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NorthStar Taps points Cheney to craft beer

Brannon Reed pulls an IPA. NorthStar Tap house is locally owned in Cheney.

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 30, 2019

Looking to taste strictly craft beer? There’s a new taphouse in town! NorthStar Taps is located at 1818 2nd St. Cheney, WA 99004. Come in for the grand opening event Friday, May 31st and Saturday June 1st for free Mexican food and pizza while it lasts! NorthStar Taps is locally owned by Brannon and...

EWU Senior exhibit opens at Gallery of Art

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 23, 2019

Bachelor’s in fine arts students explore the influence of memories, create sculptural visions and use art to understand grief in the 2019 BFA Exhibition “Traces Of,” opening May 24 at the EWU Gallery of Art.   “I have a piece called ‘Places To Find Me’ and it's a floor installation p...

EWU Climbing Wall has a club

Senior Haley Golden climbs down the bouldering wall at EWU. Golden started climbing at EWU two years ago, and is now the climbing club's treasurer.

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 20, 2019

The EWU climbing club has been making strides to reach new peaks for the sake of the university’s climbing community. Senior Tim Hamersly told The Easterner in an email that he became president of the club because he cares a lot about climbing and that he wanted to “revitalize the EWU climbin...

SOAR Career Conference features large companies

The 600,000 square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Spokane County is under construction. Representatives from Amazon will hold a presentation during the SOAR Conference on the fulfillment center and begin recruiting for its operation.

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Students can look into the future of industry leaders like Amazon and Microsoft while putting their feet in the door at the first SOAR Career Conference on May 16. “The SOAR Career Conference, really it’s based around innovation,” said Romeal Watson, internship coordinator at EWU. This conferenc...

EPIC trips: behind the scenes in Cody Caves, BC

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

May 12, 2019

It’s senior year for me. The assignments are piling, motivation is dropping, my diet is mostly Taco Bell and cereal, and to top it off, I’m supposed to be planning a wedding with a fiance that lives over 4,000 miles away. I needed to escape, if only for a weekend. I needed to get away from ...

Gallery: Niagara Falls Preview

Gallery: Niagara Falls Preview

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

May 10, 2019

EWU’s production of “Niagara Falls” by Steve Yockey takes the audience through a portal to examine love, regret, and the life that could be. Show times are may 10-11 at 7:30 p.m., May 16 at 5 p.m., May 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2 p.m. at the EWU Theatre. ...

EWU Downtown Student Art Gallery closing

The Downtown Student Art Gallery was previously supported by student activities fees but lost its funding in 2018.

By Sam Jackson and Kaisa Siipola

May 10, 2019

The EWU Downtown Student Art Gallery will be closed indefinitely by June 14. The gallery, located in Brewster Hall, was opened in May 2015 as a nonprofit managed by EWU Student Affairs. The gallery was previously supported by student activities fees but lost its funding in 2018. According to Ang...

Cheney Mayfest returns Friday May 10

Cheney Mayfest will begin Friday, May 10, and end Saturday night. This is the seventh year Mayfest has happened in Cheney.

By Malati Powell and Erik Rotness

May 8, 2019

Cheney is  celebrating spring downtown at the seventh annual Cheney MayFest. Events begin Friday, May 10 and continue Saturday, May 11. The outdoor festival hosts a variety of vendors and entertainment options, including multiple free family activities. This event is organized by Cheney community...

“Niagara Falls” opens at EWU

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

May 2, 2019

All sad words of tongue and pen aside, students can experience what might have been in EWU Theatre’s portal to “Niagara Falls” by Steve Yockey, opening on May 10. “It starts, then it’s like a rollercoaster ride, and it’s over 90 minutes later,” said Sara Goff, Theatre and Film Depa...

5 outdoor restaurants for summer weather

No-Li Brewhouse has outdoor seating on the Spokane River. The warmer weather drives  more customers to outdoor-friendly locations.

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 2, 2019

*Price scale from Yelp   Tomato Street - $$   Tomato Street serves wood fired pizza and custom calzones, smashed sandwiches, specialty salads, baked and made-to-order pastas, gluten-free options, desserts, and appetizers, all made from scratch! In the bar, they have specialty cockt...

Women in Science Club gains traction at EWU

Two students working in a chemistry lab. The Women in Science Club is open to any female or female-identifying science majors.

By Malati Powell, Reporter

May 2, 2019

The Women in Science Club has been a success so far, according to its founder Professor Amber McConnell. The club elected a president and vice president, and is becoming more active. Junior Jasleen Bains heard about the club from her organic chemistry professor. After joining she became the club's p...

Music department’s 2019 spring concert series

Graduate student Tim Gales practices the cello. Students in the EWU music program are scheduled to perform in May.

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Students can unwind from their studies and listen to orchestra, jazz, percussion, wind ensemble and low brass music throughout the EWU music department's concert series for spring 2019. Concerts will last close to 90 minutes and are free to EWU students and staff unless otherwise indicated, accordi...

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