Articles written by: Maggie Lauer

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Eastern and the Earth: Student reflects how Eastern can better their consumption of plastic.

      Eastern has made several adjustments to help preserve the earth over the years. The most impactful thing they have done has been their implementation of wind energy. Our campus is solely run on wind energy, which helps to protect the earth from harmful pollution. However, there are […]


Pope Francis Addresses Sexual Assault

      Throughout history, there have been many incidents that involved sexual assault against children. Within the last several years, more people are starting to share their experiences and are trying to fight against these tragedies to prevent them from happening again. In the news, we are seeing sexual […]

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Love for Eastern Professors: Students reflect on the instructors that helped them during their college careers.

A Letter to Dr. Hatch:  How this professor impacted an Eastern student. Dear Dr. Hatch,       To begin, I just wanted to say thank you for being my professor. Each time I take one of your classes, I look forward to learning more from you and hearing the […]


Becoming a Waltonian Editor or Writer

      Do you enjoy reading The Waltonian? Are you a passionate writer? Do you like working with people and getting information out to the public? If so, maybe you want to consider working for The Waltonian! There are two ways you could be a part of The Waltonian. […]

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Visiting Close Family Friends Down Under

      When I was a kid, our family had a few au pairs, or nannies from another country that stayed with us for a year. Two of them were from Australia, and I became especially close to them. Over Christmas break, I had the opportunity to go visit […]


People of Eastern: Dakota Boring

      Meet Dakota Boring, who is a senior Communication major. Originally when coming to Eastern, he chose the school for the community and liked that it was a smaller school. He was originally a Nursing major but decided during sophomore year that he would rather pursue Communications. After meeting […]


The Holidays Are Not Always “Merry and Bright:” Dealing with loss during the holidays season.

      The holidays can be a time of happiness, love, family, and traditions. However, this is not always the case. Some people have lost important people in their lives, whether it be family or friends. There are different reasons for this loss, whether it be sickness, suicide, accident, […]


Drug Use in Philadelphia: A look into the ways in which the government is handling this issue.

      Recently, the Philadelphia Public Health Department installed seven safe needle disposal bins in the Kensington neighborhood. These boxes are called Sharps deposit boxes and function to keep needles off the streets to prevent harm to other people. Besides needles, there are other items that can be placed […]


How Eastern’s Mission Manifests Itself

      As all student know, Eastern University’s mission statement is Faith, Reason and Justice. The university, through the freshman course INST 150. teaches all students what this motto means and how we can live it out. INST 150, Introduction to Faith, Reason and Justice helps students to capture […]


Jared Polis: First gay man to run for elections and be voted in as governor in Colorado

      After viewing the results of the recent midterm election, I cannot help but notice the changes that are present in America’s politics. In this election, we have the first openly gay man, Jared Polis, to be elected as governor. Equality for all people, especially the LGBT+ community, […]