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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 […]

Self care is important all the time, but entering a new semester is a good time to reflect on how to integrate self care into the schedule.
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Remembering Self Care in the New Semester

As the semester gets underway, every student slowly gets more stressed. No matter your year or major, at some point in the semester, you will start to feel the stress of assignments, personal life, relationships and everything else going on in life. What is avoidable, however, is the way you […]

Though this study is cause for celebration in the fight for gender equality, there is still work to be done in the way of gender equality across all fields and vocations.
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Study Shows Women Make Up More than 50% of U.S. Workforce as of December

For the first time since the 2008 Financial Crisis, where women took a brief lead in the workforce, women have surpassed men in the percentage of people on the payroll according to the Labor Department. In fact, of the just 145,000 jobs added to the workforce this past month, 95% […]

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How I Discovered the Solar Panels on ELC: Eastern is secretly greener than you knew.

By now you have probably at least seen that you have a bill for the spring semester. If you look a little closer at the bill, you will find a section called “fees” and tucked away in there you will find a “Green Energy Fee”. At that point you may […]

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The Importance of Introducing Boundaries into Personal Relations: Respecting others’ boundaries and drawing your own requires introspection.

Relationships are a complicated and tricky thing. It’s our human desire to crave closeness with another person— whether that’s a significant other or simply a kindred spirit. Come too close, however, and the relationship can be smothered. Boundaries are what allow a relationship to breathe. In my own life I’ve […]

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Eastern, Ableism, and the Lack of the Doane Bridge: Waltonian Editor-in-Chief investigates Eastern’s seemingly ableist actions and their impact on students at Eastern, especially those with disabilities.

The only solid path from the main part of campus to the gym (where chapel is held) and many dorm buildings is inactive for a non-specified amount of time, leaving students with disabilities on the back burner of Eastern’s interests. A few months ago when a contractor was working on […]