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What About When You Self Can’t?: Rethinking how we view and talk about mental health.

While health, happiness, and hygiene have always been rather basic goals for the average individual, a new movement pushing the importance of self-care has become increasingly prominent in news and social media. In the modern world, self-care has become an excuse to take off of work/school, a reason to get […]

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The Failure of Impeachment

On Feb. 5, news networks across the country turned their attention to the trial of President Trump expecting its outcome to be as dramatic a show as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff had built it to be. Instead, the verdict House Democrats witnessed was delivered […]

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What Does “Liberal Arts” Mean?: Evaluating Eastern’s identity requires answering this question.

Is Eastern a liberal arts college? If we want to know the answer, we must know something about what “liberal arts” means. It was the early Medievals who canonized the liberal arts. The premise was that activities are internally ordered towards some goal. The “fine arts”, painting, drama, dance, music, […]

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The Influence of Local Politics: The power of public activism to bring about change lies in the ability and willingness to be politically involved at the local level.

The common trope among young voters, particularly in the United States, is a hesitancy to participate in the electoral process. There are, of course, a plethora of reasons for this tendency, chief among these being the usual “one less vote will not count,” or “one vote will not make a […]

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The Christian Case for Reparations

In a world where religion plays such an integral role in American politics, it is important to analyze our own political loyalties with the lens of the true teaching of the Bible. This is especially true when addressing such controversial issues as reparations, as it is easy to put our […]

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Trump at The March for Life: On his rallying for the Evangelical vote

Since Jan. 1974,  thousands have taken the streets of Washington, DC with the vision of “a future world where the beauty and dignity of every human life are valued and protected.” Originally, intended to be a one-time event, as a way of bullying the United States Senate into providing a […]

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How Eastern Began Using Wind Energy: This student-led initiative made Eastern the greenest college in the U.S.

You might remember from the last issue of the Waltonian that Eastern claims to have been “the first college in PA to power a campus on 100% wind energy.” So says our “Green Energy Program Postcard” which you can find attached to the “Green Energy Program” page on Eastern’s website. […]

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The New Tobacco Ban: A smart decision or a violation of freedom?

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Despite Recent Controversy, Student Affirms Eastern’s Claim as a Liberal Arts School

Eastern University defines itself as a liberal arts school, but there is some controversy among students if they should be able to stick with this title. Students, and presumably faculty members, have noticed that Eastern does not live up to the title of liberal arts, due to their lack of […]

Though staying informed is important for political and social awareness, it can be challenging to have moderation in our media consumption in everyday life.
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Staying Healthy and Woke: How to protect mental health while exposed to a negative news cycle.

Receiving news has changed immensely within the past decade. News used to be more accessible through physical mediums such as newspapers, magazines or television, allowing people to somewhat regulate how much news they can consume. Now, the world is under a 24 hours news cycle where you can see what’s […]