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Decades of Fun

Team 3 celebrates their victory during the over under ball pass game

By Abbi Vance, Art Director

February 2, 2017

Although there is not a gold plaque that brings statues and structures to life at a certain time of night, and Ben Stiller is not a security guard for the J.F.K. Library, Library Lights Out started out as a Night at the Museum inspired thought. When the community adviser for the social science Living Learnin...

Art Inspired by Nature’s Design

Installation exhibit coming to EWU Art Gallery

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017

Jenene Nagy arrived at EWU Thursday, Jan. 19 to begin working on Scabland, the new art exhibit in the Art Gallery in the art building. “Scabland is the geological term of this region,” said Nagy. “The Channeled Scablands were created by a cataclysmic flood that left the land barren.” N...

Between the Shelves

Charles Mutschler, Ph.D., is the University Archivist for EWU

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

January 20, 2017

If you have a question about history, Cheney or both, then Charles Mutschler, Ph.D., might just be your man. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University Archivist has always been interested in history. Mutschler’s childhood consisted of roaming the southwestern United States, moving from locat...

Sorority Recruitment Begins at EWU

EWU's four Panhellenic Sororities have opened their doors to 116 new recruits

By Abbi Vance, Art Director

January 20, 2017

152 girls showed up to EWU’s Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Day on Jan. 12 in hopes of getting a bid when the weekend was all over. The day started at 2:30 p.m. with all the recruits reporting to their designated Rho Gamma groups, which contained about 10 - 15 girls per group, to start the pr...

Barrelhouse: the New Zentropa

Zentropa has a new owner and a new name

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

January 12, 2017

Barrelhouse Pub and Pizza, formerly known as Zentropa Pizzeria and Pub, feels like the kind of place you’d find in a college town. Its brick walls, decorated in old barrels that echo its name, feel hip and down to earth. Located just off of college row in downtown Cheney, Zentropa is the perfect place t...

Ploeger helps students prepare for Spokane Symphony Chorale

Professor Kristina Ploeger teaches in the piano lab

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

January 12, 2017

Early this past fall, EWU Professor Kristina Ploeger was named the new director of the Spokane Symphony Chorale. The Chorale has been an official part of the Spokane Symphony since 1978 and is currently made up of more than 80 singers, according to the Spokane Symphony website. According to P...

EWU alumni named Washington State Poet Laureate

EWU alum Tod Marshall was elected the 2016-2018 Washington State Poet Laureate

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

January 12, 2017

In a world that tends to undervalue the importance of the humanities, poetry is like a heartbeat, said  EWU alum Tod Marshall in an email. “We live in a world where grotesque consumerism, banal oversimplification and mind-numbing tech distractions play far, far too large a role in shaping many p...

EWU Student Gallery brings Jake Prendez’s “Churro Know My Life” exhibit to campus

By Colette-Janaé Buck, Copy Editor

January 12, 2017

Art for humanity has always been one of the most powerful tools used to enact social and political commentary. Its forms of oil and acrylic paintings, prismacolor pieces and written word and prose allow for a creative outlet to publicly discuss topics that would otherwise be hidden and shied away from b...

Review: The Mason Jar

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

The Classic, a breakfast sandwich filled with sausage, bacon, sharp cheddar, egg and homemade garlic aioli sauce, is the number one most popular breakfast item on The Mason Jar menu. Pairing the meal with a strong, smooth, black americano is the perfect balance for a great breakfast meal. This isn’t...

Review: El Rodeo

By Alla Drokina, For The Easterner

November 17, 2016

El Rodeo, tucked away in downtown Cheney, is the type of restaurant where you want to sit and stay. It is by no means a place of transit, which is interesting, because the building’s former identity was an interurban train depot. Today, El Rodeo emanates warmth from the fun music, colorfully painted...

Ric Gendron gallery available in Brewster Hall

Ric Gendron gallery available in Brewster Hall

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016

The room is filled with bright colors, deep oranges, neon greens and vibrant reds. Painting after painting line the walls, each radiating with authentic and traditional Upper Columbia Plateau Indian culture. The Whiplash art exhibit is open until Dec. 19 in Brewster Hall. It is full of acrylic canvas p...

Stage Preview: Our Town

Stage Preview: Our Town

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

November 12, 2016

The stage is set. Two tables and a handful of chairs sit on the right and the left, flanked by skeleton bleachers. It is bare bones. Minimalist and simple, it draws you into a world where the compendious landscape becomes populated with details from your own imagination. Yesterday at 7:30 p.m. the...

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