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Books2Eat combines dessert and books

Books2Eat combines dessert and books

By Tania Núñez, Contributor

May 23, 2018


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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


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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

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...

Sactown showdown: Eags prep for NCAA West Prelims

Sactown showdown: Eags prep for NCAA West Prelims

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Seven Eagles have qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Championship this weekend in Sacramento after final rankings were posted on May 17. Three athletes from the men’s team and four from the women’s team will represent EWU across eight events, with top 12 finishers securing a place in the...

Season in review: EWU’s outdoor track transformation

Season in review: EWU’s outdoor track transformation

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

May 23, 2018


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At this time last year, the EWU track and field team sent five athletes to compete in the NCAA West Preliminary Championships – with only one Eagle surpassing the top 40 of qualifying rankings. The men’s performance in the 2017 Outdoor Big Sky Championships ended with 14 points and a last pla...

Keshun McGee jumps to top of Big Sky

Keshun McGee jumps to top of Big Sky

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

May 16, 2018


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Sophomore Keshun McGee became the first Eagle ever to win the Big Sky Conference outdoor long jump title on May 10, while also opening the gates to the best EWU men’s team finish since 2013. McGee added to his stellar weekend with a second-place medal in the triple jump the following day, scoring 18 o...

New details emerge in EWU volleyball coaches firing

New details emerge in EWU volleyball coaches firing

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

May 16, 2018


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On March 27, EWU volleyball coaches Michael King and Nathan Fristed were relieved of their duties by then-interim athletic director Lynn Hickey. Hickey, who has since been promoted to the permanent director of athletics role, wouldn’t elaborate on the situation at the time, calling it a “universit...

Eagle’s Nest Pitch Competition finds it’s winner

Eagle’s Nest Pitch Competition finds it’s winner

By Dylan Harris, Contributor

May 16, 2018


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The second annual Eagle’s Nest Pitch Competition announced its champion Friday night at the Showalter Auditorium. Healthcare Communication Innovations, a team made up of Ryan Douse, Brendon Winston and Jessica Ochoa, placed first in the “Shark Tank” style event and won the grand prize of $2,500. ...

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...

EWU basketball alumna Ashli Payne continues hoops career abroad

EWU basketball alumna Ashli Payne continues hoops career abroad

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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Former EWU basketball player Ashli Payne is headed back to Australia to play out her third professional contract, this time in Perth with the Willetton Tigers in the Australia-State Basketball League. Payne graduated in 2017 after two seasons with the Eagles before signing her first contract with the...

Eagles win Bloomsday Corporate Cup for 22nd consecutive year

Eagles win Bloomsday Corporate Cup for 22nd consecutive year

By Kelsey Magnuson, Contributor

May 11, 2018


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In its 42nd year, Bloomsday continues to be a tradition that draws participants from all over the world to run the 12 kilometer course. The 41,699 “Bloomies” who signed up this year experienced clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s on Sunday. “It was fun with all the people, the cheer...

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