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EWU’s Beau Wooed by Cal

EWU’s Beau Wooed by Cal

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

In a press conference on Jan. 16, EWU football head coach Beau Baldwin announced that he had accepted the offensive coordinator job at the University of California, Berkeley. “Given this situation, it was right,” said Baldwin on his decision to accept the job. “I’m not going to get into deta...

MLK Unity Rally brought the community together

MLK Unity Rally brought the community together

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News

In remembrance of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day that has been bestowed upon him, the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center hosted its annual MLK Day Unity Rally at the Spokane Convention Center (SCC). The rally was led by Freda Gandy, executive director of the MLK ...

Beau Baldwin leaving EWU for offensive coordinator position at Cal

Beau Baldwin leaving EWU for offensive coordinator position at Cal

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

In a press conference this afternoon, EWU football head coach Beau Baldwin announced that he has accepted the offensive coordinator job at the University of California, Berkeley. The position has been vacant since Jan. 8, when Cal fired former head coach Sonny Dykes and his staff. On Jan. 14, Cal...

EWU Women’s Basketball shows promising results in early season play

EWU Women’s Basketball shows promising results in early season play

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

The EWU women’s basketball team has only just begun Big Sky Conference play, but they are quickly proving that they are legitimate contenders for a conference championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament come March. The Eagles opened conference play on Dec. 31, decisively knocking off an Idaho Va...

EWU alumni named Washington State Poet Laureate

EWU alumni named Washington State Poet Laureate

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Uncategorized

In a world that tends to undervalue the importance of the humanities, poetry is like a heartbeat, said  EWU alum Tod Marshall in an email. “We live in a world where grotesque consumerism, banal oversimplification and mind-numbing tech distractions play far, far too large a role in shaping many p...

EWU Student Gallery brings Jake Prendez’s “Churro Know My Life” exhibit to campus

EWU Student Gallery brings Jake Prendez’s “Churro Know My Life” exhibit to campus

By Colette-Janaé Buck, Copy Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Uncategorized

Art for humanity has always been one of the most powerful tools used to enact social and political commentary. Its forms of oil and acrylic paintings, prismacolor pieces and written word and prose allow for a creative outlet to publicly discuss topics that would otherwise be hidden and shied away from b...

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

Agony at the Inferno: Eagles lose semifinal game in final second to Youngstown State

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The EWU football team saw its season come to an end on a freezing December night in Cheney, falling to the Youngstown State Penguins 40-38 in the FCS semifinals. The Eagles led for much of the game, but the Penguins broke the Eagles heart with one second left in the game as wide receiver Kevin Rader caught and pinne...

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

EWU defeats Spiders to advance to FCS semifinals

By Brandon Cline, Sports Edtor
December 10, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

EWU football booked its ticket to the semifinals of the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2013, squashing the Richmond Spiders 38-0 at Roos Field to improve to 12-1 on the season. The temperature was a chilling 19 degrees at game time, but neither the weather nor the Spiders could slow down a ...

EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin negotiates new five-year contract

EWU head football coach Beau Baldwin negotiates new five-year contract

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Eastern Washington University announced on Dec. 9 that the school and head football coach Beau Baldwin were in the process of finalizing a new five-year contract that will keep the offensive guru in Cheney through the 2021 season. Baldwin’s current contract was originally set to expire at the end of the 2019 s...

EWU scores 31 unanswered points, advance to quarterfinals of FCS playoffs

EWU scores 31 unanswered points, advance to quarterfinals of FCS playoffs

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

A slow start to the game momentarily threatened EWU’s national championship hopes, but the Eagles took control and reeled off 31 unanswered points to easily dispatch the Central Arkansas Bears 31-14 in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Trailing 14-0 after the Bears scored on back-to-back...

Police Beat December 1st

Police Beat December 1st

By Kristi Luccetta, News Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Vehicle Violation November 11 At a traffic stop on 900 Elm St., a non student was pulled over by an officer. The driver was found to have had an Arkansas license that was expired. The male was cited and released.   Drug Violation November 18 Officers received a call during saf...

Music Department hosts a call to open arms’ gathering

Music Department hosts a call to open arms’ gathering

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

Concerns about the current social and political climate has once again brought students together to express their notions of solidarity. Organized by the Music Department, the overarching sentiment was “a call to open arms” and to be a place for students to talk to faculty and amongst themselv...

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