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Stereotypes and music culture

Stereotypes and music culture

By Rose Hammack, Copy Editor

February 19, 2020

Music reflects the culture that creates it, either positively or negatively. EWU's Dr. Okera Nsombi is presenting "Bigger Than hip-hop: Influence of Hip Hop Culture on Society" Feb. 20 from 12-1 p.m.in Monroe Hall 205. Nsombi encourages students to listen critically to the messages promoted.  "Our mu...

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting in the Principal’s Office Together?

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting in the Principal’s Office Together?

By Elizabeth Price, Arts and Features Editor

February 12, 2020

  Generating open, honest conversations about racial discrimination is exactly what one historian came to EWU to do.   In honor of February being Black History Month, the Africana Studies Program presented the “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting in the Principal's Office Together?” ...

The process of creating a play

The process of creating a play

By Ryan Hatten, Contributer

February 7, 2020

For a production that airs for little over a week, EWU’s theater department is hard at work constructing the play months in advance. Every quarter, EWU’s theater department presents a play (two in Spring quarter, when considering the senior capstone). Although the play only airs four to six times at...

Maximizing the roommate experience

Maximizing the roommate experience

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor

February 6, 2020

During the winter quarter many students are changing dorms, rooms and most notably, roommates. Some people are seeking a change in dorm life while living at EWU. Here are some ways that one can maximize their experience with a new roommate presented by students across campus:            ...

Adam Grabowski’s #SAYITANYWAY campaign

Adam Grabowski’s #SAYITANYWAY campaign

By Elizabeth Price, Arts and Features Editor

February 5, 2020

Adding comedy to the tough topics of life is one way to uplift the spirits of people who need it most.  Comedian Adam Grabowski will be sharing his mental health campaign #SAYITANYWAY with students at EWU on Feb.13 in the PUB NCR at 7 p.m. He will be performing a comedy show that includes humor ...

Apartment Hunting

Apartment Hunting

By Elizabeth Price, Arts and Features Editor

January 31, 2020

Living in the campus dorms may be a dream for some, but for others, apartment life may be the way to go.  EWU has two on-campus apartment buildings and one off campus. The on-campus buildings are the Anna Maria and Townhouse apartments. The new Benjamin Lofts are off campus.  The Anna Maria Apartments ...

Understanding and resisting white nationalism

Understanding and resisting white nationalism

By Elizabeth Price, Reporter

January 22, 2020

 Gonzaga professor Joan Braune will speak at EWU this week to raise awareness about the presence of white supremacy in the region. Braune will present the annual Chertok Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 23, in Hargreaves 201 from 1-2:30 p.m.  Braune received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University ...

Wind Ensemble hits the stage Nov. 21

Wind Ensemble hits the stage Nov. 21

By Elizabeth Price, Reporter

November 20, 2019

The EWU Wind Ensemble is bringing a variety of musical pieces to life with its first concert of the school year on Nov. 21.  The wind ensemble, which consists of EWU students, will include a combination of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, along with bass and piano players. Director of b...

EWU Career Center and Writers’ Center offer students help creating résumés

EWU Career Center and Writers’ Center offer students help creating résumés

By Hamine Mendez, Arts & Features Editor

November 20, 2019

Creating a résumé can be difficult. Luckily for EWU students, the school offers resources to help make a presentable résumé. From the Career Center to the Writers’ Center, EWU has employees who are able to help students create résumés that stand out.  Jenica Jett is a career advisor for the Career Ce...

The dangers of a single story

The dangers of a single story

By Hamine Mendez, Arts & Features Editor

October 21, 2019

Diversity extends beyond race and nationality. It includes all identities; sexual orientation, race, religion, age and gender. The EWU Pride Center began pride month with a new campaign titled: "Facts Over Fiction.” This campaign is designed to direct students to credible sources of information...

EWU alumnus Jason M. Burke self-publishes his first book: “Secretly Seeking Sasquatch: A Road Guide to Washington’s Bigfoot Country”

EWU alumnus Jason M. Burke self-publishes his first book: “Secretly Seeking Sasquatch: A Road Guide to Washington’s Bigfoot Country”

By Richard N. Clark IV, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2019

By publishing his first book, “Secretly Seeking Sasquatch: A Road Guide to Washington’s Bigfoot Country,” EWU alumnus and former Easterner writer Jason M. Burke earned the title of author. As the description of the book says, “part guide, part memoir and part humorous essay, ‘Secretly Seeki...

Cheney Eats: The Easterner’s top choices for on and off campus dining

Cheney Eats: The Easterner’s top choices for on and off campus dining

By Hamine Mendez, Arts & Features Editor

October 2, 2019

Gerardo's Authentic Mexican Food Gerardo’s Authentic Mexican Food is a restaurant that is known across Cheney. It has a large menu, with multiple options to choose from. You can usually get away with spending less than ten dollars. Junior Jose Giron said he eats here a lot, and it is in his top...

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