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A brief history of Halloween

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Uncategorized

The spookiest time of year is just around the corner, and with it comes a host of fun activities for every age. Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, originated as a pre-Christian Celtic festival for the dead. “The festival observed at this time was called Samhain,” according to the Library of Congress website. “It was the biggest and most significant holiday ...

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

October 31, 2016

  Easterner (E): What is your costume of? Mary Wirkkala (MW): Today I’m dressed up as a plague demon. This one was kind of thrown together because I couldn’t find my v...

Gage Gubrud: EWU’s newest quarterback sensation

Gage Gubrud: EWU’s newest quarterback sensation

October 20, 2016

Gage Gubrud did not have a single Division I scholarship offer coming out of high school. Now as a sophomore at EWU, Gage has already earned Big Sky Conf...

Q&A With Swoop

Q&A With Swoop

October 1, 2016

"There are many qualities that make Swoop who he is. Swoop is a trained dancer in many different forms of dance, from Classical to Hip Hop, and Latin to Swing. Furthermore, Swoop must be comedic, silly, approachable, and must have the ability to have fun and make people smile," Swoop.

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