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EWU honors student firefighters and shares stories from history

EWU honors student firefighters and shares stories from history

By Katie O' Boyle, For the Easterner
November 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

Imagine jumping from a plane into a pit of fire with just you and just a few other people in control of putting that fire out. Imagine doing this daily for your job and having the possibility of dying everyday. Firefighters from the Sky: Smokejumper Exhibit is an event happening in the JFK library from Nov. 1- 18...

EWU’s foreign language programs encourage students to learn and experience different cultures

EWU’s foreign language programs encourage students to learn and experience different cultures

By Grace Pohl, For the Easterner
November 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Uncategorized

For students looking to travel, live, work or even interact in today's global society, EWU's Department of Modern Languages offers majors, minors and travel options for the prospective global eagle. Teaching may be the only obvious career option for foreign language, but with the skills you ga...

Fun Halloween recipes for you and your friends to enjoy

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 31
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

Brain Hemorrhage   Candy Corn Jello Shot   Sweet Poison   Pumpkin Patch Cake Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix Orange and green gel food coloring 2 cups confectioner's sugar Orange and green food coloring and candy decors Pretzel rods ...

Students dress up early in hopes of creating more Halloween spirit

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 31
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

For some students, Halloween is a time to show off their love of creating and wearing costumes. “We are told that we are not supposed to dress up anymore because we are not kids.  I think that’s stupid,” said Mary Wirkkala, a fourth year student at EWU. “This is a lot of fun. Why should kids...

A brief history of Halloween

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 31
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

The spookiest time of year is just around the corner, and with it comes a host of fun activities for every age. Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, originated as a pre-Christian Celtic festival for the dead. “The festival observed at this time was called Samhain,” according to the Libra...

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 31
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

  Easterner (E): What is your costume of? Mary Wirkkala (MW): Today I’m dressed up as a plague demon. This one was kind of thrown together because I couldn’t find my vampire fangs. I plan on doing a costume every single day this week. On Friday, for the Terror Trot, my friend and I did ...

Student Filmmaker finds inspiration for original work

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“I just loved the story because it was simple and it had conflict. But I felt like it was too simple, and I wanted something unique." -Joel Perez, EWU student filmmaker

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Jeff Hutson’s “Deconstructed Self” art exhibit comes to EWU

Jeff Hutson’s “Deconstructed Self” art exhibit comes to EWU

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

“You can only deconstruct what you know, and what I know is myself. I can’t deconstruct you. I can’t deconstruct students in my classrooms. All I can do is get to know who I am." - Jeff Hutson, artist

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Reforestation: The EWU Sustainability Club helps Lands Council of Spokane plant 1,000 trees

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

On October 15 near the Spokane River, Reforest Spokane Day brought together 400 volunteers with the goal of planting 2,000 trees in three hours. The Lands Council of Spokane has hosted the event for the past five years. It is the Lands Council’s goal to continue to plant trees as a community until fu...

Alexander Technique Club aims to teach students to improve their daily life

By Dave Collins, For the Easterner
October 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized

For less than the cost of a half-hour music lesson in New York City from an average musician, you can get weekly training with the Alexander Technique (AT) club. Formed last year, the AT club has been giving EWU students the opportunity to train in the Alexander method and technique. According to Willia...

Panhellenic Sororities changes recruitment process

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“This was decided so that freshman women can adjust to life at EWU before joining a sorority.” -Lauren Ulmann, Vice President of EWU Sorority Life public relations

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EWU Social Dance Club encourages students to show up and learn to dance

EWU Social Dance Club encourages students to show up and learn to dance

By Alla Drokina, For the Easterner
October 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Uncategorized

It felt like stepping into another era. The jazzy music played while partners swung each other around. The warmth and energy the Social Dance Club exuded from the Phase Dance Studio at EWU was a stark contrast to the cold outside. The Social Dance Club at EWU meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 ...

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