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“Incandescent Exposure” highlights student photographers

“Incandescent Exposure” highlights student photographers

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

“Incandescent Exposure” is an exhibit of large scale works and abstract photography that will be held by digital photography students in the Downtown Student Gallery inside Brewster Hall on Dec. 4 from 9-10 a.m. Students began their quarter with the basics, discussing different types of photograp...

Alpha Pi Sigma collects teddy bears for orphans

Alpha Pi Sigma collects teddy bears for orphans

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Girls taking photos with their sisters and guys playing beer pong with their brothers while heavy bass music blares is a stereotypical sorority and fraternity party scene. Hollywood projects a Greek life of partying or hazing into the media—just watch Neighbors or 22 Jump Street. Alpha Pi Sigma...

Pridesgiving supports students

Pridesgiving supports students

By Emmaline Sylvester, Reporter

November 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Not everyone experiences the support of their family in some picturesque Thanksgiving meal you might see portrayed in the media. Because of that, guests walking into Monroe 205 on Nov. 20 were immediately welcomed in by students sitting around a large table. Piano music intertwined with laughter and...

Truck driver spreads comedy around Spokane area

Truck driver spreads comedy around Spokane area

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

For years, Mark Morris has been cracking jokes to anyone who will listen. Now he’s getting paid for it. A truck driver by day, Morris performed at an open mic in 2016 on his 44th birthday as a bucket list item and instantly fell in love. “After the first open mic, I caught the bug and I’ve p...

“Working” musical offers a glimpse into American life

“Working” musical offers a glimpse into American life

By Erik Rotness, Arts and Features Editor

November 14, 2018


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A prostitute, a fireman and a flight attendant walked onto the EWU stage and put on a show for EWU Theatre's fall production of “Working” on Nov. 9. An ironworker, a housewife, a truck driver and more were also present as characters in the musical, telling the audience about their work and h...

VCD Club invites students to compete in ogre drawing contest

VCD Club invites students to compete in ogre drawing contest

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU’s Visual Communication Design Club will host a Shrek Draw Off on Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the Computer Engineering Building 125.  "This is my last quarter and I really wanted to do a Shrek Draw Off,”  senior and vice president of VCD Club Makenzie Ley said. “So I just took control and said ...

EWU hosts Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

EWU hosts Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

EWU’s Office of Community Engagement is hosting a week of events for students and staff to learn about the vast homeless population in Spokane, a group that totaled 1,090 persons in a 2017 count according to the City of Spokane's website.  Outside of Tawanka on Nov. 13, EWU’s Office of Community En...

Fiber artist Kimber Follevaag and photographer Sylvia Darcy collaborate to break barriers

Fiber artist Kimber Follevaag and photographer Sylvia Darcy collaborate to break barriers

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Fiber artist Kimber Follevaag and photographer Sylvia Darcy are hosting their gallery show “Cage Doll” at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane. According to the exhibit statement, the exhibit will explore the barriers that hold women back as well as the power women draw on as they flourish. The...

Ballet Fólklorico de Aztlán helping students share culture

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

After six years of trying to get access to EWU’s dance studio, Ballet Fólklorico de Aztlán was finally granted it this year and wants to show EWU that it was the right decision. BFA  is a cultural diversity club that teaches students Latin American dance choreography in order for its members to...

New position oversees EWU waste management

New position oversees EWU waste management

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

As a partnership between EWU, Gonzaga and the Community Colleges of Spokane, EWU’s Office of Sustainability filled a new position within its office to collaborate on bettering waste management. Alex Thomas, higher education waste specialist and educator, began this position with EWU in Septemb...

Smile For Veterans provides free dental

Smile For Veterans provides free dental

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU student dental hygienists, faculty volunteers and dentists gathered on the EWU Riverpoint campus to provide free dental services to veterans that were new to the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic and didn't carry dental insurance on Nov. 2, 2018. “The Smile for Veterans event has been held for 10 years,” s...

Black Student Union creates debate space

Black Student Union creates debate space

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Features

The Black Student Union at EWU holds study sessions, events and meetings throughout the year for students to discuss real racial issues happening on and off campus “I believe there should always be safe places for students to be able to voice their opinions about issues concerning them,” EWU sophomore...

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