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EWU student disability club breaks stereotypes

EWU student disability club breaks stereotypes

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 30, 2019

Learning about disability doesn’t have to be limited to students with disabilities. “The Student Disability Culture Club is a diversity club that focuses on breaking down disability stereotypes and talking about disability culture,” EWU SDCC President Matthew Seeberger said. The club cu...

Female professors receive more work demands

Dr. Amani El-Alayli teaches  for the psychology department at EWU. Between two studies shes conducted, El-Alayli showed that female professors recieve more special-favor requests and standard work demands than male professors.

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

April 30, 2019

An EWU psychology professor’s research showed some students inflict gender bias against female professors in higher education institutions. After finding that sometimes her ‘no’ wasn’t being heard enough in the classroom, especially regarding her policy against giving out her PowerPoint slid...

EWU celebrates 10 years of Pride Week

EWU has celebrated Pride Week for the past 10 years.

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 29, 2019

This year marks the 10th Annual Pride Week at EWU which celebrates and emphasizes LGBTQ+ issues and identities with a week full of events and activities on campus from April 29 to May 3.   The theme for this year’s Pride Week, “Queer Today, Queer Tomorrow,” was inspired by the idea that membe...

Notre Dame: before the fire

The Notre Dame Cathedral before the fire on April 15. Students from EWU visited the Cathedral and  shared their 
experiences with The Easterner.

By Malati Powell, Reporter

April 25, 2019

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire Monday April 15, 2019. While under renovation, the cathedral was surrounded by scaffolding. According to the New York Times the fire started in the attic in a small space above the arches. These arches are dry wood that formed a combustible lattice. The sour...

EWU Alum’s band Thrpii gets signed

(left to right) Micah Luebben, Jared Price, Wes Marvin, Justin Mitchell, and Jake Milet (not pictured) were signed by Corporat as part of their band Thrpii. The group formed around a common interest in heavy music.

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 17, 2019

EWU alumnus Justin Mitchell and his band Thrpii were signed by Corporat two months ago after releasing their extended play with four tracks. Hosting house shows and putting out music on Spotify and Apple music helped them obtain publicity and get signed. According to Wes Marvin, band member, “peo...

EWU, marijuana, and 4/20 in 2019

Cannabis plant

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019

The most credible origin of the term “4/20” goes back to 1971 when  five students known as the “Waldos” from San Rafael High School in Marin County, California met at 4:20 p.m. on school grounds to smoke marijuana. This clarification, which has been confirmed by Snopes, Time magazine and n...

Get Lit! Festival 2019 in Spokane 4/22-4/28

EWU's Get Lit! Festival poster from 2018. The festival will feature over 75 authors and around 40 events.

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

April 17, 2019

Get Lit! Programs has celebrated writing for over 20 years, and its annual literary festival is right around the corner. This year’s Get Lit! Festival runs from April 22-28 and celebrates the written word with a week long series of programs and events including literary readings, writing workshops,...

Multicultural Center hosts second annual Story Slam

Multicultural Center hosts second annual Story Slam

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 17, 2019

At the second annual Story Slam, participants will share a story that revolves around the theme of justice. The event will be held in the snyamncut Great Room Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 17 and participants will have a chance to win an EWU bookstore gift card. Stories will include negative experi...

Psi Chi hosts mental health fair

Psi Chi hosted a mental health fair in 2019 to raise awareness of mental health issues and resources on campus

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 11, 2019

With the sun shining once again and the snow melted away, let’s spring into spring quarter by gaining an awareness of mental health. Psi Chi is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Fair in the campus mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17 to address the importance of mental health to the EWU comm...

EWU Sustainability week: Protecting our species

“Sustainability week is a chance to celebrate the Earth and talk about ways that we can protect it and make our environment and our surroundings a better place to live.” This year's theme is 'protecting our species'.

By Kaisa Siipola and Colleen Ford

April 10, 2019

“Sustainability week is a chance to celebrate the Earth and talk about ways that we can protect it and make our environment and our surroundings a better place to live,” Erik Budsberg, sustainability coordinator said. “So sustainability week looks at different ways and different options that we c...

Raising a pint to occupational therapy

Raising a pint to occupational therapy

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

Who knew that learning about the service of occupational therapy could be fun and include beer. The EWU Student Occupational Therapy Association is hosting its Pint Night fundraiser on April 11 at Bellwether Brewing in Spokane from 3-9 p.m. SOTA will receive $1 from each pint sold during the fundraiser,...

EWU’s 137 years celebrated with nod to diversity

Benjamin P. Cheney Building, the first building on campus. EWU's beginnings started in 1882.

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 3, 2019

What began as the Benjamin Pierce Cheney Academy Formal School for Children in 1882, has evolved into a university recognized for its diversity known as EWU. April 3. marks the university's 137 birthday.   The name game According to EWU Archives and Special Collections, EWU’s campus was on...

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