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Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

By Kristi Lucchetta, Arts & Entertainment and Features Editor

June 27, 2016


Filed under Carousel, News, Showcase, Slideshow

Sunday afternoon was an eventful one for the NFL fans of Cheney. Two recently signed players of the Seahawks returned to the once training camp, Roos Field to meet and greet their fans. With the number 12 flags swinging back and forth throughout the crowd, people came together to see offensive linemen...

Rocketing past the competition

Rocketing past the competition

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor

June 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Last year’s results at the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) were one small step for EWU’s Rocketry Club. Finishing third place in the basic category out of 50 teams, they were only outdone by renowned tech schools Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Technological...

EWU administers ‘very explicit’ Title IX survey to assess prevalence of sexual assault on campus

EWU administers ‘very explicit’ Title IX survey to assess prevalence of sexual assault on campus

By Brad Brown, contributing writer

May 26, 2016


Filed under Carousel, News, Showcase

EWU officials administered a voluntary and anonymous Title IX survey in hopes of improving prevention and response activities for sexual violence. The survey is designed to assess multiple areas, one being to assess the prevalence of sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship violence and stalking...

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

By Montse Franco, contributing writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, Showcase

EPIC trips will offer students time to explore, relax and soak in the beauty of nature this Memorial Day weekend. EPIC Adventures will be giving students the opportunity to experience nature through three different trips. They include rafting the Deschutes River, mountaineering Silver Star Peak and...

Swim Time floats in first quarter

By Siobhan Ebel, contributing writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Spring quarter saw the introduction of two new classes to the physical education program, Swim Time I and Swim Time II. Like Fast Fitness and Climb Time, Swim Time allows students to work out on their own time for credit. Swim Time I requires students record a minimum of 20 hours swimming over...

Heart over height

By RayJaun Stelly, contributing writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When thinking of the Tacoma mentality, instantly icons such as Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy come to mind. “My attitude is just trying to get better and be the best player I can be. I feel like I can play at the highest level so I have to prove it,” said Abdul Gaddy, Tacoma native a...

Eagle Athletic Fund expected to grow

By Riley Baker, staff writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eagle Athletic Fund (EAF) plays a big role in the athletic department’s internal revenue, and it is expecting the fund to double, if not triple, in the not-so-distant future. The prior booster system, the Eagle Athletic Association (EAA), was formed in 1983 and was the main booster system in...

A vision for diversity and inclusive excellence

By Mary Cullinan, EWU President

May 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

EWU’s 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Week was filled with inspirational and beautifully organized events that showcased the multiple ways in which we experience diversity. The week also provided many opportunities for serious reflection and conversation. I’m very grateful to the President’s Committee...

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

By Kenna Tornow, contributing writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, Showcase

Grab the sunblock and the fishing pole because Cheney has a hot spot EWU students are taking advantage of to cool off, fish, kick back with friends and crack a cold one. Fish Lake is located right in the heart of Cheney and only 4.2 miles from EWU, making it an easy destination for students to get...

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

By Kristi Lucchetta, staff writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, Showcase

EWU Alpha Kappa Psi chapter adviser, Bekah Todd, beat breast cancer over a year ago only to recently discover it had come back. To help raise money the Fraternity is putting together a sporting event called Bubble Soccer tomorrow from 3-5 p.m. at JFK field, located behind the library. “I didn’t...

Spring concert is back bringing country and soul performers

By Kristi Lucchetta, staff writer

May 20, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Eagle Life, Showcase

Photo contributed by parmalee.com       Photo contributed by allenstone.com             The spring concert is back at EWU and bringing Parmalee and Allen Stone on May 23 in Reese Court at 7:30 p.m. “All Eagle Entertainment [EE] events are an alternative to going out drinking and a safe way ...

EWU instructor prescribes students playtime

EWU instructor prescribes students playtime

By Brad Brown, contributing writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under Carousel, News, Showcase

Maggie Rowe did not get many kind looks from her students when she made them play hot potato with a real potato on the first day of class. Like a doctor detecting a common cold, Rowe identified the obvious symptoms of deep-seated play deprivation. Prescribing a few games of tag and little bit of...

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