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“Hey, I’m Crosswalking Here”

“Hey, I’m Crosswalking Here”

April 27, 2017

We face a problem of infrastructure. The simple painted-on crosswalk is no longer sufficient for the amount of people and cars attempting to use Washingt...

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...

Pointed Political Comments Should Not Have a Place in Award Shows

Pointed Political Comments Should Not Have a Place in Award Shows

April 6, 2017

It is commonplace for artwork, theatre productions, documentaries and movies to address and promote political ideologies to the world. They help spread ...

‘Be mindful not fearful’

‘Be mindful not fearful’

May 12, 2016

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...

Forced to attend classes

Forced to attend classes

May 9, 2016

Coming out of high school, most students finally get the opportunity to start making their own decisions such as being able to miss a class or two without...

Preacher represents more than God

By Joe Matthews, opinion editor

April 29, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It seems that every year EWU is blessed with a self-proclaimed man of God standing outside the PUB preaching to anyone that will listen: warning students of eternal damnation if they don’t accept the Lord into their lives. Always drawing a crowd, he preaches his beliefs as if there is nothing more important to him. Most people stand around muttering their disapproval while...

Math Lab contributes to department’s bad reputation

By Joe Matthews, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Unfortunately for EWU, over the past several years its math department has received the reputation of being sub-par. With complaints of poor teaching, tests that have nothing to do with prior lessons and little resources to their disposal, students have become incredibly frustrated with the lack of progress they are seeing, not only in their own education, but in Eastern’s...

A new generation’s boxing movie

A new generation’s boxing movie

December 4, 2015

Nearly 40 years since Sylvester Stallone first stepped into the ring, the culture of cinema is still very much aware of the influence of “Rocky.” There...

They are just cups, Red for Acceptance

They are just cups, Red for Acceptance

November 19, 2015

This year Starbucks has forgone holiday-themed cups for plain red which has some people arguing Starbucks is now against Christmas and Jesus Christ –...

What’s the Deal?!

What’s the Deal?!

November 19, 2015

What’s the deal with people who use the URC as a place to socialize? The gym is not a place to meet your next date or make weekend plans. It is a...

Good signs make up for poor chant at anti-assault rally

Good signs make up for poor chant at anti-assault rally

November 17, 2015

Awareness of sexual assaults has increased dramatically this year, not just by the campus police, but by students as well. With a rally held on Nov. 3,...

‘Halo 5: Guardians’ review

‘Halo 5: Guardians’ review

November 16, 2015

“Halo 5: Guardians” is 343 Industries’ latest adventure in the long-standing shooter franchise and serves to be, at the very least, a unique departure...

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