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Marijuana most prevalent campus drug

Marijuana most prevalent campus drug

By Teri Simpson, Staff Writer
October 18, 2012
Filed under News

According to EWU police, since January 2012 there have been 10 marijuana violations, four arrests and two referrals to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. When a student is caught selling or smoking marijuana, penalties vary depending on the circumstances. Some are arrested and char...

Williams takes long road back to Cheney

Williams takes long road back to Cheney

October 18, 2012
Filed under News

Pride Center Coordinator Sandra Williams knows what it is like to be different. As a part of both the LGBT community and black community and growing up as the daughter of a military man, being different is part of who she is. Born in South Carolina, Williams moved around with her family a lot. According...

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
October 17, 2012
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Classics: No other word inspires such fear in the undergraduate mind. For those who have had to sit through honors English and mythology classes, I feel your pain. There are many ways to die, but death by boredom is one of the worst. And classics are just about the most boring books around. This...

Master plan under revision

Master plan under revision

By Kristie Hsin, Staff Writer
October 16, 2012
Filed under News

  An open forum will be held Thursday Oct. 25 in the PUB room 206 giving the campus community a chance to take part in the university’s ten-year master facilities plan. According to senior project manager for the department of construction and planning Jim Moeller, project consultants will...

Amnesty decided by situation and circumstances

Amnesty decided by situation and circumstances

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 15, 2012
Filed under News

Eastern will not be implementing a medical amnesty policy, also known as the “Good Samaritan” policy any time soon. Instead of officiating a strict policy, the university will continue to practice granting amnesty on a case by case basis. This amnesty can be granted to underage students on and off...

Doyle takes reigns of EWU jazz

Doyle takes reigns of EWU jazz

By Christina Jordan, Staff Writer
October 11, 2012
Filed under News

Imagine sitting in the darkness of a theatre bathing your ears with the soothing sound of jazz music. This time, there is someone playing a live solo for music lovers, except the performer is in Iceland. This is possible by a connection called “The Internet 2,” and is being experimented with in...

Possible tobacco-free campus in the works

Possible tobacco-free campus in the works

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under News

  EWU does not currently have a tobacco-free policy because further research and student input still needs to be acquired, according to Interim ASEWU President Becca Harrell. While still in the early stages of researching for a tobacco-free policy, the ASEWU has found cultural routines to...

Electronic locks installed at URC

Electronic locks installed at URC

October 11, 2012
Filed under News

Since its opening four years ago, reported thefts at the University Recreation Center have declined each year. However, this past July, digital locks were installed on some of the day-use lockers to help decrease thefts even more. “Every year we’re always looking for something different to better...

Policy prevents campus bullying

Policy prevents campus bullying

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under News

    What started off as innocent hidden whispers soon spiraled into daily bullying. The bullying expanded to insults, mockery, rumors and eventually lead to isolation. For senior Amanda Clark, years of being bullied turned into more than a torturous daily routine. According to Clark,...

EWU and WSU partner up on food product choices

EWU and WSU partner up on food product choices

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under News

    In partnership with Washington State University, EWU is taking advantage of combined purchasing of campus food products. After researching the idea of  combined purchasing last fall, in December 2011, EWU started reviewing products through April 2012 for campus dining. “We...

Chalking up the fight against stigma

Chalking up the fight against stigma

By Al Stover, Eagle Life Editor
October 10, 2012
Filed under News

Messages written in chalk, like “You are never alone” and “Stomp out stigma,” are scattered all over campus. These messages were written by the members of EWU’s Active Minds chapter in celebration of National Day Without Stigma. This is one of the events put on by the Active Minds’ EWU chapter....

Clery report relays campus crime statistics

Clery report relays campus crime statistics

October 10, 2012
Filed under News

The 2011-2012 Clery Act report published on Eastern’s website Oct. 1 brings to the public crime logs and reports of misconduct that occur on university grounds. As mandated under federal law, all colleges and universities that participate in the federal aid program must abide by the Clery Act. This...

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