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EWU Brings Sexual Assault Safety Events to Campus

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

Filed under Carousel, News

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, EWU has scheduled events to help educate students about sexual assault and to inform students on the resources available to those who have been affected. Michelle Helmerick, student support and advocacy manager, said that part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is educating the students about who to talk to in case of an event, an...

Proper winter preparation goes a long way

Proper winter preparation goes a long way

January 11, 2016

For those who are experiencing their first winter of this severity, welcome to the coldest couple months of your life. Make it a learning experience a...

Panhellenic sisters stick together

By Daisy Garcia, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015

Filed under News

The four Panhellenic Sororities at Eastern, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Phi and Gamma Phi Beta, are implementing a new security procedure intended to revive the importance of the buddy system to ensure that their members stay safe while here on campus. This new security procedure will to be called the “I’ve Got Your Back Program.” Given recent assaults...

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

November 4, 2015

According to EWU’s Timely Warning Log, a total of seven sexual assault have been reported between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. In comparison to previous years,...

Stay safe over Halloween

By Roxanne George and Daisy Garcia, for The Easterner

October 29, 2015

Filed under News

As October reaches an end and Halloween weekend approaches, here are a few tips to staying safe this Halloween. Tricia Hughes of Eastern’s Health, Wellness and Prevention Services suggested that if students do go out this weekend, there is no need to drive, stating that Cheney is small enough to walk almost anywhere. Hughes said it is important to “set limits” and...

Campus police provides safety resources

Campus police provides safety resources

October 2, 2014

According to EWU Campus Police officer Robert Schmitter, the EWU police offer many services in an attempt to serve the Eastern community the best they...

Letter to the Editor: Trick or Treat

Letter to the Editor: Trick or Treat

November 4, 2013

As Halloween approaches, children across the nation are gearing up to knock on people's door with those three infamous words: “Trick or treat!“ Some...

Students ride despite campus transportation rules

Students ride despite campus transportation rules

May 31, 2013

  An 11-year campus wide policy does not allow any recreational equipment other than bikes on campus as a mode of transportation. Washington...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Silicate Minerals

I Ain’t Afraid of No Silicate Minerals

May 12, 2013

  Bob Bossard, head of the EWU Insulation and Hazardous Material Abatement Office, said that all of the buildings on campus have some degree of a ...

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