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New Director of Community Engagement Looks to Increase Amount of Eagle Volunteers

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2017


Filed under News

Seven weeks into his tenure as director of community engagement, Brian Davenport, Ph.D., has been hard at work on his plans to connect EWU students to their community. “EWU is a great place to work, and I love it here so far,” said Davenport. “Seeing what EWU’s mission [is] and how they’re ...

Police Beat May 25th

Police Beat May 25th

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Hit and Run May 15 An EWU employee reported that a vehicle was lodged in the tennis court fence, causing damage to the fence. The vehicle was found with no driver or passengers and belonged to a male student. The student said he must have forgot to put his car in park, causing the vehicle to roll...

Police Beat May 18

Police Beat May 18

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Theft May 8 A custodian working in Martin Hall noticed a shower head missing from the restroom on the first floor. The shower head is worth about $50. There are currently no witnesses or suspects.   Burglary May 9 A male student left his room in Morrison Hall around 7:45 a.m. When he ret...

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

Mayfest Brings Music, Food and Entertainment to Cheney

By Dayana Morales, For The Easterner

May 11, 2017


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Cheney’s fifth annual Mayfest will be bringing 45 vendors, live music and games to this year’s  festival on May 12 and 13. Friday, May 12 is the festival’s street dance day, which will be all about music. The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and will last until about 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s...

Police Beat May 11

Police Beat May 11

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Unlawful Transit Conduct May 1 Around 12:26 p.m., an officer responded to a call regarding a female student yelling and screaming on the second floor of Isle Hall. When officers made contact, they discovered the female was being disruptive in class and had current campus restriction paperwork attemp...

Jay Inslee Signs Bill That Allows Students to Receive Notifications on Their Loans

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2017


Filed under News

Beginning next year, students of Washington State colleges who take out student loans will receive a notification from their school on how much they owe. These notifications are part of the Student Loan Transparency Act, a new bill that was passed unanimously by the Washington State Legislature a...

Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates

May 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, News, Uncategorized

President   Gaige Basich As a first-generation college student, ASEWU presidential candidate Gaige Basich did not know what to expect out of college. He ended up joining ASEWU as a sophomore where he worked as a graphic designer in the president’s cabinet. That led to him being elected as AS...

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Students rallied on April 27 to combat the perpetration of gender-based violence, rape culture and derogatory labels. A group of speakers addressed a crowded audience in the campus mall for EWU’s first Slut Walk. Their message: take action against different systems of oppression and rise up against rape culture. “We wanted to bring something em...

Police Beat May 4

Police Beat May 4

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Vehicle Prowl April 19 A male student parked his 2006 blue and gray BMW in the URC parking garage and returned around 1 p.m. As he was getting gas, he noticed some of his belongings were missing. These included his Oakley reading glasses, his cologne, his gym bag containing an iPod, headphones an...

Dryden to be Repurposed for Special Housing

Dryden to be Repurposed for Special Housing

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor

April 27, 2017


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EWU’s largest single-occupancy residence hall is about to undergo major changes compared to its current usage. Coming next fall, Dryden Hall will no longer be available as an on-campus student housing option and will be repurposed to serve “special hosting” needs. “The project is really to ...

Grove Gates Remain Open After Hours

Grove Gates Remain Open After Hours

By Abbi Vance, Art Director

April 27, 2017


Filed under News

On Jan. 23, The Grove Apartment residents received an email stating that starting Jan. 27, the gate to the Grove would be closed after business hours, from approximately 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Between management and the residents, there may be a miscommunication since many students who live at The Grove ca...

On-Campus Sexual Assaults Go Under Reported

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under News

Sexual assault occurs on many college campuses all over the country but very few sexual assaults go through the court system, Sgt. Lorriane Hill, EWU campus police officer, said. The definition of sexual assault, according to “Sexual Assault on the College Campus: The Role of Male Peer Support...

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