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EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

EWU promotes longtime assistant Shantay Legans as next head basketball coach

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Just a few hours after the announcement of former EWU basketball coach Jim Hayford leaving to take over as head coach at Seattle University, EWU has announced that long-time assistant coach Shantay Legans will take over as the new head men’s basketball coach. With this hiring, Legans becomes EWU’s eig...

EWU Hosts Annual Pro Day

EWU Hosts Annual Pro Day

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

On a chilly and breezy afternoon with temperatures hovering in the high 30s, a handful of former EWU football players worked out in front of a number of NFL teams at EWU’s annual Pro Day. Wide receivers Cooper Kupp, Kendrick Bourne and Shaq Hill, linebacker Miquiyah Zamora, defensive end Samson...

Students and faculty remember EWU professor

Students and faculty remember EWU professor

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Kendall Feeney, director of the EWU Contemporary Music Ensemble and one of EWU’s piano professors, passed away after a battle with cancer on March 6. Students and faculty alike are mourning the loss of a woman they call a powerful musician and a dear friend.

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Gallery: EWU Pro Day (March. 28)

Gallery: EWU Pro Day (March. 28)

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Multimedia, Sports

  EWU's annual Pro Day featured six EWU players, headlined by wide receiver Cooper Kupp, and a bevy of NFL scouts. Cooper Kupp improved on his 40 time from 4.62 at the NFL combine to 4.56. Kendrick Bourn also dramatically improved his 40 time from 4.68 to 4.53. Defensive end Samson Ebukam tu...

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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features, 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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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