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The Easterner’s election recap

The Easterner’s election recap

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

Voters nationwide had high hopes for the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Democrats were hoping for a blue wave, while Republicans hoped to hang on to the House and Senate. Neither side got everything they had hoped for, but both were left with some good news. Democrats won the House, and Republicans held on ...

Police Beat: drugs, drinks, assault and e-cigs

Police Beat: drugs, drinks, assault and e-cigs

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Second-degree assault, attempting to elude police vehicle 1300 block of Second Street Nov. 9 Officers came across an assault victim. Witnesses on the scene pointed out the suspect to officers. As officers approached, the man took off toward his car, hopped in and tried to drive away from poli...

Sexual assault policy faces reform

Sexual assault policy faces reform

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under News

EWU could experience a more organized and faculty involved process for addressing sexual misconduct and discrimination on campus. EWU Policy 402-01: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual and Interpersonal Violence is facing a change proposal for it to become two separate policies. The current ...

EWU honors veterans with library display

EWU honors veterans with library display

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

No one went to class on Monday. One hundred years ago the Great War ended and it was thought by many that this would be the war to end all wars. This was not the case. If you look in the JFK Library, you will see evidence of other brutal wars that followed World War I. There is even a World War II un...

EWU students and organizations join together for Unity Day

EWU students and organizations join together for Unity Day

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under News

Students and faculty gathered around the campus mall on Nov. 8 for a Unity Day event organized by Josiah Martinez, ASEWU Diversity Outreach Council representative to give underrepresented groups a chance to address the issues they experience on campus. Departments and organizations involved in th...

Cheney Zip’s shooting update: Suspect being held at Spokane County Jail

Cheney Zip’s shooting update: Suspect being held at Spokane County Jail

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

Law enforcement believes they may have arrested the man responsible for shooting and injuring three people at Zip’s on Oct. 27 on a separate charge. According to court documents, Thaishaun Hunter, 20, was arrested on Nov. 5 for first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He is currently bei...

Aspiring EWU entrepreneurs compete for $5,000

Aspiring EWU entrepreneurs compete for $5,000

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

The EWU Center for Entrepreneurship launched the first qualifying round for its third annual business pitch competition on Nov. 6. The event consisted of 20 teams competing for a chance at a cash prize of $5,000 by explaining their entrepreneurial ideas to judges from all over the community. By ...

Wheatland Express: New holiday transportation options available for out-of-town students

Wheatland Express: New holiday transportation options available for out-of-town students

By Kaitlyn Engen, Contributor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

Making the journey across the Snoqualmie Pass seems to be one way to add stress and inconvenience to students’ and families’ holiday seasons. Through its latest transportation addition, the Wheatland Express shuttle, EWU hopes to alleviate the worry that might come with traveling for students and...

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Freshman Ashley Valdivieso boarded a Southwest Airlines Co. flight to Ogden, Utah for the Big Sky soccer tournament after most of her teammates, and sat in an exit row in the middle of the plane, with all of the other players in the back. She awoke from a nap to find the woman across the aisle from her...

Police Beat: Minors in possession

Police Beat: Minors in possession

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Minor in Possession — Liquor Morrison Hall Oct. 24 Officers responded to a call around 11 p.m. to investigate a strong odor of marijuana on the seventh floor. They found the source of the smell and the female occupant of the room consented to a search. Officers did not find any marijuana, although...

EWU partners with STA to promote childhood literacy programs

EWU partners with STA to promote childhood literacy programs

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

In an effort to promote literacy among children from low-income families, a team of EWU faculty members and students created ELLO, which stands for “Everyday Language and Literacy Opportunities.” ELLO has partnered up with Spokane Transit Authority and displayed their posters inside of bus shelters....

Trans rights at risk following new White House memo

Trans rights at risk following new White House memo

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

The Trump administration may attempt to deliver yet another blow to the transgender community. In a Department of Health and Human Services memo obtained by The New York Times, it is proposed that the legal definition of gender needs to be determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounde...

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