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Philanthropist Saul Flores shares ‘Walk of the Immigrants’ project

Philanthropist Saul Flores shares ‘Walk of the Immigrants’ project

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

To raise awareness for immigrants from Latin America and their journeys into the United States, Saul Flores chose to walk 5,328 miles in their shoes. Flores, philanthropist and public speaker, will be at EWU on Oct. 17 to share his project the "Walk of the Immigrants." Flores committed to this pro...

Comedian and EWU graduate says to start something now

Comedian and EWU graduate says to start something now

By Erik Rotness, Arts and Features Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

If you’re just trying to get good grades and graduate, you’re not alone. If you ever did something just because your college buddies dared you to, again, you're not alone. If that dare then turned into a growing career where you won the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, competed on Nick Cannon’s...

EWU students reforest Spokane

EWU students reforest Spokane

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

What can you do in three hours? Maybe you take a long walk around a park. Or you do the homework you’ve been setting aside. You might roast a small turkey, read a newspaper or finish the extended collector’s edition of James Cameron’s “Avatar” with just minutes to spare. Students at E...

Everland exhibit enriches student experience

Everland exhibit enriches student experience

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

wice each quarter, EWU’s art department hosts exhibitions for students to get firsthand experience  from the successful artists of today. The gallery is free to attend Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will take place through Oct. 26. Located in the Art Building, the gallery of...

EWU Mariachi club provides diversity and culture to students

EWU Mariachi club provides diversity and culture to students

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Freshman Rubyceli Alonso discovered EWU on a field trip with her high school. While she was intrigued by the school’s social work program, it was the mariachi music that made her decision. Alonso plays the violin and has been playing mariachi for seven years. Even though she graduated, the music...

EPIC adventures to Spokane for students

EPIC adventures to Spokane for students

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU’s EPIC Adventures is reaching out to students on the Spokane campus by extending its services and planning more Spokane-centered events. EPIC and EWU’s Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership team partnered to create an afternoon of rock climbing, paddle boarding and kayaking for Spokan...

Terrain art show supports local Spokane artists

Terrain art show supports local Spokane artists

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Terrain is an organization that creates opportunities for the young artists, musicians and innovators of Spokane to showcase their talent. Terrain’s self-titled event, taking place on Oct. 4, will present new ideas and energy from artists across a wide range of styles and media. Terrain’s oper...

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

Spokane HOPE to host annual Hoedown

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Spokane Hearing Oral Program of Excellence wants to make a difference in the lives of children with hearing impairments by providing them with early intervention auditory language therapy. The nonprofit organization’s annual Hoedown for HOPE will take place at the Spokane Convention Center on Oc...

Hump Day concert series returns

Hump Day concert series returns

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The Hump Day Concert Series is Eagle Entertainment’s answer to the mid-week blues, featuring live music, free food and frequent EWU visitor Izzy, the camel. The series spans three weeks, beginning at the Campus Mall on Wednesday Sept. 26  between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The first concert will ...

Spokane walks out of darkness

Spokane walks out of darkness

By Shandra Haggerty, Contributor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Silence fell over Riverfront Park on a cool Saturday morning save for the clicking of thousands of beaded necklaces. Red, for the loss of a spouse. Gold, for the loss of a sibling. White, for the loss of a child. Each one rattling in chorus as they were raised into the sky honoring loved ones lost to...

EWU art exhibit uses technology to tell stories

EWU art exhibit uses technology to tell stories

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The "Path to Tolerance,” an art exhibit by former EWU professor Robert Lloyd, is on display at the EWU downtown student gallery until Oct. 26. The exhibit challenges the viewer to look beyond their own experiences and view life from a different perspective. Lloyd’s artist statement describes...

Neighbor Fest nurtures student communities

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU’s annual Neighbor Fest event brought in 200 groups from across the EWU, Cheney and Spokane communities to display the resources, clubs and opportunities available to students this year. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Over 38 nonprofits and 32 businesses from Cheney and Spokane ta...

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