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End the Lollygagging and Make EWU a Tobacco-Free Campus

End the Lollygagging and Make EWU a Tobacco-Free Campus

April 20, 2017

Tobacco use is a choice of consumerism and consumption. Much akin to deciding to drink soda or to eat fast food, albeit a more addicting one. The probl...

Water needs to be this summer’s beverage of choice

Water needs to be this summer’s beverage of choice

May 8, 2015

Killing over 2 million people worldwide every year, according to the Encyclopedia of Children’s Health website, dehydration is a dangerous condition...

Benefits of hemp outweigh marijuana

By Ivy Nall, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I recently got into a debate with someone about the positive use of hemp. I was dumbfounded when he thought hemp was the same thing as marijuana. Although they both come from a cannabis plant, they are very different. It has been an entire year since President Obama signed Section 7606 of the Farm Bill into law, which legalized the production of hemp. The U.S. House passed...

College-aged Americans take advantage of Affordable Care Act

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Filed under News

Open enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 15. By the time it ends on Feb. 15, the Health and Human Services department of the federal government expects at least 9 million Americans to sign up. During the first enrollment period, from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014, over 7 million Americans signed up for insurance through the ACA. This included...

Drunkorexia: Alcohol and Eating disorders combined

Drunkorexia: Alcohol and Eating disorders combined

October 10, 2014

Body image ideals are on a majority of college students' minds, and these ideal images can affect students in negative ways. EWU director for health...

Gym germs generate concern over hygeine

Gym germs generate concern over hygeine

March 7, 2014

  If you work out at the URC Fitness Center at Eastern, you may be picking up more than your average hand weight while exercising. Germs and viruses are right ...

EWU maintains zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol

EWU maintains zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol

October 24, 2013

  According the National Institute of Drug Abuse, abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other illicit drugs is costing our nation $600 billion in a...

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