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SlutWalk Appears on Campus

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

May 4, 2017

Students rallied on April 27 to combat the perpetration of gender-based violence, rape culture and derogatory labels. A group of speakers addressed a crowded aud...

EWU Brings Sexual Assault Safety Events to Campus

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

Filed under Carousel, News

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EWU has scheduled events to help educate students about sexual assault and to inform students on the resources available to those who have been affected. Michelle Helmerick, student support and advocacy manager, said that part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is educating the students about who to talk to in case of an event, an...

Suicide Prevention and Awareness week brings 22 boot display to Eastern for the month of January

Suicide Prevention and Awareness week brings 22 boot display to Eastern for the month of January

January 31, 2016

EWU Veterans Resource Center (VRC) sponsored suicide awareness week to raise awareness of the high number of veterans lost to suicide every day. The...

How EWU handles hate crimes

December 5, 2015

EWU defines a hate crime as abuse, bullying, destruction of property or harassment that targets specific groups, as outlined by the official EWU guidelines...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

Filed under Eagle Life

On Nov. 19 EWU honored the lives of trans* women who were killed this year as a result of anti-transgender hatred or murder. The event was a tribute to International Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. This event was part of Gender Awareness Week and was sponsored by the Pride Center. This year the Pride Center chose to focus on trans* women specifically due to...

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

November 4, 2015

According to EWU’s Timely Warning Log, a total of seven sexual assault have been reported between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. In comparison to previous years,...

EWU holds Blue in the Rink hockey game to raise funds for autism

By Ariel Kimbleton, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

Filed under Eagle Life

On Feb. 13 and 14, EWU men’s varsity and JV hockey teams will be playing benefit games in support of autism awareness, treatment and research. The event is called “Blue in the Rink,” in reference to the special-edition, blue jerseys that each team will be wearing. There will be a silent auction held at each game to win one of these special-edition jerseys. Raffles...

Cyberbullying at a modern level

Cyberbullying at a modern level

December 10, 2014

As nearly 54 percent of young Facebook users report being cyberbullied, the need for social awareness and action becomes stronger, according to NoBullying.com. Cyberbullying...

Ebola virus more serious than originally conveyed

By Charles Kenfield

November 9, 2014

Filed under Letters To The Editor

As I re-read your article about the "pointless" fear of the Ebola virus, you scare me more than the actual virus in question. Let me tell you why. When it comes to the concept of ignorance versus stupidity, one of those two words is excusable, the other is not. My understanding of ignorance is that it has to do with not having the proper information to develop a considered...

Domestic violence at colleges prevelant

By Ayanna Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 13, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline website, 57 percent of college students have admitted to experiencing a domestic violent relationship and 1 in 3 college women are in an abusive dating relationship. Michelle Helmerick, manager of Student Support and Advocacy, said domestic violence can come in all shapes and sizes, as well as happen to, and be perpetrated...

Cheney’s absent recycling system bothersome

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

When I moved into my first apartment in Cheney, I was shocked. The city of Cheney does not have a recycling waste system; however, they do have a recycling center on Anderson Road that my roommate informed me about. It pleases me to know Eastern Washington University recycles, yet I am astounded toward the lack of reasoning behind Cheney’s inability to fund a proper...

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