbuster Trade: A trade needed for both sides, a student gives opinion on who won.

On Feb. 10, the trade between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers shook the NBA. The Sixers traded their former 2016 1st overall pick, Ben Simmons, alongside Andre Drummond, Seth Curry with two first-round picks for superstar James Harden and Paul Millsap. While many analysts have said the Nets […]

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Sports Favoritism: How the media views specific teams and players compared to the rest.

I think we’ve all experienced a sense of favoritism to specific athletes and teams at some point when watching big sports stations like ESPN and FOX. I, for one, see this a lot as I am a Los Angeles Lakers fan, and I see them constantly on shows, whether they […]

Why Spider-Man Matters: An examination of the critical and box office success of “No Way Home”
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Why Spider-Man Matters: An examination of the critical and box office success of “No Way Home”

Rounding out 2021, Marvel Studios and Sony granted their fans another great superhero movie. On Friday, December 17, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” was released, with the Marvel community delighted to witness multiple trailers and cast reveals, the anticipation this movie had was electric as fans got to see the continuation […]

Men’s Basketball on Fire: A hot start from the Eastern University men’s basketball team.
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Men’s Basketball on Fire: A hot start from the Eastern University men’s basketball team.

So far, the season has been great for the Eastern men’s basketball team, holding an 11-2 record and being first in the conference undefeated. However, after losing a challenging game on the road against Roanoke College, Eastern never looked back, winning their next ten games. This season good for the […]

The Meltdown: An Eastern food item suddenly disappeared from the menu.
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The Meltdown: An Eastern food item suddenly disappeared from the menu.

Now, as an Eastern University student, the food selection is limited. Throughout my four years here, I’ve witnessed this change as many around. From Jamin Java’s rebranding to Zime and Breezeway’s lunchtime hours changed; I’m sure you’ve noticed it too. While one constant food item has found its way off […]