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ASEWU Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

ASEWU Candidates Begin Their Campaigns

April 20, 2017

ASEWU candidates took to the campus mall on Wednesday to give insight on campaign goals and improvements for EWU. Topics ranged from student involvement...

Our Silence is Your Silence

Our Silence is Your Silence

April 13, 2017

Surrounding this last presidential election and the months following, there was a large amount of political activism occurring, both nationally and on EWU’s ...

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 ...

Syrian refugees should be welcomed, not denied

By Mike Hantho, Staff Writer

December 5, 2015

Filed under Opinion

America should help the refugees in Syria and the Middle East by allowing them asylum in our country. In recent months, refugees from Syria and the Middle East have been emigrating to Europe and the U.S. The damage felt from these events will be felt for many years, if not decades, to come. Should we make the wrong decision and reject the right path, our consequences will...

Society should drive Media, not the other way around…

Society should drive Media, not the other way around…

October 12, 2015

We must demand more. For every victim in Roseburg, Oregon, we must demand more. For the 11-month-old infant who was shot along with his mother and grandmother...

Professors take on winter in Olympia to advocate for Eastern

By Alex Miller, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Filed under News

Every winter a council at EWU selects a faculty member to send to Olympia to work with state legislators to raise awareness about issues students deal with, such as the price of tuition. According to Anthony Flinn, (Ph.D) an English professor at EWU who used to participate in the trips to Olympia, the faculty member who is selected needs to live in Olympia during the winter...

Congress needs a ‘general will’

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

November 23, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, President Obama and Xi Jinping jointly announced an agreement between China and the U.S. to lower carbon emissions. “The United States would emit 26 percent to 28 percent less carbon in 2025 than it did in 2005. That is double the pace of reduction it targeted for the period from 2005 to 2020,” the New York Times reported. President Xi promised that...

Low turnout for Spokane County in midterm elections

Low turnout for Spokane County in midterm elections

November 16, 2014

The day before the Nov. 4 general elections in Washington state, local media in Spokane predicted low voter turnout. KXLY, KHQ and The Spokesman-Review...

Initiative propose better education

Initiative propose better education

November 5, 2014

Initiative Measure 1351, if voted into law, will reduce class sizes for grades K-12 over a four-year period. As of now, the average class size for the...

State Representative Race for District 6

By Aaron Bocook, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

Filed under News

District 6, Position 1: Kevin Parker, R, is seeking re-election for District 6, Position 1 State Representative. Parker was first elected in 2008, according to the State of Washington Voter’s Pamphlet, and has developed a reputation as a compassionate listener and effective leader in his three years as state representative. Parker said he teaches in the MBA programs at both Whitwort...

Michael Baumgartner vs. Rich Cowan

November 4, 2014

Filed under News

Illustration by Lauren Campbell With the Nov. 4 election day approaching, the race for the sixth district state senate seat between incumbent Michael Baumgartner, R, and challenger Rich Cowan, D, is coming to a close. Baumgartner is running for his second term as a state Senator. He was first elected in 2010 and is credited with creating a plan that kept college tuiti...

Joe Pakootas vs. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

By Katie Dunn, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

Filed under News

Illustration by Lauren Campbell Joe Pakootas, D, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives as the democratic representative of Eastern Washington’s 5th district. Susan Brudnicki, his campaign manager, said in an email, Pakootas is running for Congress to be the voice of middle class families who could benefit from an increase in federal minimum wage and equal p...

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