The Easterner

Ever-evolving salon thrives in small-town setting

Ever-evolving salon thrives in small-town setting

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Imperial Styling is an ever-evolving full-service salon and barber shop with an owner who is determined to adhere to the local community’s demands. The salon is ever-evolving because it’s been remodeled more than once—most recently a couple of years ago—to fit as half barber shop and half f...

“The Impossible Burger,” meatless eating in a meat-eating town

“The Impossible Burger,” meatless eating in a meat-eating town

By Jeremy Burnham, Copy Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel, Food Review

Many meat eaters don’t know the struggle vegetarians go through when eating out. It may seem like every restaurant has vegetarian options. A person organizing a night out with a group of friends that include a vegetarian will find that most restaurants claim to be “vegetarian friendly,” mean...

Beauty and the Beach

Beauty and the Beach

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

The owner of Beauty and the Beach aims to turn her salon into a one-stop-shop with a variety of sole proprietors, offering all kinds of beauty services. This salon has been in Cheney for the last 17 years but the current owner, Kristina Kisling, has owned it for two years. Right now Kisling is doi...

EWU alum represents Eastern Washington in new novel, Whiskey

EWU alum represents Eastern Washington in new novel, Whiskey

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Bruce Holbert will spend the next few months traveling from bookstore to bookstore reading his recently published novel, “Whiskey,” that highlights a strong connection to eastern Washington. Holbert graduated from EWU in 1983 with a degree in english and education. “Whiskey” is a three-part ...

Former KHQ sports anchor finds his passion teaching at EWU

Former KHQ sports anchor finds his passion teaching at EWU

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

John Collett starts his Introduction to Public Speaking class different each day. To get his students talking, he asks a question of the day. This day’s was  “High socks, or low socks?” The students’ answers varied depending on the weather, but that isn’t the point. The point is to get each s...

EWU Theatre performs “The Tempest” with plenty of mischief and laughter

EWU Theatre performs “The Tempest” with plenty of mischief and laughter

By Colleen Ford, Contributor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Audience members roared with laughter as the mischief and satire of “The Tempest” played out before them. Passionate acting, impeccable choreography and an astounding original score were part of the EWU Theatre’s opening night production. The EWU theatre was completely filled as actors took to the st...

Students experience the therapeutic effects of art as Finals Week draws closer

Students experience the therapeutic effects of art as Finals Week draws closer

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU students are feeling the stress as the winter quarter comes to a close. For some, it is drowning in tidal-wave amounts of papers to write and assignments to turn in. For others, it is gluing noses to textbooks trying to soak in every last bit of information, inhaling the smell of the teardrops ...

Power 2 the Poetry: Local movement continues to engage and expand

Power 2 the Poetry: Local movement continues to engage and expand

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

The Power 2 the Poetry movement continues to exceed expectations, rise above limitations and break down false foundations of the Spokane and Cheney communities. Bethany Montgomery, AJ McKinney, and Marie White—the “Core 3”—plus the team of artists and coordinators pulling ropes behind the scenes, ...

EWU student finds her groove in Nashville

EWU student finds her groove in Nashville

By Dayana Morales, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Singer-songwriter and Cheney High School graduate Kären McCormick will be releasing her first new single, “Just a Song,” on March 16. The single was produced by Matt Carey and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee while McCormick was interning at Warner Music Nashville. McCormick has always loved...

Garland Tattoo and Piercing: going above and beyond the competition

Garland Tattoo and Piercing: going above and beyond the competition

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Garland Tattoo and Piercing specializes in not only custom tattoos and quality piercings, but is also the one shop in Spokane that does body modifications. The owner, Lazer Larry, moved from Los Angeles 11 years ago and originally worked at The Missing Piece Tattoo in Spokane for five years and event...

(de)clutter: An art exhibit that showcases both creation & destruction

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features

Currently, the EWU Student Art Gallery is showcasing new works by Laura Carpenter Truitt. The body of work is titled (de)clutter, which examines creation and destruction in interior and exterior spaces. Truitt recently moved to Spokane to work as a professor at Gonzaga, where she teaches painting ...

Drag queens sparkle and shine at 20th annual drag show

Drag queens sparkle and shine at 20th annual drag show

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Words cannot capture the sparkle and shine that the Queens of the 2018 “Sugar and Spice” EWU drag show presented both onstage and off. The 20th annual drag show at EWU was organized by Eagle Entertainment, along with support from Eagle Sound Productions and SAIL. Drag Queens La Saveona Hunt and...

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