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Saying Goodbye: The Waltonian highlights the class of 2021 and their hard work.
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Saying Goodbye: The Waltonian highlights the class of 2021 and their hard work.

Kay O’Keeffe Editor-in Chief Major: Political Science Kay joined the Waltonian in 2019 as Opinions Editor before transitioning to her role as Editor in Chief in 2020. After graduation, Kay hopes to find work in public policy and eventually get her masters.         Lillie Allen Managing Editor […]

This One Wild and Precious Life
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This One Wild and Precious Life

I will be the first to admit that what originally drew me to this book was the aesthetic cover. Little did I know that this book was exactly what I was searching for. In a world where there is so much despair, polarization and injustice, I feel lost. I feel […]

The Poppy War
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The Poppy War

The Poppy War series has generated a lot of chatter in a lot of different book communities, and for good reason: it’s a fantastically well-written and well-researched historical fantasy based on twentieth century Chinese military history. The series is a trilogy, with the first book, The Poppy War published in […]

The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood.
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The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood.

The book I’ve been chipping away at this semester is “The Big Goodbye: China and the Last Years of Hollywood”. It’s a historical look back at the 1974 noir film, Chinatown. It was one of the last films in the golden age of Hollywood, and the final line “Forget it, […]

Give Poetry a Try
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Give Poetry a Try

Poetry overall tends to have a reputation as being overwhelming, dense, hard to understand, and highly intellectual, and much of that stems from how many people’s only experiences with poetry are in educational settings where the poems are written with antiquated language, and the reading experience is one solely based […]

An Extended Family Easter: Opinions editor Sofia Na describes her family’s Eastern tradition.
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An Extended Family Easter: Opinions editor Sofia Na describes her family’s Eastern tradition.

For the second year in a row, Easter will look a lot different than it usually does. Despite the changes COVID-19 has brought on, I hold on to hope that next year my family will be able to carry out all the traditions we usually do. My family has always […]

Schrom Family Easter: Waltonian staff photographer Courtney Schrom describes her holidays in a big family.
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Schrom Family Easter: Waltonian staff photographer Courtney Schrom describes her holidays in a big family.

Since I come from a big family, holidays are always a big festivity and each has their own traditions and special place in my heart. For example, on Christmas day we have family brunch with my mom’s famous breakfast casserole, we read the Christmas story, open our stockings, and then […]

The Easter Egg Hunt: Copy editor Jennie Brouse describes her favorite Easter tradition.
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The Easter Egg Hunt: Copy editor Jennie Brouse describes her favorite Easter tradition.

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family. Our traditions used to begin on Good Friday when we would color eggs at my church with my dad’s side of the family, followed by a church Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning. My church is […]

Two Easters: Copy editor Meghan Mahoney describes the ways she celebrates Western and Eastern holiday traditions.
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Two Easters: Copy editor Meghan Mahoney describes the ways she celebrates Western and Eastern holiday traditions.

Easter is the most important holiday of the Church calendar for Christians. It’s a feast day in the Church, and my family certainly celebrates that. We have the assigned candy baskets, of course, one for each of my many siblings, and we often take the fake plastic grass from the […]

The Godmother of Rock N’ Roll: A look into Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s accomplishments and careers.
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The Godmother of Rock N’ Roll: A look into Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s accomplishments and careers.

When you think of Rock and Roll, where does your mind go? Sister Rosetta Tharpe is likely the last person you’ll think of. Her pop gospel jazz music was a precursor for the modern age of Rock and Roll we all know and love today. Sister Rosetta Tharpe is known […]