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For EWU tailgaters, gamedays are about more than just football

For EWU tailgaters, gamedays are about more than just football

October 19, 2017

For many college football fans, Saturday is the best day of the week. And it’s not just about football, it’s about the entire experience. Fans don...

How to prepare for an active shooter on campus

By Mandy Nicole, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2017

Filed under Features

In light of the recent gun violence in Las Vegas, many are voicing opinions of one of gun advocates’ favorite go-to scenarios - “the good guy with a gun.” Regardless of one’s personal convictions on the topic, Washington state is an open-carry state. It’s not uncommon to encounter legally armed civilians around town, and those licensed carry responsibilities as we...

EWU lost and found will soon be gone

EWU lost and found will soon be gone

October 18, 2017

University police reminded students that all items found at EWU will be held at the University Police Department for 60 days after the recorded finding...

Fraternity alumni raise $250,000 for the EWU library

Fraternity alumni raise $250,000 for the EWU library

October 17, 2017

Alumni of EWU’s Pi Kappa Alpha Zeta Nu chapter have raised $250,000 over the past four years for the university libraries. The money raised will fund ...

With two wins, women’s soccer remains in first place in the Big Sky

With two wins, women’s soccer remains in first place in the Big Sky

October 17, 2017

Chloe Williams tied the Big Sky Conference’s all-time goal record as EWU picked up six points over the weekend. The BSC leading Eagles defeated Portlan...

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

Clarke named first Diversity and Inclusion VP

October 17, 2017

Surrounded by unpacked boxes, Dr Shari Clarke, EWU’s new vice president  for Diversity and Inclusion, makes all who enter her office feel welcome. ...

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

No. 10/9 EWU football wins fifth straight, outlasts Montana State

October 14, 2017

If there's one characteristic EWU football head coach Aaron Best points out most, it's resiliency. And the first-year coach had much to rave about after...

Food Truck Series: Mac Daddy’s

Food Truck Series: Mac Daddy’s

October 12, 2017

The Greater Spokane Food Truck Association and EWU have paired up to deliver a delicious collection of food trucks on campus, five days a week. The Food...

EWU cross country’s Colton Johnsen: a star on the rise

EWU cross country’s Colton Johnsen: a star on the rise

October 11, 2017

About a year ago, EWU’s head cross country coach Chris Shane and I were sitting in his office. We were discussing the recent performance by a particu...

EWU volleyball splits a pair on the road

EWU volleyball splits a pair on the road

October 11, 2017

The EWU women’s volleyball team has had a challenging start to their season. They played nine of their first 11 games on the road, and the numbers go...

Women’s soccer remains perfect in BSC play with two road wins

Women’s soccer remains perfect in BSC play with two road wins

October 10, 2017

After seven home games in a row, the EWU women’s soccer team finally hit the road on Oct. 6 and Oct. 8 with a pair of road games. The weekend was a s...

No. 10 EWU Football Stages Late Comeback to Beat UC Davis, 41-38

No. 10 EWU Football Stages Late Comeback to Beat UC Davis, 41-38

October 8, 2017

A couple weeks ago, after the EWU football team came back from a 24-6 halftime deficit to beat Montana 48-41, head coach Aaron Best marveled at his team’s...

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