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Queens Under the Sea

Queens Under the Sea

February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia

Eagle entertainment brings us the 19th annual EWU Drag Show.

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Kicks, Flips and Tips

Kicks, Flips and Tips

By Abbi Vance, Art Director
February 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

With renditions of The Little Mermaid, sparkling bejeweled gowns, humor and a coming out announcement from an audience member pulled on stage, the night was nothing less than entertaining. La Saveona Hunt hosted the 19th Annual EWU Drag Show for the first time in her career Friday night on the Univ...

Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories

Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories

By Emily Guidinger Hunt, for The Easterner
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Most people associate Valentine’s Day dates with fancy restaurants, roses, jewelry and giant stuffed teddy bears. The list of expensive gifts goes on and on, and on, until your wallet is empty and your credit cards, if you dare to use them, are maxed. But in reality, celebrating Valentine’s Day...

Valentine’s Day Horror Stories

Valentine’s Day Horror Stories

By Hannah Kelly, Contributing Writer
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Every year on Feb. 14, countless people exchange flowers, candy, cards and gifts with their special “valentine,” whether it be a friend, loved one or an anonymous person. For many, the special day goes as planned but for some it does not, and those experiences can make the holiday a big dis...

Valentine’s Day is a Day for Dancing

Valentine’s Day is a Day for Dancing

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

“Even if you’ve never had any dance experience at all this is the place for you.” -Madeline Younglove, VP of Eastern Social Dancers Club

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Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
February 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

It’s like your life, only funnier

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Decades of Fun

Decades of Fun

By Abbi Vance, Art Director
February 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Although there is not a gold plaque that brings statues and structures to life at a certain time of night, and Ben Stiller is not a security guard for the J.F.K. Library, Library Lights Out started out as a Night at the Museum inspired thought. When the community adviser for the social science Living Learnin...

Art Inspired by Nature’s Design

Art Inspired by Nature’s Design

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Reporter
January 26
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Jenene Nagy arrived at EWU Thursday, Jan. 19 to begin working on Scabland, the new art exhibit in the Art Gallery in the art building. “Scabland is the geological term of this region,” said Nagy. “The Channeled Scablands were created by a cataclysmic flood that left the land barren.” N...

Between the Shelves

Between the Shelves

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

If you have a question about history, Cheney or both, then Charles Mutschler, Ph.D., might just be your man. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University Archivist has always been interested in history. Mutschler’s childhood consisted of roaming the southwestern United States, moving from locat...

Sorority Recruitment Begins at EWU

Sorority Recruitment Begins at EWU

By Abbi Vance, Art Director
January 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

152 girls showed up to EWU’s Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Day on Jan. 12 in hopes of getting a bid when the weekend was all over. The day started at 2:30 p.m. with all the recruits reporting to their designated Rho Gamma groups, which contained about 10 - 15 girls per group, to start the pr...

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
January 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food Review, Uncategorized

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza, formerly known as Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub, feels like the kind of place you’d find in a college town. Its brick walls, decorated in old barrels that echo its name, feel hip and down to earth. Located just off of college row in downtown Cheney, Zentropa is the perfect place t...

Ploeger helps students prepare for Spokane Symphony Chorale

Ploeger helps students prepare for Spokane Symphony Chorale

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
January 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

Early this past fall, EWU Professor Kristina Ploeger was named the new director of the Spokane Symphony Chorale. The Chorale has been an official part of the Spokane Symphony since 1978 and is currently made up of more than 80 singers, according to the Spokane Symphony website. According to Ploe...

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