D.J. Jigre opens doors into his life, hardships

D.J. Jigre opens doors into his life, hardships

March 20, 2015

This is part two of a feature story on D.J. Jigre. Part I can be viewed here. As... Read more »

Clothing drive held in the PUB

By Ariel Kimbleton, Staff Writer

March 15, 2015

Filed under Eagle Life

The EWU Children’s Studies Capstone will be holding a clothing drive on March 13 for the Crosswalk youth shelter in Spokane to help children and teens in need. Crosswalk is an emergency shelter for teens in downtown Spokane. In addition to providing clothing, food and housing for youth in need, Crosswalk is also a school dropout prevention program. The program has made... Read more »

Eastern alumnus finds niche in Spokane’s poetry scene

By Virginia Thomas, Contributing Writer

March 15, 2015

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When his name is announced, the crowd erupts into cheers and applause. Some 50 people were crammed into downtown Spokane’s tiny Neato Burrito for its weekly Broken Mic poetry readings, at which Travis Naught is a regular reader. Naught maneuvers his electric wheelchair to the makeshift stage, which consists of no more than a microphone illuminated by a single white... Read more »

“Chappie” falls short of excellence, lands average

“Chappie” falls short of excellence, lands average

March 14, 2015

Director Neil Blomkamp made a name for himself after the success of "District 9," a similarly grungy and dystopian depiction of life in the future. However,... Read more »

Yard show celebrates history

Yard show celebrates history

March 13, 2015

The annual Yard Show event, hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), gave it and the Diversified Greek Council organizations the opportunity... Read more »

Mourning of Nimoy is highly logical

By Chris Mudd, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015

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Accomplished actor Leonard Nimoy died on Feb. 27th at the age of 83 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy’s most notable role was that of the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the 1966 television series "Star Trek". Torn between two worlds, his character spoke to the outsider in all of us. Someone who was part of... Read more »

SAIL offers pancakes, puppy love during finals week

SAIL offers pancakes, puppy love during finals week

March 12, 2015

There are two kinds of stress: good stress that causes people to push themselves and stress that is viewed as bad, like worrying over a final, according... Read more »

ASEWU president speaks about PUB redesign

ASEWU president speaks about PUB redesign

March 12, 2015

This news story is part one of a two-part feature story on D.J. Jigre. As D.J. Jigre, ASEWU president of Eastern, stepped into The Mason Jar... Read more »

Music events begin at Eastern

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

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Music drifted through the first floor of Eastern’s Music Building as the EWU Jazz and Symphonic bands warmed up for their concert on March 2. The performance started with the jazz band playing “Lost in the Shuffle,” composed by Les Hooper and ended with the symphonic band playing Donald Hunsberger’s “The Loyal Legion.” There are two main types of music classes,... Read more »

“A Man of No Importance” presents a refreshing musical

By Alla Drokina, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

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“A Man of No Importance,” directed by EWU alumnus Jadd Davis of the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, explores themes of self-acceptance, identity, shame, sin and most importantly, love. The audience is transported to 1940s Ireland where the cast is clad in retro costumes. The women can be seen in bright, polka dot patterns or plaid with knee-length skirts and cardigans,... Read more »

Tim Wise addresses issues of racial injustice in US

Tim Wise addresses issues of racial injustice in US

March 5, 2015

Showalter Auditorium was filled with students, faculty, staff and community members who came to hear Tim Wise, antiracism educator and writer, discuss... Read more »

Women’s History Month evokes change

Women’s History Month evokes change

March 4, 2015

March is Women’s History Month in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. In the U.S., it began as a tribute to International Women’s Day, which started... Read more »