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EWU Alum’s band Thrpii gets signed

EWU Alum’s band Thrpii gets signed

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Sounds of Spokane

EWU alumnus Justin Mitchell and his band Thrpii were signed by Corporat two months ago after releasing their extended play with four tracks. Hosting house shows and putting out music on Spotify and Apple music helped them obtain publicity and get signed. According to Wes Marvin, band member, “peo...

EWU, marijuana, and 4/20 in 2019

EWU, marijuana, and 4/20 in 2019

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

The most credible origin of the term “4/20” goes back to 1971 when  five students known as the “Waldos” from San Rafael High School in Marin County, California met at 4:20 p.m. on school grounds to smoke marijuana. This clarification, which has been confirmed by Snopes, Time magazine and n...

Get Lit! Festival 2019 in Spokane 4/22-4/28

Get Lit! Festival 2019 in Spokane 4/22-4/28

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

Get Lit! Programs has celebrated writing for over 20 years, and its annual literary festival is right around the corner. This year’s Get Lit! Festival runs from April 22-28 and celebrates the written word with a week long series of programs and events including literary readings, writing workshops,...

Multicultural Center hosts second annual Story Slam

Multicultural Center hosts second annual Story Slam

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

At the second annual Story Slam, participants will share a story that revolves around the theme of justice. The event will be held in the snyamncut Great Room Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 17 and participants will have a chance to win an EWU bookstore gift card. Stories will include negative experi...

Psi Chi hosts mental health fair

Psi Chi hosts mental health fair

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

With the sun shining once again and the snow melted away, let’s spring into spring quarter by gaining an awareness of mental health. Psi Chi is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Fair in the campus mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17 to address the importance of mental health to the EWU comm...

EWU Sustainability week: Protecting our species

EWU Sustainability week: Protecting our species

By Kaisa Siipola and Colleen Ford

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

“Sustainability week is a chance to celebrate the Earth and talk about ways that we can protect it and make our environment and our surroundings a better place to live,” Erik Budsberg, sustainability coordinator said. “So sustainability week looks at different ways and different options that we c...

Raising a pint to occupational therapy

Raising a pint to occupational therapy

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Who knew that learning about the service of occupational therapy could be fun and include beer. The EWU Student Occupational Therapy Association is hosting its Pint Night fundraiser on April 11 at Bellwether Brewing in Spokane from 3-9 p.m. SOTA will receive $1 from each pint sold during the fundraiser,...

EWU’s 137 years celebrated with nod to diversity

EWU’s 137 years celebrated with nod to diversity

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

What began as the Benjamin Pierce Cheney Academy Formal School for Children in 1882, has evolved into a university recognized for its diversity known as EWU. April 3. marks the university's 137 birthday.   The name game According to EWU Archives and Special Collections, EWU’s campus was on...

Spring into First Thursday with a comprehensive list of Cheney’s bars

Spring into First Thursday with a comprehensive list of Cheney’s bars

By Matthew Pennell, Social Media Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

The Basement 315 First St. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. From the low-light environments, to the outfits worn, to even its location, The Basement gives off an underground nightclub type of feel. This bar is underground, ergo The Basement. It ranges from a hangout area to a packed club often hosting a DJ and offe...

Alpha Phi’s annual gala raising funds for women’s heart health

Alpha Phi’s annual gala raising funds for women’s heart health

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

To raise money and awareness for women’s heart health, Alpha Phi is hosting its fourth annual Red Dress Gala at Gonzaga University’s John J. Hemmingson Center from 6-10  p.m. on March 16. The gala includes dinner, a wine toss, and both a silent and live auction, according to Community Relat...

Theater seniors awarded prestigious trip to DC festival

Theater seniors awarded prestigious trip to DC festival

By Sam, Jackson

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

The show will go on for EWU seniors MJ Daly and Lysbeth Neel as they head to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Nationals Festival in Washington, D.C. Daly and Neel attended the KCACT Regionals Festival held at the University of Oregon on Feb. 18-22. The regionals festival included students from...

EWU student groups host documentary viewing and panel discussion

EWU student groups host documentary viewing and panel discussion

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

There’s nothing like a movie night and free pizza to get you through the remainder of the quarter as finals approach. The Black Student Union, EWU Jewish Club and Phi Alpha Theta/History Club are collaborating on a screening and faculty lead discussion of the documentary “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I...

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