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Eastern grows a greener future

Eastern grows a greener future

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter

October 24, 2012


Filed under News

Eastern could be home to an alternative energy demonstration site by as early as fall 2014. The site is to be constructed behind the Anna Maria apartments near the Red Barn. The facility, known as the Center for Alternative Energy and Sustainability, is a project two years in the making. Education...

EWU enrollment record broken

EWU enrollment record broken

October 22, 2012


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Student enrollment for 2012 Fall quarter is record-breaking with an overall headcount of 12,587, surpassing last year's enrollment of 12,130 by more than 450 students. “Many more students are choosing Eastern because of its quality programs and lower tuition when compared to other public institutions...

Marijuana most prevalent campus drug

Marijuana most prevalent campus drug

By Teri Simpson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2012


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According to EWU police, since January 2012 there have been 10 marijuana violations, four arrests and two referrals to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. When a student is caught selling or smoking marijuana, penalties vary depending on the circumstances. Some are arrested and char...

Williams takes long road back to Cheney

Williams takes long road back to Cheney

October 18, 2012


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Pride Center Coordinator Sandra Williams knows what it is like to be different. As a part of both the LGBT community and black community and growing up as the daughter of a military man, being different is part of who she is. Born in South Carolina, Williams moved around with her family a lot. According...

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012


Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Classics: No other word inspires such fear in the undergraduate mind. For those who have had to sit through honors English and mythology classes, I feel your pain. There are many ways to die, but death by boredom is one of the worst. And classics are just about the most boring books around. This...

Master plan under revision

Master plan under revision

By Kristie Hsin, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012


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  An open forum will be held Thursday Oct. 25 in the PUB room 206 giving the campus community a chance to take part in the university’s ten-year master facilities plan. According to senior project manager for the department of construction and planning Jim Moeller, project consultants will...

Amnesty decided by situation and circumstances

Amnesty decided by situation and circumstances

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

October 15, 2012


Filed under News

Eastern will not be implementing a medical amnesty policy, also known as the “Good Samaritan” policy any time soon. Instead of officiating a strict policy, the university will continue to practice granting amnesty on a case by case basis. This amnesty can be granted to underage students on and off...

Doyle takes reigns of EWU jazz

Doyle takes reigns of EWU jazz

By Christina Jordan, Staff Writer

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

Imagine sitting in the darkness of a theatre bathing your ears with the soothing sound of jazz music. This time, there is someone playing a live solo for music lovers, except the performer is in Iceland. This is possible by a connection called “The Internet 2,” and is being experimented with in...

Possible tobacco-free campus in the works

Possible tobacco-free campus in the works

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

  EWU does not currently have a tobacco-free policy because further research and student input still needs to be acquired, according to Interim ASEWU President Becca Harrell. While still in the early stages of researching for a tobacco-free policy, the ASEWU has found cultural routines to...

Electronic locks installed at URC

Electronic locks installed at URC

October 11, 2012


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Since its opening four years ago, reported thefts at the University Recreation Center have declined each year. However, this past July, digital locks were installed on some of the day-use lockers to help decrease thefts even more. “Every year we’re always looking for something different to better...

Policy prevents campus bullying

Policy prevents campus bullying

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

    What started off as innocent hidden whispers soon spiraled into daily bullying. The bullying expanded to insults, mockery, rumors and eventually lead to isolation. For senior Amanda Clark, years of being bullied turned into more than a torturous daily routine. According to Clark,...

EWU and WSU partner up on food product choices

EWU and WSU partner up on food product choices

By Kristie Hsin, Senior Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under News

    In partnership with Washington State University, EWU is taking advantage of combined purchasing of campus food products. After researching the idea of  combined purchasing last fall, in December 2011, EWU started reviewing products through April 2012 for campus dining. “We...

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