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Fundraising with a sweet side

Fundraising with a sweet side

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

For the past eight years, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELC) in Cheney, has hosted a Festival of Chocolate. The festival is designed with the intent of raising money to help send young children to a weeklong summer vacation Bible school at the ELC. The money is collected through two options; a si...

Police Beat February 2

Police Beat February 2

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Alcohol Offense/Obstructing February 20 Officers responded to a call on the seventh floor of Pearce Hall at 11:25 p.m. CAs reported a male student, who smelled of alcohol, ripping down decorations in the hall. Officers made contact and found the student was underage and uncooperative. Officers charged...

The Winter Aftermath

The Winter Aftermath

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Snow and ice covered Cheney this past winter, and the local roads show the wear and tear, forcing drivers to be even more cautious. Erika Griffin, a student at EWU, said on top of the snow and ice on the roads, she is noticing potholes and cracks in the pavement. “Now that most of the sno...

Students from all over Eastern Washington Made Their Way to EWU for Regional History Day

Students from all over Eastern Washington Made Their Way to EWU for Regional History Day

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under News

Voices echoed off the walls of Patterson Hall Saturday as students squeezed in one last practice round before the judges evaluated their projects. On Feb. 25, middle and high school students from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho travelled to EWU for the chance to compete in the 2017 Eastern R...

EWU Immigration Conference Addresses Student Worries

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under News

Cathi Tactaquin, executive director and co-founder of National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), gave a keynote address to students and faculty at Showalter Auditorium titled “Immigration and the Trump Presidency.” After the speech, EWU treats attendees to lunch, followed by a s...

International Women’s Day is Coming to EWU

International Women’s Day is Coming to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Working in partnership with businesses and universities across Spokane, the EWU Women’s Center will bring both renowned visual artist Favianna Rodriguez and regional author Megan Kruse to lead workshops in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated annually on March 8, IWD commemor...

Immigration Conference Debuts

By Marco Vargas, for The Easterner
February 23, 2017
Filed under News

EWU’s Immigration Conference invites campus community members, including students and parents, to the Showalter Auditorium on Feb. 24 to discuss the current public tension around the subject of immigration. Pui-Yan Lam, EWU professor of sociology, said the idea for the Immigration Conference is to educa...

Lobby Day

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under News

In an effort to help expand EWU’s academics and further the growth of the university, ASEWU and EWU students met with legislators in Olympia on Feb. 16-17 to discuss certain topics prevalent to EWU. The ASEWU and EWU students planned a 50 student trip to show their support and have their voices ...

Police Beat February 23

Police Beat February 23

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat

Hit and Run February 14 Two students reported their parked vehicles were hit another vehicle in Parking Lot 5. A witness observed a green truck backing up into a vehicle and then pulling forward and hitting another vehicle. The truck then proceeded to leave the scene. The witness gave officers the su...

EWU ties for first in National Recycling Competition

EWU ties for first in National Recycling Competition

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under News

EWU football performed well in 2016 both on the field and in the stands, from a recycling standpoint that is. EWU tied for first place with Ohio University in the 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge with a diversion rate of 95.6 percent. The challenge is a competition between 79 colleges nationwide to reduc...

Eastern Fires: A Wikipedia Editing

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under News

On Feb. 15, EWU Libraries hosted a Wikipedia editing event that tasked students, faculty and staff with the assignment of constructing an entry about the EWU fires into the website’s database. Referred to as an “edit-a-thon,” it is the second rendition of the event and is organized by EWU’s Ed...

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