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Spring Brings More EPIC Outdoor Adventures

By Colette-Janae Buck, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life, Showcase, Slideshow

Rafting dangerous white capped waters, mountaineering steep snow-ridden mountain sides and hiking cavernous trails are all adrenaline-ridden trips EPIC Adventures offers to students. EPIC, or Experiential Programs Inspiring Confidence, is a semi-student-led recreational outing program that exists to build social and teamwork skills while helping students venture out of...

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical’ gears up for second slate of showings

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical’ gears up for second slate of showings

March 11, 2016

With a bong and female blow-up doll in hand, the spotlight cast upon four well-dressed men, setting the mood for Shakespeare’s abridged version of “Love’s...

Addition of softball team at EWU

By Bron Wickum, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Slideshow, Sports, Sports Showcase

EWU spent the last 20 years attempting and planning to bring in a softball program; plans have paused and only time will tell if the sport will see an emergence. Eastern athletics had a brutal year in 1982 as summer budget cuts discontinued six sports — four men’s, two women’s. Baseball was cut the following year because at the time EWU was making a push to become...

Hoverboard restrictions enacted on campus

Hoverboard restrictions enacted on campus

March 5, 2016

Following the outburst of hoverboard fires in the news, EWU enacted an interim policy to ban hoverboards from being stored on campus. Steps were taken...

Academic advising changes underway

Academic advising changes underway

March 2, 2016

Rather than have students meander all over campus for advising, only to settle on using a SOAR audit, EWU is building a new centralized advising program....

March looking good for games

March looking good for games

February 28, 2016

With mid-terms coming to a close and the stress levels of college life reaching a critical height, it is important to unwind with a good ol' video game,...

Collegiate eSports need support

Collegiate eSports need support

February 27, 2016

How long will it take for people to see that playing a game for money is the same whether it is a physical sport or a video game? It seems that every...

4th Annual Days of Kindness

4th Annual Days of Kindness

February 26, 2016

The Office of Community Engagement at EWU hosted the 4th Annual Days of Kindness in remembrance of the 26 lives lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School...

Study Abroad  Resource Center helps students

Study Abroad Resource Center helps students

February 26, 2016

Students looking to study abroad have a world of options, but deciding where to go and how to get there can seem like a difficult task. The first destination...

Outside vendors evicted from PUB

Outside vendors evicted from PUB

February 24, 2016

New retail locations has always been a known component of the PUB remodel, but the removal of current vendors is a new aspect of the two-year project beginning...

RAW brings lip-sync battle to EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, Staff Writer

February 21, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life, Showcase, Slideshow

The annual Residential Appreciation Week (RAW) is back from Feb. 22-27 and it is bringing the famous pop-culture music reality competition inspired, RAW Lip Sync Battle, to be held in the Showalter Auditorium on Feb. 25 from 7-9 p.m. with no admission charge. The lip sync battle will be similar to a skit on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” where Fallon competes against...

EWU pushes smoke-free campus

EWU pushes smoke-free campus

February 20, 2016

ASEWU and the Peer Health Educators have initiated a smoke-free campaign for EWU. Alexandra Rich, EWU senior and Peer Health Educator vice president,...

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