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Police Beat May 18

Police Beat May 18

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Theft May 8 A custodian working in Martin Hall noticed a shower head missing from the restroom on the first floor. The shower head is worth about $50. There are currently no witnesses or suspects.   Burglary May 9 A male student left his room in Morrison Hall around 7:45 a.m. When he ret...

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

By Dayana Morales, For The Easterner
May 11, 2017
Filed under News

Cheney’s fifth annual Mayfest will be bringing 45 vendors, live music and games to this year’s  festival on May 12 and 13. Friday, May 12 is the festival’s street dance day, which will be all about music. The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and will last until about 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s...

Police Beat May 11

Police Beat May 11

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Unlawful Transit Conduct May 1 Around 12:26 p.m., an officer responded to a call regarding a female student yelling and screaming on the second floor of Isle Hall. When officers made contact, they discovered the female was being disruptive in class and had current campus restriction paperwork attemp...

Jay Inslee Signs Bill That Allows Students to Receive Notifications on Their Loans

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under News

Beginning next year, students of Washington State colleges who take out student loans will receive a notification from their school on how much they owe. These notifications are part of the Student Loan Transparency Act, a new bill that was passed unanimously by the Washington State Legislature a...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

May 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News, Uncategorized

President   Gaige Basich As a first-generation college student, ASEWU presidential candidate Gaige Basich did not know what to expect out of college. He ended up joining ASEWU as a sophomore where he worked as a graphic designer in the president’s cabinet. That led to him being elected as AS...

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Students rallied on April 27 to combat the perpetration of gender-based violence, rape culture and derogatory labels. A group of speakers addressed a crowded audience in the campus mall for EWU’s first Slut Walk. Their message: take action against different systems of oppression and rise up against rape culture. “We wanted to bring something em...

Police Beat May 4

Police Beat May 4

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Vehicle Prowl April 19 A male student parked his 2006 blue and gray BMW in the URC parking garage and returned around 1 p.m. As he was getting gas, he noticed some of his belongings were missing. These included his Oakley reading glasses, his cologne, his gym bag containing an iPod, headphones an...

Dryden to be Repurposed for Special Housing

Dryden to be Repurposed for Special Housing

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

EWU’s largest single-occupancy residence hall is about to undergo major changes compared to its current usage. Coming next fall, Dryden Hall will no longer be available as an on-campus student housing option and will be repurposed to serve “special hosting” needs. “The project is really to ...

Grove Gates Remain Open After Hours

Grove Gates Remain Open After Hours

By Abbi Vance, Art Director
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

On Jan. 23, The Grove Apartment residents received an email stating that starting Jan. 27, the gate to the Grove would be closed after business hours, from approximately 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Between management and the residents, there may be a miscommunication since many students who live at The Grove ca...

On-Campus Sexual Assaults Go Under Reported

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

Sexual assault occurs on many college campuses all over the country but very few sexual assaults go through the court system, Sgt. Lorriane Hill, EWU campus police officer, said. The definition of sexual assault, according to “Sexual Assault on the College Campus: The Role of Male Peer Support...

Police Beat April 27

Police Beat April 27

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Driving While License Suspended April 17 An officer observed a vehicle turning onto Washington Street. When he ran the plate it came back that the owner of the vehicle’s license was suspended. The officer pulled over the male student and issued a citation.   Drug Violation April 19 C...

Sustainability Committee Hosts Earth Day Fair

By Dayana Morales, For the Easterner
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

EWU’s annual Earth Day Fair, hosted by the Sustainability Committee, attracted 35 vendors and a handful of students to the event on April 20. “There has been over 100 people since it started,” said sustainability student officer Emily Sherman. “We had a good turn out, especially around lu...

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