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Legalizing It: New Jersey voted to legalize marijuana recreationally. What does that mean?

In New Jersey, voters overwhelmingly supported public opinion question number one: legalizing recreational marijuana. While the decision to legalize the substance was put into the hands of voters, the nuances of the legislation regarding cannabis are ultimately in the hands of state legislators. Contrary to the belief of New Jersey […]

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What You Need to Know: “Rigged Election”, the Administration’s response, and democratic history.

The results of the 2020 General Election have been called, according to the Associated Press, determining that candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will become the U.S. President and Vice President in January. These results came with a stark divide between President Donald Trump’s accusations of voter fraud and his […]

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Historic Election Wins

Kamala Harris (D): Vice Presidential-Elect Harris won a historic election as the first Black Asian-American woman elected to this position. Cori Bush (D): First Black woman to represent Missouri in the U.S. Congress. Bush worked as a medic during Black Lives Matter protests in Furguson during 2014 and is a […]

There are many parties and many ways to vote in the upcoming American Presidential election.
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Why We Vote: Unsure of who to vote for? The Waltonian Staff is here to tell you their opinions regarding the 2020 election and the nominees.

Going Green: An Eastern student expresses their reasoning behind voting third party in the 2020 election. By Anonymous With the increasingly tumultuous political climate, many people are looking at third-party candidates. Instead of blindly voting for a third-party candidate for the sake of “protest voting,” it helps to understand the important […]

How to Vote in Pennsylvania: A comprehensive guide to voting in the 2020 Pennsylvania General Election.
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How to Vote in Pennsylvania: A comprehensive guide to voting in the 2020 Pennsylvania General Election.

Step 1: Apply for mail-in absentee ballot at votespa.com/ApplyMailBallot. The Mail-in Ballot Application must be received by your county election office by 5 PM October 27, regardless of post stamp. Step 2: Mail-in ballot must be postmarked by 8 PM Nov 3 or received by the county election office by […]

Registering to Vote In 2020: A look at the registration process for the 2020 election.
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Registering to Vote In 2020: A look at the registration process for the 2020 election.

Voting this year is absolutely imperative, possibly even more so than ever before. However, for many, it could be your first time participating in a presidential election. Voting is a way to make your voice heard and to stand for your beliefs, but first, you have to make sure you’re […]

All About Absentee Ballots: Exercising the right to vote in the midst of a pandemic.
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All About Absentee Ballots: Exercising the right to vote in the midst of a pandemic.

American citizens are given a right that is undeniably significant and that shouldn’t take it for granted. According to the United States Census Bureau, only about 45 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds registered to vote actually vote and according to College factual, that age range makes up 61.8 percent of […]

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September was Suicide Prevention Month: Members of Eastern’s community reflect on their experiences and opinions regarding suicide, mental health, and more.

The Aftermath: How an uncle’s suicide shapes a young girl by Gabrielle Pardocchi My uncle committed suicide when I was nine years old. At least, I think he did. He had been battling with a drug addiction for years, before overdosing in 2008. He had told my grandmother a few months before […]

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Book Clubs: Reconnecting with the fundamentally familiar, yet radically different, world we live in through the escape of novels

The impact of the international Coronavirus pandemic has been multi-faceted, and different for each person. Though our responses to the virus and personal experiences are varied, each of us is faced with an alteration of what it means to be in community. To many, community includes the circle of people […]

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The Exercise Community: How exercise has been shaped and developed by the Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 has changed the shape of all communities over the course of six months. All non-essential businesses closed, including gyms, which largely impacted the exercise community. Many people make their New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more often, get in shape, or just lead a healthier lifestyle. Gyms […]