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Big Enough for the Whole Community

Big Enough for the Whole Community

June 1, 2017

“The service industry gives you just enough to keep a roof over your head at times if you’re lucky, but never enough to build up and never enough to...

Editors’ Picks: Poole’s Public House

Editors’ Picks: Poole’s Public House

May 25, 2017

In the mood for some homemade British comfort food? Poole’s Public House is the place for to grab a hot plate of beer-battered fish and chips or bangers and m...

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

May 11, 2017

Cheney’s fifth annual Mayfest will be bringing 45 vendors, live music and games to this year’s  festival on May 12 and 13. Friday, May 12 is th...

Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

Copper Hana’s Service Gets an Upgrade

March 9, 2017

Copper Hana, Cheney’s local sushi joint, seems to have gotten its feet under itself after a rather rocky start last spring. In an article published by ...

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

January 12, 2017

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza, formerly known as Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub, feels like the kind of place you’d find in a college town. Its brick walls, ...

Einstein Bagels comes to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor

December 21, 2016

Filed under News

Einstein Bros. Bagels is officially open and ready to serve the EWU campus, offering approximately 28 breakfast bagel and deli sandwiches options and all the fixings to curb your coffee craving. Five bagel and sandwich menu items are verified as vegetarian, including the classic cheddar cheese bagel, the signature spinach, mushroom and swiss Bagel, the signature asparagus...

Review: El Rodeo

By Alla Drokina, For The Easterner

November 17, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food Review

El Rodeo, tucked away in downtown Cheney, is the type of restaurant where you want to sit and stay. It is by no means a place of transit, which is interesting, because the building’s former identity was an interurban train depot. Today, El Rodeo emanates warmth from the fun music, colorfully painted walls and warm food. Mexican restaurants are not a novel thing, but what...

Thanksgiving brings ample volunteer opportunities to the community

Thanksgiving brings ample volunteer opportunities to the community

November 29, 2015

Each year the week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness team...

ASEWU candidates greet students at barbecue

ASEWU candidates greet students at barbecue

April 30, 2015

Music, sunshine and food were the backdrop for the April 20 barbecue outside of Snyamncut Hall, part of a meet and greet for contenders of the 2015-16...

Summer heat affects market production

Summer heat affects market production

September 25, 2014

“It hasn’t been a very big market,” said Jeanie Wolen, Cheney Farmers Market manager. Cheney Farmers Market concluded its season with five vendors....

New restaurant serves simplicity

New restaurant serves simplicity

April 16, 2014

Lonnie and Lashay Germain are not interested in fancy decorations, flashy menus or luxurious furniture. Their restaurant, Top of the Line Seafood &...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let your money eat you

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let your money eat you

February 4, 2014

Dear Editor, For a student living on campus, it is a requirement to purchase from a variety of different meal plans ranging in price from small to large: Pl...

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