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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 »

When work and classes clash, choose class

When work and classes clash, choose class

February 19, 2016

School isn’t easy, it’s a full-time job, and trying to work while going to school only further complicates life. During my time at EWU I had the... Read more »

EWU Business program less than professional

By Jarrett Retz, Advertising Manager

February 18, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Slideshow

If I were ever looking at a résumé and saw that someone had a Business Degree from EWU — an accredited business school — all the negative observations I have made in my time here would echo in my mind. I have come across countless individuals in the business program who are willing to cheat. They are more than ready to give answers, e-mail me old case studies and... Read more »

Flint water evolution of injustice

Flint water evolution of injustice

February 6, 2016

The water catastrophe of Flint, Michigan, is another sad example of systemic violence against impoverished and minority communities in the United States. The... Read more »