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Gallery: EWU women’s basketball falls to Idaho in WBI quarterfinals 74-67

Gallery: EWU women’s basketball falls to Idaho in WBI quarterfinals 74-67

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
March 20
Filed under Carousel, Multimedia, Sports

  The Eagles hosted the Idaho Vandals on Monday night at Reese Court for a quarterfinal matchup in WBI. This home game marked the first-ever national postseason tournament game for the women's basketball team. EWU was defeated by Idaho 74-67, ending their season. ...

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

His Blood Is Worth Bottling

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
March 9
Filed under Carousel, Sports

In his final year with the team, senior Felix Von Hofe has become the winningest player in EWU’s NCAA Division I history, earning 80 wins during his time with EWU. Not only that, the 6-foot-5-inch forward is currently sitting on 255 career 3-pointers. That is good for eighth in Big Sky Conferenc...

Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

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

Copper Hana, Cheney’s local sushi joint, seems to have gotten its feet under itself after a rather rocky start last spring. In an article published by The Easterner shortly after the restaurant’s opening, it was noted that Copper Hana’s atmosphere was hip and clean, and the sushi was high quality, but the se...

Military Ball Fills Marie Antionette Ballroom with Laughter, Celebration and Awards

Military Ball Fills Marie Antionette Ballroom with Laughter, Celebration and Awards

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
March 9
Filed under Carousel, News

White walls lined with gold accents, a hardwood floor surrounded by floral carpet, three chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, all bathed in dim lighting; this is what one first sees as they enter the Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel for the annual EWU Reserve Officers’ Training Co...

“Avenue Q” Wows

“Avenue Q” Wows

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
March 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Walking into EWU’s Mainstage Theatre, I didn’t know what to expect from a musical called “Avenue Q.” I had heard the ample warnings of its adult content, and I had accepted that it would probably take me back to when I was younger and fancied watching Sesame Street, but as I sat down and watched t...

EWU Women’s Center Hosts International Women’s Day

EWU Women’s Center Hosts International Women’s Day

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
March 9
Filed under Carousel, News

Interdisciplinary artist and political activist Favianna Rodriguez hosted a workshop, Reproduce & Revolt, in conjunction with the EWU Women’s Center March 3, cor International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a worldwide event held on March 8 that “is a celebration of women of every background ...

The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

The Battle of the Bathroom Rages On

March 2
Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

The Trump administration continues to make waves in the media with their latest announcement that revokes the former Obama administration’s 2016 guidance on transgender students’ rights to use the bathroom that coincides with their gender identity. The “Dear Colleague Letter” cites: the l...

Fundraising with a sweet side

Fundraising with a sweet side

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Carousel, News

For the past eight years, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELC) in Cheney, has hosted a Festival of Chocolate. The festival is designed with the intent of raising money to help send young children to a weeklong summer vacation Bible school at the ELC. The money is collected through two options; a si...

Style Nest: Find the handbag of your spring and summer dreams

Style Nest: Find the handbag of your spring and summer dreams

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
March 2
Filed under Carousel, Opinion, Style Nest

Last weekend while I was getting ready to leave work, the clasp that attaches my purse strap to my purse broke, sending my massive black bag filled with all my things to the ground. To be fair, I had been carrying quite the load of school books and various irrelevant things around with me since fal...

“Avenue Q” Comes to EWU

“Avenue Q” Comes to EWU

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

Winter Quarter’s theatrical production, “Avenue Q,” will be gracing the University Theatre Main Stage this Friday, March 3. “Avenue Q” is the story of a young graduate named Princeton and the struggle to find jobs, relationships and meaning in post-college life, according to the show’s official w...

The Winter Aftermath

The Winter Aftermath

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Carousel, News

Snow and ice covered Cheney this past winter, and the local roads show the wear and tear, forcing drivers to be even more cautious. Erika Griffin, a student at EWU, said on top of the snow and ice on the roads, she is noticing potholes and cracks in the pavement. “Now that most of the sno...

International Women’s Day is Coming to EWU

International Women’s Day is Coming to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
February 23
Filed under Carousel, News

Working in partnership with businesses and universities across Spokane, the EWU Women’s Center will bring both renowned visual artist Favianna Rodriguez and regional author Megan Kruse to lead workshops in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated annually on March 8, IWD commemor...

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