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EWU Science Building Bill Awaits Approval

EWU Science Building Bill Awaits Approval

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under News

The plan to add a new science building to EWU’s Cheney campus is beginning to come together, as EWU’s proposed bill for funding has passed through the Washington State Senate. In February, a group of 26 students from EWU traveled to Olympia, Washington with members of the ASEWU for an event called L...

Student Housing Reimagined

Student Housing Reimagined

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The big Gothic brick building laden with smashed windows across the street from Showalter Hall has been the center of renovation conversations in Cheney over the past few years. After three earlier proposals for purchasing the old high school fell through, a team of Seattle-based developers has ta...

Police Beat April 13

Police Beat April 13

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Identity Theft April 4 A male student reported that his wallet was stolen while his car was parked in Lot 16 during the hours of 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In his wallet, he had his driver’s license, social security card and debit card. The student noticed a charge on his card for $25 at a Zip Trip in...

Soon to be tobacco-free?

Soon to be tobacco-free?

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017


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The tobacco-free campus proposal that was started four years ago by ASEWU, is one step closer to a decision by the Board of Trustees. An open forum was held on Wednesday in Tawanka Hall for students, faculty and staff of the EWU community to express concerns or questions relating to the proposed po...

ASEWU Election Season is Here

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under News

ASEWU is beginning the election process and is now accepting applications for every ASEWU committee position. Raul Sanchez, director of elections for ASEWU, said that all 12 positions are open for election. These positions are: president, vice president, finance vice president, academic affairs, a...

College Textbook Prices are on the Rise

By Terence Vent, For The Easterner

April 13, 2017


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Textbook prices increased at a rate three times the national average between 2015 and 2016, a continuing trend that has been going on for decades. According to the consumer price index report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in July 2016, the price of educational books and supplies increased 5....

Sustainability Committee Brings Earth Day Fair to Campus

By Dayana Morales, For The Easterner

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

EWU will be hosting its 6th annual Earth Day Fair on April 20 that will take place in the campus mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It is all about just promoting sustainability, the environment and really taking care of our earth,” Sustainability Student Officer Emily Sherman said. Each year, the...

GRE Prep Seminar is Back at EWU to Help Students Prepare for Graduate Programs

GRE Prep Seminar is Back at EWU to Help Students Prepare for Graduate Programs

By Logan Stanley, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) will be sponsoring its annual spring GRE Prep Seminar, which will be free of charge for EWU students. The seminars will start on April 11 and occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 p.m to 5 p.m., until May 11. They are set up to help students who are asp...

Police Beat April 6

Police Beat April 6

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Urinating in Public March 21 An officer was driving on H Street toward Seventh Street when she observed an intoxicated male student urinating in public. When the student saw the officer, he tried to walk away. The student was cited into Cheney Municipal Court and referred to Student Rights and Respo...

Scholastic Spring Book Fair Comes to EWU

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under News

Eastern Reading Council will be hosting a Scholastic-sponsored book fair where students can pick up a new book to read. Past book fairs have been held in Williamson Hall, but for this quarter, the fair will take place by the front entrance to the JFK Library. The fair will be open April 11 - April 1...

Spokane and Cheney Communities Come Together to Give

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under News

As a leading voice on poverty, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) has been dedicated to serving the Spokane community since 1966 with a mission that focuses on providing access and connections that create opportunities for people with a low income. Every year in April, community members of Sp...

Police Beat March 20

Police Beat March 20

By Kristi Luchetta, News Editor

March 20, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Assault March 7 A male student was walking his dog on Washington Street and Elm Street when he said another male punched him in the face. The suspect also told the student that if he stayed on campus it could get worse. He did not know the male who assaulted him but the student said he has been h...

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