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Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

June 27, 2016

Sunday afternoon was an eventful one for the NFL fans of Cheney. Two recently signed players of the Seahawks returned to the once training camp, Roos Field...

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...

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...

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...

Dive into Native American culture

Dive into Native American culture

May 18, 2016

Since 1968, Native American Student Association (NASA) continues to be a support system for Native American and non-Native American students on campus....

Athletic department has plans in place to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Over the last fiscal year, the EWU athletic department was over budget by a total of $817,706 and it is looking for possible ways to get out of the hole. “The revenues seem to be the areas where you can grow the most as opposed to looking at the expenses and saying, ‘Are we doing things as shoestring as we can now and maybe chop it down a little bit more, or is there potential...

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

May 16, 2016

Collegiate sports today have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and many university athletic departments across America struggle to keep under their...

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