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The presenters share the University’s sustainability plan with members of the Eastern community.

EWU Creates new Climate Resiliency Landscape Masterplan

By Samuel Cash, Reporter December 1, 2022

he future landscape and design of the lawns on Eastern Washington University will be completely renovated with the new Climate Resiliency Landscape Masterplan.  Eastern Washington University has strived...

“26 Pebbles” is full of touching moments illustrating the power of community. Here, cast members Abigail Zimmerman and Autumn Meiners embrace.

In Docudrama 26 Pebbles, EWU Theater Looks To Express Grief, Hope and Sense Of Community

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter November 30, 2022

Sara Goff, program director of theater at Eastern Washington University and mother of two, felt what she called a “disturbing” lack of hope after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. She felt it again...

EWU Science students take inventory of all the trees on campus.

EWU Students Use LiDAR to Combat Climate Change

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter November 15, 2022

A student research project at Eastern Washington University aims to use laser technology to document all of the trees on campus, analyzing the economic cost and production of each one. Staff and students...

26 Pebbles is a story that deals with school shootings and the trauma that surrounds it.

Explore EWU Theater’s Take on Tragic School Shootings from Nov 11-19th

By Emily Powers, Photographer November 14, 2022

Eastern Washington University Theatre will present their fall play, “26 Pebbles”* Nov. 11th-19th at the University Theatre in Cheney. “26 Pebbles” is written by Eric Ulloa and tells the story of...

Day of the Dead Celebration at Eastern Washington University Both Festive and Informational

Day of the Dead Celebration at Eastern Washington University Both Festive and Informational

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter November 2, 2022

Looking back at his time as a student at Eastern Washington University, Dr. Martin Garcia recalls fond memories of celebrating Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with his peers. He claims that...

Young athlete on wheelchair throwing ball in basketball basket, sunset effect in background.

Wheely Hoopin at Reese Court

By Leo Sprankle, Contributor October 28, 2022

On a rainy day at Reese Court, the wheelchair tournament was brewing. The teams, University of Arizona, Eastern Washington, Parasport and St. Luke’s were participating in the two day event.   The...

“Being at a university is about continuous improvement… The only way to do that is through feedback.”

Getting To Know Shari McMahan

By Isaiah Gessner, Managing Editor October 19, 2022

Shari McMahan was selected by the Board of Trustees at Eastern Washington University to become the university's 27th president in February of this year. McMahan spent her last 6 years at California State...

While international students at EWU face many obstacles in adjusting to life in a foreign country, the new experiences far outweigh the difficulties for many.

International Students at EWU Discuss the Struggle and Excitement of Studying Abroad

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter October 12, 2022

Eastern Washington University international student Hana Tamura from Japan was unprepared for the amount of homework and assessments common in American universities. Abdullah Abdushakour from Saudi Arabia...

The school manages their finances through budgeting, similar to how students manage their finances.

As universities make budget changes following the pandemic, liberal arts and humanities programs take the heat

By Summer Sandstrom, Contributor July 1, 2022

Universities across the country have been forced to eliminate a variety of programs as a result of the financial strife brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but across the board, one group of programs...

The Schaplow family (from left to right), Duke, Kallie, Angela, and Don, pose for a photo after the competition Saturday.

Friendly family showdown on the track field

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor June 4, 2022

The Schaplow family always loved athletics, especially track and field. Don Schaplow, the head coach at Toledo High school, started off as an athlete in high school. Upon attending Eastern Washington University,...

The JFK Library put flags up in honor of our veterans.

JFK Library honors those who have died in service

By Isaiah Gessner, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

Memorial Day is a date every year that is used to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Military.  Memorial day was first recognized on May 5, 1868, when General...

May is taking an undetermined time off after stepping down as interim president at Eastern.

David May remembers his term as Interim President at EWU

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor May 19, 2022

Dr. David May was appointed interim president of EWU on August 4, 2020 and has served within the EWU community since 1999, most recently as the provost. In his time as president of the university, he has...

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