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Down with Black Friday

Down with Black Friday

November 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

In the past decade, the rise and rapid expansion of the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday has evolved into a beast of its own. And it is something that needs to be curtailed. Since the turn of this decade, total money spent on Black Friday has skyrocketed. In 2010, $529.4 billion was spe...

Easterner Asks Ep. 1

By Audrey Seda, Mult-Media Director

November 17, 2017


Filed under Easterner asks, Multimedia, Opinion, Video

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Wave of sexual assault allegations can lead to lasting change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

November 16, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorial, Opinion

  America's sexual assault epidemic is here, and probably long, long overdue. We have seen it plastered over the news and on our social media feeds, allegation after allegation of some of the most well-known names in film, politics and even journalism. From actor Kevin Spacey, to United State...

Thoughts and prayers alone will not end this country’s constant cycle of terror

Thoughts and prayers alone will not end this country’s constant cycle of terror

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

November 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorial, Opinion

Note: An earlier version of this editorial ran in issue 3 of volume 101 of The Easterner. It has been updated accordingly for the most recent mass shooting that took place on Nov. 5., which killed 26 people in a rural Texas town and is the fifth deadliest mass shooting in United States history. It ha...

Journalism still matters, now more than ever

Journalism still matters, now more than ever

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

November 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorial, Opinion

That was the overarching theme of the National College Media Convention, a journalism conference held in Dallas, Texas during the past week. Four members of The Easterner, including two on the editorial board, attended the four-day convention, taking part in hour-long sessions and learning from profes...

Alums and donors need to pick up the slack if EWU athletics is going to take the next step

Alums and donors need to pick up the slack if EWU athletics is going to take the next step

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

October 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorial, Opinion

While the teams of Eastern Washington University continue to fly high in their respective sports, the facilities in which they use continue to lag behind in terms of quality. It truly is a disservice to the athletes of EWU, as the product being put out on the field is not being rewarded. When lo...

America the silent

America the silent

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Editorial, Opinion

In the late hours of Oct. 1 on the Las Vegas Strip, a 64-year-old man began shooting from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He would continue firing for nearly 11 minutes, before law enforcement located him, and he committed suicide. At least 59 people were killed and over 500 were injured, the ...

To kneel or not to kneel?

To kneel or not to kneel?

By Logan Stanley, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Editorial, Opinion

That is the question many Americans across the United States are asking themselves. It is a debate that began in August 2016. The question has sparked an intense conversation, one that is divisive in nature. So, to kneel or not to kneel? To answer that question, we first must address what exactly is go...

Editors’ Picks: Imagine Dragons

Editors’ Picks: Imagine Dragons

By Abbi Vance

June 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

Classified as alternative/indie/pop rock, Imagine Dragons have slowly crept up my chart these last few weeks to number one since the release of three songs on their new (fourth) album set to release June 23. Their music ranges from ‘turn this song up really loud and rock out in the car’ to ‘wo...

Editors’ Picks: Ultra Street Fighter II

Editors’ Picks: Ultra Street Fighter II

By Jordan Perry

June 1, 2017


Filed under Editor's Picks, Opinion

How many times can they re-release Street Fighter 2? Apparently at least once more. The latest release comes to us on the Nintendo Switch and costs a whopping $39.99, a steep price for a game from 1991. Expensive as it is, this is an easy addition for my collection due to the beautifully redone graph...

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