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EWU holds ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion week

EWU holds ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion week

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter May 18, 2020

The week of May 11-15 was the ninth annual Diversity and Inclusion Week on EWU campus. In previous years, there were upwards of 20 events throughout the week, a variety of guests on campus and a big celebration...

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Spring quarter as a Greek student

By Emily Driskel, Reporter May 18, 2020

  Last year around this time, spring quarter was in full force. People were gathering together in hammocks, planning outdoor trips with friends or enjoying the fresh air on campus. With the current...

Cadet Andreas Brazier conducts briefing via Zoom

EWU’s ROTC program explores creative ways to train during the pandemic

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter May 12, 2020

  Training and educating the next generation of U.S. Army officers has always been the mission of EWU’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, “Fighting Eagle” Battalion. That mission has become...

Some future and current EWU students are unsure where to live next year due to uncertainty caused by COVID.

The search for an apartment during quarantine

By Emily Driskel, Reporter May 11, 2020

The pandemic has caused many unexpected changes to occur, including how students are searching for housing. Everyone has been affected by the development of COVID-19, making safety a priority for individuals. As...

Where to hike in Spokane area (now that you can)

Where to hike in Spokane area (now that you can)

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor May 5, 2020

Phase 1 of Gov. Inslee’s four-phase plan for reopening Washington State started on May 5. With Phase 1 comes the reopening of most outdoor recreation, such as hunting, fishing, boating and hiking. The...

The Cheney Safeway is one of many grocery stores that have had to make COVID-19-related guidelines for their customers and employees.

Working at grocery stores during a pandemic

By Emily Driskel, Reporter May 4, 2020

With grocery stores labeled as essential during the stay-at-home order, it has been crucial for individuals to shop for food while remaining safe. This quarantine has brought changes for EWU student employees.  Grocery...

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How to stay motivated while taking only online classes

By Ben Blakney, Reporter May 4, 2020

EWU, in wake of Washington’s social distancing measures, has gone to an entirely online format for the spring quarter of 2020. Summer quarter 2020 is confirmed online. It’s even being discussed that...

The Career Center is a resource that can help students find internships. It’s located on the 3rd floor of the PUB next to the Multicultural Center.

Career Center still working to get students work

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter May 4, 2020

As unemployment claims in the U.S. continue to rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EWU’s Career Center has moved to a virtual environment in order to keep providing services to EWU students and alumni. “The...

Kylie Stark (left) and Kayla Willms smiling at Monterey's Pub & Grub

Encountering relationships during quarantine

By Star Dragon, News Reporter May 4, 2020

  COVID-19 is a global pandemic but it affects everyone on an individual level. The impact the virus has had on someone’s life may not be like anyone else’s. While there is not a single confirmed...

Biochemistry professor Jeff Corkill (left) and lab manager Fred Joslin (right) prepare

EWU chemistry professors, design professor and design student team up to create “Eagle Sanitizer”

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter April 27, 2020

About a week into spring quarter, EWU professor of biochemistry Jeff Corkill had the idea to make hand sanitizer on campus and give it away to the community.  Chemicals like isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen...

Humans aren't the only ones feeling the effects of COVID-19. Many furry friends are also impacted by the crisis.

Possible effects of COVID-19 on pets

By Star Dragon, Reporter April 27, 2020

Animal shelters, vets, pets and pet owners everywhere are having to change in new and unexpected ways.  Although this is unusual, it isn’t the first time that pets have had to endure a pandemic....

The EWU police department has been creating masks on their own time to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

EWU police create masks for campus community

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter April 21, 2020

This month the EWU police team has gone beyond their usual tasks for protecting students. While still going about their daily duties, they also started distributing homemade face masks for the campus community.  According...

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