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Days of Kindness returns to EWU

Days of Kindness returns to EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 14, 2019

Besides spreading the love on Valentine’s Day, EWU is spreading kindness to the campus community. EWU’s seventh annual Days of Kindness kicks off during the week of Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 with several events planned. Days of Kindness is hosted in remembrance of the 26 victims in the Sandy Hook Eleme...

M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe opens in Cheney

M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe opens in Cheney

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 6, 2019

As local favorite Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ closes its doors, a new restaurant rises up to give Cheney residents the barbecue goodness they crave.   M.R. Piggy’s BBQ Cafe, which made its debut on Jan. 8, is located on 809 1st. St. in Cheney and offers smoked barbecue dishes. Originally, owner...

Northwest Boulevard turns exclusively digital

Northwest Boulevard turns exclusively digital

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

February 6, 2019

An EWU student publication is saying goodbye to its main product: its print edition. And no, the publication is not The Easterner. Northwest Boulevard has been an outlet for the artistic voices of EWU students since 1994. The student-led journal briefly stopped publishing in the late 1990s befor...

EWU abuzz with anticipation for beekeping conference

EWU abuzz with anticipation for beekeping conference

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 6, 2019

There are some fun-filled, buzzing events to bee aware of this weekend at EWU. The Pacific Northwest Beekeeping Conference is from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10 at EWU.  On Feb. 8 is a “HappBee Hour” event with Sarah Red-Laird (aka the Bee Girl) the founder and executive director of the Bee  Girl Org...

Drag queens host grocery store bingo

Drag queens host grocery store bingo

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 6, 2019

She used to take her boombox and a handful of dresses across the street from her childhood home and dance to the Pussycat Dolls all summer long. Now, Spokane drag queen Arianna D. Spanic Kaine, is fulfilling her passion of entertainment and co-hosting Drag Queen Grocery Bingo on Feb. 7 at EWU. The ...

Healthy activism arrives at Eastern

Healthy activism arrives at Eastern

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019

For the first time, the Activist-in-Residence Program has recruited an activist instead of choosing from multiple applications of candidates. The topic of activism will emphasize health with this year’s activist—Rowena Pineda. The Activist-in-Residence program has been at EWU for six years so far and...

Tunnel of oppression: education and awareness

Tunnel of oppression: education and awareness

By Emmaline Sylvester, Reporter

January 30, 2019

The Tunnel of Oppression, organized by Multicultural Center Director Vanessa Delgado, is coming to the EWU campus for the first time beginning Feb. 19. The Tunnel of Oppression is a guided multimedia tour made to spread awareness of various types of oppression that may affect marginalized individual...

Spoken word: bringing power to poetry

Spoken word: bringing power to poetry

By Emmaline Sylvester, Reporter

January 30, 2019

Members of the audience were glued to their seat as rhythmic and lyrical spoken art echoed across the main floor of the JFK Library. Students shuffling in and out of the Library would stop in their tracks and seek out the source of the powerful words, eager to listen to something bigger than themselve...

Dancing the days away

Dancing the days away

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 30, 2019

As you're walking from class to class in the crisp cold air, you might have noticed a man dancing like nobody was watching in the campus mall throughout the week. The man dancing is EWU senior Justice Forral, who began his new art project, “100 Days of Dance,” on Jan. 3 to get people to come ...

EWU alumnus turned comedian arrives in Spokane

EWU alumnus turned comedian arrives in Spokane

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019

After a year of working in archaeology in Western Washington, EWU alumnus Matt Setzer decided to spread his wings and relocate back to the Spokane area to pursue what he truly wants to do—comedy. Setzer graduated from EWU during August 2017 with a bachelor's in anthropology and focused on a career ...

Career Center and JCPenny dress students for success

Career Center and JCPenny dress students for success

By Emmaline Sylvester, Reporter

January 23, 2019

After four long years, the graduation diploma finally arrives. The nightmarish group projects are over, the exams are finished and the retail-therapy sessions are fewer and further between. All that effort may have built skills and confidence for a post-graduation career.  It might not, however, ...

Transfer Fair designed to bring students awareness

Transfer Fair designed to bring students awareness

By Emmaline Sylvester, Reporter

January 17, 2019

Junior Virginia Casio transferred from Central Washington University in 2016 when she left her friends, her familiarity with the campus, her dorm and the connections she made with the students and faculty for the past two years behind. As one of over 1,200 students who transferred to EWU that year, C...

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