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Revoking the “R” Word

Revoking the “R” Word

May 4, 2017

The men of EWU’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity collected around 200 signatures on the backs of t-shirts they wore around campus on April 20. The shirts were...

Greek Life Strolls into Competition

Greek Life Strolls into Competition

May 4, 2017

The third annual MAYhem Step and Stroll event took place last weekend where diversified sororities and fraternities from the Pacific Northwest competed ...

Sorority Recruitment Begins at EWU

Sorority Recruitment Begins at EWU

January 20, 2017

152 girls showed up to EWU’s Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Day on Jan. 12 in hopes of getting a bid when the weekend was all over. The day start...

Q&A with Michael Reid

Q&A with Michael Reid

January 16, 2016

Michael Reid, 40, is a native English speaker and has spent his life studying language. He completed his bachelor’s degree at EWU in French linguistics...

Mayhem competition features students

Mayhem competition features students

June 6, 2015

The Diversified Greek Council (DGC) hosted the first annual Mayhem step and stroll competition in the Showalter Auditorium on May 30. The two-hour show...

SAE incident reflects drawbacks in Greek communities

April 16, 2015

Eastern’s Greek community is a small one. Despite the competition between houses, we are one big Greek family. Taking a look on a national scale, all...

Yard show celebrates history

Yard show celebrates history

March 13, 2015

The annual Yard Show event, hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), gave it and the Diversified Greek Council organizations the opportunity...

Greek organizations support academics

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

February 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Freshman at Eastern should join Greek organizations to set themselves up best for academic success. I fear for freshmen who come here unknowingly unprepared for the academic and social demands on campus. Doing poorly in classes and receiving low grades can result in less marketability for financial aid resources. Fraternities and sororities offer unique academic resources...

EWU Greek life a tool for enhancing the college experience

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

January 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

With seven fraternities and eight sororities on campus, Eastern has provided tools for students to take charge of their college experience. Through intramural sports, networking, leadership opportunities, academic support and philanthropy and community service, Greek organizations at Eastern are ways for students to learn valuable skills transferrable throughout college...

Greek life at Eastern: More than just stereotypes

By Nathan Peters, Managing Editor

October 9, 2014

Filed under Carousel, Opinion

Transferring from community college to Eastern was a culture shock for me. The amount of events and groups on campus to get involved in is still overwhelming. I have joined a few other campus groups along with The Easterner, one being Sigma Phi Epsilon – one of 10 fraternities at EWU. Joining the Greek community can be a great experience, but taking that first step may...

Greek Week Lip Sync Highlights

May 28, 2013

Students perform in Showalter Hall to finish off Greek Week. More on Greek Week - https://easterneronline.com/2013/05/14/greek-week-is-all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips/ Video by Nick Johnson...

Greeks writing the next chapter in philanthropy

Greeks writing the next chapter in philanthropy

April 4, 2013

  Philanthropy in EWU sororities and fraternities has a long history that today’s Eastern students continue. The first fraternity in the U...

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