• Issue 10 of the Easterner is now online! Check out the current issue section! Good luck with Finals! November 13, 2014

‘World of Warcraft’ expansion is a nostalgic trip

By Chris Mudd, Staff Writer

December 13, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life

Blizzard's latest expansion in the "World of Warcraft" has brought the franchise back to its roots of blood, battle and brutality. "Warlords of Draenor" is a revitalizing nostalgia trip to what brought many players into the "Warcraft" universe in the first place: War. After the lackluster "Mists of Panderia" expansion, the subscriber base of "Warcraft" plummeted to just... Read more »

KHQ-TV and Eastern team up for teacher of the month program

By Shawntelle Moncy, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life

KHQ-TV and EWU have come together since 1987 to acknowledge the impact teachers have made on their students’ lives, with a program called Teacher of the Month. Since then, many stories have been told through letters of students about how their teachers have changed their lives. “I think it’s one of the most important things that we do,” said Mariann Donley, co-director... Read more »

Cyberbullying at a modern level

Cyberbullying at a modern level

December 10, 2014

As nearly 54 percent of young Facebook users report being cyberbullied, the need for social awareness and action becomes stronger, according to NoBullying.com. Cyberbullying... Read more »

More than Christmas is celebrated during winter break

By Jaclyn Archer, Eagle Life Editor

December 10, 2014

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More than Christmas is celebrated during winter break Winter break offers opportunity for a variety of celebrations The winter holiday break offers the opportunity for students to celebrate more than just Christmas. Every year, thousands of people across the United States use the winter break to celebrate a variety of religious and cultural holidays, including Kwanzaa,... Read more »

Suicides less likely to occur during holidays

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life

Suicide rates are lowest during the holiday seasons than any other times of the year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reported there is a trend among suicide rates being low in December, and spiking in spring and fall. The myth behind high rates of suicide during the holidays misleads people mostly through the... Read more »

Eastern students discuss effects of climate

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

December 8, 2014

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Inside the JFK library on Dec. 1, Eastern’s Global Environmental Politics class displayed their posters on climate change in the Pacific Northwest. The class is run by Vandana Asthana, associate professor of government. Asthana said because of class sizes, the last time her class did a poster project display was in 2010. This year she has 18 students in her class,... Read more »

Michael Brown grand jury decision symbolized in historic play on campus

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life

The lights are dim in the EWU theatre building on a cold Saturday evening. As I wait for the doors to open, my play brochure in hand, I keep singing “We Shall Overcome,” over and over softly to myself. This will be my third time seeing the EWU Theatre’s adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” since it premiered Nov. 14 on campus. It strikes a chord with me, for... Read more »

Student population with flu vaccine less than half

Student population with flu vaccine less than half

November 24, 2014

Flu season is just getting started and Eastern students have the opportunity to get their free flu shot from various locations in Cheney. “College... Read more »

‘Halo’ sound, design improved

‘Halo’ sound, design improved

November 23, 2014

“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” brought the entirety of the primary “Halo” saga into the new console generation with a fair number of upgrades... Read more »

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 relevant to current social injustice, racial issues

EWU Theatre’s adaption relevant 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 »