The Easterner

Editorial: Is the Earth doomed?

By The Easterner, Editoral Board

October 14, 2018

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Twelve years. That is how long the global community has to reduce emission rates by 40 to 50 percent in order to stop the irreversible effects of climate change, according to a special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published Oct. 6. The IPCC is made up of over 1,300 scientists from the United States and other countries. “Human activities are...

Editorial: Trump’s war with the media

By The Easterner, Editorial board

October 3, 2018

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On Aug. 15, newspapers around the country joined together and ran front-page editorials pushing back on President Donald Trump’s often tweeted assertion that the news media is the enemy of the American people. The idea for the editorials was the brainchild of the Boston Globe. The Easterner does not print during the summer, so we did not run such an editorial. However,...

Editorial: Register to vote, make a real change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

September 28, 2018

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An earlier version of this editorial stated that Republican candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers received 47.8 percent of the vote in the District 5 primary and 1,435 more votes than Democrat opponent Lisa Brown (46.8 percent). It has been updated to reflect that McMorris Rodgers tallied 49.3 percent of the vote, while Brown received 45.4 percent. She also got 7,951 more votes tha...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

September 19, 2018

Hello fellow Eagles, Welcome to a new school year at EWU! My name is Michael Brock and I am the Editor in Chief of The Easterner. This is my second...

Letter from the incoming editor: looking ahead

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

June 7, 2018

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Greetings fellow EWU students, my name is Michael Brock, next year’s Editor in Chief of The Easterner. When I was hired to the position a couple months ago, I was naturally thrilled about the opportunity. I have been in journalism for four years and I am ready to lead the paper into its next phase. The hire also gave me some time to reflect on The Easterner’s success th...

Letter from the outgoing editor: looking back

By Brandon Cline, Editor in Chief

June 7, 2018

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It seems like just last week when I first sat down at my desk to write my letter from the editor in the first issue of the school year. I know it’s a cliche to claim that you remember something just like it was yesterday but the truth is, that moment is still fresh in my mind nine months and 30 issues later. The Easterner’s come a long way since then, and if you don’t...

The high price of negligence

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

May 23, 2018

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Earlier versions of this editorial ran in issues 3, 8 and 17 of Volume 101 of The Easterner. It has been updated accordingly for the most recent mass shooting that took place on May 18, which killed 10 people in a city in southeast Texas.   A 17-year-old student began firing a shotgun and a .38 revolver inside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, which is about...

Decisions are made by those who show up

Decisions are made by those who show up

May 3, 2018

With some seven weeks remaining in the spring quarter, attention around campus has begun turning to next school year, including the upcoming ASEWU general elec...

Career Services useful tool for students

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

February 8, 2018

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The truth about post-grad jobs is that employers are not looking at what your degree is. They are looking at what you did in college. These days it does not matter if you major in Business or Film. Employers want to see what you were involved with, what experience you have, but most importantly if you networked and had internships. EWU offers plenty of resources to assist eac...

No level of money, fame or success can ever make some people happy

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

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It is often hard to understand why somebody would choose to commit suicide. It is even harder to understand when, on the outside, they look like they have everything going for them. You see people like Robin Williams, or more recently Chris Cornell, who to us it looks like they have everything anyone could ever want. But we are not them, and we don't understand what they are going...

On-the-field success isn’t reaping off-the-field rewards

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

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Despite a string of successful years for Eastern athletes and teams, the state of the affairs for the school’s athletic department is grim. As it stands, the future is shaping up to be a tumultuous one for EWU athletics. Bill Chaves was just hired away to the University of North Dakota to be their athletic director, leaving EWU in a time of financial hardship. That is not mea...

Editorial

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

January 10, 2018

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The chaos of 2017 is in our rearview mirror, and 2018 is upon us. Feel free to take a monumental sigh of relief, because despite thinking at times that you wouldn’t, you managed to survive 2017 after all. In a year that seemingly had a never-ending news cycle, 2017 was defined by: the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency; Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s invest...

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