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Editorial: Military tuition assistance cut a play on the public’s sympathies

Editorial: Military tuition assistance cut a play on the public’s sympathies

April 3, 2013
Filed under Opinion

easterner.opinion@gmail.com In the wake of reduction in the growth of government spending mandated by sequestration, the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force decided last month to suspend tuition assistance for service members for the remainder of the fiscal year. After a public outcry, it did not take...

Final Exams: Study, Prepare, Survive

Final Exams: Study, Prepare, Survive

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
March 22, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Although we no longer have to hunt for food or defend ourselves against marauders, these skills still serve us well in the modern academic wilderness of final examinations. Your finals will require every ounce of ingenuity you possess. They will be grueling and terrible. In order to help...

Letter to the editor: Response to “No salvaging ‘Savages'”

Letter to the editor: Response to “No salvaging ‘Savages'”

March 16, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

Dear Easterner Editor, This letter has been drafted to address a few inaccuracies in the article entitled, "No Salvaging 'Savages'" posted on March 7, 2013. We are a few of the original students involved in the "throwback jersey scandal" of 2004 and upon reading this latest article we were disappointe...

Video games unfairly blamed for violence

Video games unfairly blamed for violence

March 15, 2013
Filed under Opinion

By Nick Johnson contributing writer easterner.opinion@gmail.com Whenever there is a teen involved in a shooting, the first thing people seem to point their fingers at are video games. In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, reasons why a young man went on the rampage were flying around, but the one...

Pinkies up, pencils down, time for class etiquette

Pinkies up, pencils down, time for class etiquette

By Jasmine Kemp, Eagle Life Writer
March 15, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, Opinion

  It is two minutes before class starts and for some blasted reason there is still a class working hard like it has only been 10 minutes since class began. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t understand why it is so hard to look at the clock and make sure what the time is. I have been ranted at by instructors and professor...

Drug war profiteers attempt to stop marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado

Drug war profiteers attempt to stop marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor
March 15, 2013
Filed under Opinion

  Last November, voters in Washington state, along with those in Colorado, expressed their desire to legalize marijuana. For many voters, it had nothing to do with a personal desire to be able to buy weed, but a wish to see the state stop imprisoning people for an activity that does not infringe...

Racial slurs as team nicknames beyond offensive

Racial slurs as team nicknames beyond offensive

By Chistopher Stuck, Managing Editor
March 9, 2013
Filed under Opinion

  Any revival of Eastern’s former nickname, “Savages,” is offensive. It’s more than offensive; It’s plain wrong. The offense is not a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of history, both of the nation and the term. Dismissing offense taken at “Savages” is dismissing...

Letter to the editor: Response to Washington state assault weapons ban column

Letter to the editor: Response to Washington state assault weapons ban column

March 6, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

My father and I would like to thank Kyle Harding for his Feb. 27 article titled “Washington State Senate Bill 5737 assault weapons ban is an assault on individual liberty.” I'm sure that this article has helped educate students and faculty on the real intent of some of our senators. I belong to ...

Letter to the Editor: Donations don’t go unappreciated

Letter to the Editor: Donations don’t go unappreciated

February 28, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

I would like to thank all of my fellow EWU students and the residents of Cheney who made a donation Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Cheney Trading Company to benefit The American Indian Community Center. Your generosity and commitment to community is inspirational. Thank you! Sincerely,   Megan Hewins 

Music: A History of Dischord, Part II

Music: A History of Dischord, Part II

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer
February 27, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Welcome to A Brief History of Western Music, Part II. As I explained last week, in Part I, the colloquial term "classical music" actually covers a wide variety of style periods, each with its own distinctive philosophy and approach to sound. Last time, I took you through Antiquity, with ...

Eastern policy debate club struggles to stay alive

Eastern policy debate club struggles to stay alive

February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion

By David Collins contributing writer   My name is Dave Collins and, in this essay, I hope to persuade you to do what you can to help save the debate program at Eastern Washington University. Our team last year consisted of Pierce Oeflein, a running start student from University High School, head c...

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