• Issue 14 of the Easterner is now online! Check out the current issue section! Go Eags! November 13, 2014

Riverpoint campus in Spokane growing

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

Filed under News

The Riverpoint campus in Spokane hosts a select few specialty programs for EWU students that are not available in Cheney. EWU’s College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) and the Graduate Program in Public Administration is located on the Riverpoint campus, along with specialty programs such as Addiction Studies, Center for Entrepreneurial Activities and Decision... Read more »

Teaching the Movement urges change in civil rights education

Teaching the Movement urges change in civil rights education

January 25, 2015

In 2011, Washington state received a bad grade on its report card. A report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center gave Washington State an “F... Read more »

Low cellphone use in class results in higher grades

Low cellphone use in class results in higher grades

January 24, 2015

In 2015, most college-aged students have to strain to remember life before cell phones. Though the smartphone may be one of the most prolific inventions... Read more »

EWU Pride Center hoping to expand its homebase

EWU Pride Center hoping to expand its homebase

January 23, 2015

Students visiting Eastern’s Pride Center may find themselves wedged in like sardines in a can for the center has outgrown its current location. The... Read more »

EWU collaborates with local nonprofits for MLK Day of Service

EWU collaborates with local nonprofits for MLK Day of Service

January 23, 2015

A crowd gathered outside the Spokane Convention Center on Jan. 19 preparing for the Unity March in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the kickoff event for... Read more »

STA bus from Eastern to Riverpoint a “complicated” situation

STA bus from Eastern to Riverpoint a “complicated” situation

January 22, 2015

The Spokane Transit Authority has recently been working with representatives of Eastern to establish a more direct bus route from the Cheney campus to... Read more »

W-2 not needed to submit FAFSA on priority deadline

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

January 18, 2015

Filed under News

Students who want to fill out their Free Application for Student Aid, but think they cannot due to not having a W-2, can estimate in the taxes section of the online form. Many students, such as junior Megan Darrow, who is waiting for her W-2 to come in from a seasonal job she works in Vancouver, Washington, did not know estimates could be used. “Last year we had a problem... Read more »

PUB remodel campaign growing

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015

Filed under Carousel, News, Showcase

A date is set in place, Feb. 24, as a push from ASEWU toward students to vote for the PUB redesign in the weeks to come. A poster, hung on the Pence Union Building, is one of the ways ASEWU is trying to get students’ attention regarding the future of the Pence Union Building. “I love the fact that it’s a big poster and that it catches the attention of every student,”... Read more »

EWU Police eliminate gun storage at Red Barn

EWU Police eliminate gun storage at Red Barn

January 15, 2015

The Eastern Washington University police station, commonly known as the Red Barn, will not offer students the service of checking in their guns for storage... Read more »

MLK Service Day utilizes EWU student volunteers

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

January 15, 2015

Filed under News

Eastern’s Office of Community Engagement is partnering with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Outreach Center to supply and coordinate volunteers for Spokane’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. At the MLK Day of Service event on Jan. 19, there will be 250 college students volunteering at 13 local-nonprofit sites, and about 150 of those students are from Eastern,... Read more »

Riverfront Park Ice Palace offers extended family fun for winter

By Jaclyn Archer, Eagle Life Editor

January 9, 2015

Filed under News

Outdoor skating rinks are not just fixtures of holiday romance movies or Mayberry-esque, small towns. In fact, outdoor skating rinks dot the United states from San Diego to New York City, and Spokane has one of it’s own: The Riverfront Park Ice Palace, located at Riverfront Park on 507 N. Howard St. Although not free to students, like the URC Ice Arena, the outdoor rink... Read more »

Universities reconsider procedure for sexual assault cases after scandal

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

January 9, 2015

Filed under News

Questionable reporting of a fraternity rape case has universities re-evaluating how rape cases are handled. Rolling Stone's original article, “A Rape on Campus,” published on Nov. 19, 2014, featured a University of Virginia woman’s story about being gang-raped by seven Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members. The article also highlighted UVA’s history of apathy toward... Read more »