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Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 9
Filed under Carousel, News, Sports

Following 20 seasons with the EWU football team, as both a player and a coach, EWU named Aaron Best as head coach on Jan. 21. Best spent 14 of those years as the Eagle offensive line coach. “I appreciate the opportunity from the bottom of my heart,” Best said. Although he has been official...

EWU Campus Officer Talks Safe Dating Tips

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

Students and young adults use online dating apps, such as Tinder or Bumble to meet, connect and form relationships with their peers. The ease of connection and swiping right  to find a date does not come without its dangers, however. Tiffinni Archie, K9 officer with the EWU campus police, recommen...

Valentine’s Day is a Day for Dancing

Valentine’s Day is a Day for Dancing

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

“Even if you’ve never had any dance experience at all this is the place for you.” -Madeline Younglove, VP of Eastern Social Dancers Club

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Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 2
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Cooper Kupp. For residents of Eastern Washington and fans of EWU football, the name carries a legendary significance -- 73 TDs (NCAA FCS record); 6,464 yards (NCAA record); 428 receptions (NCAA FCS record). Soon, millions of households across America could become well accustomed to his name. Over...

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

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

It’s like your life, only funnier

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It’s Been a Long and Winding Road

It’s Been a Long and Winding Road

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 2
Filed under Carousel, Sports

“I had a great support system around me with my fiancée, and her parents took me in, along with my grandpa. They made sure I was taken care of, had food to eat and had rides to school.” -Jake Wiley

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EWU Community Came Together to Show Support of Immigration

EWU Community Came Together to Show Support of Immigration

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

"Our university will continue to welcome and support students, regardless of immigration status" -EWU President Mary Cullinan

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Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

February 2
Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

What happens when the president loses his marbles and starts taking funding away from any school that defines itself as a sanctuary?

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Women’s March Revealed the Power of Unity

Women’s March Revealed the Power of Unity

January 26
Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

In a movement echoing the voice of those who have marched before, women around the globe stood in solidarity last weekend, raising their voices in defiance of any action against civil rights that President Donald Trump might try to enact.   This movement is thought to have been created in response to Pre...

Art Inspired by Nature’s Design

Art Inspired by Nature’s Design

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Reporter
January 26
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Jenene Nagy arrived at EWU Thursday, Jan. 19 to begin working on Scabland, the new art exhibit in the Art Gallery in the art building. “Scabland is the geological term of this region,” said Nagy. “The Channeled Scablands were created by a cataclysmic flood that left the land barren.” N...

EWU in the Process of Breaking Barriers by Introducing a Computer Engineering Degree

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
January 26
Filed under Carousel, News

EWU is starting the groundwork on a new computer engineering program and is looking to become the first regional university in the state to offer a degree in one of America’s fastest growing careers. Steve Simmons, Ph. D., of EWU’s Department of Computer Sciences and Uri Rogers, Ph. D., of EWU...

Washington Health Department Scores are in for Local Restaurants

Washington Health Department Scores are in for Local Restaurants

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
January 26
Filed under Carousel, News

Every year, the Washington Health Department assigns in-state restaurants  scores based on their health inspection report of the restaurants they review. As stated on their website, Washington has adopted the 2009 FDA Food Code. The code, which was developed with extensive input from members of the food ...

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