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Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

April 20, 2017

With the 2017 NFL Draft set to happen next week, teams are visiting with prospects everyday as they prepare for the seven-round, three-day affair. This year’s...

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

Professor Lenti Brings Diversity and Enlightenment to EWU

February 16, 2017

It was on the desert range of Arizona, while driving a van full of visitors for the Chiricahua National Park, when he saw the group of migrant men crouch...

A brief history of Halloween

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Uncategorized

The spookiest time of year is just around the corner, and with it comes a host of fun activities for every age. Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, originated as a pre-Christian Celtic festival for the dead. “The festival observed at this time was called Samhain,” according to the Library of Congress website. “It was the biggest and most significant holiday ...

A look back at the history

A look back at the history

November 8, 2015

Homecoming a century ago was not much different than it is today: pep rallies, dances, parades, kings and queens, tailgating and more all leading up to...

Black History Month: A celebration of culture

Black History Month: A celebration of culture

February 13, 2015

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the “father of black history,” established Negro History Week, which fell between the birthdays of Frederick...

Why we “trick-or-treat”

By Shawntelle Moncy, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Filed under Eagle Life

Witches, pumpkins, costumes, candy and ghosts, these are some of the many traditions that come with the holiday of Halloween. But October 31 hasn’t always been characterized by these elements. Halloween is actually a celebration of the dead. According to Jack Santino in “The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows,” Halloween originated as an ancient holiday in Europe...

Passing Through The Pillars event symbolizes student success, long-standing tradition

Passing Through The Pillars event symbolizes student success, long-standing tradition

September 25, 2014

As returning students, faculty and staff filled the pathway in front of Showalter Hall, new transfer and freshman students stood on College Ave. on the...

Dropped sports leave legacy

Dropped sports leave legacy

June 6, 2013

    With softball making an official arrival during the 2017-2018 year, where does that leave baseball? The history of baseball at EWU s...

EWU in the ’20s, not roaring

EWU in the ’20s, not roaring

June 6, 2013

Archives offer a glimpse into the history of campus fashion Students seeing “The Great Gatsby” may be enchanted by Gatsby’s extravagant part...

No salvaging ‘Savages’

No salvaging ‘Savages’

March 7, 2013

  March 6, 2013 Editor's note: The mascot for Stanford University was described incorrectly in print. They are actually known as the Stanford Cardinal. It...

Music: A History of Dischord, Part II

February 27, 2013

  Welcome to A Brief History of Western Music, Part II. As I explained last week, in Part I, the colloquial term "classical music" actually covers a wide variety of style periods, each with its ...

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