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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, 2017
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"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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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 ...

Einstein BrosBagels Has Their Grand Opening

Einstein BrosBagels Has Their Grand Opening

By Marco Vargas, for The Easterner
January 26, 2017
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Einstein Bros Bagels is a new dining restaurant located at the Tawanka building in EWU. It officially opened on Dec. 12, 2016 during EWU’s winter break. Since its opening, Einstein Bros Bagels has been a major attraction for the students of EWU. “Students have been very happy with it,” s...

Women’s March floods streets of Spokane, draws thousands more than expected

Women’s March floods streets of Spokane, draws thousands more than expected

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
January 21, 2017
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Nationwide, marches sprang up the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, drummed up to the support of women’s rights. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, what started out as a small gathering of friends snowballed into an event of epic magnitude. Teresa Shook, the Hawaii resident who was the creator of the march, began the idea as her ...

Long-time assistant coach Aaron Best tapped as next EWU head football coach

Long-time assistant coach Aaron Best tapped as next EWU head football coach

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 21, 2017
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EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves announced via Twitter on Jan. 21 that EWU alum and offensive line coach Aaron Best had been named the school’s next head football coach. Best is replacing Beau Baldwin as head coach, who accepted the offensive coordinator position at the University of California, Be...

Women’s Basketball Winning Games on Both theOffensive and Defensive Side of the Ball

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2017
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Over the weekend, EWU women’s basketball went 2-0 in a pair of home games against Idaho State University and Weber State University to improve to 4-1 in Big Sky Conference play. In the pair of games, the team showed that they have the ability to excel on all sides of the ball. In the first ga...

Science Building is Failing to Keep Up with Student Growth

Science Building is Failing to Keep Up with Student Growth

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
January 20, 2017
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The EWU Science building has served its purpose for the past 50 years, but with the growing student population over time and the aging architecture, a renovation and addition is being pursued by EWU lobbyists and ASEWU members. “The Science building has served students exceptionally well, but now it is...

Between the Shelves

Between the Shelves

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
January 20, 2017
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If you have a question about history, Cheney or both, then Charles Mutschler, Ph.D., might just be your man. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University Archivist has always been interested in history. Mutschler’s childhood consisted of roaming the southwestern United States, moving from locat...

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