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Letter to the Editor: It’s hard out there for a lefty

Letter to the Editor: It’s hard out there for a lefty

February 27, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

It is a right handed dominate world, but 10 percent of the population do not agree. The left handed person gets pushed to the side and has no power in this dominated right handed world. As a left handed person, sitting in desks that are only designed for right handed students is not only uncomfortable,...

Through the Eagle’s Eye

Through the Eagle’s Eye

February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Washington State Senate Bill 5737 assault weapons ban is an assault on individual liberty

Washington State Senate Bill 5737 assault weapons ban is an assault on individual liberty

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor
February 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

[polldaddy poll=6924699] Gun owners are often labelled as paranoid for their distrust of the government, but how unfounded are their fears? When a proposed bill in the Washington State Senate authorizes county sheriffs to inspect gun owners’ homes without warrants, with jail sentences for no...

Kill your Facebook

Kill your Facebook

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor
February 20, 2013
Filed under Opinion

  I used to think reality television was the best place to go to watch the slow collapse of western civilization. Now I know it is Facebook. What good is watching people I will never meet, who could be actors cast in a role for all I know, prove themselves to be idiots? I can just log into...

The walk from the free parking lot to class is not that far

The walk from the free parking lot to class is not that far

February 14, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

I have read with interest the letters and articles stating that there should be free student parking close to classrooms. As an engineering faculty member I decided to conduct an experiment to find out how big an issue this really is at EWU. On Friday, I parked in the far back end of lot P12 above the...

Should the university provide students with more free parking lots and a shorter walk?

Should the university provide students with more free parking lots and a shorter walk?

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor
February 13, 2013
Filed under Opinion

  Of all of subjects I hear students complain about, parking seems to be the most common. The complaints usually center around a lack of available parking spaces, but they are also often concerning the price of parking. Last week we ran a letter to the editor from a group of students arguing...

Lies, damn lies and things I saw on the news

Lies, damn lies and things I saw on the news

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor
February 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

  Many of us who write for The Easterner aspire to be professional journalists one day, so we spend a lot of time reading or watching news; unfortunately the examples set by many supposedly respectable media organizations are more useful for showing us what not to do. Gun control has been...

Genetically engineered foods: Do you know what is in the food you are eating?

Genetically engineered foods: Do you know what is in the food you are eating?

February 7, 2013
Filed under Opinion

By Connor Griffin contributing writer Last fall, petitioners around the EWU campus gathered signatures to see an initiative requiring the labeling of all retail foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. As of Jan. 5, Initiative 522, The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food A...

Letter to the editor: Winter weather makes walkways dangerous

Letter to the editor: Winter weather makes walkways dangerous

February 7, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

School safety at Eastern Washington University is crucial to both the students and faculty. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been excessive snowfall, as there is every year in this town. The sidewalks throughout campus are not as well kept or safe as they could be. Walking to and from class we...

Letter to the editor: Consolidate websites to ease student access

Letter to the editor: Consolidate websites to ease student access

February 7, 2013
Filed under Eagle Life, Letters To The Editor, Opinion

We feel there is an overload glitch in the technological requirements here at Eastern. Over time, we have heard students as well as faculty express frustration regarding how many different websites are required for satisfactory academia. There is Blackboard, Eaglenet and Eastern e-mail, which has proven...

Letter to the editor: Support small businesses, help local economy

Letter to the editor: Support small businesses, help local economy

February 7, 2013
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

As citizens of Cheney and students at Eastern Washington University, we cannot help but notice the closures of small businesses in this town. Small businesses are in a position to fail due to the presence of larger corporations and corporate franchises. With the recent closure of Ben Franklin and other...

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