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Local teacher remembers student who died in Vegas shooting

Local teacher remembers student who died in Vegas shooting

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Three weeks ago, 58 people died while attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Most of them are people some have likely never heard of, or have no connection to. Sometimes it’s easy to forget about these events if they don’t affect an individual personally or know someone who was there. But ...

Senate budget approval delays Science Building

Senate budget approval delays Science Building

By Sarah Giomi, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

The construction of EWU’s science building is on hold until the capital budget for Washington state is approved and passed by the state Senate. Facilities’ construction staff was given a budget of $4,791,000 to complete the building’s construction. The fiscal year ended on June 30, 2017 and ...

EWU lost and found will soon be gone

EWU lost and found will soon be gone

By Sarah Giomi, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

University police reminded students that all items found at EWU will be held at the University Police Department for 60 days after the recorded finding. Items not claimed within 60 days will be thrown away if valued at less than $25, sold to surplus, or donated to local charities. The profit from t...

Fraternity alumni raise $250,000 for the EWU library

Fraternity alumni raise $250,000 for the EWU library

By Sarah Giomi, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under News

Alumni of EWU’s Pi Kappa Alpha Zeta Nu chapter have raised $250,000 over the past four years for the university libraries. The money raised will fund the Archives Hidden Collection Digitization Project converting more than a quarter of a million items, including research papers, artwork and oth...

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

By Mandy Nicole, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under News

Surrounded by unpacked boxes, Dr Shari Clarke, EWU’s new vice president  for Diversity and Inclusion, makes all who enter her office feel welcome. Clarke’s office is in transition, a distinct metaphor for its new occupant. Clarke stepped into the brand-new position on Aug. 2, and hasn’t sto...

Vegas tragedy has local ties

Vegas tragedy has local ties

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

At the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday night, a gunman killed at least 59 people and injured over 500 when he opened fire from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort. One of those people he killed was Rachel Parker. Parker graduated from Cheney High School in 2002, and lived in California...

In his own words

In his own words

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Community, News

“I didn’t think about it, I just pulled out the gun and shot him,” said Donavon Culps, in a jailhouse interview. Culps shot and killed Cameron Smith outside of LUCID in Cheney on Sept. 10. Culps was calm, yet remorseful with KHQ’s Hayley Guenthner, where he talked about what happened in an...

Students demonstrate for gender-neutral showers

Students demonstrate for gender-neutral showers

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Community, News

Students from the EWU Pride Center held a demonstration outside of Patterson Hall September 26 in the hopes of getting more gender-inclusive showers on campus. “I struggled with feeling safe on campus,” said senior Mels Felton, regarding the lack of gender neutral showers. “The only bathrooms I ...

LUCID kidnapping ends in tragedy

LUCID kidnapping ends in tragedy

By Logan Stanley, Managing Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Community, News

CHENEY, WA. — After four days of searching led by a multi-agency effort, Donovan Culps, 36, was arrested in Goldendale, Washington on Sept. 14 for the abduction and robbery of Cameron Smith, 46. The incident that is purported to have occurred took place on Sept. 10 at LUCID, the recreational mari...

From the Office of the President: Public Hearing on Proposed WAC Changes

July 17, 2017


Filed under News

Eastern Washington University is proposing a revision to Washington Administrative Code 172-121, Student Conduct Code. WAC 172-121 changes are due to a recent state appellate court case, Arish v. Washington State University, which indicates that we must offer a full adjudicative hearing for Eastern...

Police Beat June 1

Police Beat June 1

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Burglary May 26 An EWU maintenance employee in Dressler Hall noticed a storage closet was pried open causing damaging to the inside of the door. The employee also noticed a cordless Kobalt drill missing from one of the shelves. The drill is worth around $180. There are currently no suspects or w...

EWU Partners with St. Luke’s to Provide Hands-on Experience in Rehabilitation

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor

June 1, 2017


Filed under News

A little less than two years after the project began, EWU will be partnering with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute with the intent of offering students involvement and training in the field of rehabilitation. “This allows students to actually have hands-on experience before they graduate,”...

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