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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

With the 2017 NFL Draft set to happen next week, teams are visiting with prospects everyday as they prepare for the seven-round, three-day affair. This year’s draft just may see history be made for the EWU football program, as two former Eagles are both projected to be drafted. In the history of t...

Spokane Jury Convicts Man Who Attempted to Murder EWU Student

Spokane Jury Convicts Man Who Attempted to Murder EWU Student

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

John T. Mellgren, who was found guilty of attempted murder in the first degree and assault in the first degree, sat in the courtroom hearing testimonies from witnesses, the victim, doctors and police officers. The trial began April 10 and lasted until April 18 when the jury returned with a verdict. Me...

A Free Flowing River

A Free Flowing River

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features

Rebecca Brown, Ph.D., has devoted her life to protecting and studying the watery areas of the nation. A professor and researcher at EWU, Brown specializes in riparian restoration and ecology. According to the Natural Resources and Conservation Service, riparian areas are the sections of land that occur...

EWU Grove assault victim testifies, faces accused attacker

EWU Grove assault victim testifies, faces accused attacker

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

John T. Mellgren, who is currently being tried on charges of attempted murder in the second degree sat in the courtroom, hearing three of the prosecution's witnesses testimonies today. This is the fourth day of the trial for Mellgren, and the trial will continue into next week. Mellgren is accused of...

To Graduation and Beyond

To Graduation and Beyond

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features

That first big job or career is on the mind of all seniors across campus. Other seniors are motivated to complete graduate school before they search for a job. College is the last step of the tedious schooling journey that began earlier in life. College, however, provides a different experience....

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

While many students at EWU had a relaxing spring break away from school, athletic director Bill Chaves was hard at work. On March 29, EWU’s men’s basketball head coach of six years, Jim Hayford, took the vacant head coaching position at Seattle University. Less than three hours following that...

Student Housing Reimagined

Student Housing Reimagined

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

The big Gothic brick building laden with smashed windows across the street from Showalter Hall has been the center of renovation conversations in Cheney over the past few years. After three earlier proposals for purchasing the old high school fell through, a team of Seattle-based developers has ta...

Soon to be tobacco-free?

Soon to be tobacco-free?

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

The tobacco-free campus proposal that was started four years ago by ASEWU, is one step closer to a decision by the Board of Trustees. An open forum was held on Wednesday in Tawanka Hall for students, faculty and staff of the EWU community to express concerns or questions relating to the proposed po...

GRE Prep Seminar is Back at EWU to Help Students Prepare for Graduate Programs

GRE Prep Seminar is Back at EWU to Help Students Prepare for Graduate Programs

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) will be sponsoring its annual spring GRE Prep Seminar, which will be free of charge for EWU students. The seminars will start on April 11 and occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 p.m to 5 p.m., until May 11. They are set up to help students who are asp...

Finder’s Keepers

Finder’s Keepers

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

There is something almost old-world about the art in the EWU’s current gallery exhibition, “A Look Back,” by Spokane artist Dan McCann. Natural fibers mix with mechanical odds and end.  Various boxes, mounted on walls and sitting on tables, display a sort of colorful menagerie one might expect to s...

Budsberg Means Business

Budsberg Means Business

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features

EWU was already practicing some sustainable methods of helping keep the campus green, such as getting Patterson Hall LEED Silver certified, transitioning from all disposable eating utensils to 100% compostable items and participating in the Zero Waste Game Day Challenge during football season. But there was something missing, a uniting force to unify the sustainability work on campus and help direct new and innovative projects.

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Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

Jim Hayford leaves EWU to become head basketball coach at Seattle University

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

After a six-year stint as EWU men’s basketball head coach, Jim Hayford is heading to the west side of the state. Hayford, 49, has been hired as the men’s basketball head coach at Seattle University. The hire was first reported by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish around noon today. Hayford later confirme...

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