• BREAKING: Cold snap in Cheney has temperatures below 30 degrees November 13, 2014

Internships vital for transition into job industry

By Carly Estey, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2014

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Cass Clark, a senior criminal justice major, was able to fulfill a dream of his when he received an internship with the U.S. Marshals this fall. According to the EWU Career Services’ website, “Many employers make hiring decisions with recent graduates based on the professional experience that a student gains during an internship or other experiential learning.” When... Read more »

Thanksgiving

By Ayanna Fernandez, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014

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The comfort of good food typically brings happiness to hungry college students. Therefore, when Thanksgiving break is near, college students look forward to food and family. Haita Toure, a junior, is an Alaskan native. Unable to travel to her hometown to be with her parents in Alaska, Toure said she will be traveling to the western side of Washington to spend her holiday... Read more »

EWU Theatre’s adaption relavent to current social injustice, racial issues

EWU Theatre’s adaption relavent to current social injustice, racial issues

November 19, 2014

The EWU theater program presented “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Nov. 14, a play adapted from Harper Lee’s book of the same name, by Christopher Sergel.... Read more »

Intramural paintball offered on campus

By Ayanna Fernandez, Staff Writer

November 16, 2014

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EWU is unique among all other Washington universities in that paintballing is offered to all students. According to Michael Campitelli, director for Campus Recreation, paintballing has quickly become very popular. “When we started out last spring, we had a turnout of 20, maybe 30, people,” said Campitelli. “Now we’re ... seeing a turnout of three times that.” Paintball... Read more »

Eastern’s Study Abroad Association connects students’ travel interests

Eastern’s Study Abroad Association connects students’ travel interests

November 15, 2014

Experiencing education in another country is “a life changing experience, I highly recommend it,” Jared Dineen, president of the Study Abroad Association,... Read more »

Health apps contain pros and cons for student use

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

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While health apps can offer a lot of helpful information, it is important to know what you’re goals are before you download an app otherwise the information could overwhelm its users, said Tricia Hughes, director of health, wellness and prevention services. Health apps can be downloaded through an app store on a smart phone. These apps help users track many things including... Read more »

‘Interstellar’ is out of this world

‘Interstellar’ is out of this world

November 13, 2014

“Interstellar” was easily my most anticipated movie of the year. The theoretical physics fanboy within me really enjoyed the idea of combining black... Read more »

Bonfire event deemed distasteful

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

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The Community Bonfire and Pep Rally on Oct. 30 brought mixed feelings when the Cheney fire department threw an effigy of the University of North Dakota into the fire. Mike Winters, Cheney’s fire chief, said in an email the effigy was a stuffed paper suit of a person wearing a University of North Dakota jersey. While most people standing around the bonfire cheered when... Read more »

Children celebrate Halloween on campus

Children celebrate Halloween on campus

November 6, 2014

What started as an idea from a former university president’s wife has transformed into a campus tradition. EWU has hosted the Harvest Festival and... Read more »

Cheney food bank donations lowest since 2008

Cheney food bank donations lowest since 2008

November 5, 2014

Outside Isle Hall, volunteers worked quickly counting cans on Oct. 30 for the Community Canned Food Drive. Bob Anderson, director of the EWU bookstore... Read more »

Why we “trick-or-treat”

By Shawntelle Moncy, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

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Witches, pumpkins, costumes, candy and ghosts, these are some of the many traditions that come with the holiday of Halloween. But October 31 hasn’t always been characterized by these elements. Halloween is actually a celebration of the dead. According to Jack Santino in “The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows,” Halloween originated as an ancient holiday in Europe... Read more »

Homecoming parade gathers large turnout despite the rain

Homecoming parade gathers large turnout despite the rain

November 5, 2014

Members of the EWU and Cheney community showed their support as they stood outside in the rain, cheering for their friends and family in the homecoming... Read more »