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EWU Business program less than professional

By Jarrett Retz, Advertising Manager
February 18
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Slideshow

If I were ever looking at a résumé and saw that someone had a Business Degree from EWU — an accredited business school — all the negative observations I have made in my time here would echo in my mind. I have come across countless individuals in the business program who are willing to cheat....

Flint water evolution of injustice

Flint water evolution of injustice

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
February 6
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Slideshow

The water catastrophe of Flint, Michigan, is another sad example of systemic violence against impoverished and minority communities in the United States. The once-proud town known as Vehicle City was devastated by the loss of auto plants in the last half century. 41 percent of Flint’s 100,000 occupants...

Mothers breastfeeding in public deserve respect, not repulsion

Mothers breastfeeding in public deserve respect, not repulsion

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer
January 31
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Would you mind doing that in the bathroom?” I have heard of people making this request, but never actually witnessed it until last week. An apparently new mother was breastfeeding her child in the café I was in and another woman had the nerve to ask her that question. Whether repulsed by her...

Freedom Kids perpetuate nauseating nationalist rhetoric

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
January 30
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I remember the first time I felt the symptoms of airsickness well up inside me: My skin growing pale and the nausea of my stomach rolling as I reached for the airline barf bag. The baffled feeling afterward, trying to figure out what just happened. Don’t worry; I’ve long since conquered my motion...

Legal marijuana still finding its way

Legal marijuana still finding its way

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
January 27
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On July 8, 2014, recreational marijuana sales became legal in Washington state in accordance with Initiative 502. Along with Colorado, this was the first statewide legalization of marijuana. Alaska and Oregon have followed suit in subsequent years. On the federal level, however, pot is still illegal,...

Easterner has source dilemma

Easterner has source dilemma

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
January 24
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Student-run newspaper: Made by the students for the students. That is something we take pride in here at The Easterner. Unfortunately students, many of whom lack any work history, aren’t always qualified to operate the budget and staff necessary to run a weekly news production. This need for help...

Goodell no good for NFL

Goodell no good for NFL

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From Tom Brady’s balls being too soft to Ray Rice punching out his girlfriend in an elevator, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to mishandle every disciplinary action put before him. What makes things worse is he seems to have completely lost the respect and trust of the fans and the public...

Focus on lotto distracts from political issues

Focus on lotto distracts from political issues

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
January 16
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Powerball hysteria is yet another distraction engulfing the American conversation. “US Powerball lottery insanity: a billion dollars, country goes crazy, nobody wins.” That headline, published Jan. 11 on Russian Today, is just one of the many views the outside world has on the recent Powerball...

Hope remains for Bernie Sander’s campaign

Hope remains for Bernie Sander’s campaign

By Joe, Matthews
January 13
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The moment former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned a possible run at the presidency, the 2016 Democratic nomination was determined for most. But over the last year, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has made his voice heard and is giving Clinton supporters some major doubts. Sanders’ campaign...

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
January 12
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is the time of year for resolutions, which brings with it many goals that usually end up becoming hopeless flailing of the weak-minded. But the end of my collegiate journey is in sight and for just a few more months the goal will be to scrape by and be finished with EWU. Like many other seniors,...

Winter weather has finally arrived

Winter weather has finally arrived

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor
January 11
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It finally happened. Two years of anticipation, dancing, praying, hoping that anything would work. As if it were planned, the snow gods began to grace us with pile after pile of fluffy, white flakes to cap finals week. We can finally let the memories of last winter shrivel and die, no longer do we need ...

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...

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