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Queens keep calm

Queens keep calm

By Jasmine Kemp, Eagle Life Writer
March 7, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

Money donated to AIDS network   Blowme Bubbles lifts up her dress and gets close to a male audience member with a pair of black spandex underwear being the only barrier between her crotch and his face. It was all part of Eastern’s annual drag show, produced jointly by Eagle Entertainment and EW...

Trivia trend takes over Cheney

Trivia trend takes over Cheney

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
February 27, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

Surrounded by half-full glasses of Batch 19 beer, EWU student Jaime Mahoney and her six teammates huddle together as they try to answer questions like, “What is the chemical name for laughing gas?” Mahoney is one of several EWU students who plays trivia at The Basement on Thursday nights. The Baseme...

Eagles triumph over Bearkats 81-76

Eagles triumph over Bearkats 81-76

February 24, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Sports

By Amye Ellsworth Staff Reporter AmyeEllsworth@gmail.com The Eagles took a break from Big Sky Conference play on Feb. 23 to take on the Sam Houston University Bearkats in an ESPN BracketBusters game. Although the Eagles ended the first half with a 41-25 advantage over Sam Houston, the Bearkats refused to quit. They came back strong during the second half, and the lead got a...

Paper Towels Cause Stink

Paper Towels Cause Stink

By Aascot Holt, Staff Writer
February 22, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, News

First Published 3/20/2013 If students walked through the campus mall the morning of Jan. 14, they probably walked through raw sewage. The sewer system leading from the PUB towards the campus mall backed up in the wee hours of the morning and flowed out onto the sidewalk. Bob Heston, plumbing lead for EWU, said, “Bef...

Cadets gain world knowledge through humanitarian work

Cadets gain world knowledge through humanitarian work

February 21, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

Cadet Amanda Reich watches closely as a woman screams, wide-eyed inside a vehicle with a lion sleeping next to it in the sunny, hot Serengeti. It was one of the many experiences Reich had while in Africa. She is a cadet in Eastern’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and part of the Cultural Under...

Damn Dirty Apes blow it all up at performance

Damn Dirty Apes blow it all up at performance

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
February 21, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

  Stan and Larry were putting together Ikea furniture and reading instructions in Swedish when they were invaded by Carl, a Swedish-speaking alien who accidently shot out Stan’s eye. Stan and Larry were played by Jared Reyna and Chris Clark while the alien and other sound effects wer...

Spoken word artist speaks from heart

Spoken word artist speaks from heart

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

  “Let’s go.” This was the phrase Rudy Francisco had the audience say before he began one of his poems. Francisco is a spoken word artist and poet from San Diego who was brought in to perform at the PUB MPR by Eagle Entertainment, Feb. 14. Francisco immediately engaged the audience by having...

Musician captures audiences’ hearts

Musician captures audiences’ hearts

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

    As dozens of students walked through the PUB on the afternoon of Feb. 14, Taylor Winner sat quietly, her eyes focused on the stage as singer and songwriter Katy McAllister played on her keyboard and sang Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” Winner was one of several students who watched McAllister’s c...

Eastern thumps Southern Utah, another Eagle injured

Eastern thumps Southern Utah, another Eagle injured

By Josh Friesen, Sports Editor
February 17, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Sports

  Adversity continues for the Eagles after a dominant 86-72 win against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on Feb. 16 at Reese Court. Early in the second half, senior guard Kevin Winford collided hard with a Thunderbird defender who was setting a pick. Winford fell to the hardwood and was helped to the locker room...

EPIC takes climbing to new level

EPIC takes climbing to new level

February 14, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Students practice ice climbing in URC at Eastern EPIC will teach beginners how to ice climb, how to use proper safety precautions and how to have a good time on the ice. From Feb. 15 to the 18, EPIC will take a small group of students to two locations near Banff, in Alberta, Canada, for a two day ice cli...

Art department holds Two by Two small-scale scupture biennial

Art department holds Two by Two small-scale scupture biennial

February 14, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

In the center of the EWU Art Building lies a gallery of ceramic sculptures submitted by 16 different artists from across the country for the community to observe. This is the Two by Two art exhibition, a presentation done every two years to showcase some of the more interesting work done by ceram...

Cheap Valentine’s Day date around the town

Cheap Valentine’s Day date around the town

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
February 14, 2013
Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life

  Valentine’s Day is a time when many couples get together and spend the evening on a date. The date will usually consist of activities including an expensive dinner or a late-night movie. However, the holiday does not have to be exclusive to just romantic couples. Groups of friends can...

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