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EWU Africana Studies celebrates 50-year anniversary

EWU Africana Studies celebrates 50-year anniversary

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 19, 2018


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For the past 50 years, the Africana Studies program at EWU has culturally enriched students interested in examining and interpreting the experiences and culture of African Americans and others of African descent. Students who major in race and cultural studies or minor in Africana Studies will learn t...

Inside the audition process of the musical ‘Working’

Inside the audition process of the musical ‘Working’

By Erik Rötness, A & F Editor

October 18, 2018


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You have to wait your turn, and there’s no telling exactly when that will be. All you can do is sit and wait like everyone else. Sit. And wait. Not just in a chair, but in a feeling. The feeling that any second your name will be called and you will be the one walking through that door to be judged. ...

Kicking his way into the record books

Kicking his way into the record books

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


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No EWU kicker has ever scored more than Roldan Alcobendas, tallying 263 points in his career. The sixth-year senior joined the Eagles from Camas High School, where he was recruited from the soccer team his freshman year of high school. Camas head football coach Jon Eagle told the Easterner in a...

Professor studies health benefits of bees

Professor studies health benefits of bees

By Kaisa Siipola

October 17, 2018


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While EWU strives to recognize academic success from its students, it’s important to highlight academic success from faculty members as well. Over the summer, EWU assistant professor Jenifer Walke received an email confirming her grant proposal from the National Science Foundation that was submi...

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


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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...

EWU Terror Trot enters sixth year of scares

EWU Terror Trot enters sixth year of scares

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 16, 2018


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The EWU Track and Field/Cross-Country teams are hosting Terror Trot VI on Friday, Oct. 19 as a team fundraiser. The event gives participants a choice between a 5k run or a one-mile walk/jog that starts at Reese Court and ends at the EWU Fieldhouse. Members of the track/cross-country teams will be in different se...

EWU soccer seniors shine on senior day

EWU soccer seniors shine on senior day

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 14, 2018


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Scoring has not come easy for the EWU soccer team this season. The Eagles entered today’s home finale averaging 0.8 goals a game, and had only scored once in their last four games. Today, however, they took out their scoring frustrations on last place Idaho State University. EWU exploded to score eight...

Comedian and EWU graduate says to start something now

Comedian and EWU graduate says to start something now

By Erik Rötness, Arts and Features Editor

October 14, 2018


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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...

Renovated bookstore will include new perks… and waffles

Renovated bookstore will include new perks… and waffles

By Dylan Harris, Copy Editor

October 14, 2018


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The PUB will soon be the home of a rebranded bookstore following its grand reopening. The bookstore is changing its name from University Bookstore to Eagle Store. Although the PUB is expected to open in just over two weeks, Eagle Store likely will not be in its new location until mid-November, accor...

Opinion: Eric Reid’s NFL return about more than football

Opinion: Eric Reid’s NFL return about more than football

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2018


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Michael Brock is the Editor in Chief for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the rest of The Easterner's editorial board. On Sunday afternoon, Carolina Panthers’ safety Eric Reid became the first player in the team’s ...

Barriere leads Eagles over Thunderbirds

Barriere leads Eagles over Thunderbirds

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 6, 2018


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The EWU offense did not skip a beat without starting quarterback Gage Gubrud suited up for the game against Southern Utah today, totalling 648 yards of offense. Eric Barriere assumed the starting role and led the No. 5 Eagles (5-1, 3-0) to a 55-17 victory over the Thunderbirds (0-5, 0-2). Barrie...

Mullinix Fire contained near Cheney

Mullinix Fire contained near Cheney

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 6, 2018


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Some locals of Cheney pondered their next move as smoke dispersed over their homes during a windy evening on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The  smoke was caused by a wildfire called the Mullinix Fire. It burned 27.8 acres of land and was started by a transient campfire near the train tracks. The fire has ye...

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