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MLK Unity Rally brought the community together

MLK Unity Rally brought the community together

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News

In remembrance of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the day that has been bestowed upon him, the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center hosted its annual MLK Day Unity Rally at the Spokane Convention Center (SCC). The rally was led by Freda Gandy, executive director of the MLK ...

VCD student blurs the line between copyright and transformative use

VCD student blurs the line between copyright and transformative use

By Natasha Nellis, Chief Copy Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Many students who work in content creation often encounter the grey area that exists between original content and adapting someone else’s work to fit one’s own concepts. Often times, students play a stressful game of jump rope with that line, a game that often blurs the boundaries between legality...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Police Beat, Uncategorized

Warrant arrest December 17 Attendees of the most recent EWU football game complained about a disturbance in Section C. Officers made contact with the individual who originally gave a false name. The male admitted later that he had a warrant out for his arrest for theft. He was arrested and charged. T...

Safety Abroad

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

This past summer, a group of EWU Study Abroad students were visiting France when an act of terrorism struck Nice, France. The incident occurred when a truck drove through a crowd killing and injuring about 100 people, when he opened fire. Because of the set safety protocols of the EWU Crisis Management...

Einstein Bagels comes to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under News

Einstein Bros. Bagels is officially open and ready to serve the EWU campus, offering approximately 28 breakfast bagel and deli sandwiches options and all the fixings to curb your coffee craving. Five bagel and sandwich menu items are verified as vegetarian, including the classic cheddar cheese bagel,...

Police Beat December 1st

Police Beat December 1st

By Kristi Luccetta, News Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Vehicle Violation November 11 At a traffic stop on 900 Elm St., a non student was pulled over by an officer. The driver was found to have had an Arkansas license that was expired. The male was cited and released.   Drug Violation November 18 Officers received a call during saf...

EWU Giving Joy Day raising over $100,000 for scholarships

EWU Giving Joy Day raising over $100,000 for scholarships

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Today in front of John F. Kennedy Library, EWU hosted a “Giving Joy Day” booth in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, an international event held on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The event aims to spread awareness about Giving Joy Day and to encourage generosity, not only in terms of emotional gen...

Music Department hosts a call to open arms’ gathering

Music Department hosts a call to open arms’ gathering

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

Concerns about the current social and political climate has once again brought students together to express their notions of solidarity. Organized by the Music Department, the overarching sentiment was “a call to open arms” and to be a place for students to talk to faculty and amongst themselv...

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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