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A paper for the students, by the students

 Contrary to recent rumors and discussions, The Waltonian is not, in any way, censored by the administration. No one tells our staff what we can or cannot do in terms of story topics and no one, other than student editors, sees the actual files for the pages before I send […]

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Acceptable Evolution

Reconciling evolution with Christianity

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Shalom, not economics, should inspire health care

Dr. Jonathan Yonan’s recent argument in the Sept. 16 issue of The Waltonian, that wrong questions lead to poor answers is refreshing and true.  Unfortunately, his rejection of the question of whether “comprehensive health insurance” is a civil right is mistaken. Dr. Yonan worries that “rights” language in the debate […]

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Should we celebrate Halloween?

When the Halloween season comes around, many Christian conservatives cringe.  But why is that? What is so wrong with a holiday that so many children grow up looking forward to?  The holiday when they can dress up as Red Riding Hood and Ninja Turtles. The real question is, as Christians, […]

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The family who cried “balloon”

By now we’ve all heard plenty about Falcon Henne and his staged balloon ride across Colorado. If not, put “balloon boy” in your web browser and soak up the drama of possibly the biggest hoax in recent history. The latest development? According to a CNN report on Oct. 23, Mayumi […]

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Hasty decisions are bad decisions

In these times of hardship, peace and justice are at the forefront of the minds of many all around the world.  These are the things that come to mind when I think of a Nobel Peace Prize winner.  However, I have been wondering about the most recent recipient President Barack […]

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Misguided Maintenance

Campus buildings in need of TLC

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A win for any party is a win for America

President Obama was given the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel committee. I was surprised to hear this but much more startled by the response I heard from many Eastern students. Instead of confusion or surprise, […]