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Winter at EWU — A photo gallery

Winter at EWU — A photo gallery

January 12, 2017

  Through it may be bitter and cold in temperature, walking around campus while the sun shines and glistens off the piles of crisp, white snow,...

Stage Preview: Our Town

Stage Preview: Our Town

November 12, 2016

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,...

EWU soccer celebrates first-ever Big Sky championship, reaches NCAA Tournament

EWU soccer celebrates first-ever Big Sky championship, reaches NCAA Tournament

November 10, 2016

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, advanc...

Fun Halloween recipes for you and your friends to enjoy

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Uncategorized

Brain Hemorrhage   Candy Corn Jello Shot   Sweet Poison   Pumpkin Patch Cake Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix Orange and green gel food coloring 2 cups confectioner's sugar Orange and green food coloring and candy decors Pretzel rods Raspberry jam White melting chocolate Directions Preheat oven to 350 degree...

Students dress up early in hopes of creating more Halloween spirit

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Uncategorized

For some students, Halloween is a time to show off their love of creating and wearing costumes. “We are told that we are not supposed to dress up anymore because we are not kids.  I think that’s stupid,” said Mary Wirkkala, a fourth year student at EWU. “This is a lot of fun. Why should kids be the only ones who get to have this much fun?” Wirkkala, al...

A brief history of Halloween

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Uncategorized

The spookiest time of year is just around the corner, and with it comes a host of fun activities for every age. Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, originated as a pre-Christian Celtic festival for the dead. “The festival observed at this time was called Samhain,” according to the Library of Congress website. “It was the biggest and most significant holiday ...

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

October 31, 2016

  Easterner (E): What is your costume of? Mary Wirkkala (MW): Today I’m dressed up as a plague demon. This one was kind of thrown together because I couldn’t find my v...

Gage Gubrud: EWU’s newest quarterback sensation

Gage Gubrud: EWU’s newest quarterback sensation

October 20, 2016

Gage Gubrud did not have a single Division I scholarship offer coming out of high school. Now as a sophomore at EWU, Gage has already earned Big Sky Conf...

Q&A With Swoop

Q&A With Swoop

October 1, 2016

"There are many qualities that make Swoop who he is. Swoop is a trained dancer in many different forms of dance, from Classical to Hip Hop, and Latin to Swing. Furthermore, Swoop must be comedic, silly, approachable, and must have the ability to have fun and make people smile," Swoop.

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