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EWU Women’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye in Big Sky Tournament

EWU Women’s Basketball Clinches First-Round Bye in Big Sky Tournament

March 3

The EWU women’s basketball team capped off their Big Sky Conference (BSC) regular season schedule with the team’s most important win of the season. The...

Long-time assistant coach Aaron Best tapped as next EWU head football coach

Long-time assistant coach Aaron Best tapped as next EWU head football coach

January 21

EWU Athletic Director Bill Chaves announced via Twitter on Jan. 21 that EWU alum and offensive line coach Aaron Best had been named the school’s next ...

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

May 25

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

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 ...

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

May 20

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...

EWU instructor prescribes students playtime

EWU instructor prescribes students playtime

May 19

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...

Birds of a feather work well together

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 16

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Twin brothers and sophomores Nzuzi and Simba Webster are inseparable, reminiscent of basketball twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Marcus and Markieff Morris, except they are the football version. Although California can be seen as amazing and dangerous at the same time, the Webster twins managed to stay focused on becoming more than a statistic. “It was very important...

Athletic department has plans in place to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

May 16

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...

“These Shining Lives” cast strikes emotion with their performances

“These Shining Lives” cast strikes emotion with their performances

May 16

As the audience filled with tears, the lights went up and the “These Shining Lives” production came to a close. The cast illustrated the joy and tragedy...

‘Be mindful not fearful’

‘Be mindful not fearful’

May 12

Hearing a sound resembling gunfire to find out it is merely a car backfiring is quite a relief. However, it raises the question: What if it had been a...

EWU soars into Diversity and Inclusion Week

EWU soars into Diversity and Inclusion Week

May 12

Life-changing experiences and cultural celebrations are underway at EWU’s fifth consecutive Diversity and Inclusion Week, and EWU is setting out to represent...

AAPI month ‘May’ just bring people together

By Colette-Janae Buck, Contributing Writer

May 11

Filed under Eagle Life

From the struggle-filled experiences of Chinese immigrants to the showcasing of traditional Hawaiian celebratory dances, EWU’s first-ever Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month celebration highlights the contributions made and the obstacles faced by AAPI persons in the United States. Originally proclaimed only as a heritage week in 1978 by President...

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