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Vote Sanders, an independent, pseudo-socialist underdog

Vote Sanders, an independent, pseudo-socialist underdog

June 9, 2015

Let it be known that I, as much as anybody else, think it would be pretty awesome to have a female president elected in my lifetime. However, I don’t... Read more »

Students, some advice to cope

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant

June 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Graduation is fast approaching, and I cannot wait. My time here at Eastern has been a roller coaster. I have been here for only two years, and overall it has been an enjoyable experience. However, I do have a few recommendations to current and incoming students. Number one, if you are a transfer student, you will have to declare your major right away. So look into the... Read more »

Easterner’s new EIC strives forward

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

June 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Hello, Eastern. I am the new editor-in-chief of The Easterner. First, I would like to say that it has been an insane year at The Easterner. We have had many ups and downs but we made it to the last issue, the one you are reading today. As chief copy editor I have seen and read every article that has been printed in the paper, from the light-hearted ones to the controversial... Read more »

Cheney living not student friendly

By Joe Matthews, Contributing Writer

June 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

With just a few weeks left until summer, all the stresses students have are put toward finals and projects. Those are good things to be worried about. However, if you pass and make it back to Eastern next year, for most there is still a lingering question: “Where am I going to live?” Incoming freshman have it easy with all the dorms that are available to them. But for upperclassmen... Read more »

Policing professors need to understand students’ pressures

Policing professors need to understand students’ pressures

June 1, 2015

When in class, I believe I should have the right to work on other class assignments or catch up on reading if need be, but some professors try to police... Read more »

Smoking areas benefit whole campus community

Smoking areas benefit whole campus community

May 30, 2015

First and foremost, I want to make it clear I am not here to preach to anyone about whether or not they should smoke cigarettes. I couldn’t care less... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The President’s Talk On Diversity Falls Flat

By Dara Clay, EWU Student

May 23, 2015

Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

First, I want to acknowledge and thank those involved in the production of Diversity Week as I’m sure it can be a lengthy and thoughtful process. Dr. Mary Cullinan’s talk on May 12 titled “Walking Together to Transform Lives” fell flat as she was unmindful towards the struggle minority groups on campus face. Well in to her speech, Dr. Cullinan finally gained focus... Read more »

Cru club creates community

By Rebekah Frank, Administrative Assistant

May 18, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I walked into the auditorium of Showalter Hall on Wednesday night and was immediately met with relaxing music, good company and the feeling of being home. Going to Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), for me, is like a small vacation I go on every week for two hours. I show up and all the stress of school, work and family just melts away. I find a seat with friends... Read more »

Plant allergies are ruining lives

Plant allergies are ruining lives

May 17, 2015

Once again, spring has sprung, and once again the beautiful but lecherous flowers are attempting to pollinate my nostrils. Now, I much prefer spring... Read more »

Library reserve system has room for improvement

By Laura Lango, Photographer

May 12, 2015

Filed under Opinion

t’s a story familiar to many college students: It’s the start of the quarter and the hassle of purchasing textbooks looms. Since, according to the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website, student financial aid isn’t posted until the first day of the quarter or after, students dependent on this aid are stuck with some unattractive choices. Students can either... Read more »

Polyamory unveiled

Polyamory unveiled

May 9, 2015

Polyamory is coming more and more to the forefront of modern consciousnesses, and as it does, those of us who are polyamorous are often confronted with... Read more »

A negative side to positive self-talk

A negative side to positive self-talk

May 1, 2015

It’s not uncommon in American culture to be exposed to a constant bombardment of cliched tropes about self-esteem, success, positive self-talk and motivation. Smile... Read more »