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Caution: Road may be slippery

November 28, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Music is blaring over the speakers, the air is warm as the heater works in overtime to combat the cold air outside the confines of the car. The world is bright, the sun shining off the snow making everything look pure and magical. Everything seems perfect, the holiday season is here and warm, gooey, homemade chocolate chips are all that you can think about. Suddenly, anot... Read more »

Easterner Asks “How do you feel about the Starbucks Community Cup?”

Easterner Asks “How do you feel about the Starbucks Community Cup?”

November 3, 2016

Starbucks managed to stir up controversy and outrage last year with their minimalist red cup for the holiday season. Well they managed to do it again thi... Read more »

Should meal plans be forced upon freshmen?

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor

October 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

For many incoming freshmen, going to college is emblematic of a newfound freedom and, perhaps, a break away from obsessively protective helicopter parents. However, year after year, the university seems to keep infantilizing the residential college system for freshmen. From expensively rigid meal plans and an on campus residency requirement to having their academic schedu... Read more »

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 department’s 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 »

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