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Students roll strikes in stacks

Students roll strikes in stacks

By Lorna Hartman, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


Filed under News

  Four teams of three people each swung, waited in suspense and cheered their way through the first successful Wii bowling tournament in the library on Feb. 22. “I bring students through on tours of the library, and I kept joking that I should have some sort of Wii boxing or so...

Condom ‘leaves trace’ at JFK Library

Condom ‘leaves trace’ at JFK Library

By Peter Sowards, Senior Reporter

February 27, 2013


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By Peter Sowards SENIOR REPORTER [email protected] An EWU student was surprised with more than just a computer when recently checking out a laptop from the JFK Library. Graduate student Jeslyn Lemke discovered an unwrapped, unraveled condom in the side pocket of a laptop case immediately after r...

Music: A History of Dischord, Part II

Music: A History of Dischord, Part II

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013


Filed under Eagle Life, News, Opinion

  Welcome to A Brief History of Western Music, Part II. As I explained last week, in Part I, the colloquial term "classical music" actually covers a wide variety of style periods, each with its own distinctive philosophy and approach to sound. Last time, I took you through Antiquity, with ...

26 Days of Kindness

26 Days of Kindness

By Lorna Hartman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2013


Filed under News

  EWU is setting aside Feb. 14 to Mar. 11 for 26 Days of Kindness to commemorate the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School and to bring the campus together for a good cause, according to Director of Community Engagement Molly Ayers. The week after the shootings in Sandy Hook, Ayers ha...

EWU celebrates more than love on Valentine’s Day

EWU celebrates more than love on Valentine’s Day

By Lorna Hartman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2013


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John de Graaf presents "The Happiness Initiative" on 10 ways to be happy and fulfilled.  To kick off both the Happiness Initiative and the 26 Days of Kindness, John de Graaf, author of “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?” gave a slide presentation on Feb. 14 in the library on measuring happiness w...

S&A Fee Committee allocates 2013-2014 funds

S&A Fee Committee allocates 2013-2014 funds

By Aascot Holt, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013


Filed under Eagle Life, News

First Published 3/20/2013 For the 2012-2013 academic year, the Services and Activities Fee budget totaled $5,067,337. The purpose of the Services and Activities Fee committee is to create an annual recommended budget for dozens of student-centric programs and groups across campus. This includes ba...

Paper Towels Cause Stink

Paper Towels Cause Stink

By Aascot Holt, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013


Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, News

First Published 3/20/2013 If students walked through the campus mall the morning of Jan. 14, they probably walked through raw sewage. The sewer system leading from the PUB towards the campus mall backed up in the wee hours of the morning and flowed out onto the sidewalk. Bob Heston, plumbing lead for EWU, said, “Bef...

Residents share I-502 concerns

Residents share I-502 concerns

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter

February 21, 2013


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    In an effort to let citizens sound off on the implementation of controversial Initiative 502, the Washington State Liquor Control Board has been holding open forums across the state. Having already held open forums in Olympia, Seattle and Vancouver, the board visited Spoka...

International students navigate though sea of paperwork to find legitimate jobs

International students navigate though sea of paperwork to find legitimate jobs

By Libby Campbell, Senior Reporter

February 21, 2013


Filed under News

    Finding work as a college student in the current economy can be difficult, and the process can be even more exhausting as an international student. Three percent of EWU’s student population are international students coming from places like Saudi Arabia, China, Taiwan and other...

IEEE to launch balloon into space, build spectrograph for competition

IEEE to launch balloon into space, build spectrograph for competition

By Lorna Hartman, Staff Writer

February 17, 2013


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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers club at Eastern is building a spectrograph to compete in a NASA-sponsored competition and is saving up funds to send an instrument-packed balloon into the upper atmosphere to measure pressure and temperature changes at different altitudes. The spectrog...

EWU to host 2015 National Research Conference

EWU to host 2015 National Research Conference

February 15, 2013


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The 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, an annual gathering of collaborative student-faculty research teams, will be held at EWU Apr. 16 to 18, 2015 now that EWU has won a competitive bid process.Eastern, working hand in hand with Visit Spokane to plan the event, applied to host the 20...

Progress on new residence hall moves on according to schedule

Progress on new residence hall moves on according to schedule

By Lorna M. Hartman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013


Filed under News, Video

 The new residence hall is on schedule to open in September 2013, featuring all movable furniture in each room. Instead of being attached and immobile, the beds, desks and other furniture will all be movable. Beds can be placed in one of four arrangements: regular height with the chest of drawers un...

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