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Anton Chekov’s ‘The Seagull’ flies into the EWU theatre

Anton Chekov’s ‘The Seagull’ flies into the EWU theatre

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

March 6, 2019

A passionate play filled with aching souls and dark comedy, EWU’s production of “The Seagull” opens on March 8 at the EWU Theatre. Written by Russian playwright Anton Chekov in 1895, the play is built around four main characters: Trigorin, Nina, Arkadina and Konstantin. “He sets it in a countr...

History of Drag: LGBTQ rights, art and civil rights

History of Drag: LGBTQ rights, art and civil rights

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Learning about history doesn’t have to be a drag at EWU. The History of Drag was hosted by Jason Johnson, a Spokane Drag performer whose drag name is Nova Kaine, on Feb. 27 in the PUB to educate students on the art prior to EWU’s annual drag show. The event was sponsored by the EWU Pride Center and ...

No Man’s Land Film Festival returns to EWU

No Man’s Land Film Festival returns to EWU

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

February 28, 2019

EPIC Adventures will host the No Man’s Land Film Festival for the second year in a row on March 1 at the Spokane EWU Center, beginning National Women’s History Month with adventure films from a woman’s perspective. “It’s a film festival that’s trying to change the dialogue of what it means...

Promoting sustainability at EWU

Promoting sustainability at EWU

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

February 27, 2019

Maintaining a sustainable environment is difficult, and while sporting a Hydro Flask and recycling are good starts, there is always something more that can be done. Two organizations on campus are educating students on sustainability and encouraging them to make a difference: The Office of Sustainability...

Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist ministry partakes in Ashes to Go event

Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist ministry partakes in Ashes to Go event

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2019

For the fourth year, The Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist Campus Ministry at EWU will be participating in Ashes to Go. The annual event, which is part of a larger national movement, occurs on Ash Wednesday. For the many Christians who participate, Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, the six we...

Harlem Nights Ball ends Black History Month at EWU

Harlem Nights Ball ends Black History Month at EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 27, 2019

Soothing Jazz and a 1920s aesthetic will soon send students, staff and guests at EWU back in time. The Black Student Union is hosting the Harlem Nights ball in Hargreaves 201 from 7 to 9 p.m. as their final event to conclude the theme of “Reclaiming Black Excellence” for Black History Month. ...

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines identity

Looking Back: Rev. Jesse Jackson redefines identity

By Bob Cubbage, Easterner Archives

February 21, 2019

This story was originally published in The Easterner in Vol. 19, No. 25 in 1969 and has not yet been changed except for AP style. The Reverend Jesse Jackson drew a standing ovation from a near capacity crowd in Showalter Auditorium Thursday night as he spoke on the new meanings his people are...

EWU alum presents: The Totem

EWU alum presents: The Totem

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 21, 2019

EWU alumnus Edmond Bruneau presents 126 new poems and one short spiritual story in his third and newest poetry book: "The Totem." Bruneau will host a reading of The Totem at the Unitarian Universal Church in Spokane on Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bruneau graduated f...

FUSE Career Fair brings businesses to students

FUSE Career Fair brings businesses to students

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 20, 2019

There will be 124 organizations participating in the FUSE Career Fair. With that volume of employers, some might say that this opportunity is like bringing Indeed or Handshake to an event center. The FUSE Career Fair is a “one-of-a-kind opportunity” that provides students and organizations “access...

Music Department starts Coffee Club

Music Department starts Coffee Club

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 15, 2019

There’s only 10 minutes until your next class, but the winter chill and lack of sleep combo have you jonesing for your next cup of coffee. There’s only one problem. You’re in the coffee-free reaches of the Communication, Arts, Theater and Radio-TV building, and 10 minutes isn’t enough to make ...

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 14, 2019

EWU students are on a mission to express their concerns and advocate for bills that matter to this university and universities at a statewide level, by taking a trip to Olympia for Eagles’ Lobby Day. The two-day event invites students to gather on a bus and ride to the capitol addressing eight p...

PE classes are seeing lower enrollments

PE classes are seeing lower enrollments

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

February 14, 2019

Bet you didn't know EWU offers a quarterly scuba diving class. No matter the level of experience, taking this course will give you a lifelong certification in scuba diving, but students seem to lack information to find courses like this. At least two students, out of 18 enrolled in scuba divin...

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