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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...

Killing the Conversation in College Classrooms

Killing the Conversation in College Classrooms

By The Easterner Editorial Board
February 23
Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

Remember the good ole’ days when teachers would send home permission slips for questionable films like “Schindler’s List” or “The Alamo,” so parents could ensure their children weren’t subjected to any ideas they didn’t agree with? Fast forward a little to the college years. College, the place w...

Celebrate beauty and Size Inclusivity with the Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All 2017 line

Celebrate beauty and Size Inclusivity with the Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All 2017 line

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
February 23
Filed under Carousel, Opinion, Style Nest, Uncategorized

When Ashley Graham, plus size model and body activist, released her first Swimsuits for All collaboration in 2016, I was blown away by what she had included in her very inclusive line. String bikini’s, a chain metal ensemble and a low-cut, lace-up one piece were all pieces that made Graham’s lin...

Women’s basketball falls short after three game winning streak

By Sam Cropper, for The Easterner
February 23
Filed under Carousel, Sports

The EWU women’s basketball team traveled to Moscow, Idaho on Feb. 18 to take on the Idaho Vandals in Big Sky Conference play. The Eagles came into the match on a three game regular season winning streak versus their BSC foe. Neither team found a rhythm offensively as both teams shot under 40 pe...

More than Just a Job

More than Just a Job

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
February 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

In his free time, EWU custodian William Canfield likes spending time at home, playing legos with his kids. “I spend a lot of time with my kids doing that,” said Canfield. “I have two, a five-year-old and a nine-year-old. They are both wild.” In charge of the maintenance and cleanliness o...

For EWU Football, the Best Choice has Always Been In-House

For EWU Football, the Best Choice has Always Been In-House

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 16
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

On Feb. 13, EWU’s new head football coach, Aaron Best, officially signed his new contract, which pays a base salary of $180,000 in 2017 and increases by $5,000 each year through 2021. Before the contract was signed, a hiring process had to first take place. On Jan. 14, EWU Athletic Director ...

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 16
Filed under Carousel, News

It was on the desert range of Arizona, while driving a van full of visitors for the Chiricahua National Park, when he saw the group of migrant men crouching low to fill up their milk jugs with puddle water. Being 21 and from Massachusetts, this was new to EWU History Professor Joseph Lenti, Ph.D. Having l...

Police Beat February 16

Police Beat February 16

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 16
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Theft February 6 A female resident expected a package to be delivered between 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., but UPS delivered the package on Feb. 7 at 12:45 p.m. When the resident came home, the package was gone. The package had a pair of black boots valued at $50. There are currently no suspects. &nb...

Identifying the Right and Wrong Ways to Create a Safe Space

Identifying the Right and Wrong Ways to Create a Safe Space

By The Easterner Editorial Board
February 16
Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

Following the recent violent protests at UC Berkeley, the national debate on safe spaces has resparked. So what is a safe space? Some define safe spaces as a place to go where one will not have to face unpleasant topics - a real world trigger-warning. Others say it is a place where one can go to op...

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...

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