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

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer
October 20, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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 ...

Spirit of the Eagle Pow Wow returns to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The EWU Native American Student Association (NASA) will be holding its 48th annual Spirit of the Eagle Pow Wow today and Saturday, October 15 at EWU’s Reese Court. NASA president Honey Brown said the Spirit of the Eagle Pow Wow will feature both traditional male and female dances and the sharing of...

The evolution of EWU’s mascot

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Centennial

“The Associated Students held an election to choose a mascot and again, Savages won by a large majority."

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A quick look at the history of the EWU music department

By Dave Collins, For the Easterner
October 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Centennial

Of all the changes over the last century, aside from the gender makeup of the classrooms at this institution, none loom larger in music than technology. According to EWU Archivist Charles Mutschler, Ph.D, in the twentieth century before World War II, nearly two-thirds of the students at the State...

Q&A With Swoop

Q&A With Swoop

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 1, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features, Sports

"There are many qualities that make Swoop who he is. Swoop is a trained dancer in many different forms of dance, from Classical to Hip Hop, and Latin to Swing. Furthermore, Swoop must be comedic, silly, approachable, and must have the ability to have fun and make people smile," Swoop.

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Annual MayFest arrives in Cheney with exciting events

Annual MayFest arrives in Cheney with exciting events

By Montse Franco, contributing writer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Eagle Life, Showcase

Dancing, bungee jumping and human foosball are only a few of the fun-filled events taking place at Cheney’s fourth annual MayFest this weekend. Cheney’s annual MayFest commences May 13 at 7 p.m. with a street dance and a fire show, according to Douglas Labar, owner of The Mason Jar. The Kelly...

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