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Kicks, Flips and Tips

Kicks, Flips and Tips

By Abbi Vance, Art Director
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

With renditions of The Little Mermaid, sparkling bejeweled gowns, humor and a coming out announcement from an audience member pulled on stage, the night was nothing less than entertaining. La Saveona Hunt hosted the 19th Annual EWU Drag Show for the first time in her career Friday night on the Univ...

Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories

Romantic Valentine’s Day Stories

By Emily Guidinger Hunt, for The Easterner
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features

Most people associate Valentine’s Day dates with fancy restaurants, roses, jewelry and giant stuffed teddy bears. The list of expensive gifts goes on and on, and on, until your wallet is empty and your credit cards, if you dare to use them, are maxed. But in reality, celebrating Valentine’s Day...

Valentine’s Day Horror Stories

Valentine’s Day Horror Stories

By Hannah Kelly, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features

Every year on Feb. 14, countless people exchange flowers, candy, cards and gifts with their special “valentine,” whether it be a friend, loved one or an anonymous person. For many, the special day goes as planned but for some it does not, and those experiences can make the holiday a big dis...

Police Beat Issue 13

Police Beat Issue 13

By Kristi Luchetta, News Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Drug Violation February 1 An officer performing a routine check in parking lot 16, noticed a vehicle parked with students in it. When he made contact with the students, he smelled an odor of marijuana. The three underage students were found in the possession of marijuana and alcohol. They were a...

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

Aaron Best’s Contract and Salary are Under Negotiation

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News, Sports

Following 20 seasons with the EWU football team, as both a player and a coach, EWU named Aaron Best as head coach on Jan. 21. Best spent 14 of those years as the Eagle offensive line coach. “I appreciate the opportunity from the bottom of my heart,” Best said. Although he has been official...

EWU Campus Officer Talks Safe Dating Tips

By Colette Janae-Buck, Copy Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Students and young adults use online dating apps, such as Tinder or Bumble to meet, connect and form relationships with their peers. The ease of connection and swiping right  to find a date does not come without its dangers, however. Tiffinni Archie, K9 officer with the EWU campus police, recommen...

Valentine’s Day is a Day for Dancing

Valentine’s Day is a Day for Dancing

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel

“Even if you’ve never had any dance experience at all this is the place for you.” -Madeline Younglove, VP of Eastern Social Dancers Club

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Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

Cooper Kupp Razzles and Dazzles at Senior Bowl

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Cooper Kupp. For residents of Eastern Washington and fans of EWU football, the name carries a legendary significance -- 73 TDs (NCAA FCS record); 6,464 yards (NCAA record); 428 receptions (NCAA FCS record). Soon, millions of households across America could become well accustomed to his name. Over...

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

Meet the Cast of Avenue Q

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Carousel, Features

It’s like your life, only funnier

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It’s Been a Long and Winding Road

It’s Been a Long and Winding Road

By Riley Baker, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Sports

“I had a great support system around me with my fiancée, and her parents took me in, along with my grandpa. They made sure I was taken care of, had food to eat and had rides to school.” -Jake Wiley

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EWU Community Came Together to Show Support of Immigration

EWU Community Came Together to Show Support of Immigration

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

"Our university will continue to welcome and support students, regardless of immigration status" -EWU President Mary Cullinan

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Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

Editorial: Denying Sanctuary Campus Status is Not Just Black and White

February 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

What happens when the president loses his marbles and starts taking funding away from any school that defines itself as a sanctuary?

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