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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...

How to support local businesses during the new restrictions

How to support local businesses during the new restrictions

By Emily Driskel, News Editor December 3, 2020

  A couple weeks ago, students and members of the EWU community were able to go to local restaurants in downtown Cheney to enjoy indoor dining. Friends could spend time with their loved ones while...

Bene's famous California Benedict and fries. It consists of two poached eggs, thin-sliced turkey, avacado, tomato, sun-dried tomato and hollandaise sauce over an english muffin | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

New Eagle Bites Business in Cheney

By Emily Driskel, News Editor December 1, 2020

  With the state of Washington having new restrictions, indoor seating and pubs will be closed until mid December. Therefore, this has impacted many communities with local restaurants not receiving...

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor November 30, 2020

  EWU is gearing up for its fourth annual Giving Tuesday. The event, which will be held on Dec. 1, was described as “a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations...


Tips on getting your car ready for winter

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor November 19, 2020

  Most EWU students aren’t strangers to Eastern Washington’s wild winters by this point. EWU’s campus saw a dusting of snow in Sept. last year, and got hit with almost seven inches of snow...

This year, the EWU theatre department is performing their play over zoom. Tickets are free for all EWU students.

“She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” opened Nov. 13

By Ben Blakney, Technology Director November 17, 2020

  EWU’s theatre department has made their first forays into all-Zoom performances this fall quarter. Director Jeff Sanders followed up with The Easterner, detailing some of the victories and...

EWU student Aiden Cook stands outside the music and arts building. Many academic programs are facing budget cuts.

VICE News Covers the EWU Community

By Emily Driskel, News Editor October 28, 2020

A video from VICE News “COVID Is Emptying College Towns That Desperately Need Students” came out on Oct. 19 about the effect online school was having on EWU and Cheney. The opening scene of the video...

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