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EWU Art Department faculty members display their original works

By Natasha Nellis, Chief Copy Editor

November 10, 2016

Voices bounced off the walls, mingling with laughter and footsteps as faculty, students and community members came to view the opening of the EWU Gallery of Arts Faculty Exhibition. All of the Art Department faculty members submitted an original work to be displayed in the gallery. Mediums ranged from t...

Time to shine: Lead actors share their stories ahead of “Our Town” premier

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By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

November 10, 2016

  Gabriella Adams Full of bright-eyed enthusiasm, Gabriella Adams, an EWU theatre major, sat on a concrete bench just outside of the JFK library. Fresh out of high school, it is her first quarter at a university. “Being out-of-state is such a culture shock,” said Adams. “Especially...

EWU honors student firefighters and shares stories from history

EWU honors student firefighters and shares stories from history

By Katie O' Boyle, For the Easterner

November 3, 2016

Imagine jumping from a plane into a pit of fire with just you and just a few other people in control of putting that fire out. Imagine doing this daily for your job and having the possibility of dying everyday. Firefighters from the Sky: Smokejumper Exhibit is an event happening in the JFK library from Nov. 1- 18...

EWU’s foreign language programs encourage students to learn and experience different cultures

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By Grace Pohl, For the Easterner

November 3, 2016

For students looking to travel, live, work or even interact in today's global society, EWU's Department of Modern Languages offers majors, minors and travel options for the prospective global eagle. Teaching may be the only obvious career option for foreign language, but with the skills you gain le...

Fun Halloween recipes for you and your friends to enjoy

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Brain Hemorrhage   Candy Corn Jello Shot   Sweet Poison   Pumpkin Patch Cake Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix Orange and green gel food coloring 2 cups confectioner's sugar Orange and green food coloring and candy decors Pretzel rods...

Students dress up early in hopes of creating more Halloween spirit

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

For some students, Halloween is a time to show off their love of creating and wearing costumes. “We are told that we are not supposed to dress up anymore because we are not kids.  I think that’s stupid,” said Mary Wirkkala, a fourth year student at EWU. “This is a lot of fun. Why should kids...

A brief history of Halloween

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

The spookiest time of year is just around the corner, and with it comes a host of fun activities for every age. Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, originated as a pre-Christian Celtic festival for the dead. “The festival observed at this time was called Samhain,” according to the Libra...

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

Wirkkala (in the front center) dresses up as characters from Steven Universe. Courtesy of Mary Wirkkala.

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

  Easterner (E): What is your costume of? Mary Wirkkala (MW): Today I’m dressed up as a plague demon. This one was kind of thrown together because I couldn’t find my vampire fangs. I plan on doing a costume every single day this week. On Friday, for the Terror Trot, my friend and I d...

Student Filmmaker finds inspiration for original work

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

“I just loved the story because it was simple and it had conflict. But I felt like it was too simple, and I wanted something unique." -Joel Perez, EWU student filmmaker

Jeff Hutson’s “Deconstructed Self” art exhibit comes to EWU

A view of the

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 20, 2016

“You can only deconstruct what you know, and what I know is myself. I can’t deconstruct you. I can’t deconstruct students in my classrooms. All I can do is get to know who I am." - Jeff Hutson, artist

Reforestation: The EWU Sustainability Club helps Lands Council of Spokane plant 1,000 trees

By Mia Manzanares, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016

On October 15 near the Spokane River, Reforest Spokane Day brought together 400 volunteers with the goal of planting 2,000 trees in three hours. The Lands Council of Spokane has hosted the event for the past five years. It is the Lands Council’s goal to continue to plant trees as a community until fu...

Alexander Technique Club aims to teach students to improve their daily life

By Dave Collins, For the Easterner

October 20, 2016

For less than the cost of a half-hour music lesson in New York City from an average musician, you can get weekly training with the Alexander Technique (AT) club. Formed last year, the AT club has been giving EWU students the opportunity to train in the Alexander method and technique. According to Willia...

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