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Gallery: Niagara Falls Preview

Gallery: Niagara Falls Preview

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Multimedia, Slideshow

EWU’s production of “Niagara Falls” by Steve Yockey takes the audience through a portal to examine love, regret, and the life that could be. Show times are may 10-11 at 7:30 p.m., May 16 at 5 p.m., May 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. at the EWU Theatre. ...

EWU Downtown Student Art Gallery closing

EWU Downtown Student Art Gallery closing

By Sam Jackson and Kaisa Siipola

May 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

The EWU Downtown Student Art Gallery will be closed indefinitely by June 14. The gallery, located in Brewster Hall, was opened in May 2015 as a nonprofit managed by EWU Student Affairs. The gallery was previously supported by student activities fees but lost its funding in 2018. According to Ang...

Cheney Mayfest returns Friday May 10

Cheney Mayfest returns Friday May 10

By Malati Powell and Erik Rotness

May 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Cheney is  celebrating spring downtown at the seventh annual Cheney MayFest. Events begin Friday, May 10 and continue Saturday, May 11. The outdoor festival hosts a variety of vendors and entertainment options, including multiple free family activities. This event is organized by Cheney community...

“Niagara Falls” opens at EWU

“Niagara Falls” opens at EWU

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

All sad words of tongue and pen aside, students can experience what might have been in EWU Theatre’s portal to “Niagara Falls” by Steve Yockey, opening on May 10. “It starts, then it’s like a rollercoaster ride, and it’s over 90 minutes later,” said Sara Goff, Theatre and Film Depa...

5 outdoor restaurants for summer weather

5 outdoor restaurants for summer weather

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

*Price scale from Yelp   Tomato Street - $$   Tomato Street serves wood fired pizza and custom calzones, smashed sandwiches, specialty salads, baked and made-to-order pastas, gluten-free options, desserts, and appetizers, all made from scratch! In the bar, they have specialty cockt...

Women in Science Club gains traction at EWU

Women in Science Club gains traction at EWU

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

The Women in Science Club has been a success so far, according to its founder Professor Amber McConnell. The club elected a president and vice president, and is becoming more active. Junior Jasleen Bains heard about the club from her organic chemistry professor. After joining she became the club's p...

Music department’s 2019 spring concert series

Music department’s 2019 spring concert series

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

Students can unwind from their studies and listen to orchestra, jazz, percussion, wind ensemble and low brass music throughout the EWU music department's concert series for spring 2019. Concerts will last close to 90 minutes and are free to EWU students and staff unless otherwise indicated, accordi...

EWU student disability club breaks stereotypes

EWU student disability club breaks stereotypes

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features

Learning about disability doesn’t have to be limited to students with disabilities. “The Student Disability Culture Club is a diversity club that focuses on breaking down disability stereotypes and talking about disability culture,” EWU SDCC President Matthew Seeberger said. The club cu...

Female professors receive more work demands

Female professors receive more work demands

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

An EWU psychology professor’s research showed some students inflict gender bias against female professors in higher education institutions. After finding that sometimes her ‘no’ wasn’t being heard enough in the classroom, especially regarding her policy against giving out her PowerPoint slid...

EWU celebrates 10 years of Pride Week

EWU celebrates 10 years of Pride Week

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

This year marks the 10th Annual Pride Week at EWU which celebrates and emphasizes LGBTQ+ issues and identities with a week full of events and activities on campus from April 29 to May 3.   The theme for this year’s Pride Week, “Queer Today, Queer Tomorrow,” was inspired by the idea that membe...

Notre Dame: before the fire

Notre Dame: before the fire

By Malati Powell, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire Monday April 15, 2019. While under renovation, the cathedral was surrounded by scaffolding. According to the New York Times the fire started in the attic in a small space above the arches. These arches are dry wood that formed a combustible lattice. The sour...

EWU Alum’s band Thrpii gets signed

EWU Alum’s band Thrpii gets signed

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Sounds of Spokane

EWU alumnus Justin Mitchell and his band Thrpii were signed by Corporat two months ago after releasing their extended play with four tracks. Hosting house shows and putting out music on Spotify and Apple music helped them obtain publicity and get signed. According to Wes Marvin, band member, “peo...

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