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Ric Gendron gallery available in Brewster Hall

Ric Gendron gallery available in Brewster Hall

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The room is filled with bright colors, deep oranges, neon greens and vibrant reds. Painting after painting line the walls, each radiating with authentic and traditional Upper Columbia Plateau Indian culture. The Whiplash art exhibit is open until Dec. 19 in Brewster Hall. It is full of acrylic canvas p...

Stage Preview: Our Town

Stage Preview: Our Town

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features

The stage is set. Two tables and a handful of chairs sit on the right and the left, flanked by skeleton bleachers. It is bare bones. Minimalist and simple, it draws you into a world where the compendious landscape becomes populated with details from your own imagination. Yesterday at 7:30 p.m. the...

Time to shine: Lead actors share their stories ahead of “Our Town” premier

Time to shine: Lead actors share their stories ahead of “Our Town” premier

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

  Gabriella Adams Full of bright-eyed enthusiasm, Gabriella Adams, an EWU theatre major, sat on a concrete bench just outside of the JFK library. Fresh out of high school, it is her first quarter at a university. “Being out-of-state is such a culture shock,” said Adams. “Especially th...

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, 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, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, 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, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, 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, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features

  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, 2016
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, 2016
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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