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Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines identity

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines identity

By Bob Cubbage, Easterner Archives

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

This story was originally published in The Easterner in Vol. 19, No. 25 in 1969 and has not yet been changed except for AP style. The Reverend Jesse Jackson drew a standing ovation from a near capacity crowd in Showalter Auditorium Thursday night as he spoke on the new meanings his people are...

EWU alum presents: The Totem

EWU alum presents: The Totem

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

EWU alumnus Edmond Bruneau presents 126 new poems and one short spiritual story in his third and newest poetry book: "The Totem." Bruneau will host a reading of The Totem at the Unitarian Universal Church in Spokane on Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bruneau graduated f...

FUSE Career Fair brings businesses to students

FUSE Career Fair brings businesses to students

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

There will be 124 organizations participating in the FUSE Career Fair. With that volume of employers, some might say that this opportunity is like bringing Indeed or Handshake to an event center. The FUSE Career Fair is a “one-of-a-kind opportunity” that provides students and organizations “access...

Music Department starts Coffee Club

Music Department starts Coffee Club

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

There’s only 10 minutes until your next class, but the winter chill and lack of sleep combo have you jonesing for your next cup of coffee. There’s only one problem. You’re in the coffee-free reaches of the Communication, Arts, Theater and Radio-TV building, and 10 minutes isn’t enough to make ...

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

EWU students are on a mission to express their concerns and advocate for bills that matter to this university and universities at a statewide level, by taking a trip to Olympia for Eagles’ Lobby Day. The two-day event invites students to gather on a bus and ride to the capitol addressing eight p...

PE classes are seeing lower enrollments

PE classes are seeing lower enrollments

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Bet you didn't know EWU offers a quarterly scuba diving class. No matter the level of experience, taking this course will give you a lifelong certification in scuba diving, but students seem to lack information to find courses like this. At least two students, out of 18 enrolled in scuba divin...

Days of Kindness returns to EWU

Days of Kindness returns to EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Besides spreading the love on Valentine’s Day, EWU is spreading kindness to the campus community. EWU’s seventh annual Days of Kindness kicks off during the week of Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 with several events planned. Days of Kindness is hosted in remembrance of the 26 victims in the Sandy Hook Eleme...

M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe opens in Cheney

M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe opens in Cheney

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

As local favorite Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ closes its doors, a new restaurant rises up to give Cheney residents the barbecue goodness they crave.   M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe, which made its debut on Jan. 8, is located on 809 1st. St. in Cheney and offers smoked barbecue dishes. Originally, owner...

Northwest Boulevard turns exclusively digital

Northwest Boulevard turns exclusively digital

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

An EWU student publication is saying goodbye to its main product: its print edition. And no, the publication is not The Easterner. Northwest Boulevard has been an outlet for the artistic voices of EWU students since 1994. The student-led journal briefly stopped publishing in the late 1990s befor...

EWU abuzz with anticipation for beekeping conference

EWU abuzz with anticipation for beekeping conference

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

There are some fun-filled, buzzing events to bee aware of this weekend at EWU. The Pacific Northwest Beekeeping Conference is from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 at EWU.  On Feb. 8 is a “HappBee Hour” event with Sarah Red-Laird (aka the Bee Girl) the founder and executive director of the Bee  Girl Org...

Drag queens host grocery store bingo

Drag queens host grocery store bingo

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

She used to take her boombox and a handful of dresses across the street from her childhood home and dance to the Pussycat Dolls all summer long. Now, Spokane drag queen Arianna D. Spanic Kaine, is fulfilling her passion of entertainment and co-hosting Drag Queen Grocery Bingo on Feb. 7 at EWU. The ...

Healthy activism arrives at Eastern

Healthy activism arrives at Eastern

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

For the first time, the Activist-in-Residence Program has recruited an activist instead of choosing from multiple applications of candidates. The topic of activism will emphasize health with this year’s activist—Rowena Pineda. The Activist-in-Residence program has been at EWU for six years so far and...

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