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Veterans Resource Center dedicates November to veterans

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

Increased marketing brings an increase to EWU enrollment

Increased marketing brings an increase to EWU enrollment

By John Corley, For the Easterner
November 3, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

EWU has had a steady increase in total enrollment over the past 10 years, according to EWU’s Office of Admissions. Two years ago, EWU had an all-time high enrollment of 13,453, while the current number for Fall 2016 is 12,279. In Fall 2006, enrollment number was 11,161. EWU Director of Admissi...

Career Services Fall Career fair is growing every year

October 29, 2016
Filed under News

This past Thursday was the annual Fall Career Fair, which was held on the ice rink of the University Recreation Center and hosted by EWU Career Services. Originally designed to focus on computer science and engineering students, the fair has evolved to encompass a variety of potential employers. Business,...

Eagle Point will build over 100 new apartments by next fall

By Katie O'Boyle, for The Easterner
October 26, 2016
Filed under News

Since last spring, Eagle Point Apartments have been doing construction and expanding. Eagle Point Apartments houses many EWU students and will eventually have 120 brand new apartments opening. As of today the assistant manager, Ben Grover said there are 540 units. There is a mix of different sizes...

Police Beat October 27th

Police Beat October 27th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

  Liquor Violation October 19th Officers received a call about a possible alcohol poisoning on the 9th floor of Pearce Hall. A male student was very intoxicated and under the age of 21. Officers cited the student with an MIP and referred him to Student Rights and Responsibilities. &...

FAFSA deadline moves to better work with taxes

By Grace Pohl, for The Easterner
October 26, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

This year, while applying for the FAFSA, students will notice a few changes compared to previous years. Prior to this year, the FAFSA application used to open on the first of January, but this created problems because of the taxes side of the application process. “It was out of sync with the tax...

Anything can happen late night at Zips

Anything can happen late night at Zips

By Logan Stanley, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under Carousel, News

Unlike most college towns, Cheney is home to only one 24-hour restaurant. That restaurant is Zip’s Drive-In, located at 911 1st Street. In fact, there is only a handful of businesses around town who are open past 11 p.m. Given this unique set of hours, Zip’s provide some very memorable moments....

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