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Editor’s Pick January 20th

January 25, 2017
Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

  Mobile App Natasha Nellis -Merged This addictive puzzle app is free for both Android and Apple devices. Game play is simple, connect three of the same colored dice, which merge to form one dice of the next highest number, the highest being M, which when connected, explodes to cle...

Style Nest: Urban Outfitters and the fear of Plus size

Style Nest: Urban Outfitters and the fear of  Plus size

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Style Nest, Uncategorized

The on-trend, millennial-market focused clothing outfitter, Urban Outfitters, has come under fire recently for featuring a plus-size model in their diversity campaign, “Class of 2017,” who wears a shirt in a size the store doesn’t even carry in stock. Barbie Ferreia, the model featured in UO’s...

Letter to the Editor: Why Donald Trump Could Be Just What America Needs Right Now

By Mikayla Lundeen, for The Easterner
January 20, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

On the night of Nov. 8, 2016 many people went to bed disappointed. Many people were upset, some were angry and others were simply in shock. Soon, a string of protests sprung up nationwide. Despite the dissatisfaction and regret felt by many, let me tell you why Donald Trump may be just what America needs ...

Editors picks issue 9

January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Video Game Rosie Perry - Don’t Starve Together  “Don’t Starve Together” is an online multiplayer or local split screen gaming experience. The game drops you in a world full of different environmental biomes with dark creatures waiting to kill you and you only have one job, survive. If ...

ASEWho?

ASEWho?

January 12, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

ASEWU has been a part of our institution for over 150 years, and it seems like student involvement since then has seriously declined. Students these days either don’t have the time, aren’t willing to participate or they don’t have adequate access to the government that is meant to reflect their ...

Style Nest: Subscription boxes are Ideal for a budget-crunched student on the go

Style Nest: Subscription boxes are Ideal for a budget-crunched student on the go

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Style Nest

Two of the most difficult to come by concepts for college students in today’s age are time and money. We have no time to shop, play video games or converse with our friends down at the bar because we're working and studying. We have no time to really work and make a sufficient amount of money beca...

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,...

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

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

By Jordan Perry, Web and Social Media Director
November 3, 2016
Filed under Carousel, Easterner asks, Opinion

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 this year about their new green“community” cup. Many seem confused as to whether the community cup is replacing the traditional holiday cup. ...

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 ...

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...

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