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A Media Snapshot of What’s to Come

     It is that time of year again to talk about upcoming summer films and television shows (and at least one currently airing as well). So to mark my final contribution to The Waltonian, here is a look at some of the films and shows I am looking forward […]

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Poetry Celebrated Nationwide in April

      During April is one of the world’s largest literary celebrations, in which schools, libraries, publishers and poets contribute to and admire the art of poetry. During this month, nations are reminded of the rich history behind poetry and how it influenced politics and societies long ago. National […]

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A Tune for Every Mood: Your Playlist for Finals Week

      During these last few weeks of studying and test-taking, sometimes you need some motivation, entertainment and empathy. In order to get any of those things, you might have to leave your studying space, or you might stop studying altogether. With this playlist of finals music, you won’t […]

One of Hawes’ favorite photos, taken on a side street in Kensington.
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The Role of Creative Expression

      Many people hold the belief that creativity is a God-given gift, and while I do agree, I also think that everyone has some sort of creative lens in their mind that just needs to be found and focused to suit themselves. You may not have found it […]

The Art of Writing Letters
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The Art of Writing Letters

      In eighth grade English class, the last period of the day, I kept myself busy by passing notes with my friend Allison. We’d spend every free moment of the school day writing long letters to document our inside jokes, tease each other about our crushes and make […]

From left: Hannah Brumbach, Maddie Ridgeway and Jordan Bonney perform a tap trio.
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The Stories Behind the Choreography of EU’s Spring Dance Concert, “In Full Bloom”

      Last weekend (April 7-9), Eastern University’s dance department presented its spring concert, “In Full Bloom.” The concert featured an array of beautiful pieces choreographed by Eastern faculty and students. To get an inside look at what went into the preparation for this concert, I spoke to senior […]

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Micah Skinner Earns First Place in Jonathan Orr Essay Contest

      This past March, Eastern University’s Friends of the Library presented the winner of the annual Jonathan Orr Essay Contest after receiving a record number of entries. This contest honors an Eastern alum named Jonathan Orr, whose family left an endowment to Friends of the Library in honor […]

The Art of Makeup
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The Art of Makeup

      I have an on-again, off-again relationship with makeup. We often go steady for weeks at a time. I flirt my long, black lashes with rapid blinks and flash a smile finished with highlighted cheekbones. When I decide that it’s time we take a break, I wipe my eyes […]

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A Closer Look at Literary Journals

      The first poem I ever had published made its debut in my high school’s literary journal. If my memory serves me correctly, I think it was about angels, but that’s all I remember about my poem. It probably wasn’t very good when measured by critical standards, but […]

attends the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England.
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“Legion” Review- A look at an unreliable narrator

      Noah Hawley’s new television series “Fargo” has been held in critical acclaim, having already aired two seasons, and with an upcoming third season starring Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. In between, Hawley has created what could potentially be one of the most twisted and […]