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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...

Business Going Well for Cheney’s Local Pot Shop

Business Going Well for Cheney’s Local Pot Shop

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under News

After a delayed opening, LUCID, Cheney’s sole marijuana dispensary, began operations in December. The opening came after a transition, in which 3 Green Thumbs (Cheney’s previous marijuana dispensary) merged with LUCID (a network of marijuana retailers) and moved the location a few doors down -- LU...

Sweater Days, Better Days

Sweater Days, Better Days

By Marco Vargas, For The Easterner
February 16, 2017
Filed under News

EWU created Sweater Days, Better Days to garner student support for the energy conservation effort.   Sweater Days, Better Days is a program that has students wear sweaters so the EWU buildings can reduce the heat to save money on heat energy. EWU can then use the saved money for any important cat...

EWU Now Offering a Nursing Home Major

EWU Now Offering a Nursing Home Major

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under News

EWU’s Health Services Administration (HSAD) program now offers a new long-term care option. This new option for the Bachelor of Arts in HSAD has been added for students who want to fulfill the growing career opportunities in nursing home administration, assisted living or other types of residen...

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News

It was on the desert range of Arizona, while driving a van full of visitors for the Chiricahua National Park, when he saw the group of migrant men crouching low to fill up their milk jugs with puddle water. Being 21 and from Massachusetts, this was new to EWU History Professor Joseph Lenti, Ph.D. Having l...

Police Beat February 16

Police Beat February 16

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Theft February 6 A female resident expected a package to be delivered between 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., but UPS delivered the package on Feb. 7 at 12:45 p.m. When the resident came home, the package was gone. The package had a pair of black boots valued at $50. There are currently no suspects. &nb...

Former Employees Strike Back With Anti-Yokes Campaign

Former Employees Strike Back With Anti-Yokes Campaign

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under News

The Spokane branch of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) started an anti-Yoke’s campaign in response to their clients, previously Cheney Trading Company, who said they were let go from their positions once Yoke’s Fresh Market took over the Cheney Trading Co. location. “In...

Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

Gonzaga’s Rally for Refugees Brought Spokane Community Together

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under News

Spokane Community members rallied in support of refugee communities by packing Gonzaga's Hemmingson Center ballroom Sunday. In conjunction with both Gonzaga University and Whitworth University, World Relief, Spokane’s largest refugee resettlement agency, brought specific attention and suppor...

Police Beat Issue 13

Police Beat Issue 13

By Kristi Luchetta, News Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Drug Violation February 1 An officer performing a routine check in parking lot 16, noticed a vehicle parked with students in it. When he made contact with the students, he smelled an odor of marijuana. The three underage students were found in the possession of marijuana and alcohol. They were a...

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Sports

Following 20 seasons with the EWU football team, as both a player and a coach, EWU named Aaron Best as head coach on Jan. 21. Best spent 14 of those years as the Eagle offensive line coach. “I appreciate the opportunity from the bottom of my heart,” Best said. Although he has been official...

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