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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, […]

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Refuge responds to misunderstandings

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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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A professor’s procrastination is a problem for everybody

Procrastinating, late, disorganized, lacking focus. These are just some of the words you could use to describe a lot of students. Everyone knows that member of their class who never gets the work or reading done on time or who stays up to 4 a.m. to get that term paper […]

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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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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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My eyes are up here!

Focusing on the woman in Breast Cancer Awareness

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Does Prejudice still exist?

 Eastern is unique among Christian liberal arts universities because of its culturally diverse student body, so hearing about present day racial discrimination is shocking to me sometimes. How do attitudes of prejudice still exist? I’ve been wondering: Is racism still a prevalent issue? Is this campus a safe haven, free […]