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More than Just a Job

More than Just a Job

February 23, 2017

In his free time, EWU custodian William Canfield likes spending time at home, playing legos with his kids. “I spend a lot of time with my kids doing ...

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

February 16, 2017

It was on the desert range of Arizona, while driving a van full of visitors for the Chiricahua National Park, when he saw the group of migrant men crouch...

Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories

Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories

February 9, 2017

Most people associate Valentine’s Day dates with fancy restaurants, roses, jewelry and giant stuffed teddy bears. The list of expensive gifts goes o...

Valentine’s Day Horror Stories

Valentine’s Day Horror Stories

February 9, 2017

Every year on Feb. 14, countless people exchange flowers, candy, cards and gifts with their special “valentine,” whether it be a friend, loved...

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

February 2, 2017

It’s like your life, only funnier

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Eagles of a Feather Stick Together

Eagles of a Feather Stick Together

January 26, 2017

EWU football ended last season in the playoffs with a heartbreaking, last-second loss. Yet, with a new coach and returning starters, the mood surrounding th...

MLK Unity Rally brought the community together

MLK Unity Rally brought the community together

January 16, 2017

In remembrance of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day that has been bestowed upon him, the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach...

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...

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