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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...

Spokane Jury Convicts Man Who Attempted to Murder EWU Student

Spokane Jury Convicts Man Who Attempted to Murder EWU Student

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

John T. Mellgren, who was found guilty of attempted murder in the first degree and assault in the first degree, sat in the courtroom hearing testimonies from witnesses, the victim, doctors and police officers. The trial began April 10 and lasted until April 18 when the jury returned with a verdict. Me...

EWU Grove assault victim testifies, faces accused attacker

EWU Grove assault victim testifies, faces accused attacker

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

John T. Mellgren, who is currently being tried on charges of attempted murder in the second degree sat in the courtroom, hearing three of the prosecution's witnesses testimonies today. This is the fourth day of the trial for Mellgren, and the trial will continue into next week. Mellgren is accused of...

EWU Science Building Bill Awaits Approval

EWU Science Building Bill Awaits Approval

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

The plan to add a new science building to EWU’s Cheney campus is beginning to come together, as EWU’s proposed bill for funding has passed through the Washington State Senate. In February, a group of 26 students from EWU traveled to Olympia, Washington with members of the ASEWU for an event called L...

Student Housing Reimagined

Student Housing Reimagined

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

The big Gothic brick building laden with smashed windows across the street from Showalter Hall has been the center of renovation conversations in Cheney over the past few years. After three earlier proposals for purchasing the old high school fell through, a team of Seattle-based developers has ta...

Police Beat April 13

Police Beat April 13

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Identity Theft April 4 A male student reported that his wallet was stolen while his car was parked in Lot 16 during the hours of 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In his wallet, he had his driver’s license, social security card and debit card. The student noticed a charge on his card for $25 at a Zip Trip in...

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