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Anything can happen late night at Zips

Anything can happen late night at Zips

October 26, 2016

Unlike most college towns, Cheney is home to only one 24-hour restaurant. That restaurant is Zip’s Drive-In, located at 911 1st Street. In fact, the...

Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

Cheney unites “12” fans when Seahawks visit Roos Field

June 27, 2016

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...

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

May 26, 2016

EWU officials administered a voluntary and anonymous Title IX survey in hopes of improving prevention and response activities for sexual violence. The...

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

EPIC puts on new Memorial Day weekend trip

May 25, 2016

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...

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 the course of the quarter. In addition to the 20 hours swimming, Swim Time...

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 and professional basketball player. “I carry Tacoma with me always because ...

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 place. The only drawback was there was no room for expansion; the EAA simply...

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 on Diversity and the faculty, staff and students who organized and participated...

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

EWU students find a place in Cheney to cool off

May 20, 2016

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...

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

New sport of Bubble Soccer raising money for chapter adviser

May 20, 2016

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...

Dive into Native American culture

Dive into Native American culture

May 18, 2016

Since 1968, Native American Student Association (NASA) continues to be a support system for Native American and non-Native American students on campus....

Birds of a feather work well together

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Twin brothers and sophomores Nzuzi and Simba Webster are inseparable, reminiscent of basketball twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Marcus and Markieff Morris, except they are the football version. Although California can be seen as amazing and dangerous at the same time, the Webster twins managed to stay focused on becoming more than a statistic. “It was very important...

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