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To Graduation and Beyond

To Graduation and Beyond

April 13, 2017

That first big job or career is on the mind of all seniors across campus. Other seniors are motivated to complete graduate school before they search for...

‘Tis the season to begin the job search scramble

‘Tis the season to begin the job search scramble

January 12, 2016

With graduation looming on the horizon, many students will be looking for post-grad jobs. Some students attend college with the hope of opening up more ca...

Light at the end of the tunnel

Light at the end of the tunnel

January 12, 2016

It is the time of year for resolutions, which brings with it many goals that usually end up becoming hopeless flailing of the weak-minded. But the end of my col...

Students, some advice to cope

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant

June 8, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Graduation is fast approaching, and I cannot wait. My time here at Eastern has been a roller coaster. I have been here for only two years, and overall it has been an enjoyable experience. However, I do have a few recommendations to current and incoming students. Number one, if you are a transfer student, you will have to declare your major right away. So look into the...

Speakers prepare farewell for graduation

By Bekah Frank, Administrative Assistant

June 4, 2015

Filed under News

  Students Paul Reilly and Isaiah Ratliff are preparing their speeches to deliver to the graduating seniors at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. ASEWU President Dahir “D.J.” Jigre said the idea to have two students speak instead of him was the idea of Amy Johnson, associate vice president for student life and dean of students. “This is the first time we are...

‘Happiness, Peppiness and Self-love’

‘Happiness, Peppiness and Self-love’

May 13, 2015

It is around that time again; when the school year comes to an end and it is time to say goodbye to those students who have worked to successfully achieve...

Seniors share best memories, tips for underclassmen

Seniors share best memories, tips for underclassmen

June 4, 2014

As seniors prepare to take their final exams and walk from commencement to the rest of their lives, they reminisce about their favorite memories at EWU an...

Graduating students talk the walk

Graduating students talk the walk

May 14, 2014

By Katie Dunn contributing writer easterner.eaglelife@gmail.com   As commencement day approaches with its promise of black polyester robes, mor...

Emmy-winning actress to speak at Lavender Graduation

Emmy-winning actress to speak at Lavender Graduation

April 16, 2014

  The fifth annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony will be hosted by EWU in the Showalter Auditorium on May 1, sponsored by Eastern’s Pride Center. The...

Senioritis: a swelling of the apathy glands

May 17, 2013

Graduating students have many challenges yet ahead: final tests, job applications and last-minute GECR crises. But none of these compare to the true end-of-the-year crucible: the dreaded senioritis. ...

Lavender graduates celebrate

Lavender graduates celebrate

May 17, 2013

Photo by Anna Mills Keynote Speaker Kye Allums believes gender is a feeling, and you cannot determine how others will view you.       EWU honored soon-to-be college and high school grad...

Graduation brings new challenges

Graduation brings new challenges

May 15, 2013

  While graduating college is a cause for celebration, it is tough to celebrate when the future is so uncertain. As I near the end, I feel accomplished....

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