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Proper winter preparation goes a long way

Proper winter preparation goes a long way

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer
January 11
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For those who are experiencing their first winter of this severity, welcome to the coldest couple months of your life. Make it a learning experience and reap the benefits next year, especially if you are on the roads.   Winter is upon us in Cheney and, like every other year, temperatures are plum...

U.S. arrogant in telling world to be greener

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
December 7
Filed under Opinion

The United States’ arrogance entering the Paris climate summit is embarrassing. “I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace...

Syrian refugees should be welcomed, not denied

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer
December 5
Filed under Opinion

America should help the refugees in Syria and the Middle East by allowing them asylum in our country. In recent months, refugees from Syria and the Middle East have been emigrating to Europe and the U.S. The damage felt from these events will be felt for many years, if not decades, to come. Should...

They are just cups, Red for Acceptance

They are just cups, Red for Acceptance

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer
November 19
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This year Starbucks has forgone holiday-themed cups for plain red which has some people arguing Starbucks is now against Christmas and Jesus Christ – a claim that is beyond ridiculous. First of all, there has never been a symbol on a Starbucks cup that has been related to Christianity. In years...

What’s the Deal?!

What’s the Deal?!

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
November 19
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What’s the deal with people who use the URC as a place to socialize? The gym is not a place to meet your next date or make weekend plans. It is a place to better yourself. Personal story hour can wait until we are somewhere else. It is wildly frustrating to take out my headphones just so I can...

WHAT’S THE DEAL?!

WHAT’S THE DEAL?!

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
November 17
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What’s the deal with people who brag about binge drinking? Finishing an entire bottle of liquor is not some historic accomplishment, bro. In the far too many years I’ve spent on a college campus, I have overheard countless stories of people bragging about their ungodly ability to guzzle mass...

Good signs make up for poor chant at anti-assault rally

Good signs make up for poor chant at anti-assault rally

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer
November 17
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Awareness of sexual assaults has increased dramatically this year, not just by the campus police, but by students as well. With a rally held on Nov. 3, women and men were encouraged to bring or make signs showing their views on the “No Means No” campaign. The signs themselves hit home but when the...

WHAT’S THE DEAL?!

WHAT’S THE DEAL?!

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
November 10
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What’s the Deal with disrespectful students at the library? When I’m at the library, my lone goal is to accomplish some massive load of school work. I try to pick a quiet, distraction-free area that I can concentrate in. Too often, my hiding places are being invaded by loud-mouthed groups...

Sexual assault awareness bettering our campus

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
November 9
Filed under Opinion

EWU is moving in the right direction with the campus-wide sexual assault awareness campaign. Reported sexual assaults have increased dramatically this quarter. This is obviously troublesome, but as reported by the Easterner, this increase is partially due to the university's push to increase on-campus...

PNW simply perfect

PNW simply perfect

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
November 9
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“I can’t wait to leave this place.” The frequency that I hear those words is climbing at a steady rate. Admittedly, I am a consistent abuser of the sentence. It flows with concerning regularity, thick with a negative context that picks at my consciousness. In 2013, I moved to the Inland Northwest...

What’s the Deal?!

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
November 2
Filed under Opinion

What’s the deal with campus signature collectors? The ones who stand at strategic points around campus and pester just about everyone in order to gain the necessary number of signatures to put a proposal on the upcoming ballot. Just this past week, I was cornered coming out of the PUB while carrying...

Big guns won’t bring big change

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer
November 1
Filed under Opinion

Seeing how we are on the eastern side of the state, I know there are a lot of gun rights activists and supporters out there. Realistically, it is probably the majority of people, so I know I’m treading some rough waters with this article. However, since it is a touchy topic, I feel that the conversation...

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