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Sharing food and stories–the heart of Friendsgiving: Part 2

      Gathering together to eat a meal, all sitting at one table and sharing conversation, is the most important component of a Friendsgiving dinner. The people you choose to share dinner and a space with are important to your life. It helps you build a lasting relationship with […]

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Sharing food and stories–the heart of Friendsgiving: Part 1

      My friends and I have celebrated Friendsgiving every year for the last three years, and we don’t skip it for anything. As we’ve gone away for college or struggled through exams, Friendsgiving has always taken priority. I’ve gone most of my life without having family nearby, so […]

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Reflection on Modern American Halloween

      From Jack-o-lanterns to hoping that your dead relatives stop by, Halloween has gone through a major change throughout the centuries. This major change is especially true in America from trick-or-treating to egging houses on Mischief Night. For college students, Halloween involves streaming movies on Netflix, decorating houses, […]

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Día de los Muertos

      While similar in tradition and time of year, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is not actually the same holiday as Halloween. While Halloween is about ghouls and horror, Día de los Muertos views spirits much differently. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican […]

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The Origins of Halloween

      Some do not recognize Halloween has a history dating back about 2000 years ago. The holiday was first associated with the Celtic festival of Samhain; a festival of light verses dark, how summer has ended and winter has begun. It also marked the end of the year, […]

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Indiscretions in The Highest Office: How Trump Sadly Follows a Typical Trend

       You would think that with rising geopolitical tension and a supposed “trade war”on the horizon, the media attention would be covering those stories, but instead when we tune in, a large portion of our time is taken up with stories about a woman named Stormy Daniels. For […]

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University Library Frustration

      Studying in the upper floors of Warner library the other day, I found myself being kicked out by a student worker at what I thought to be an outrageously early time. “Four in the afternoon!? On a Friday!?” I thought to myself. This is a university! How […]

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Facebook Is Not Your Friend (and neither is Hillary Clinton)

       Maybe it costs a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools. And still we connect people.” On June 18, 2016, Andrew Bosworth, a Vice President at Facebook, wrote an internal memo circulated to Facebook employees. Bosworth (or […]

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The WaltONION

Weekly Happenings By Chiara Behm  Due to the last five weeks being cancelled for inclement weather and an Eagles’ parade, Eastern University will be condensing the majority of the missed events into the upcoming week — except (as always) for those pertaining to Esperanza. Another note: Eastern University will once […]

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Inside the Oscars: The Top Best Film Nominees

Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is a masterfully directed film with passionate performances, impactful story aspects, and an encapsulating visual and musical design. Three actors play Guillermo del Toro’s main type of character, the marginal and invisible. Sally Hawkins stars as the intrepid Elisa, a […]