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College Textbook Prices are on the Rise

By Terence Vent, For The Easterner

April 13, 2017

Filed under News

Textbook prices increased at a rate three times the national average between 2015 and 2016, a continuing trend that has been going on for decades. According to the consumer price index report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2016, the price of educational books and supplies increased 5.7 percent compared to the previous year. Table 1 lists the highest g...

Immigration Protest at EWU (Jan. 31)

Immigration Protest at EWU (Jan. 31)

February 2, 2017

  Immigration Protest at EWU's Campus Mall on January 31, 2017.

EWU administers ‘very explicit’ Title IX survey to assess prevalence of sexual assault on campus

EWU administers ‘very explicit’ Title IX survey to assess prevalence of sexual assault on campus

May 26, 2016

EWU officials administered a voluntary and anonymous Title IX survey in hopes of improving prevention and response activities for sexual violence. The...

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

May 25, 2016

EPIC trips will offer students time to explore, relax and soak in the beauty of nature this Memorial Day weekend. EPIC Adventures will be giving students...

Swim Time floats in first quarter

By Siobhan Ebel, contributing writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Spring quarter saw the introduction of two new classes to the physical education program, Swim Time I and Swim Time II. Like Fast Fitness and Climb Time, Swim Time allows students to work out on their own time for credit. Swim Time I requires students record a minimum of 20 hours swimming over the course of the quarter. In addition to the 20 hours swimming, Swim Time...

Heart over height

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When thinking of the Tacoma mentality, instantly icons such as Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy come to mind. “My attitude is just trying to get better and be the best player I can be. I feel like I can play at the highest level so I have to prove it,” said Abdul Gaddy, Tacoma native and professional basketball player. “I carry Tacoma with me always because ...

Eagle Athletic Fund expected to grow

By Riley Baker, staff writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagle Athletic Fund (EAF) plays a big role in the athletic department’s internal revenue, and it is expecting the fund to double, if not triple, in the not-so-distant future. The prior booster system, the Eagle Athletic Association (EAA), was formed in 1983 and was the main booster system in place. The only drawback was there was no room for expansion; the EAA simply...

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

May 20, 2016

Grab the sunblock and the fishing pole because Cheney has a hot spot EWU students are taking advantage of to cool off, fish, kick back with friends and...

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

May 20, 2016

EWU Alpha Kappa Psi chapter adviser, Bekah Todd, beat breast cancer over a year ago only to recently discover it had come back. To help raise money the...

Spring concert is back bringing country and soul performers

By Kristi Lucchetta, staff writer

May 20, 2016

Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, Showcase

Photo contributed by parmalee.com       Photo contributed by allenstone.com             The spring concert is back at EWU and bringing Parmalee and Allen Stone on May 23 in Reese Court at 7:30 p.m. “All Eagle Entertainment [EE] events are an alternative to going out drinking and a safe way for students to have fun,” EWU senior and EE concert coordinator M...

EWU instructor prescribes students playtime

EWU instructor prescribes students playtime

May 19, 2016

Maggie Rowe did not get many kind looks from her students when she made them play hot potato with a real potato on the first day of class. Like a doctor...

Caffeine addicts can still get their fix this fall

Caffeine addicts can still get their fix this fall

May 19, 2016

EWU students no longer need to worry about losing popular coffee shop Thomas Hammer after the PUB renovation jeopardized the existence of the vendor on...

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