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Asian-American band goes from Supreme Court to EWU stage

Asian-American band goes from Supreme Court to EWU stage

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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On May 17, dance-rock music was not the only thing the all-Asian-American band The Slants brought to the EWU Campus Mall. With the band came a backstory of struggle and persistence to transform the conversation surrounding race and racial slurs on a national level. “There’s a picture that I really like wh...

VCD students smashing stereotypes

VCD students smashing stereotypes

By Tania Nùñez, Contributor

May 23, 2018


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The theme for this year’s VCD showcase, “Smash,” is a concept that focuses on “smashing” prevalent stereotypes. This is exactly what the six graduating VCD students showcasing their work aimed to accomplish.   “I’m trying to smash the stereotype that being an introvert is strange or a...

EWU’s music department premieres Scheherajazz

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

May 16, 2018


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For the first time in North America, a renowned piece of work called Scheherajazz will be performed by EWU’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Jazz Band in the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. In symphony production, a very familiarized piece of orchestral work exists called Scheherazade, which was made by...

Students create monumental mural

Students create monumental mural

By Dayana Morales, Arts & Entertainment Editor

May 16, 2018


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Nine students with different majors came together under instructor Reinaldo Gil Zambrano’s guidance to create, draw, carve, print and install a 8-by-32-feet mural. The mural was installed at the Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance conference April 19-21 at WSU and the University of Idaho. Gil Zam...

Activist travels to EWU to stand by the people of Honduras

Activist travels to EWU to stand by the people of Honduras

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

May 16, 2018


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Activist Dunia Aracely Perez spoke out about the struggles of the Honduran people, whose claims are being repressed by their own government in compliance with the U.S. As a feminist and human rights attorney, Perez is traveling throughout the U.S. providing awareness on the corruption of the Hondu...

Bike to Work Week: Fun and Sustainable Commuting

Bike to Work Week: Fun and Sustainable Commuting

By Kelsey Magnuson, Contributor

May 16, 2018


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The EPIC bike shop and EWU Sustainability are teaming up this week to promote fun and environment-friendly commuting options by providing free bike rentals and events for students. If you’ve ever wanted to give bike commuting a try, there’s no better time than Bike to Work Day, or in EWU’s c...

EWU and The Mason Jar team up for Foster Care Month

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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“It’s now or never. Are we going to do this or not?” Loretta Gaul said to her husband Michael before becoming foster parents. Three years later, Gaul said her life has changed for the better. The Mason Jar coffee shop in Cheney is looking to honor stories like Gaul’s through its promotion of ...

EWU shows its lavender at LGBTQ+ graduation ceremony

EWU shows its lavender at LGBTQ+ graduation ceremony

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Tears flowed and hearts were touched as students modeled their colors across the stage at EWU’s ninth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 4. “I’m graduating really happy,” Ryan Simonis, an undergraduate senior speaker at the event, said. EWU is one university out of a handful in the c...

Next year’s cheer squad finalized

Next year’s cheer squad finalized

By Tania Nunez, Contributor

May 11, 2018


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A new school year means a new cheer team for EWU. Next year’s team includes 10  returning members and eight new members with 11 female cheerleaders and seven male cheerleaders. “It’s exciting. I’m kind of nervous, but I think it’s going to be a really good season,” said incoming fres...

Meditation garden aims to preserve and teach

Meditation garden aims to preserve and teach

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Mary Ward Lupinacci, a Children’s Studies lecturer at EWU, came across the Reid Lab School Meditation Garden on campus and instantly knew that she would take advantage of the garden to enhance the learning of her students. The garden was erected in 2010 as a tribute to the Reid Laboratory School ...

EWU inspires and builds community at ‘Get Lit!’ festival

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 5, 2018


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As the 20th annual Get Lit! Festival located in Spokane and EWU came to a close on Sunday, many EWU students, alumni and faculty walked away with a fresh sense of motivation. Directed by former EWU English professor Kate Peterson, the week-long festival hosted up to 50 events—book readings, wor...

“Clybourne Park” comes to EWU Theatre

“Clybourne Park” comes to EWU Theatre

By Erica Bullock, Contributor

May 3, 2018


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Eight years ago, playwright Bruce Norris created an award-winning fanfiction sequel to Lorraine Hansberry’s play, “A Raisin in the Sun.” EWU Theatre invites the audience to think and laugh through an ugly reminder of history and all the work that still remains, with its upcoming production of “C...

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