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Stage Preview: Our Town

Stage Preview: Our Town

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
November 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

The stage is set. Two tables and a handful of chairs sit on the right and the left, flanked by skeleton bleachers. It is bare bones. Minimalist and simple, it draws you into a world where the compendious landscape becomes populated with details from your own imagination. Yesterday at 7:30 p.m. the...

EWU soccer celebrates first-ever Big Sky championship, reaches NCAA Tournament

EWU soccer celebrates first-ever Big Sky championship, reaches NCAA Tournament

By Karen McCormick, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Carousel, Sports

After finishing at the No. 5 spot in the regular season, the Eagles defeated No. 4 Montana and back-to-back regular season champions No. 1 Idaho, advancing to the finals on Nov. 6. In the championship game against No. 3 Northern Arizona, the Eagles claimed the top spot finishing 4-3 in a penalty kick ...

EWU athletic department generates over $4 million in revenue

EWU athletic department generates over $4 million in revenue

By John Corley, For the Easterner
November 10
Filed under Carousel, News

The EWU athletic department (AD) in 2015 received a majority of its financial support from the university, and according to the AD, nearly 70 percent of its revenue derived from various institutional support and school fees. This type of athletic department financing falls in line with other Big Sky Conf...

Time to shine: Lead actors share their stories ahead of “Our Town” premier

Time to shine: Lead actors share their stories ahead of “Our Town” premier

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
November 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

  Gabriella Adams Full of bright-eyed enthusiasm, Gabriella Adams, an EWU theatre major, sat on a concrete bench just outside of the JFK library. Fresh out of high school, it is her first quarter at a university. “Being out-of-state is such a culture shock,” said Adams. “Especially th...

Police Beat November 10th

Police Beat November 10th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 10
Filed under Carousel, Police Beat, Police Beat

Sexual Assault October 30 Over the Halloween weekend a female student reported she was sexually assaulted by male student. The male student was arrested for assault in the 4th degree with sexual motivation and cited and charged into Cheney court.   Drug Violation October 31 Offi...

EWU’s foreign language programs encourage students to learn and experience different cultures

EWU’s foreign language programs encourage students to learn and experience different cultures

By Grace Pohl, For the Easterner
November 3
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Uncategorized

For students looking to travel, live, work or even interact in today's global society, EWU's Department of Modern Languages offers majors, minors and travel options for the prospective global eagle. Teaching may be the only obvious career option for foreign language, but with the skills you ga...

Easterner Asks “How do you feel about the Starbucks Community Cup?”

Easterner Asks “How do you feel about the Starbucks Community Cup?”

By Jordan Perry, Web and Social Media Director
November 3
Filed under Carousel, Easterner asks, Opinion

Starbucks managed to stir up controversy and outrage last year with their minimalist red cup for the holiday season. Well they managed to do it again this year about their new green“community” cup. Many seem confused as to whether the community cup is replacing the traditional holiday cup. ...

EWU women’s soccer defeats Montana for first-ever postseason win

EWU women’s soccer defeats Montana for first-ever postseason win

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
November 3
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

After falling to the Montana Grizzlies just five days earlier, the EWU women’s soccer team exacted their revenge in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Soccer Championships. The Eagles ousted their rivals 1-0 for their first postseason win in program history, thanks to a goal by two-time Big Sky Offensive...

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
October 31
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

  Easterner (E): What is your costume of? Mary Wirkkala (MW): Today I’m dressed up as a plague demon. This one was kind of thrown together because I couldn’t find my vampire fangs. I plan on doing a costume every single day this week. On Friday, for the Terror Trot, my friend and I did ...

Eagles top Grizzlies as defense continues to shine

Eagles top Grizzlies as defense continues to shine

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 29
Filed under Carousel, Sports

Senior wide receiver Cooper Kupp hauls in a 40-yard pass | Ivone Garza for The Easterner   Despite the rain, The Inferno was ablaze again as the Eagles defeated their heated rival the Montana Grizzlies 35-16. EWU is now 5-0 against Montana on The Inferno as they improve their season...

Police Beat October 27th

Police Beat October 27th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 26
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

  Liquor Violation October 19th Officers received a call about a possible alcohol poisoning on the 9th floor of Pearce Hall. A male student was very intoxicated and under the age of 21. Officers cited the student with an MIP and referred him to Student Rights and Responsibilities. &...

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