Summer internships beneficial

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

April 14, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I know way too many people who party it up in the summer. They live for free at their parent’s house, go swimming at the lake every day, couch surf at their friend’s houses and party all night, well into the morning sometimes. I’m all for a good time during summer break, but there needs to be a balance between work and play. Have a fun time, but I hope students are... Read more »

Too much stretch shouldn’t stress

Too much stretch shouldn’t stress

April 13, 2015

People, there is a war among us. I’m not talking about civil war or a card game or a war between families. I’m talking about a war that hits us all... Read more »

Free speech and the scourge of hate groups

Free speech and the scourge of hate groups

April 6, 2015

“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” The image of a klansman above the words “Neighborhood Watch,” stares out from dark slits... Read more »

EWU campus mall trees are gone, what’s next?

EWU campus mall trees are gone, what’s next?

April 5, 2015

Walking through the campus mall today, I noticed something different. The cherry blossoms that so beautifully filled the mall are now gone, feeling... Read more »

April Fools’ Day is bullying along a fine line

By Zoe Colburn, Opinion Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I might be biased, considering I’m the youngest child in my family, but I hate April Fools’ Day. I understand the general appeal of a day where you can play practical jokes on people and avoid being seen as a jerk, I guess? In all honesty, I’m not entirely sure what the function or reasoning behind April Fools’ Day is, but I do know that it is far too easy for what... Read more »

Coach Cal’s changing things for the better

By Sam Deal, Sports Editor

April 1, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Sports

College basketball is dying. The one-and-done athlete is killing the quality of the game. Ratings and attendance dropping is John Calipari and Kentucky’s fault for embracing such players. Shut up. I am sick and tired of hearing this argument. The one-and-done college basketball atmosphere has brought us the most-watched March Madness tournament in 21 years. Nielsen... Read more »

Benefits of hemp outweigh marijuana

By Ivy Nall, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I recently got into a debate with someone about the positive use of hemp. I was dumbfounded when he thought hemp was the same thing as marijuana. Although they both come from a cannabis plant, they are very different. It has been an entire year since President Obama signed Section 7606 of the Farm Bill into law, which legalized the production of hemp. The U.S. House passed... Read more »

New Tinder update ruins purpose of the app

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

March 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Tinder’s update on March 2 has made the widely-used app fairly unpopular — since the update, Tinder only has a one-and-a-half-star rating on Apple’s app store — due to its new Tinder Plus subscription that has some, myself included, accusing the hookup app of ageism. Users under 30 who want to pay for the three new features the update included will have to shell... Read more »

Eastern’s admissions process might surprise you

By Virginia Thomas, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I am led to a small round table behind a partition and offered a seat. An orange folder sits in front of me. Some 35 days ago I requested my admissions file, just to see what it would look like. Now that it’s at my fingertips, my curiosity is stronger than ever. I’ve wondered if I might find comments from Eastern Washington University’s admissions officers scrawled on... Read more »

Wild spring breaks are not the bee’s knees

By Zoe Colburn, Opinion Editor

March 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

In an era gone by, wild spring break parties in Cabo were seemingly the holy grail of spring break, or at least that’s what MTV wanted us to think. Nowadays, students are just as content sitting at home in sweatpants watching “Friends” for six straight days as they would be getting wasted on a beach in Mexico. Most students don’t feel any real pressure to go wild... Read more »

Seattle needs to shift focus from NBA to NHL

By Brandon Cline, Sports Writer

March 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Sports

While the NBA continues to scorn Seattle and use it as leverage against cities resistant to publicly funding basketball arenas, the NHL continues to wait on Seattle. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced on Feb. 25 that the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Seattle Arena proposal, which would be suited for both a basketball and hockey arena, will be completed by... Read more »

Arquette’s Oscars misstep part of the bigger picture

Arquette’s Oscars misstep part of the bigger picture

March 9, 2015

Celebrities picking up pet causes is hardly a new phenomenon — just this fall Emma Watson gave a speech to the U.N. advocating for feminism and Angelina... Read more »