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Dance Force team set to break it down one more time

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As an all-skill level and dance style team, EWU Dance Force breaks it down for the end of the school year with a spring show, at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8 in the Showalter Auditorium. Throughout the year the dance team membership has fluctuated and there are currently five members of the team who wi...

Summer fun in the Upper Left

By Kelsey Magnuson, Contributor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

If you’ve been busy studying for finals and working hard on projects, maybe you’re ready to hide in a blanket fort with popcorn and binge-watch some recent season premieres. The second season of HBO’s popular sci-fi western, Westworld, premiered in April and was met with positive reviews. Rotte...

Eagle Entertainment hosts inaugural music festival, Swoopalooza

Eagle Entertainment hosts inaugural music festival, Swoopalooza

By Erik Rötness, Contributor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

EWU held its first music festival, Swoopalooza, on The Inferno Friday, June 1 from noon-4 p.m. Breaking from the traditional spring concert, Swoopalooza featured three bands playing different genres of music. Frank Ray, a country artist based out of Las Cruces, New Mexico, opened the festival. The I...

Creative costumes and comic culture

Creative costumes and comic culture

By Erica Bullock, Contributor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Lilac City Comicon held its 12th annual event this past weekend. Fans of comic book characters, cartoons and creative costumes gathered at the Spokane Convention Center to shop, meet special guests such as Lou Ferrigno, play games and more. Sunday was the second day at the region’s largest comicon and ...

Planned Parenthood Club seeks better access to sexual health products

Planned Parenthood Club seeks better access to sexual health products

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Planned Parenthood Generation Action club and its coalition partners worked hard throughout the school year to pursue its mission of reproductive justice on campus. One way they have achieved that goal is by getting administration to agree to a vending machine in the PUB next year that provides eme...

Museum seeks to preserve Cheney’s historical values

Museum seeks to preserve Cheney’s historical values

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Cheney Historical Museum is continuing to evolve as the town of Cheney becomes more transient while maintaining its historical values. The museum was started by the Tilicum club, a social and service organization formed by a group of women established in 1903. The organization would host pion...

Turn the volume up and rock out at Spokane’s annual music festival

By Kelsey Magnuson, Contributor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Sounds of Spokane

With 80 local and touring bands participating in The Inlander’s growing Volume Music Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend in Spokane. Volume began in 2010 as a one-night event at the Knitting Factory featuring The Inlander’s favorite local bands. Since then it’s gro...

EWU opera students flourish in the One Acts Opera

EWU opera students flourish in the One Acts Opera

By Tania Núñez, Contributor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

The stage was set with colorful lighting, a grand piano and a multitude of student performers for the first annual evening of the Opera One Acts that took place in the Recital Hall Friday, May 25. The evening, which included an interpretation of Aesop’s Fables by Ned Rorem, an entr’acte of son...

Anybody can be a princess

Anybody can be a princess

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

EWU junior Sami Schubert leads a double life. In one, she is an everyday college student.In the other, she is a pageant princess. Through her program, Miss Exceptional Pageant, she seeks to help make other girls princesses too. The Miss Exceptional Pageant is a nonprofit pageant created to give disabl...

Books2Eat combines dessert and books

Books2Eat combines dessert and books

By Tania Núñez, Contributor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Students and faculty strolling through the JFK Library marveled at, and then later consumed, edible books as a part of the annual Books2Eat event that took place Monday afternoon. Using dessert as a medium, participants of the event created appetizing versions of their favorite books and submitte...

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

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...

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