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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...

Get Lit! Festival Celebrates Twentieth Year

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

EWU’s annual Get Lit! Festival took place from April 17 to April 23, with events at both the Cheney and Riverpoint campus. Since 1998, the festival has been a tradition hosted by the EWU Get Lit! program and features a bevy of activities such as panels, workshops and readings, all in the name ...

EWU Volunteers Clean Up Cheney

EWU Volunteers Clean Up Cheney

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

EWU Spring Day of Service gave students a chance to give back to their local community by providing opportunities to help clean up the streets of Cheney and plant trees at the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. The Spring Day of Service started on Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. with the Cheney Clean ...

EWU is Making New Efforts in Order to be More Sustainable

By Rose Hammack, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

On April 19, Erik Budsberg, EWU’s sustainability coordinator, spoke  in the JFK Library as a part of Sustainability Week. Budsberg said sustainability is “good for the environment, good from a social justice and social equity perspective, and good from an economic perspective.” The glo...

Resume Blitz Comes to Campus Just in Time

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News

Resumes, they are an essential aspect in any job interview. But what does a sufficient resume actually look like? That, and any other questions related to resumes, will be answered at the Resume Blitz hosted by EWU Career Services on April 27 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Monroe Lounge. During the se...

ASEWU Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

ASEWU Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

ASEWU candidates took to the campus mall on Wednesday to give insight on campaign goals and improvements for EWU. Topics ranged from student involvement to education. As ASEWU elections begin, a Q&A Panel was held so students could get to know the candidates and ask them about their goals. This ...

EWU Brings Sexual Assault Safety Events to Campus

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EWU has scheduled events to help educate students about sexual assault and to inform students on the resources available to those who have been affected. Michelle Helmerick, student support and advocacy manager, said that part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month...

Police Beat April 20

Police Beat April 20

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Suspicious Circumstances April 10 An EWU female employee reported her ex-husband, who she has not spoken to in several years, showed up to her work to talk to her. She then received a check in the mail from him, which she thought was odd. Officers gave her the option to return the check back to hi...

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