Pictured are some of Al-Hathloul, an activist put in prison, followers, fighting for her release.

Saudi Arabia Cover-up: How one country used commercialism of sporting events to cover up human rights issues.

Real Madrid soccer fans around the world are celebrating the recent 3-1 victory over Valencia which marks Real Madrid’s entrance into the upcoming Spanish Super Cup. However, this exciting news looms over the increasingly darkening reality of sports used to cover up humanitarian crises in the Middle East and internationally. […]

Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson during his Windows on the World Presentation.

Scoop Comes Home: Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, ‘08 discusses his experiences with Eastern Athletics.

In 2008, the sports section of the Waltonian had communication studies student Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson as its editor. In 2019, Robinson came back home and was a speaker at Windows on the World. As the current sports editor, I took time after Windows to ask him a few questions […]

Above is a photograph of the 2016 tournament of League of Legends, a popular video game.

E-sports to Arrive at Eastern in 2020: What esports are and how their arrival will affect Eastern University.

Eastern University is set to introduce esports, or electronic sports, to the athletics department according to the goeasterneagles website. Eric McNelley, Director of Athletics, announced the upcoming change on Oct. 9. Esports is comprised of competitive, multi-player computer games that require strategy and skill to master. Games like League of […]


Athletes in the Community: First year baseball player Henry Hutchingson reflects on his faith and his future

If you were to see Henry Hutchingson around, he would be more than likely be wearing these three essentials: an Apple watch, a cap of some sort, and a cross necklace made out of baseball bats. As I got to know Henry and his story, I found that the necklace […]

Katie Sims enjoys wearing her hair in a ponytail and printed leggings, staples of the athleisure style.

Athleisure in Fashion: How athletic apparel has made its way into the mainstream fashion world

Leggings, sweatpants, and sneakers, are no longer exclusively worn to workout, they are seen in everyday fashion. Athleisure is a term created in the United Kingdom, meaning casual and comfortable, suitable for exercise as well as everyday wear. Athleisure has taken off to become one of the most adapted styles […]


Eastern Exiles: Ultimate frisbee and it’s role at Eastern

In recent years the popularity of the sport ultimate frisbee, frequently referred to as ‘Ultimate’, has grown both nationally, and on the Eastern University campus. Internationally ultimate frisbee has been recognized as a sport, and will likely participate in the 2024 Summer Olympics. On campus, the Eastern Exiles enjoy this […]


Athletes in the Community: How Kerry Phillips handles nursing, chaplaincy, and soccer.

Kerry Phillips, a sophomore women’s soccer player, is a glowing ball of energy with a smile for everybody and a joke always on the tip of her tongue. When she isn’t busy with her sport, she can be found studying and serving her community in a couple of ways. First, […]

Serena Williams in her famous “cat suit” that inspired a Nike ad about female empowerment.

Play Like a Girl: The sexism and double standards that encapsulate women in athletics.

In this past December, there was a clip of an awards show that featured star forward for team Olympique Lyonnais, Ada Hegerberg, in which, while accepting a prestigious award, the host of the awards ceremony asked a perhaps inappropriate question regarding a dance move.  He [Martin Solveig] casually asked her, […]

Matt Auletti (left), seen here playing lacrosse his sophomore year, makes his return to the sport after an injury

The Comeback Kid: The Waltonian talks to senior lacrosse player Matt Auletti about his comeback to the sport.

While Lacrosse is only “in season” during the spring semester, senior Matt Auletti is always preparing to play his favorite sport. Auletti was a starter his sophomore year in his position as an attackman, but his junior season was sadly cut short last spring. During an early-season scrimmage, Auletti says […]


The Biles: A look into Simone Biles’ recent success at the Gymnastic World Championship and how she became one of the best gymnasts of all time.

In Stuttgart, Germany, world-renowned gymnast Simone Biles surpassed Vitaly Scherbo to become the most decorated gymnast of all time at the World Championships, collecting her 25th medal, including 18 gold medals. After collecting her 24th medal, which ensured her the record, Biles said, “I was really proud.” She should be, […]