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How to stave off cabin fever while quarantined

How to stave off cabin fever while quarantined

By Star Dragon, Reporter

April 20, 2020

Long periods of isolation were not in the forecast for 2020, but quarantining is a reality many people are now having to face. Quarantining at home may protect someone’s physical health, but what problems can quarantining create for their mental health?  “Quarantine (while necessary) is also a cr...

EWU raises over $270,000 on Giving Joy Day

EWU raises over $270,000 on Giving Joy Day

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter

April 15, 2020

For the past four years, Giving Joy Day has been a day for the EWU community to support students with donations. This year, students needed it more than ever after being affected by COVID-19. Previously, the funds from Giving Joy Day were primarily focused on scholarship opportunities based on donor wi...

Zoom Q&A with EWU professors and students

Zoom Q&A with EWU professors and students

By Ben Blakney, Reporter

April 15, 2020

With EWU’s recent efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, a transition to online learning through Zoom was one of the first major changes. As with all change, a new learning obstacle was introduced to a previously comfortable environment. The Easterner asked EWU students and professors how they were fe...

Life on an empty campus

EWU's normally bustling campus is now practically empty.

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

April 13, 2020

On a typical Tuesday afternoon, EWU's campus is usually filled with students hustling to and from classes. Now, the campus atmosphere has become quiet. Inside the PUB, only a few people roam the EWU Union Market.  Many students chose to return to their homes for the rest of the academic year follo...

Spring Break 2020 on a budget

Spring Break 2020 on a budget

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

Spring Break is right around the corner and almost everyone’s social media is about to beflooded with pictures of places like Cabo San Lucas, Miami and Cancun.But what about students who don’t have money to travel? There are still plenty of ways to have fun over spring break, even on a budget....

How to find an internship

How to find an internship

By Rose Hammack, Copy Editor

March 7, 2020

Twenty percent of EWU students complete an internship every year, gaining invaluable experience in their future careers; but students often have trouble finding the right company or don’t know where to start looking. That’s where the Career Services office and EWU Internship Coordinator Romeal Watson...

40K challenge presents an opportunity to bring business ideas to life

40K challenge presents an opportunity to bring business ideas to life

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

March 4, 2020

If you’ve ever had an idea for an invention or business, you’re not alone. There are at least 60 EWU students with startup ideas. The Center for Entrepreneurship is giving those students an opportunity to grow their ideas. The $40,000 Startup Challenge is only halfway done, and already full of...

Drag night at EWU

The annual drag show this year was Burlesque themed.

By Star Dragon and Lauren Reichenbach

March 3, 2020

Glitter sparkled in the neon lights as the 22nd annual Drag Show took place in the EWU URC Friday. The queens shook things up with a Burlesque theme this year, rather than the usual “Greek mythology” or “under the sea” themes. Overdramatizing simple actions and more serious works, they prompted...

Cheney Safeway implements self-checkout

Photo of a Safeway self-checkout machine.

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Safeway in Cheney received a recent upgrade, getting several self-checkout kiosks. Self-checkout kiosks have been growing in popularity in the past few years. There are many debates about the new technology. Some believe it encourages shoplifting, while others claim it prevents it. Some say...

Behind the scenes of EWU Confessions

Behind the scenes of EWU Confessions

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

February 26, 2020

   EWU students craving the latest gossip have had a main source for all the campus tea during the past couple years.   The anonymous owner of the @EWU_Confessions account on Instagram (and @ConfessionsEWU on Twitter) has been making waves across campus. With more than 5,000 Instagram follow...

Multicultural Center presents Tunnel of Depression

The Tunnel of Oppression will run from Feb. 24-27 in the PUB.

By Star Dragon, News Reporter

February 22, 2020

EWU’s Multicultural Center is presenting the “Tunnel of Oppression” from Feb. 24-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the PUB 329.  Vanessa Delgado, the director of the multicultural center, said the Tunnel of Oppression is “a multimedia experience made to showcase the oppression experienced by m...

Stereotypes and music culture

Stereotypes and music culture

By Rose Hammack, Copy Editor

February 19, 2020

Music reflects the culture that creates it, either positively or negatively. EWU's Dr. Okera Nsombi is presenting "Bigger Than hip-hop: Influence of Hip Hop Culture on Society" Feb. 20 from 12-1 p.m.in Monroe Hall 205. Nsombi encourages students to listen critically to the messages promoted.  "Our mu...

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