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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

greek houses

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...

The search for an apartment during quarantine

The search for an apartment during quarantine

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

May 11, 2020

The pandemic has caused many unexpected changes to occur, including how students are searching for housing. Everyone has been affected by the development of COVID-19, making safety a priority for individuals. As spring quarter goes by, students have been making accomodations for living situations...

Where to hike in Spokane area (now that you can)

Where to hike in Spokane area (now that you can)

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

May 5, 2020

Phase 1 of Gov. Inslee’s four-phase plan for reopening Washington State started on May 5. With Phase 1 comes the reopening of most outdoor recreation, such as hunting, fishing, boating and hiking. The surrounding Cheney area has plenty of places to get back outdoors while still maintaining soci...

Working at grocery stores during a pandemic

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

May 4, 2020

With grocery stores labeled as essential during the stay-at-home order, it has been crucial for individuals to shop for food while remaining safe. This quarantine has brought changes for EWU student employees.  Grocery stores have been impacted greatly during the pandemic, leaving people rushing...

How to stay motivated while taking only online classes

Image obtained from Flickr

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

May 4, 2020

EWU, in wake of Washington’s social distancing measures, has gone to an entirely online format for the spring quarter of 2020. Summer quarter 2020 is confirmed online. It’s even being discussed that fall quarter 2020 will be online as well, depending on how quickly the COVID-19 curve can be flatt...

Career Center still working to get students work

The Career Center is a resource that can help students find internships. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the PUB next to the Multicultural Center.

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

May 4, 2020

As unemployment claims in the U.S. continue to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EWU’s Career Center has moved to a virtual environment in order to keep providing services to EWU students and alumni. “The Career Center is one of the departments on campus that spearheaded the transition to vi...

Encountering relationships during quarantine

Kylie Stark (left) and Kayla Willms smiling at Monterey's Pub & Grub

By Star Dragon, News Reporter

May 4, 2020

  COVID-19 is a global pandemic but it affects everyone on an individual level. The impact the virus has had on someone’s life may not be like anyone else’s. While there is not a single confirmed case of COVID-19 at EWU’s campus as of May 4, it still has shaped students’ lives by cha...

EWU chemistry professors, design professor and design student team up to create “Eagle Sanitizer”

Biochemistry professor Jeff Corkill (left) and lab manager Fred Joslin (right) prepare

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter

April 27, 2020

About a week into spring quarter, EWU professor of biochemistry Jeff Corkill had the idea to make hand sanitizer on campus and give it away to the community.  Chemicals like isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide had already been ordered for spring quarter when EWU announced all classes would be onl...

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