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EWU women’s basketball wins second straight with thriller over Cal Poly

EWU women’s basketball wins second straight with thriller over Cal Poly

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Four players scored in double figures on Dec. 11, as the EWU women's basketball team finished its three-game home stand with a 75-72 victory over Cal Poly. The Eagles, now 4-5 on the season, will head to Indiana where they will play Purdue, Saint Mary's and Tennessee-Martin in the asketball Travelers...

EWU men’s basketball long road trip ends in heartbreaking loss

EWU men’s basketball long road trip ends in heartbreaking loss

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The EWU men's basketball team concluded its lengthy road trip on Tuesday evening, losing to the University of Wyoming 93-88 in overtime. The Eagles knocked down a season-high 15 three-pointers in the game, and led by as many as 13 in the first half. The Cowboys stormed back in the second frame, scoring...

EWU women’s basketball flattens Multnomah on Kid’s Day

EWU women’s basketball flattens Multnomah on Kid’s Day

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The opening to the EWU women’s basketball schedule has included some of best teams in NCAA Division I. This has resulted in the Eagles opening the season 2-4. On Friday morning, in front of a home crowd that included over 2,500 children, the Eagles took out some of their frustrations on Multnomah University...

EWU women’s basketball drops game to Boise State as Hodgins sisters reunite

EWU women’s basketball drops game to Boise State as Hodgins sisters reunite

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

There was a Hodgins family reunion at Reese Court on Dec. 3, as the EWU women’s basketball team fell to Boise State University 61-57. Eagles senior forward—and the program's No. 3 in career points–Delaney Hodgins faced off against her sister, BSU sophomore guard Braydey Hodgins. Their older sister...

Professor’s legacy lives on

Professor’s legacy lives on

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

Known for his modernist style and culturally influenced artwork, Ruben Trejo’s famed collection of pieces are going on display. The nationally acclaimed artist’s work will be at the Marmot Art Space in Spokane throughout the entire month of December. Even though Ruben Trejo died in July 2009...

Basketball alum Alvin Snow, now a sports agent, gives back

Basketball alum Alvin Snow, now a sports agent, gives back

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

Former EWU men’s basketball player Alvin Snow was the source of a number of “firsts” during his four years with the Eagles. Team-wise, Snow was a main cog in the program’s first-ever berths in the NCAA Tournament (2004) as well as the National Invitation Tournament (2003). The team won 69 ga...

‘Healthy change’ coming to EWU Opera

‘Healthy change’ coming to EWU Opera

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

EWU’s Opera Department revamped the program by starting off with a Pastiche, followed by two more productions this year. The program is used to only one production per year, but with the efforts of new Director of the Opera Program at EWU, Dr. Abbigail Coté, they are working on completing thr...

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

EWU football misses out on FCS playoffs

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

The EWU football season is over. On Sunday morning, the FCS committee announced the 24-team playoff bracket on ESPNU, and the Eagles were left out. Head coach Aaron Best was in disbelief following the outcome. "Shocked," said Best. "Absolutely shocked. I felt like our resume was bold, was strong....

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

No. 18 EWU football flattens Portland State on Senior Night

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

On Senior Night at Roos Field, the No. 18 ranked EWU football team demolished Portland State University 59-33. The Eagles outscored the Vikings 28-0 in the third quarter, and senior wide receiver Nic Sblendorio nearly broke the school's single-game receiving record in the final game of the regular season. With...

Review: ‘Heathers’ musical an uneasy high school dramedy

Review: ‘Heathers’ musical an uneasy high school dramedy

By Dayana Morales, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

“Heathers: The Musical,” which the EWU Theater Department put together, was the first musical I have ever attended. I know, I know, I’m the Arts and Entertainment Editor, how is that possible? Well it is and let me tell you, I have been missing out. The musical is based on the 1988 black comed...

Men’s basketball begins campaign with new look

Men’s basketball begins campaign with new look

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The 2017 EWU men’s basketball team will have a new feel to it, for a couple of reasons. First, the Eagles have a new head coach at the helm. Shantay Legans, who had been an assistant at EWU for eight seasons, took the position last spring when six-year head coach Jim Hayford left for the same job...

STCU surprises EWU with food pantry donation

STCU surprises EWU with food pantry donation

By Taylor Newquist, Contributor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

While the attention of last Wednesday’s holiday dessert reception was still on the assortment of pies and cookies, Spokane Teachers Credit Union  Vice President of Marketing, Barb Richey, was preparing to make a $2,500 donation on behalf of the credit union to EWU’s new food pantry program. “...

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