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EWU addresses food insecurity with new pantries

EWU addresses food insecurity with new pantries

By Jeremy Burnham, Copy Editor

April 12, 2018


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According to a 2016 survey conducted at EWU by the Department of Health and Wellness, more than a third of students at EWU face food insecurity. A survey of 900 EWU students indicates that 36 percent of students have worried about their food running out before they received money to purchase more. Ab...

Last day to file 2017 taxes approaching quickly

By Erica Bullock, Contributor

April 12, 2018


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The deadline to file your 2017 taxes is April 17 at midnight. If you qualify to file Form 1040EZ, visit IRS.gov, TurboTax.intuit.com, HRBlock.com, JacksonHewitt.com or CreditKarma.com, all of which offer free online tax filing for the 1040EZ. A 2016 survey conducted by NerdWallet asked over 2,...

National Public Health Week ensures your right to health

By Katherine Senechal, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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National Public Health Week is full of events, festivities and discussions nationwide, which is what the EWU public health club took part in last week. One of the events held by the club as a part of the National Public Health week celebration on campus was the Health Fair on Friday. The event...

EWU professor co-authors book on Spokane River

EWU professor co-authors book on Spokane River

By Katherine Senechal, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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The Spokane River is a huge part of the culture in the Pacific Northwest and is extremely impactful on its society. The recently released book “The Spokane River,” edited by EWU English professor Paul Lindholdt speaks about not only its aspects in the humanities, but also its effect on the social a...

“Women Who Code” new club provides a safe space for female STEM students

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Julia Nelson is extending her arms out to the hands of STEM-minded women and non-binary individuals of EWU through her newly-born student club, “Women Who Code.” Nelson has an educational background in electronics repair in which she used to fix cell phones for a living. It was the insufficien...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

April 5, 2018


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Assault 4th Degree/Obstruction March 12 On March 12, there was a heated altercation between two people playing basketball at the URC. After one male believed a foul should have been called on a play, racist slurs were said. The victim told the person yelling racist remarks to stop, which resulte...

EWU alum plays part in helping children with hearing loss

EWU alum plays part in helping children with hearing loss

By Taylor Newquist, Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Spokane HOPE (Hearing Oral Program of Excellence) is a nonprofit developmental communication program for infants and children with hearing loss. “When a new parent finds out their child has hearing loss they’re scared, they wonder what their baby’s future is going to look like, and how they...

The Easterner spends the night with the EWU Police Department

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

April 5, 2018


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When I signed all the necessary forms to do this ride-along, I didn’t expect to be told where the lever was to unlock the shotgun. “This is how you unlock the rifle if I need you to,” EWU police officer Jose Villasano said. Villasano gave me a quick rundown of everything in the police car March 15 before w...

EWU football player faces charges of hit-and-run to unattended property

EWU football player faces charges of hit-and-run to unattended property

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

April 1, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, News, Sports

EWU football player Keenan Williams has been suspended indefinitely following an incident that occurred in the late hours of March 9. According to witnesses cited in report from the Cheney Police Department, Williams drove his Ford F-250 pickup truck into Building 17 at the Eagle Point Apartments...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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Warrants March 6, 2018 Employees at Sutton Hall felt threatened when a female student and her boyfriend were making a scene because they wanted more financial aid money. Their limit for the quarter ran out, and were expecting to get more before the start of spring quarter, which is not allowed...

Republic Parking to take control of P11 come spring quarter

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Due to an increase in rent, lot P11 will no longer be operated by EWU and is effective April 1. Lot P11 is currently owned by the Newman Center. Paul Heric, the priest and director of the center had raised the rent of the lot by 34.8 percent. According to Michelle Rasmussen, the director of parking...

EWU is going further with food during Nutrition Week

EWU is going further with food during Nutrition Week

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

March 14, 2018


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The month of March is National Nutrition Month and EWU is celebrating all this week. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” EWU Dining Services and campus Dietitian Natalie Stein started the week with a  cornhole game for a way to get students to eat more beans no matter how bad their fa...

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