Articles written by: Kelsey Fiander-Carr


The New Tobacco Ban: A smart decision or a violation of freedom?

[twocol_one] Anti Ban In December 2019, a new law in the United States went into effect stating that anyone under the age of 21 could no longer buy products that contained tobacco or nicotine. There has been a large amount of controversy regarding this law, not only for people who […]


Sports Calendar: Support your Eastern Eagles!

Saturday, Feb. 1 Men’s Volleyball at Newman University @11 a.m. Women’s Basketball at Wilkes University @12 p.m. Men’s Volleyball vs. College of Saint Elizabeth @1 p.m. Men’s Basketball at Wilkes University @2 p.m.   Wednesday, Feb. 5 Men’s Basketball at King’s College @6 p.m. Men’s Volleyball vs. King’s College @7 […]


A Backpacking Adventure Became One Student’s Life-Changing Experience: Inside how Rebecca “Becca” Belotti’s study abroad assignment in Oregon altered the course of her life.

In the fall of 2019, senior psychology major, Rebecca “Becca” Belotti traveled over 2500 miles to Ashland, Oregon through The Oregon Extension Program dedicated to college students’ learning outside of the normal classroom. “Every autumn since 1975, several dozen college students from across the country have taken a step “out […]


Campus Calendar: Here is a list of some important dates to mark in your agendas from graduation to fun club events!

Thursday, Jan. 30 4:00 p.m. | Walton Upper Lobby | 100 Days till Commencement Celebration   Saturday, Feb. 8 Oaks Center Ice | Ice Skating with SAB   Monday, Feb. 10 7:30 p.m. | McInnis 120 | Meet the Blackulty   Saturday, Feb. 15 8:00 p.m. | Gough Great Room […]


Eastern, Ableism, and the Lack of the Doane Bridge: Waltonian Editor-in-Chief investigates Eastern’s seemingly ableist actions and their impact on students at Eastern, especially those with disabilities.

The only solid path from the main part of campus to the gym (where chapel is held) and many dorm buildings is inactive for a non-specified amount of time, leaving students with disabilities on the back burner of Eastern’s interests. A few months ago when a contractor was working on […]

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Holidays and Geographical Traditions: Inside how some students spend the holidays where they are from.

A Jew(ish) Christmas: Christmas as a Christian kid in Jewish town. Cherry Hill, New Jersey is a town known for its diners, it’s mall and its synagogues. As one of the few Christians in town, it is not odd that I adopted some of the traditions my Jewish classmates and neighbors […]


Artist Spotlight on Poet Nicole Markert: An interview with a student that often challenges herself by creating more meaning in a poem by how it looks on a page.

The moment that I knew my roommate, Senior English Writing and Literature major, Nicole Markert, was not just a fantastic poet but a spectacular storyteller was when I watched her present her senior writing thesis last spring. “In 2012, there were 4,738 people in the age group of 21-24 that […]

A scene from the play American Son, pictured above, depicts a biracial couple trying to locate their son after he was stopped by police.

“American Son” and Social Commentary: With the Netflix adaptation, viewers are reflecting on the importance of media that focuses on important issues.

This article will contain spoilers as well as themes of racism and police brutality. Just airing in the beginning of Nov., the Netflix adaptation of the play American Son has viewers on the edge of their seats wanting and longing for a positive ending to racial profiling, making the need […]

I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is sold on many online book-selling sites as well as in-person bookstores. I suggest buying from local stores!

The Importance of “I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” and Diverse Literature: Inside how this young novel incorporated many difficult themes, allowing readers to see the importance of readers books written by marginalized authors.

“How do we tie our shoes, brush our hair, drink coffee, wash the dishes, and go to sleep, pretending everything is fine? How do we laugh and feel happiness despite the buried things growing inside? How can we do that day after day?” Over the summer, I read lines like […]

The first film of the successful horror movie franchise, Scream, follows Sidney Prescott, a high school student who finds herself at the center of a string of murders, ass the killer seems to have an obsession with her.

What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? A reflection on a spooky Halloween filled with horror movies and an empathetic heart for the flawed protagonist.

When I was a kid, I insisted on only dressing up as one of the two characters- Dorothy or the Wicked Witch. I traded off these characters each year. Now, I do not know why I only had these two ideas in mind. Maybe I loved Wizard of Oz, which […]