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Rent is the first live musical the EWU theatre program has put on since the winter of 2020.

EWU theatre makes a comeback with the hit musical “Rent”

By Emily Driskel, News Editor November 30, 2021

The production of Jonathon Larson’s “Rent” was featured at EWU theatre Nov. 17-21.  The show illustrates a year in the life of bohemians in the East Village of New York. Mark, the filmmaker of...

Rent will be the first in-person performance the EWU theatre department has performed in a year.

Podcast: Rent the Musical reflects the student experience after COVID-19

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor November 9, 2021

Check out The Easterner's podcast interview with Jeff Sanders, the Director of Rent for exclusive content on the first live musical performed at EWU since 2019. Rent the Musical Music and Lyrics by...

EWU senior, Alfred La Pier poses between dances at the Spirit of the Eagle Powwow. The ceremony was a gathering of tribes across the Pacific Northwest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Indian Studies program at EWU | Erica Bullock for The Easterner

Editorial: Happy Native American History Month!

By Tahrae Bear Eagle, Contributor November 3, 2021

It’s the beginning of November. When the spookiness of Halloween begins to fade and more wholesome autumn, thanksgiving vibes take their place.  But there is one element may people forget about another...

Dr. Jamie Manson focuses on getting students involved with research as often as possible.

Chemistry professor from EWU wins research award

By Emily Driskel, News Editor November 3, 2021

  For the past 18 years, Dr. Jamie Manson has been working with undergraduate students on research at EWU. Manson and his students have accomplished a lot with their research with the help of collaborators...

Russia cyber attack prevented by EWU students

Russia cyber attack prevented by EWU students

By Jamie Nelson, Contributer October 28, 2021

Eastern Washington University was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-C) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency (NSA). Including...

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 04:  Writer and Producer Eric Horsted attends the Futurama event during Day One of aTVfest 2016 presented by SCAD February 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SCAD)

Nine-time Emmy nominated TV writer/producer Eric Horsted visits EWU

By Emily Driskel, News Editor October 26, 2021

While reading the Spokesman- Review in June, Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president for Diversity and Senior Diversity Officer, discovered Eric Horsted, TV writer and producer of Blackish, a show she was watching...

Students express interest in each others cultures.

EWU celebrates culture on campus

By Tahrae Bear Eagle, Contributor October 20, 2021

On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, I went to the Cultural Fair at the Eastern PUB (it was initially supposed to be in the mall but was relocated due to snow), where I soaked in various cultures. There were...

Postbaccalaureate program at Eastern helps underrepresented students gain traction with educational help, financial assistance

McNair scholarship offers help for low income students

By Summer Sandstrom, Contributor October 19, 2021

The McNair Scholars Program was designed to help first-generation and low income students, or students in underrepresented groups, gain the skills and resources to apply to graduate school and receive...

JFK Library | EWU website

Becki Kimball: Manager Extraordinaire

By Aiden Cook, Reporter June 4, 2021

As the pandemic raged through the 2020-21 school year, many businesses across the country were forced to cut back, causing mass laying off. Thomas Hammer Coffee was no exception.  Due to the lack of...

EWU ROTC member marching off the Inferno after national anthem.

EWU’s ROTC Program

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter June 3, 2021

  EWU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an Army program that allows students to gain access to many opportunities and experiences. The ROTC program is a four-year program overall....

Dopesmoker: The Stoner Metal Masterpiece

Dopesmoker: The Stoner Metal Masterpiece

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 28, 2021

In the late 90’s at the height of the stoner metal scene, the band Sleep would quietly and unofficially release their magnum opus, ‘Dopesmoker’. The main reason this album stands out from most commercial...

Creek running from the waterfall at Trail 121 located in the Palisades Park area.

America’s National Parks

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor May 22, 2021

  With the weather warming up as summer rounds the bend, many students are getting back outside to soak up the rays before finals. Also, as the country begins to reopen its metaphorical doors,...

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