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A vision for diversity and inclusive excellence

By Mary Cullinan, EWU President

May 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

EWU’s 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Week was filled with inspirational and beautifully organized events that showcased the multiple ways in which we experience diversity. The week also provided many opportunities for serious reflection and conversation. I’m very grateful to the President’s Committee on Diversity and the faculty, staff and students who organized and participated... Read more »

Space for improvement with EWU drivers

Space for improvement with EWU drivers

May 17, 2016

With many students commuting to EWU every morning, the difficulties of finding a decent parking spot can cause great frustration. Driving circles around... Read more »

Forced to attend classes

Forced to attend classes

May 9, 2016

Coming out of high school, most students finally get the opportunity to start making their own decisions such as being able to miss a class or two without... Read more »

Preacher represents more than God

By Joe Matthews, opinion editor

April 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It seems that every year EWU is blessed with a self-proclaimed man of God standing outside the PUB preaching to anyone that will listen: warning students of eternal damnation if they don’t accept the Lord into their lives. Always drawing a crowd, he preaches his beliefs as if there is nothing more important to him. Most people stand around muttering their disapproval while... Read more »

Math Lab contributes to departments bad reputation

By Joe Matthews, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Unfortunately for EWU, over the past several years its math department has received the reputation of being sub-par. With complaints of poor teaching, tests that have nothing to do with prior lessons and little resources to their disposal, students have become incredibly frustrated with the lack of progress they are seeing, not only in their own education, but in Eastern’s... Read more »

Isolated incidents bring bad rep to gun owners everywhere

By Joe Matthews, opinion editor

April 15, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Not being a heavy gun activist myself, I have always found it a little threatening and somewhat unnecessary to carry a gun wherever you go. The concept is easy enough to understand; guns have the ability to keep us safe in the case of an emergency. But when people are making idiotic decisions with their weapons — like the incident on campus last week as detailed in the online... Read more »

All holidays are commercialized

All holidays are commercialized

April 2, 2016

Lent is over, the Easter Bunny has dropped his eggs and the complaints about the commercialization of Easter have begun. What is supposed to be a holiday... Read more »

Staycation just as good as vacation

Staycation just as good as vacation

March 12, 2016

Some have their sights set on the beaches for this upcoming spring break while others can only see their couch and Netflix on the horizon. While some may... Read more »

More diversity needed in two-credit classes

More diversity needed in two-credit classes

March 4, 2016

There are many one and two-credit classes offered at Eastern, but what is lacking is diversity amongst those classes. Almost every one of those classes... Read more »

Justice Scalia’s death leads to controversy

Justice Scalia’s death leads to controversy

February 28, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his bed while staying at his ranch in Shafter, Texas, on Feb. 13, 2016. With 30 years on the court under his... Read more »

Collegiate eSports need support

Collegiate eSports need support

February 27, 2016

How long will it take for people to see that playing a game for money is the same whether it is a physical sport or a video game? It seems that every... Read more »

Beyonce’s Superbowl halftime show not racist

Beyonce’s Superbowl halftime show not racist

February 20, 2016

As of Feb. 7, the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl champions, but over a week later, all some people can remember is the supposedly racist halftime performance... Read more »

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