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ASEWU Election Season is Here

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

ASEWU is beginning the election process and is now accepting applications for every ASEWU committee position. Raul Sanchez, director of elections for ASEWU, said that all 12 positions are open for election. These positions are: president, vice president, finance vice president, academic affairs, a...

Soon to be tobacco-free?

Soon to be tobacco-free?

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

The tobacco-free campus proposal that was started four years ago by ASEWU, is one step closer to a decision by the Board of Trustees. An open forum was held on Wednesday in Tawanka Hall for students, faculty and staff of the EWU community to express concerns or questions relating to the proposed po...

College Textbook Prices are on the Rise

By Terence Vent, For The Easterner
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

Textbook prices increased at a rate three times the national average between 2015 and 2016, a continuing trend that has been going on for decades. According to the consumer price index report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2016, the price of educational books and supplies increased 5....

Sustainability Committee Brings Earth Day Fair to Campus

By Dayana Morales, For The Easterner
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

EWU will be hosting its 6th annual Earth Day Fair on April 20 that will take place in the campus mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It is all about just promoting sustainability, the environment and really taking care of our earth,” Sustainability Student Officer Emily Sherman said. Each year, the...

GRE Prep Seminar is Back at EWU to Help Students Prepare for Graduate Programs

GRE Prep Seminar is Back at EWU to Help Students Prepare for Graduate Programs

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) will be sponsoring its annual spring GRE Prep Seminar, which will be free of charge for EWU students. The seminars will start on April 11 and occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 p.m to 5 p.m., until May 11. They are set up to help students who are asp...

Police Beat April 6

Police Beat April 6

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Urinating in Public March 21 An officer was driving on H Street toward Seventh Street when she observed an intoxicated male student urinating in public. When the student saw the officer, he tried to walk away. The student was cited into Cheney Municipal Court and referred to Student Rights and Respo...

Scholastic Spring Book Fair Comes to EWU

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

Eastern Reading Council will be hosting a Scholastic-sponsored book fair where students can pick up a new book to read. Past book fairs have been held in Williamson Hall, but for this quarter, the fair will take place by the front entrance to the JFK Library. The fair will be open April 11 - April 1...

Spokane and Cheney Communities Come Together to Give

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

As a leading voice on poverty, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) has been dedicated to serving the Spokane community since 1966 with a mission that focuses on providing access and connections that create opportunities for people with a low income. Every year in April, community members of Sp...

Police Beat March 20

Police Beat March 20

By Kristi Luchetta, News Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Assault March 7 A male student was walking his dog on Washington Street and Elm Street when he said another male punched him in the face. The suspect also told the student that if he stayed on campus it could get worse. He did not know the male who assaulted him but the student said he has been h...

‘Instead of Calling Them Out, Call Them In’

‘Instead of Calling Them Out, Call Them In’

By Emily Guidinger Hunt, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under News

EWU’s second Dialogues on Diversity installment came just hours after President Trump announced the implementation of a revised travel ban that suspends admission into the U.S. for all travelers from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, unless they already have green cards or visas. The timing...

Police Beat March 9

Police Beat March 9

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Harassment/DV February 27 Around 9:43 a.m. in Pearce Hall a verbal argument broke out between a female student and a male, who is not a student. The male threatened to hurt the female if she called the police and also threatened to hurt the officers. He was arrested and released and returned to...

Sexy and I Know It! Workshop Comes to EWU

Sexy and I Know It! Workshop Comes to EWU

By Marco Vargas, for The Easterner
March 9, 2017
Filed under News

EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services (HWPS) created the Sexy and I Know It! Healthy Body workshop to emphasis the importance of health and health support. “Sexy and I Know It! is a presentation about body image and how we see and perceive ourselves,” Tim Conces, EWU senior and peer heal...

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