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EWU alumna unites hundreds for peaceful gathering at Spokane County Courthouse

EWU alumna unites hundreds for peaceful gathering at Spokane County Courthouse

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 19
Filed under Carousel, News

About 200 tearful, excited and hopeful people joined in on the peaceful gathering and fundraiser outside the Spokane County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted by EWU alumna Devon McKinney who led the chants and speakers with messages of support. “I haven’t done anything like this befor...

EWU community members address ‘sanctuary’ petition and other concerns to Board of Trustees

EWU community members address ‘sanctuary’ petition and other concerns to Board of Trustees

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
November 18
Filed under Carousel, News

Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to voice their concerns regarding social and political issues that may affect the EWU campus during today’s EWU Board of Trustees Meeting of the Whole. The Board of Trustees allowed two hours for community and public comment. Approximate...

EWU Foundation hopes to raise over $100,000 by fundraising on Giving Joy Day

EWU Foundation hopes to raise over $100,000 by fundraising on Giving Joy Day

By John Corley, For the Easterner
November 17
Filed under Carousel, News

EWU students may be noticing a few banners hanging above entrances to various buildings on campus that promote Giving Joy Day. Along with the intent of spreading goodwill, the day is being used by the EWU Foundation to encourage people to make scholarship donations. Giving Joy Day, as EWU markets it, is the un...

Police Beat November 17th

Police Beat November 17th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 17
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Intimidation/Harassment November 7 During class, a male student sat in another male student’s seat. They had an argument over it where officers responded and spoke with both the students and the professor. The students were referred to Student Rights and Responsibilities.   Disturbanc...

EWU Multicultural Coalition hosts Unity Rally in solidarity with marginalized communities

EWU Multicultural Coalition hosts Unity Rally in solidarity with marginalized communities

By Logan Stanley and Colette-Janae Buck, For the Easterner
November 17
Filed under News, Uncategorized

EWU’s Multicultural Coalition (MCC) hosted a unity rally in the campus mall Nov. 15. Comprised of MEChA, the Black Student Union, the Native American Students Association (NASA), Planned Parenthood Generation Action and other diverse groups, the Multicultural Coalition spearheads the movement for the...

Veterans Resource Center dedicates November to veterans

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under News, Uncategorized

In spirit of the holiday on Nov. 11, the Veterans Resource Center will be dedicating the entire month of November to veterans. Dave Millet, the director of the Veterans Resource Center, said the VRC will be engaged in a number of events and activities over this next month to honor the national holiday. ...

EWU athletic department generates over $4 million in revenue

EWU athletic department generates over $4 million in revenue

By John Corley, For the Easterner
November 10
Filed under Carousel, News

The EWU athletic department (AD) in 2015 received a majority of its financial support from the university, and according to the AD, nearly 70 percent of its revenue derived from various institutional support and school fees. This type of athletic department financing falls in line with other Big Sky Conf...

The Cheney Merchant Association seeks to assist and advertise businesses in Cheney

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Here in Cheney, local businesses have set up a network in order to collaborate with one another and the community at-large. Named the Cheney Merchant Association (CMA), the mission of the association is to be a form of assistance for the businesses in town and essentially to help advertise Cheney. ...

Young Democrats of Eastern Washington brings Jay Inslee to EWU

Young Democrats of Eastern Washington brings Jay Inslee to EWU

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee came to EWU to talk to students about the upcoming election. Patterson Hall room 128 was filled with a small intimate group of  EWU students, local community members and faculty. He shook everyone’s hand and introduced himself to each individual in the room. Ele...

Police Beat November 10th

Police Beat November 10th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 10
Filed under Carousel, Police Beat, Police Beat

Sexual Assault October 30 Over the Halloween weekend a female student reported she was sexually assaulted by male student. The male student was arrested for assault in the 4th degree with sexual motivation and cited and charged into Cheney court.   Drug Violation October 31 Offi...

Police Beat November 3rd

Police Beat November 3rd

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
November 3
Filed under News, Police Beat, Uncategorized

Trespass October 26th Officers received multiple calls from students in the Theater Building reporting an unrecognized male showering in the bathrooms. Officers patrolled in the building and eventually made contact with the male, who is a resident of Cheney, and instructed him to him could not co...

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