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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on April 9 at age 99. 

Breaking Down Breaking News

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor April 14, 2021

  Lately, it feels like there is so much going on: in the world, in the news, in our lives. Keeping up with current events was hard enough already, and now we’ve got a lot of information getting...

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12:  Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of 'Hamilton' perform onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Hamilton: The award-winning musical

By Emily Driskel, Reporter April 9, 2021

  Growing up, my mom was a major musical fan, and I remember listening to musical soundtracks frequently. Soon enough, watching and listening to musicals became one of my passions as well. The...

Swoop, EWU mascot, leads new students toward Showalter Hall at the Passing Through The Pillars event on Sept. 22

139 Years of Education With Eastern

By Aiden Cook, Reporter April 1, 2021

In the early morning of April 3, 1882 in Cheney, WA., excitement was in the air as Eastern Washington University would open its doors for the first time as the Benjamin P.Cheney Academy. Little did the...

Above are Black Student Union officers from 1975. The BSU organization was first recognized at EWU in 1968; it focuses on black identity, black unity and black pride.

Change of Perspective of Africana Studies throughout the years

By Emily Driskel, News Editor March 31, 2021

  Throughout the past few decades, the perspective of Africana studies has changed various times. In the video “Black Studies in its Perspectives,” recorded in 1973 and posted on Youtube...

Jazz musician Logan Richardson. Richardson has collaborated on over 30 albums.

Weekly entertainment is back

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor March 30, 2021

As Washington hit its one-year anniversary of “14 days to stop the spread,” it also moved into Phase 3 of Gov. Inslee’s reopening plan. This means that indoor venues can now be at 50% capacity, outdoor...

Members of the EWU music department.

EWU Music Takes The Air: KPBX’s Piano Bench

By Aiden Cook, Reporter March 10, 2021

  In the world of COVID learning, obstacles have been plenty while breaks seem to be few and far  between. Especially for Eastern Washington University, where students have now gone a full year...

People are excited for new sights and sounds in the COVID-19 pandemic. Spokane Comedy Club’s first shows sold out within 2 hours!

All Right Buddy, Joke’s Over: A Return of Entertainment in Spokane

By Aiden Cook, Reporter March 5, 2021

As the great Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, laughter along with all signs of live entertainment has been sparse and...

Dr. Bartlett discusses the importance of Black History Month at Eastern.

Programs for Black History Month at EWU

By Emily Driskel, News Editor February 23, 2021

  Since February is Black History Month, EWU has listed six programs for students to attend. Four of the six programs have already occurred this month: The Power of the Black Lives Movement; Cultural...

Members of EWU's Black Student Union, Africana Studies Department and other Eastern students advocated race and diversity education on campus through a protest held on Nov. 3, 2020.

History behind Africana Studies and the Black Student Union at EWU

By Emily Driskel, News Editor February 17, 2021

When the State Normal School –EWU’s previous name– was founded in 1890, the students attending the school were usually from eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Individuals attending the State...

EWU defeats Sac State twice for first sweep of season

EWU defeats Sac State twice for first sweep of season

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 2, 2021

The EWU men’s basketball team (5-2, 6-6) swept Sacramento State University (4-4, 6-5) in a back-to-back series on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.  The two-game series format is how the Big Sky conference has...

A tribute to Dr. Raphael Guillory

A tribute to Dr. Raphael Guillory

By Ben Blakney, Contributor January 21, 2021

  Over the 2020 winter break, EWU’s Dr. Raphael Guillory, friend and professor, lost his life. He was 49 years old. Dr. Guillory was an adamant and passionate member of the EWU community....


Honoring EWU professor Sarah Keller

By Emily Driskel, News Editor January 12, 2021

  On Dec. 24, 2020, anthropology Professor Sarah Keller passed away. Dr. Keller was well known among the EWU community and had many accomplishments that benefited EWU students. Keller retired in...

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