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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...

EWU honor students head to Oklahoma for undergrad conference

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Four EWU students from an honors class for transfer students will be heading to Oklahoma this April to participate in the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The conference is put on each year by the Council of Undergraduate Research. According to its website, the CUR “is strong...

Eduardo Chavez explores his roots and finds himself in “Hailing Cesar”

Eduardo Chavez explores his roots and finds himself in “Hailing Cesar”

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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Eduardo Chavez took his curious endeavor of discovering his family’s past to the screen in his documentary “Hailing Cesar” presented at the JFK Library March 5. Growing up, Chavez inherited the benefits of his father and grandfather’s hard work and successes. However, Chavez was always le...

Proposed free speech policy aims to break down barriers for student voices

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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A newly proposed First Amendment activities policy could affect student engagement in “Free Speech” activities while also re-introducing the conversation of student expression on campus. The proposed policy for the “Use of Outdoor Areas for First Amendment Activities” takes on a more defini...

EWU professor wins regional Outstanding Educator Award

EWU professor wins regional Outstanding Educator Award

By Colleen Ford, Contributor

March 8, 2018


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Professor Uri Rogers was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the Spokane Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at their student presentations on Feb. 22. Dr. Rogers was presented the prestigious award at Luigi’s restaurant in downtown Spokane by fellow memb...

EWU students hold Unity Rally in response to Neo Nazi posters on campus

EWU students hold Unity Rally in response to Neo Nazi posters on campus

By Jeremy Burnham, Reporter

March 8, 2018


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Around 200 EWU students gathered at the campus mall on Feb. 27 for what organizers called a unity rally. The student-organized rally was in response to white supremacist propaganda that was found posted around campus on Feb. 18. Kyle Carroll, ASEWU’s diversity outreach officer, was one of the rally’...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

March 8, 2018


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Suspicious Circumstance Feb. 27   A male student reported to police that he was being harassed by another student who stole his debit card. The male’s card was stolen by somebody he knew who also had access to his pin number and was going on a shopping spree in Cheney. The victim rep...

FUSE career fair sparks job opportunities for area students

By Colleen Ford, Contributor

March 8, 2018


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Over 700 students gathered in the West Ballroom of the Spokane Convention Center for the FUSE Career Fair on March 1.  Around 117 local, national and international businesses were represented at the fair. Students from EWU, Gonzaga, Washington State University and Whitworth were invited to attend the e...

Police Beat

Police Beat

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

February 28, 2018


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Argument Feb. 14   A university employee called police after a male student threatened to fight him for providing help while the student was driving. The employee was nearing the end of his shift at 10 a.m., where he was working on de-icing the roads on 11th and Cedar. He tried to warn...

Cheney High School students walk out in protest to gun violence

Cheney High School students walk out in protest to gun violence

By Josh Fletcher, News Editor

February 28, 2018


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Near the end of the school day on Feb. 14, an expelled student returned to his old school to kill 17 students and faculty. This is the seventh shooting to take place at a school during school hours, five of which resulted in the death of a student, according to the fact-checking website Snopes. ...

EWU students help engineering professionals win national award

EWU students help engineering professionals win national award

By Colleen Ford, Contributor

February 28, 2018


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Three EWU students and two Gonzaga students were honored at a dinner hosted by the Spokane Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Feb. 22. The students’ contributions were an integral part of why Spokane’s IEEE section received the award for ‘best organized and mo...

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