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Changes on the way for The Easterner

Changes on the way for The Easterner

By Eric Long, Editor-in-Chief
September 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As fall approaches, Eastern has been going through some changes — a sort of regrowth — and so has The Easterner. Welcome back, Eagles, and a very big welcome to the freshmen and new transfers. You have in y our hands what will soon be the past of The Easterner. After issue two, this paper will...

Vote Sanders, an independent, pseudo-socialist underdog

Vote Sanders, an independent, pseudo-socialist underdog

By Zoe Colburn, Opinion Editor
June 9
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Let it be known that I, as much as anybody else, think it would be pretty awesome to have a female president elected in my lifetime. However, I don’t think we should elect a female president just to do it—and that’s the exact reason I think Hillary Clinton would get the democratic nomination or...

Students, some advice to cope

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant
June 8
Filed under Opinion

Graduation is fast approaching, and I cannot wait. My time here at Eastern has been a roller coaster. I have been here for only two years, and overall it has been an enjoyable experience. However, I do have a few recommendations to current and incoming students. Number one, if you are a transfer...

Easterner’s new EIC strives forward

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor
June 7
Filed under Opinion

Hello, Eastern. I am the new editor-in-chief of The Easterner. First, I would like to say that it has been an insane year at The Easterner. We have had many ups and downs but we made it to the last issue, the one you are reading today. As chief copy editor I have seen and read every article that...

Cheney living not student friendly

By Joe Matthews, Contributing Writer
June 2
Filed under Opinion

With just a few weeks left until summer, all the stresses students have are put toward finals and projects. Those are good things to be worried about. However, if you pass and make it back to Eastern next year, for most there is still a lingering question: “Where am I going to live?” Incoming freshman...

Policing professors need to understand students’ pressures

Policing professors need to understand students’ pressures

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant
June 1
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When in class, I believe I should have the right to work on other class assignments or catch up on reading if need be, but some professors try to police their classroom as if it were a high school class. Let me begin by saying I completely respect my professors, the time that they take to share their...

Smoking areas benefit whole campus community

Smoking areas benefit whole campus community

By Zoe Colburn, Opinion Editor
May 30
Filed under Opinion

First and foremost, I want to make it clear I am not here to preach to anyone about whether or not they should smoke cigarettes. I couldn’t care less that people smoke. Not only is it none of my business, in the end it really doesn’t matter either way to me personally. However, I do have beef...

Letter to the Editor: The President’s Talk On Diversity Falls Flat

By Dara Clay, EWU Student
May 23
Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

First, I want to acknowledge and thank those involved in the production of Diversity Week as I’m sure it can be a lengthy and thoughtful process. Dr. Mary Cullinan’s talk on May 12 titled “Walking Together to Transform Lives” fell flat as she was unmindful towards the struggle minority groups...

Cru club creates community

By Rebekah Frank, Administrative Assistant
May 18
Filed under Opinion

I walked into the auditorium of Showalter Hall on Wednesday night and was immediately met with relaxing music, good company and the feeling of being home. Going to Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), for me, is like a small vacation I go on every week for two hours. I show up and all the stress...

Plant allergies are ruining lives

Plant allergies are ruining lives

By Zoe Colburn, Opinion Editor
May 17
Filed under Opinion

Once again, spring has sprung, and once again the beautiful but lecherous flowers are attempting to pollinate my nostrils. Now, I much prefer spring to winter -- seeing the sun more than occasionally is awesome and actually being able to go outside without fearing for the safety of my toes is highly...

Library reserve system has room for improvement

By Laura Lango, Photographer
May 12
Filed under Opinion

t’s a story familiar to many college students: It’s the start of the quarter and the hassle of purchasing textbooks looms. Since, according to the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website, student financial aid isn’t posted until the first day of the quarter or after, students dependent...

Polyamory unveiled

Polyamory unveiled

By Zoe Colburn, Opinion Editor
May 9
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Polyamory is coming more and more to the forefront of modern consciousnesses, and as it does, those of us who are polyamorous are often confronted with parades of questions. The usual questions usually range from “Don’t you get jealous?” to “So, is it like a constant orgy?” For me personally,...

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