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Oktoberfest is back at JFK Library for their 14th annual fundraiser

By Isabelle DeLeon, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under News

JFK Library continues its tradition this year with the annual Oktoberfest fundraiser. The fundraiser is expecting around 350 people to attend this year, said EWU Library Administrator Carol King. Oktoberfest has been the main event for the library for the last 14 years. “The fundraiser directly supports the stud...

Pick-your-own, local farms are plentiful in the Cheney Area

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under News

As the fall season gets underway, U-Pick farms are in full swing. For those who enjoy these farms, there are plenty to visit that are located around Spokane County.   Carver Farms Located in Newman Lake, Carver Farms is about a 45 minute drive from Cheney (36.5 miles). Open Wednesday to ...

The Mason Jar’s open mic night allows EWU students to express themselves

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
October 17
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Situated on the corner of 1st and F Street, The Mason Jar does more than just serve baked goods and coffee. It houses a culture of freedom, the ability to express yourself, every Thursday night from 7- 9 p.m. This freedom comes in the form of Open Mic Night. “People just get up and do their ...

Local and regional candidates visit EWU to empower students to get to the polls

Local and regional candidates visit EWU to empower students to get to the polls

By Isabelle DeLeon, Staff Writer
October 14
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Local and regional candidates visited EWU to address student questions before the upcoming election during an open discussion in the Showalter Auditorium. Topics of questions ranged from voter registration to disenfranchisement of minority groups in America . Questions pre-written by students were answe...

Don’t miss an opportunity to apply for scholarships, deadline February first

Don’t miss an opportunity to apply for scholarships, deadline February first

By John Corley, For The Easterner
October 13
Filed under News

Kandi Teeters, EWU Associate Director for the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office said that her goal is to get students to apply for all of the scholarships available at EWU.

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Police Beat October 13th

Police Beat October 13th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 13
Filed under News, Police Beat

Drug Violation October 3rd CAs noticed an odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room in Streeter Hall around 11:30 p.m. The male student was contacted and found using a vape pen with marijuana oil. The student was under 21 years old and arrested for possession of marijuana under 40 grams and pa...

Poor planning leaves workers with empty pockets

Poor planning leaves workers with empty pockets

By Rosie Perry, Editor-in-Chief
October 13
Filed under Carousel, News

As of October 10, several pockets of student workers on campus have not received their paychecks for the September 16-30 pay period-- a result of a systematic failure in the Student Employment office. The start of the school year is a busy time for the Student Employment staff and the Payroll D...

Housing rates increase for students at EWU

Housing rates increase for students at EWU

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

EWU students who live off campus should be feeling their budgets loosen up as the cost of undergraduate tuition has dropped by fifteen percent for the 2016-17 academic school year. For students living on campus, lowered tuition was met with higher housing costs. Bruce DeFrates, EWU director for financial a...

Get to the library to upgrade to EWU 2.0

By Grace Pohl, For The Easterner
October 13
Filed under News, Uncategorized

With a new academic year comes new and updated technology for the EWU campus. Along with these updates is another full year of equipment checkout for students to enhance their learning. EWU has a checkout equipment program that is free to use. To checkout equipment, students need to bring their ID...

Students employees at EWU might be receiving pay late

By Jordan Perry, Online and Social Media Director
October 11
Filed under News

According to an email from student employment and an Interview with the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, as of Oct. 10th, pockets of student employees have not yet been paid for the pay period of September 16th through the 30th. The Easterner is currently investigating the circumstance surrounding...

Presidents

Presidents

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
October 11
Filed under Centennial, News

Noah David Showalter 1911-1926 Noah David Showalter assumed the presidency of Cheney State Normal school in January of 1911 with great experience in the teaching arts. According to “The Centennial Album, an Illustrated history of Eastern Washington University,” written by Edmund V. Haag, Showalter ...

NASA celebrates Indigenous People’s Day

NASA celebrates Indigenous People’s Day

By Colette-Janaé Buck, Copy Editor
October 10
Filed under News

The Native American Student Associate (NASA) is celebrating the change from Columbus day to Indigenous People's day.

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