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Local teacher remembers student who died in Vegas shooting

Local teacher remembers student who died in Vegas shooting

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Three weeks ago, 58 people died while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Most of them are people some have likely never heard of, or have no connection to. Sometimes it’s easy to forget about these events if they don’t affect an individual personally or know someone who was there. But ...

With two wins, women’s soccer remains in first place in the Big Sky

With two wins, women’s soccer remains in first place in the Big Sky

By Jeremy Burnham, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Chloe Williams tied the Big Sky Conference’s all-time goal record as EWU picked up six points over the weekend. The BSC leading Eagles defeated Portland State University 3-0 on Friday, Oct 13, and the University of Montana 1-0 on Sunday. Oct 15. Friday’s match against PSU was a battle for first place in the...

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

October 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

If there's one characteristic EWU football head coach Aaron Best points out most, it's resiliency. And the first-year coach had much to rave about after the Eagles' 31-19 win over Montana State University on Saturday. EWU had three turnovers, but forced four Bobcats turnovers, including two in the...

Food Truck Series: Mac Daddy’s

Food Truck Series: Mac Daddy’s

By Sam Jackson, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

The Greater Spokane Food Truck Association and EWU have paired up to deliver a delicious collection of food trucks on campus, five days a week. The Food Truck Plaza is located between Monroe and Showalter Hall. The food trucks are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The trucks will...

EWU cross country’s Colton Johnsen: a star on the rise

EWU cross country’s Colton Johnsen: a star on the rise

By Logan Stanley, Managing Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

About a year ago, EWU’s head cross country coach Chris Shane and I were sitting in his office. We were discussing the recent performance by a particular freshmen on the men’s side. Shane told me that this kid had the potential to be real good. A year later, the coach’s prophecy is coming true. Bor...

Women’s soccer remains perfect in BSC play with two road wins

Women’s soccer remains perfect in BSC play with two road wins

By Jeremy Burnham, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

After seven home games in a row, the EWU women’s soccer team finally hit the road on Oct. 6 and Oct. 8 with a pair of road games. The weekend was a successful one as the Eagles defeated the University of North Dakota 2-1 on Friday, before beating the University of North Colorado 2-0 on Sunday. EWU is ...

No. 10 EWU Football Stages Late Comeback to Beat UC Davis, 41-38

No. 10 EWU Football Stages Late Comeback to Beat UC Davis, 41-38

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

October 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

A couple weeks ago, after the EWU football team came back from a 24-6 halftime deficit to beat Montana 48-41, head coach Aaron Best marveled at his team’s resiliency. “It’s unconventional sometimes where we put ourselves behind the eight ball time after time," said Best. "Then they find a way...

In his own words

In his own words

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Community, News

“I didn’t think about it, I just pulled out the gun and shot him,” said Donavon Culps, in a jailhouse interview. Culps shot and killed Cameron Smith outside of LUCID in Cheney on Sept. 10. Culps was calm, yet remorseful with KHQ’s Hayley Guenthner, where he talked about what happened in an...

EWU Athletics Inducts Several Alumni to Hall of Fame

EWU Athletics Inducts Several Alumni to Hall of Fame

By Jeremy Burnham, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

While EWU’s current football team was preparing for their would-be victory over Sacramento State University on Saturday, the school took some time to honor some of their winners of the past. On Saturday morning, one team and five individuals were inducted into the Eastern Washington University At...

EWU Women’s Soccer Takes Down Southern Utah, 4-0

EWU Women’s Soccer Takes Down Southern Utah, 4-0

By Jeremy Burnham, Sports Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

EWU women’s soccer added another Big Sky Conference victory on Sunday afternoon, as they defeated Southern Utah University 4-0.  Their record now stands at 8-4-1 overall, and 2-0-1 in BSC play. If one were to look at one statistic to tell the story of this match, it would be shots. The Eagles o...

No. 8 EWU Football Thumps Sacramento State, 52-31

No. 8 EWU Football Thumps Sacramento State, 52-31

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

As EWU football's sophomore running back Antoine Custer Jr. stood in the makeshift postgame interview area at Roos Field on Saturday, he uttered a simple yet irrefutable statement. "[It] always feels good to win on The Red." Roos Field. The Red. The Inferno. No matter the title it's given, the...

To kneel or not to kneel?

To kneel or not to kneel?

By Logan Stanley, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

That is the question many Americans across the United States are asking themselves. It is a debate that began in August 2016. The question has sparked an intense conversation, one that is divisive in nature. So, to kneel or not to kneel? To answer that question, we first must address what exactly is go...

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