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EWU graduating seniors reflect on college

EWU graduating seniors reflect on college

By Malati Powell, Reporter

June 10, 2019

Graduation is an exciting time for seniors, and an important milestone symbolizing a life accomplishment. EWU graduation ceremonies will be on June 15 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Ceremonies for the College of Business and Public Administration and the College of Social Sciences will be a...

Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing opens in Spokane

Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing opens in Spokane

By Richard N. Clark IV, Multimedia Director

June 10, 2019

When Dave Kelley began throwing hatchets over 15 years ago, he thought of it  only as an “obscenely fun” pastime with friends and family—not a way to make money. That is until recently, when Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing decided to open a sixth location in Spokane and was looking for a manager. ...

Scholar of the year: Jordan Stevenson

Scholar of the year: Jordan Stevenson

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

June 5, 2019

Our inaugural Eag of the Year awards recognize three members of EWU who have gone above and beyond to represent the campus community. One scholar, one athlete and one staff/faculty member. The awards, which were voted on by students from various organizations on campus, were given to nominees who adhered...

Faculty/staff of the year: Stacey Reece

Faculty/staff of the year: Stacey Reece

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

June 5, 2019

Our inaugural Eag of the Year awards recognize three members of EWU who have gone above and beyond to represent the campus community. One scholar, one athlete and one staff/faculty member. The awards, which were voted on by students from various organizations on campus, were given to nominees who adhered...

Don’t Dress for Dinner capstone at EWU

Don’t Dress for Dinner capstone at EWU

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

June 5, 2019

With a “who’s on first” style of comedy and confusion, the EWU theatre capstone class offers a study reprieve with “Don’t Dress for Dinner," opening June 7 at the University Theatre Main Stage. The sex farce, set in a renovated, 1950-60’s French barn, features a married couple trying t...

The Easterner’s ‘Best of’ the Cheney/Spokane area 2019

The Easterner’s ‘Best of’ the Cheney/Spokane area 2019

By Malati Powell, Reporter

June 5, 2019

 We're just a few weeks away from graduating and if you're like us, you've been so disconnected from the world outside of tests and papers that you can't remember all the great things out there. Fear not! We raised our voices arguing for and against our picks for the best of food, nightlife and recrea...

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 30, 2019

While military post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly associated with experiences from war, military sexual trauma is also a leading cause of PTSD. Some EWU student veterans wake up with night sweats, recall unpleasant memories, feel tense and avoid reminders of traumatic events—all symptoms of...

NorthStar Taps points Cheney to craft beer

NorthStar Taps points Cheney to craft beer

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 30, 2019

Looking to taste strictly craft beer? There’s a new taphouse in town! NorthStar Taps is located at 1818 2nd St. Cheney, WA 99004. Come in for the grand opening event Friday, May 31st and Saturday June 1st for free Mexican food and pizza while it lasts! NorthStar Taps is locally owned by Brannon and...

EWU Senior exhibit opens at Gallery of Art

EWU Senior exhibit opens at Gallery of Art

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Bachelor’s in fine arts students explore the influence of memories, create sculptural visions and use art to understand grief in the 2019 BFA Exhibition “Traces Of,” opening May 24 at the EWU Gallery of Art.   “I have a piece called ‘Places To Find Me’ and it's a floor installation p...

EWU Climbing Wall has a club

EWU Climbing Wall has a club

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

The EWU climbing club has been making strides to reach new peaks for the sake of the university’s climbing community. Senior Tim Hamersly told The Easterner in an email that he became president of the club because he cares a lot about climbing and that he wanted to “revitalize the EWU climbin...

SOAR Career Conference features large companies

SOAR Career Conference features large companies

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Students can look into the future of industry leaders like Amazon and Microsoft while putting their feet in the door at the first SOAR Career Conference on May 16. “The SOAR Career Conference, really it’s based around innovation,” said Romeal Watson, internship coordinator at EWU. This conferenc...

EPIC trips: behind the scenes in Cody Caves, BC

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

May 12, 2019

It’s senior year for me. The assignments are piling, motivation is dropping, my diet is mostly Taco Bell and cereal, and to top it off, I’m supposed to be planning a wedding with a fiance that lives over 4,000 miles away. I needed to escape, if only for a weekend. I needed to get away from ...

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