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Letter to the editor: EWU professor responds to Saudi funding report

Letter to the editor: EWU professor responds to Saudi funding report

November 28, 2018

Jeffrey Corkill is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at EWU. Letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The East...

Letter to the Editor: A call for educational leadership in the 5th district congressional race

Letter to the Editor: A call for educational leadership in the 5th district congressional race

October 24, 2018

Dear Editor, During my 40-year tenure in education, I worked with leaders on both sides of the aisle. As a superintendent of public schools and a c...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

September 19, 2018

Hello fellow Eagles, Welcome to a new school year at EWU! My name is Michael Brock and I am the Editor in Chief of The Easterner. This is my second...

Letter to the Editor: Why Donald Trump Could Be Just What America Needs Right Now

By Mikayla Lundeen, for The Easterner

January 20, 2017

Filed under Letters To The Editor, Opinion

On the night of Nov. 8, 2016 many people went to bed disappointed. Many people were upset, some were angry and others were simply in shock. Soon, a string of protests sprung up nationwide. Despite the dissatisfaction and regret felt by many, let me tell you why Donald Trump may be just what America needs right now: Imagine a leaky roof. Water begins to drip; very sl...

EWU financial aid hurts students and their wallets

By Mikayla Lundeen, EWU Freshman

May 2, 2015

Filed under Letters To The Editor

Financial aid is supposed to give all students access to education. However, my experience with the financial aid office has revealed many flaws in the system. For one, my parent’s income is not my income. No matter how much my parent’s make, they have no obligation to give me any of it. Ten years ago, my dad wanted to take responsibility for providing for his family,...

Live animal experimentation puts EWU science program behind the times

By Lloyd M Vigil, EWU Junior, Buddhist Philosophy, Meditation and Peace Studies Club

December 11, 2014

Filed under Letters To The Editor

In the week before Thanksgiving, dozens of frogs were killed in the science building at Eastern Washington University so that biology students could make their legs jump with an electrical current. For the demonstration to succeed, to convey educational value, the animals had to be freshly killed. Each amphibian was decapitated, alive. Humane laboratory practices should...

Response: “’A’ is for Annoyed: Straight Privilege Strikes Again”

October 28, 2014

Filed under Letters To The Editor

To The Editor: The full acronym is LGBTQQAAI – it includes allies. We are lucky enough to live on a diverse campus. In highly conservative areas, allies are marginalized. People assume that if you are an ally, you must be gay, and allies are bullied and ostracized. True, it is foolish to assume that allies have the same experiences as, say, a lesbian. At the same time,...

Letter to the Editor: Bookstore hours

Letter to the Editor: Bookstore hours

February 18, 2014

Dear Editor, Have you ever been studying for a test at night and suddenly realize you need a scrantron, green book or notebook for tomorrow? Then, after...

Letter to the Editor: Series Classes: Serious Setback

Letter to the Editor: Series Classes: Serious Setback

February 18, 2014

Dear Editor, Many majors at EWU involve mandatory “series” classes, which are typically three consecutive courses only offered fall-winter-spring....

Letter to the Editor: Inconsistent University Grade Scale

Letter to the Editor: Inconsistent University Grade Scale

February 18, 2014

Dear Editor, As students, we acknowledge and respect our professors’ right to grade students appropriately, taking into consideration various factors...

Letter to the Editor: Eastern should set an example for recycling

Letter to the Editor: Eastern should set an example for recycling

February 4, 2014

Dear Editor, As our campus and the City of Cheney continue to expand and modernize, a common problem is the lack of recycling throughout the city comp...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let your money eat you

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let your money eat you

February 4, 2014

Dear Editor, For a student living on campus, it is a requirement to purchase from a variety of different meal plans ranging in price from small to large: Pl...

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