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‘Instead of Calling Them Out, Call Them In’

‘Instead of Calling Them Out, Call Them In’

By Emily Guidinger Hunt, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under News

EWU’s second Dialogues on Diversity installment came just hours after President Trump announced the implementation of a revised travel ban that suspends admission into the U.S. for all travelers from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days, unless they already have green cards or visas. The timing...

Police Beat March 9

Police Beat March 9

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat, Police Beat

Harassment/DV February 27 Around 9:43 a.m. in Pearce Hall a verbal argument broke out between a female student and a male, who is not a student. The male threatened to hurt the female if she called the police and also threatened to hurt the officers. He was arrested and released and returned to...

Sexy and I Know It! Workshop Comes to EWU

Sexy and I Know It! Workshop Comes to EWU

By Marco Vargas, for The Easterner

March 9, 2017


Filed under News

EWU Health, Wellness and Prevention Services (HWPS) created the Sexy and I Know It! Healthy Body workshop to emphasis the importance of health and health support. “Sexy and I Know It! is a presentation about body image and how we see and perceive ourselves,” Tim Conces, EWU senior and peer heal...

Military Ball Fills Marie Antionette Ballroom with Laughter, Celebration and Awards

Military Ball Fills Marie Antionette Ballroom with Laughter, Celebration and Awards

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

White walls lined with gold accents, a hardwood floor surrounded by floral carpet, three chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, all bathed in dim lighting; this is what one first sees as they enter the Marie Antoinette Ballroom at the Davenport Hotel for the annual EWU Reserve Officers’ Training Co...

EWU Women’s Center Hosts International Women’s Day

EWU Women’s Center Hosts International Women’s Day

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Interdisciplinary artist and political activist Favianna Rodriguez hosted a workshop, Reproduce & Revolt, in conjunction with the EWU Women’s Center March 3, cor International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a worldwide event held on March 8 that “is a celebration of women of every background ...

EWU Graduate Students Lead A Campus for Dreams Rally

EWU Graduate Students Lead A Campus for Dreams Rally

By Logan Stanely, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


Filed under News

In light of the Trump administration’s recent renewed focus on illegal immigration, a pair of EWU graduate students helped organize a rally in the campus mall in support of undocumented students. Lakeisha Jones and LeeAndria Witcraft, the women who led the March 2 rally, are both studying socia...

Fundraising with a sweet side

Fundraising with a sweet side

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

For the past eight years, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELC) in Cheney, has hosted a Festival of Chocolate. The festival is designed with the intent of raising money to help send young children to a weeklong summer vacation Bible school at the ELC. The money is collected through two options; a si...

Police Beat February 2

Police Beat February 2

By Kristi Lucchetta, News Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, Police Beat

Alcohol Offense/Obstructing February 20 Officers responded to a call on the seventh floor of Pearce Hall at 11:25 p.m. CAs reported a male student, who smelled of alcohol, ripping down decorations in the hall. Officers made contact and found the student was underage and uncooperative. Officers charged...

The Winter Aftermath

The Winter Aftermath

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Snow and ice covered Cheney this past winter, and the local roads show the wear and tear, forcing drivers to be even more cautious. Erika Griffin, a student at EWU, said on top of the snow and ice on the roads, she is noticing potholes and cracks in the pavement. “Now that most of the sno...

Students from all over Eastern Washington Made Their Way to EWU for Regional History Day

Students from all over Eastern Washington Made Their Way to EWU for Regional History Day

By Kyle Fredricks, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under News

Voices echoed off the walls of Patterson Hall Saturday as students squeezed in one last practice round before the judges evaluated their projects. On Feb. 25, middle and high school students from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho travelled to EWU for the chance to compete in the 2017 Eastern R...

EWU Immigration Conference Addresses Student Worries

By Logan Stanley, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under News

Cathi Tactaquin, executive director and co-founder of National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), gave a keynote address to students and faculty at Showalter Auditorium titled “Immigration and the Trump Presidency.” After the speech, EWU treats attendees to lunch, followed by a s...

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