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Student athletes volunteer to give back to community

Student athletes volunteer to give back to community

November 7, 2012
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Despite their already busy academic schedules and demanding practices, athletes strive to donate their time to volunteer projects. Every sport at Eastern plans and executes community service opportunities throughout the course of the year. Even the coaches get involved with different volunteering opportunities,...

Ojeda looks to end career with a bang

Ojeda looks to end career with a bang

November 7, 2012
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As a senior and returning starter, Carrie Ojeda experiences higher expectations than the rest of the women’s basketball team. She is ready to tackle them all and end the season as a Big Sky champion and an all-conference post player. According to coach Wendy Schuller, Ojeda has come a long way since her...

Climbers reach for advancement

Climbers reach for advancement

November 5, 2012
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The climbing club has started the fourth year of its official existence and plans to win its third Northwest Collegiate Climbing Competition led by club president James Mowet. With the season just starting, the club meets Thursdays next to the rock wall at 5 p.m.. “All people are welcome and encouraged...

Golfers build off fall, look to spring

Golfers build off fall, look to spring

November 4, 2012
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Head coach Brenda Howe expects more from her team. She wants her golfers to not only drive the ball down the fairway but to find within themselves a drive for competition. “We know we can be competitive,” she said. “[We’re] just trying to get that fight and drive.” Golf is a unique sport...

Injured athletes grow stronger

Injured athletes grow stronger

November 4, 2012
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Knee braces, crutches and casts adorn the bodies of athletes from the fields to the courts. But far more important than the injuries themselves is the athlete’s ability to recover from them both mentally and physically. Head athletic trainer Brian Norton sees athletes generally go through three stages...

Shredding on campus slopes

Shredding on campus slopes

October 31, 2012
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Jam-style competition brings skiers and snowboarders together on a freestyle course complete with rails and shaved-ice snow Riders got some preseason practice for the snow season on 12 tons of snow cone ice. The seventh annual Rail Jam, hosted by Epic Adventures, brought in crowds of 300 plus. The ...

Eagles stumble in 27-30 loss to Southern Utah

Eagles stumble in 27-30 loss to Southern Utah

October 31, 2012
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The Eagles are undefeated in the Big Sky Conference no longer. Thanks to a slew of miscues in the fourth quarter, EWU lost to Southern Utah 30-27 on Oct. 27 and dropped to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in league play. The Thunderbirds improved to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference. Eagles head coach Beau...

Hamlin, rugged mane help EWU smother opponents

Hamlin, rugged mane help EWU smother opponents

October 31, 2012
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One look at Eagles linebacker Ronnie Hamlin and something is very clear: he has outstanding hair. “He’s the man,” Eastern linebacker Grant Williams said of his fellow defender. “I mean, look at that hair. I know the ladies love it; you can’t go wrong with that.” Hamlin’s hair is the resul...

Cross country preps for Big Sky championship

Cross country preps for Big Sky championship

By Kelly Manalo, Staff Writer
October 29, 2012
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On Oct. 27 the cross country team will send seven female and six male contenders to the Big Sky Conference Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz. “The team has a shared vision and goal for what they are working towards. Teammates are working really hard and are accountable to each other,” said head...

Eagles swat Hornets 31-28

Eagles swat Hornets 31-28

October 25, 2012
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Gateway project will unite campus

Gateway project will unite campus

October 24, 2012
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“Can’t you think bigger than that?” a man who donated to the football field’s new scoreboard asked. This was the question that launched the ideas behind the Gateway Project. Michael Westfall, vice president for University Advancement, is now thinking much bigger than red turf and a scoreboard....

Winford’s presence on team felt despite a limited role

Winford’s presence on team felt despite a limited role

October 24, 2012
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“If I had a daughter, I would hope that she married Kevin Winford.” These strong words from former EWU men’s basketball coach Kirk Earlywine are a small example of the praise directed at senior guard Kevin Winford, specifically to his character. “His character is impeccable,” Earlywine said....

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