Protests in Missouri unfair to local businesses

By Tanner Streicher, Art Director

October 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

St. Louis, Missouri, is becoming the center of discussion and protests about the police overreach in recent weeks due to the shooting of Vonderrit Deondre Myers. While the protests in St. Louis have been peaceful, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were anything but. The protests in Ferguson over the death of Michael Brown were destructive and damaging to local businesses... Read more »

Rugby superior to football

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Football is extremely popular in the United States and has a following across the world, but rugby is the opposite. Both sports have professional competitions, but rugby will be returning to the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after almost 100 years, according to www.rio2016.com. An argument for why rugby is superior to football is simple field dimensions. A rugby... Read more »

Face your problems, do not ‘Facebook’ them

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Facebook, to me, is becoming more like everyone’s diary. When did “Likes” become more meaningful than a hug from a best friend? When did it become more special to share your feelings about your loved ones on Facebook instead of in person?  I am a little old-fashioned and I still believe life is about more than social media.  I... Read more »

Remodel of PUB on the table

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2014

Filed under Opinion

A potential Pence Union Building remodel has been on everyone’s mind lately and it’s coming back, even after a slight majority of Eastern students voted against it. The ASEWU wants to try again from a different approach this year. Instead of pegging the student population with deciding to remodel the PUB or not, they are hanging back and letting us ask the questions. In... Read more »

Do the ‘righty’ thing: make desks ‘lefty’ accessible

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

October 12, 2014

Filed under Opinion

I do not consider my condition debilitating, nor do I face extreme adversity on a day-to-day basis, but being left-handed in a right-handed world presents challenges which people like me face every day, especially at college. According to an ABC News article, only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed. If this comes as a shock, it shouldn’t. One must ask... Read more »

Cheney’s absent recycling system bothersome

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

When I moved into my first apartment in Cheney, I was shocked. The city of Cheney does not have a recycling waste system; however, they do have a recycling center on Anderson Road that my roommate informed me about. It pleases me to know Eastern Washington University recycles, yet I am astounded toward the lack of reasoning behind Cheney’s inability to fund a proper... Read more »

Greek life at Eastern: More than just stereotypes

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

October 9, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

Transferring from community college to Eastern was a culture shock for me. The amount of events and groups on campus to get involved in is still overwhelming. I have joined a few other campus groups along with The Easterner, one being Sigma Phi Epsilon – one of 10 fraternities at EWU. Joining the Greek community can be a great experience, but taking that first step may... Read more »

Emma Watson’s UN speech sparks gender equality debate

By Jaclyn Archer, Eagle Life Editor

October 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 20, Emma Watson, Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women (best known for her performance as Hermione in the “Harry Potter” movies), delivered a powerful speech about the need for men and women to join together in the fight for gender equality. Some people were blown away by the speech.... Read more »

Obama hopes to use passive resistance against ISIL

Obama hopes to use passive resistance against ISIL

October 1, 2014

President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York on September 24 regarding several issues, but there is one that... Read more »

ObamaCare provides, gives access to students in need

ObamaCare provides, gives access to students in need

September 25, 2014

I woke up this morning to my ringing telephone. It was not the usual telemarketer or bill collector, though. It was Kara Holden, DPT, my physical therapist.... Read more »

Renewed language class being offered

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2014

Filed under Opinion

“Hello,” “hola,” “hallo” and “konnichiwa” represent the degrees that the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures currently offers, but there is a language being reborn this fall at Eastern. Dr. Florain Presig, the chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is hopeful about the Chinese class starting this fall. He said that a previous... Read more »

NFL criticized for inaction of players

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Sports

The NFL season has been underway for three weeks, but football is far from the topic many fans are concerned with. The videos of Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, now wife, Janey Palmer grabbed the attention of NFL fans not only because of how shocking they are, but how the NFL has failed to appropriately respond. Unfortunately, Rice isn’t the only player to have domestic... Read more »