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EPIC starts bike rental program

EPIC starts bike rental program

By Rebecca Pettingill, Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News

EWU’s new bike shop opened for business this fall. While it is currently serving students, it has been lagging in its progress to be fully functional. The EPIC Bike Shop quietly opened in September, but the grand opening is expected to take place in the spring at a still unannounced date. Located at...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Assault November 4   During a hockey game a two weeks ago, a fan was not impressed with the choice of music being played during the game at the URC. A father watching his son play got angry at the music choice, put his hands around the PAs throat and ripped the cords out of the music player ...

STCU surprises EWU with food pantry donation

STCU surprises EWU with food pantry donation

By Taylor Newquist, Contributor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

While the attention of last Wednesday’s holiday dessert reception was still on the assortment of pies and cookies, Spokane Teachers Credit Union  Vice President of Marketing, Barb Richey, was preparing to make a $2,500 donation on behalf of the credit union to EWU’s new food pantry program. “...

EWU maintenance employee found dead in Spokane home

EWU maintenance employee found dead in Spokane home

By Brandon Cline, Editor in Chief

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

An EWU maintenance employee was murdered in his home north of Spokane last week, and his 35-year-old son has been arrested on a charge of first degree murder. According to court documents obtained by the Spokesman-Review, Robert ‘Bob’ Bossard’s body was discovered by a caregiver on the mornin...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Drug Possession November 3 On Friday night while cadets were doing a walk-through of Streeter Hall, they noticed the odor of marijuana on the third floor. When the officer arrived and tried to make contact, nobody was there. The officer came back later and made contact with the resident who agreed...

Recurring program assists in internship searches

By Taylor Newquist, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under News

Internships 101 is an Eastern Washington University workshop designed to link students with internship opportunities. “An internship is an important way to gain job experience while you’re still at school,” Romeal Watson, an EWU internship coordinator and Internship 101 speaker, said. ...

You won’t find pizza in this ‘Hut’

You won’t find pizza in this ‘Hut’

By Katherine Senechal, Contributor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The students of the EWU Peer Health Educator club hold a Health Hut twice a week on the Eastern campus to inform students about relevant health issues by participating in activities, trivia and more. The Health Hut is a biweekly event put together by the Peer Health Educators club funded by the Hea...

Police report offers new details on EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud’s contentious arrest

Police report offers new details on EWU quarterback Gage Gubrud’s contentious arrest

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Sports

Two EWU football players, junior quarterback Gage Gubrud and junior linebacker Kurt Calhoun, were arrested on charges of obstruction in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 5, Cheney Police Captain Richard Beghtol told The Easterner on Tuesday. On Sunday afternoon, EWU head coach Aaron Best made the decision...

EWU makes changes to parking payment methods

EWU makes changes to parking payment methods

By Sarah Giomi, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under News

Eastern Washington University is partnering with PayByPhone Technologies to provide students with more ways to pay for parking meters on campus. Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) recognized the previous parking system was inefficient because it required information to be entered in a spe...

PUB EVENT PROMOTES STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

PUB EVENT PROMOTES STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

By Sarah Giomi, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under News

Students gathered around the Pence Union Building Mall on Monday, October 30, to learn more about the upcoming renovations to the student union at the event, “Putting the ‘U’ in Union.” The event was hosted by the PUB administration, with hopes to involve students in the construction project and be a pa...

Free flu vaccines for students

Free flu vaccines for students

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under News

Flu season is here. Students are encouraged to act fast and get their flu shot as soon as possible, preferably before the end of the quarter. “The whole purpose of the flu shot is to keep you out of the hospital. Flu is all upper respiratory... cough, fever, chills. It’s all in the lungs and...

New campus dietitians helps students learn food from fiction

New campus dietitians helps students learn food from fiction

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

EWU now offers all students free access to a registered dietitian who will personally set students up with a customized meal plan. “I’m a non-diet dietitian, because I’m never going to put somebody on a diet because I don't think there’s a diet that fits every single person,” said Natalie ...

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