The Easterner

Revoking the “R” Word

Brandon Cole (right), Austin Schultz (middle) and Keith Zimmer (left) of Pi Kappa Phi

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

May 4, 2017

The men of EWU’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity collected around 200 signatures on the backs of t-shirts they wore around campus on April 20. The shirts were labeled “Spread the Word to End the Word” and supported a relatively new campaign focused on asking students to be more mindful of their vocabu...

Greek Life Strolls into Competition

EWU Greek Life members participate in Mayhem 2017

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

The third annual MAYhem Step and Stroll event took place last weekend where diversified sororities and fraternities from the Pacific Northwest competed in a dance-oriented competition. Most of the competitors at the event were from EWU, but students from Washington State University, University of...

“Bedroom Farce” Comes to EWU

Hannah McLaughlin (Kate) and right Scott Worley (Trevor)

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

EWU theater department returns with a new comedy production, “Bedroom Farce.” The new production will open on the EWU Theatre’s Main Stage May 12. Guest Director Josh Stamoolis is leading the small cast in the Oliver and Tony Award winning production. This is Stamoolis’ first time directi...

Local Art Scene: Collision Course

Hi-Ho March (Aziz Jamal, Olivia Evans and Jennifer Acevedo)

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

The EWU student art gallery located on Second Street in Cheney is currently hosting Collision Course, an installation of video-based collaborations featuring six EWU students. The projects were created with special focuses given to current social and political topics. “The exhibition features a variety of vide...

A Cultivated Vision

A Cultivated Vision

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

April 27, 2017

Time to Grow

The campus garden is ready to sprout through its protective winter covering of straw

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

April 20, 2017

Spring is finally here and the EWU garden, located behind the Red Barn and diagonal to the Townhouse apartments, is ready to bloom. “The EWU Community Garden was started in 2011 by the hard work of a group of students and a true dedication of time and effort by Dr. Robin O’Quinn and Dr. Laurie Mo...

A Free Flowing River

Graduate students Jaime Kenney, Olivia Morgan, Marissa Medina and Cody Thomas work on the Elwha River

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

April 20, 2017

Rebecca Brown, Ph.D., has devoted her life to protecting and studying the watery areas of the nation. A professor and researcher at EWU, Brown specializes in riparian restoration and ecology. According to the Natural Resources and Conservation Service, riparian areas are the sections of land that occur...

To Graduation and Beyond

(left to right) Mycole Meeske, Ebulon Klemke, Eric Williams and Carli Robbins

By Logan Stahl, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

That first big job or career is on the mind of all seniors across campus. Other seniors are motivated to complete graduate school before they search for a job. College is the last step of the tedious schooling journey that began earlier in life. College, however, provides a different experience. You...

Science and Art

A student presents his research

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

April 13, 2017

EWU’s annual Research and Creative Works Symposium, which will be celebrating its 20th birthday this spring, will be bringing over 200 EWU student projects to campus May 16 and 17. “We typically have a lot [of presentations] in the STEM fields, as well as social sciences,” Associate Dean of E...

Finder’s Keepers

Dan McCann's

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

April 6, 2017

There is something almost old-world about the art in the EWU’s current gallery exhibition, “A Look Back,” by Spokane artist Dan McCann. Natural fibers mix with mechanical odds and end.  Various boxes, mounted on walls and sitting on tables, display a sort of colorful menagerie one might expect to s...

Budsberg Means Business

Erik Budsberg stands in front of the EWU campus gardens near the Red Barn

By Colette-Janae Buck, Chief Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

EWU was already practicing some sustainable methods of helping keep the campus green, such as getting Patterson Hall LEED Silver certified, transitioning from all disposable eating utensils to 100% compostable items and participating in the Zero Waste Game Day Challenge during football season. But there was something missing, a uniting force to unify the sustainability work on campus and help direct new and innovative projects.

Students and faculty remember EWU professor

Geral Maib for The Easterner

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

March 28, 2017

Kendall Feeney, director of the EWU Contemporary Music Ensemble and one of EWU’s piano professors, passed away after a battle with cancer on March 6. Students and faculty alike are mourning the loss of a woman they call a powerful musician and a dear friend.

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