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Engineering Department projects keep raising the bar

Engineering Department projects keep raising the bar

By Colleen Ford, Contributor

February 14, 2018


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The sky is hardly the limit for what the Engineering Department of EWU will do for its students’ projects and dreams. Following the success and publicity of their 3-D printed prosthetic arm in January, the faculty and staff are eager to show students just how much there is to offer through EWU’s Eng...

Campus living requirements draw mixed reviews from freshman

Campus living requirements draw mixed reviews from freshman

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

February 14, 2018


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EWU freshman and transfer students are well aware of the on-campus living requirement for first year students. As students also know, there is the waiver option, should they choose off-campus living. EWU Housing and Residential has based its live-on policy on research saying that on-campus living bring...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Possession with the Intent to Deliver Jan. 30 On Tuesday afternoon, a student called police because they were worried another student in their dorm at Pearce Hall was dealing drugs. Police arrived and conducted enough of an investigation to apply and receive a search warrant. In the room police ...

Former EWU professor mounts bid for Congress

Former EWU professor mounts bid for Congress

By Brandon Cline, Editor in Chief

February 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

The 2018 midterm elections may not be taking place until November, but Congressional campaigns can never start too early, as candidate and former EWU professor Lisa Brown held court at the Wren Pierson Community Center on Sunday night in a town hall-style event. Brown, a Democrat, is challenging longtime R...

New EWU Spokane building coming in 2020

New EWU Spokane building coming in 2020

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

February 8, 2018


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EWU announced plans to build a new building in Spokane for STEM students. The three STEM degree programs and an estimated 1,000 students will occupy the new building set to finish in April 2020. The new five-story building will be in the U-District and cost more than $50 million dollars, according...

Hoppe wins epic award for EPIC work

Hoppe wins epic award for EPIC work

By Katherine, Senechal

February 8, 2018


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The NASPA NOW Professional Recognition award is given to new professionals and graduate students who have had an impact on the student affairs profession. This past December, EWU’s associate director of campus recreation, Christopher Hoppe, received this recognition for his work with EPIC adventur...

Lisa Brown to host Cheney Community Forum

Lisa Brown to host Cheney Community Forum

By Brandon Cline, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2018


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Former EWU professor and 2018 Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Brown is visiting Cheney on Feb. 11 to host a town hall style Cheney Community Forum. Brown, a former economics professor at EWU from 1981 to 2001, is challenging Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has held Washington’s fi...

Student finds campus disability support only goes so far

Student finds campus disability support only goes so far

By Rebecca Pettingill, Contributor

February 8, 2018


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Senior Timothy “TJ” Breitenfelt is one of only 12 blind or visually impaired students registered with EWU Disability Support Services (DSS). Breitenfelt was born with a degenerative disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. It is a genetic disorder that causes people to lose sight gradually over tim...

ASEWU special election falls short of voter turnout requirement

By Brandon Cline, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2018


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For the second consecutive year, an ASEWU special election did not meet the voter turnout threshold needed to enact changes to the ASEWU Constitution. Of the 10,566 EWU students who are eligible to vote, just 304 (2.88 percent) students voted in the special election. All three measures easily clea...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Jan. 26 Theft A female suspected she was pickpocketed last Friday afternoon at The Roost. She told police she had her wallet in the front pocket of her jacket when she got up from her table to get food, and when she sat back down she realized her wallet was missing. Police currently do not have any...

Students feel both positive and negative effects of minimum wage hike

Students feel both positive and negative effects of minimum wage hike

By Kaitlyn Engen, Contributor

January 31, 2018


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Washington state residents are either celebrating or panicking as the new year brings on another minimum wage increase. Along with 17 other states, Washington is inching its way toward a $15.00 per hour standard. CNN reports that Washington’s minimum wage will bump up to $11.50 per hour, a 50 cent...

EWU goes on hiring spree for administrative positions

By Katherine Senechal, Reporter

January 31, 2018


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EWU has been in the process of hiring for multiple administrative positions. The majority of these positions work with technology and EWU’s online programs, affecting students and how they get information and programs online. This potentially improves how much help and/or information students and fac...

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