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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 […]

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Social Media as a Coping Mechanism: Although social media is popular, many are wondering if its importance is overtaking our needs to properly care for ourselves.

Social media is so ingrained in the modern world that it can be difficult to distinguish our digital lives from our face-to-face ones. Whenever we are bored, uncomfortable, relaxing or procrastinating, there’s an unconscious and insidious itch to reach into our pockets for our phone. The never-ending well of content […]

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Creation Care for a Christian University

In the issue of climate change, many wonder whether it is a Christian responsibility. Christ calls us as Christians to bring forth justice and restoration to his fallen Creation. In the case of climate change, justice is enacted by speaking up for the responsibility we owe God’s Creation. The greatest […]

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Social Media and its Role in the Political Sphere

In this modern era, social media permeates all aspects of our political life and has resulted in a huge shift in politician-to-constituent communication. Today a voter doesn’t have to travel miles to stand at a rally for hours in order to hear their candidate speak. Instead, each morning many of […]

A scene from the play American Son, pictured above, depicts a biracial couple trying to locate their son after he was stopped by police.
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“American Son” and Social Commentary: With the Netflix adaptation, viewers are reflecting on the importance of media that focuses on important issues.

This article will contain spoilers as well as themes of racism and police brutality. Just airing in the beginning of Nov., the Netflix adaptation of the play American Son has viewers on the edge of their seats wanting and longing for a positive ending to racial profiling, making the need […]

Fast fashion clothing is frequently made in facilities with unsafe working conditions.
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What’s Hiding Inside of Your Closet: The dark truth about fast fashion.

Fast fashion is a catchy phrase that gets thrown around frequently but fades into the background all too quickly. “Fast fashion” is created by the rapid turnaround of trends, which causes brands to pump out clothing constantly. With cheap fabrics only lasting so long and an unending demand for new […]