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EWU alumna unites hundreds for peaceful gathering at Spokane County Courthouse

EWU alumna unites hundreds for peaceful gathering at Spokane County Courthouse

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 19, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

About 200 tearful, excited and hopeful people joined in on the peaceful gathering and fundraiser outside the Spokane County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted by EWU alumna Devon McKinney who led the chants and speakers with messages of support. “I haven’t done anything like this befor...

EWU community members address ‘sanctuary’ petition and other concerns to Board of Trustees

EWU community members address ‘sanctuary’ petition and other concerns to Board of Trustees

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to voice their concerns regarding social and political issues that may affect the EWU campus during today’s EWU Board of Trustees Meeting of the Whole. The Board of Trustees allowed two hours for community and public comment. Approximate...

EWU Foundation hopes to raise over $100,000 by fundraising on Giving Joy Day

EWU Foundation hopes to raise over $100,000 by fundraising on Giving Joy Day

By John Corley, For the Easterner
November 17, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

EWU students may be noticing a few banners hanging above entrances to various buildings on campus that promote Giving Joy Day. Along with the intent of spreading goodwill, the day is being used by the EWU Foundation to encourage people to make scholarship donations. Giving Joy Day, as EWU markets it, is the un...

Police Beat November 17th

Police Beat November 17th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Intimidation/Harassment November 7 During class, a male student sat in another male student’s seat. They had an argument over it where officers responded and spoke with both the students and the professor. The students were referred to Student Rights and Responsibilities.   Disturbanc...

EWU soccer’s memorable season ends in NCAA tournament

EWU soccer’s memorable season ends in NCAA tournament

By Karen McCormick, For the Easterner
November 17, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Sports, Uncategorized

What has been the most successful season for EWU Women’s Soccer has come to an end. The Eagles lost 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the University of Southern California (USC) on Nov. 12. However, the 2016 season was filled with several firsts and record-making statistics, inclu...

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

Cooper Kupp’s historic college football career nears its end

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Cooper Kupp will be playing in his final regular season game as an EWU Eagle tomorrow at Portland State. His illustrious career has garnered him numerous records and awards and even national attention, but now it is almost time to say goodbye to the Eagle great. "It's been a long road to get he...

Stage Preview: Our Town

Stage Preview: Our Town

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features

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, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Features, 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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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