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#BlackLivesMatter: Counting Black Lives in the City of Brotherly Love
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#BlackLivesMatter: Counting Black Lives in the City of Brotherly Love

Under the right conditions, Philadelphia could be a Baltimore,” says Deanna Jefferson, leader of the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic, and Legal Justice. A community organizer and student at Temple University, Deanna helped to plan the “Philly is Baltimore” rally in April. Of the larger Black Lives Matter movement, Deanna […]

Charles S. Walton: A Biography
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Charles S. Walton: A Biography

When Charles S. Walton, Sr. passed away on December 26, 1916, the headline of the local newspaper read, “Radnor Township Sustains an Incalculable Loss.” Over 500 mourners gathered at the Walton estate, Walmarthon, to remember a man who had been an intricate part of their community. During his lifetime he […]

Walmarthon estate view from lake.
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A Brief History of the Walton Estate

Walking across Eastern University’s campus, it’s easy to feel like you’re in a Spanish villa up on a hillside with a vineyard down below. No, it’s not a Spanish Villa, and no, there’s no vineyard, but the lush, hilly landscape and beautiful Mediterranean-style buildings with their terra-cotta roofs and vaulted, […]

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A Conversation with Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts is the granddaughter of Bertha Spencer, who worked on the Walton estate as a governess from 1913-1920.  Abbie: How did your grandmother find employment at the Walton estate? Sheila: Our family, the Spencers, immigrated to America in 1869 from Lancashire, England, and my grandmother was born in 1878 […]

The Waltonian Staff
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Meet The Press

  Editor-in-Chief Name: Lauren Bujaky Year: Senior Majors: English Literature/Theology Describe yourself in three phrases: cat cuddler, butter connoisseur, avid bibliophile. Who is your literary crush?  Gabriel Oak from Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd.” 1. His smile: “When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread till […]

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Saluting Our Seniors

Remembering the stellar group of Waltonian editors before they graduate Lizzie Vollmer: Managing editor, the brains of our operation (because it certainly isn’t me) and a champion e-mailer. 1. Favorite Waltonian memory: Going up to random people in the Jammin Java and asking them to pose for the centerspread photos. […]

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The Walt-Onion: Eastern’s Finest News Source

“Ring by Spring” Prompts New Eastern Dating Site As many students struggle to find their soul mate before they graduate, the administration has decided to implement an online dating network, my.eastern.edu/equallyyoked. The hope is that students will learn how to have long lasting faith-centered relationships, based on an algorithm that […]

Memes By Eastern Students
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Memes By Eastern Students

Senior Maryann Bonner has a unique way of expressing cluelessness, drawing inspiration from the infamous “I dunno dog.” Lol. Success! Sophomore Josh Bell celebrates getting his picture in the Waltonian by re-enacting the trademark “fist-pumping baby” meme. What do junior Mike Creamer and Jackie Chan have in common? Both of […]

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Don’t Be Anti-Social (Media)

Twitter Who uses it?: Everyone except your parents. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone’s parents on Twitter. I’ve seen every business, athlete, celebrity, college kid and so forth on here. But never a parent. Pros: The absence of a stigma for posting 20 tweets in a five minute […]

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A Brief Guide to Singleness on Valentine’s

With Amateur Lover Alex Kraft Having spent a world record 21 straight Valentine’s Days all by my lonesome (Okay, I made that up. The world record part I mean. I know my life is sad), I feel I’m more than qualified to talk on this subject. Rather than sit around […]