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Cheney businesses reopen during Phase 2

The Zip's in Cheney

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

June 8, 2020

  Several Cheney-area businesses are back open during Phase 2 of Washington’s four-phase reopening plan.   Phase 2 allows restaurants, hair/nail salons and retail stores to reopen with some restrictions. Restrictions include masks and heighten sanitary measures, as well as capacity limi...

West Plains Roasters continues to serve community

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By Emily Driskel, Reporter

June 8, 2020

Before the pandemic caused the community to practice social distancing, West Plains Roasters in Cheney was able to seat many people in their lobby. Walking inside, people are seen chatting with friends while sipping their coffee.  The past couple months have brought many changes for small businesses due ...

Lease signing uncertainty potential byproduct of COVID-19

Some future and current EWU students are unsure where to live next year due to uncertainty caused by COVID.

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

June 5, 2020

Disclaimer: Jacob Kinswa, one of the sources interviewed for this story, is the brother of Randle Kinswa, The Easterner's news editor. Randle Kinswa was not involved in the reporting, writing or editing of this story in any way.  With EWU recently announcing that most classes will be held online fo...

EWU students share online midterm experience

EWU students share online midterm experience

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

June 5, 2020

  EWU, as the quarter has progressed, has continued to facilitate online learning. All tests, quizzes, and assignments are newly formatted for distance learning. However, the testing environments have still been points of contention between some students and professors.  Tests, quizzes, midterms and finals are all ...

How are students pursuing summer jobs?

The Cheney Safeway is one of many grocery stores that have had to make COVID-19-related guidelines for their customers and employees.

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

June 1, 2020

  Summer is finally approaching. People are starting to make summer plans, going out to the lake and spending more time outside. Applying for summer jobs has also been a thought on students’ minds.  This summer will look different compared to past years due to the pandemic. Many busine...

The video calling platforms EWU students prefer

The video calling platforms EWU students prefer

By Star Dragon, Reporter

June 1, 2020

Students are using video calls to fulfill their work. Video calling platforms allow students to be able to collaborate as if they were in person, but remain socially distanced.  EWU has chosen to use Zoom for their web-based conferencing.  “Both students and faculty can benefit from real-time interactions outside of the...

Money saved after moving out of dorms

Money saved after moving out of dorms

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

May 25, 2020

  Many students’ experience of living in the dorms was shortened when EWU President Mary Cullinan announced the switch to online classes in March. Students faced the decision of whether to finish out the year living on campus or to move out.  With only about 200 students remaining on ca...

EWU’s virtual symposium to celebrate student achievement

EWU’s virtual symposium to celebrate student achievement

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

May 22, 2020

  Students from EWU will begin presenting their projects, albeit virtually this year, at The Student Research and Creative Works Symposium on May 27. Held annually, The Student Research and Creative Works Symposium offers students the experience of presenting at an academic conference withou...

Tips for taking advantage of all the Canvas resources

A screenshot of Canvas's help tab.

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

May 19, 2020

  EWU students are no strangers to the web program Canvas, but are EWU students using Canvas to its full potential?  The Easterner spoke with James Johnson, senior director for Eastern Online, as well as Instructional Technology and Design for EWU, regarding some tips and tricks for perf...

EWU holds ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion week

EWU holds ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion week

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

May 18, 2020

The week of May 11-15 was the ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week on EWU campus. In previous years, there were upwards of 20 events throughout the week, a variety of guests on campus and a big celebration outside. This year, senior director of Diversity and Inclusion, Kim Davis, had to change the pl...

Spring quarter as a Greek student

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By Emily Driskel, Reporter

May 18, 2020

  Last year around this time, spring quarter was in full force. People were gathering together in hammocks, planning outdoor trips with friends or enjoying the fresh air on campus. With the current circumstances, many EWU programs have made some adjustments with their planned activities, inclu...

EWU’s ROTC program explores creative ways to train during the pandemic

Cadet Andreas Brazier conducts briefing via Zoom

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

May 12, 2020

  Training and educating the next generation of U.S. Army officers has always been the mission of EWU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, “Fighting Eagle” Battalion. That mission has become much more challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, relegating all classes and activities to a vir...

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