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Letter to the Editor: URC should extend hours to cater to students’ needs

Letter to the Editor: URC should extend hours to cater to students’ needs

January 30, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

    Photo by: Dylan Paulus A student’s schedule can range from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. School and work can fill a student’s entire week depending on their employment and class schedule. The administration and all those who run the recreation center need to take into c...

Letter to the Editor: Tawanka needs to expand their menu to include more dietary options

Letter to the Editor: Tawanka needs to expand their menu to include more dietary options

January 30, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

As current students at Eastern Washington University we feel that the food options offered at Tawanka are lacking in quality variation. This especially becomes apparent toward the end of each quarter as students' meal plans get closer and closer to the zero mark. Since Tawanka is the only all-you-can...

Benedict Arnold bus breaks down and betrays riders

Benedict Arnold bus breaks down and betrays riders

January 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion

On Jan. 14 the worst possible thing that could happen to a student forced to commute on the bus happened. The bus broke down, and that’s why I am demanding my transportation fee of $6.50 be refunded. The bus that I depend on to get home and to get to campus every day ground to a halt. It was actu...

EWU Theatre’s ‘Ode’ to Keats

EWU Theatre’s ‘Ode’ to Keats

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
January 23, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Eastern creative writing professor Jonathan Johnson waited more than 20 years to work on the play that he knew would change his life. In March, the Eastern Theatre Department will mount the world premiere of Johnson’s play, “Ode,” which is based upon the life of celebrated E...

College transition has ups and downs

College transition has ups and downs

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
January 23, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

What happened? You used to be a normal, well-adjusted teenager, happily pursuing photography, gymnastics and self-denigration. Now you’re a pale, exhausted college student who subsists on instant rice and M&M’s you find between the couch cushions. It’s strange looking back; your perspe...

Thank you from a departing Eagle

Thank you from a departing Eagle

January 23, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

To my Eastern Washington family: I want to thank my Eastern Washington coaches, trainers, teammates, fellow students, teachers and fans for their support over the past four years. The last four years have been the best of my life and I am so thankful to Eastern Washington for giving me this opportunity. Before...

Editorial: Internships and classes should not cost the same

Editorial: Internships and classes should not cost the same

January 23, 2013
Filed under Opinion

In an increasingly competitive job market, it is important for students to gain professional experience along with their academic credentials while they are at college. An unpaid internship is a great way to do this. It can be a mutually beneficial arrangement for the student and the organization providing...

Jazz festival blasts off at the speed of light

Jazz festival blasts off at the speed of light

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
January 20, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  The sound of jazz filled the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox as award-winning trombone player Robin Eubanks performed on stage with the EWU Concert Jazz Ensemble. The concert was the final act of the 13th annual Jazz Dialogue Festival, a two-day event celebrating and educating studen...

You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Grammar

You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Grammar

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
January 16, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

Much has been written recently about the financial dangers facing America, but I would like to call attention to an even graver threat to our nation. This danger threatens to erode our communications networks, inhibit our freedoms, scatter our military and destroy our economy. I am speaking o...

Editorial: Digital textbooks are still lacking in availability

Editorial: Digital textbooks are still lacking in availability

December 5, 2012
Filed under Opinion

easterner.opinion@gmail.com If you ask any college student to tell you something that frustrates them, you are likely to hear something about textbooks. It is no secret that textbooks are expensive. Students can save a lot of money by buying books from online retailers rather than university bookstor...

Green Dot Spot: Many people involved with effort to create violence-free campus

Green Dot Spot: Many people involved with effort to create violence-free campus

December 5, 2012
Filed under Green Dot Spot, Opinion

By Karen Wanjico interim health education coordinator kwanjico@ewu.edu Did you know there are 28 universities or organizations in Washington state that are implementing green dot? I want you to know this because sometimes it feels like we are alone in this attempt to end violence. In fact, if you...

EWU creates new path from Elm to PUB

EWU creates new path from Elm to PUB

By Amy Meyer, Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2012
Filed under News, Opinion

Fed up with the path between The Easterner and the rest of campus, I wrote a humorous column about some of EWU's options with a natural water feature. Easterner Online " Path's puddles permeate poor pedestrians' penny loafers Am I making reference to the beautiful, foggy mist that a ...

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