The Easterner

EWU hosts Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

EWU hosts Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 9, 2018


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EWU’s Office of Community Engagement is hosting a week of events for students and staff to learn about the vast homeless population in Spokane, a group that totaled 1,090 persons in a 2017 count according to the City of Spokane's website.  Outside of Tawanka on Nov. 13, EWU’s Office of Community En...

Fiber artist Kimber Follevaag and photographer Sylvia Darcy collaborate to break barriers

Fiber artist Kimber Follevaag and photographer Sylvia Darcy collaborate to break barriers

By Erik Rotness, A&F Editor

November 7, 2018


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Fiber artist Kimber Follevaag and photographer Sylvia Darcy are hosting their gallery show “Cage Doll” at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane. According to the exhibit statement, the exhibit will explore the barriers that hold women back as well as the power women draw on as they flourish. The...

Ballet Fólklorico de Aztlán helping students share culture

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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After six years of trying to get access to EWU’s dance studio, Ballet Fólklorico de Aztlán was finally granted it this year and wants to show EWU that it was the right decision. BFA  is a cultural diversity club that teaches students Latin American dance choreography in order for its members to...

New position oversees EWU waste management

New position oversees EWU waste management

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018


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As a partnership between EWU, Gonzaga and the Community Colleges of Spokane, EWU’s Office of Sustainability filled a new position within its office to collaborate on bettering waste management. Alex Thomas, higher education waste specialist and educator, began this position with EWU in Septemb...

Smile For Veterans provides free dental

Smile For Veterans provides free dental

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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EWU student dental hygienists, faculty volunteers and dentists gathered on the EWU Riverpoint campus to provide free dental services to veterans that were new to the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic and didn't carry dental insurance on Nov. 2, 2018. “The Smile for Veterans event has been held for 10 years,” s...

Black Student Union creates debate space

Black Student Union creates debate space

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

November 2, 2018


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The Black Student Union at EWU holds study sessions, events and meetings throughout the year for students to discuss real racial issues happening on and off campus “I believe there should always be safe places for students to be able to voice their opinions about issues concerning them,” EWU sophomore...

EWU expands National Food Day celebration

EWU expands National Food Day celebration

By Erik Rötness, A&F Editor

November 1, 2018


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EWU lengthened its National Food Day celebration on campus this year to teach students the value of eating healthier and more sustainable diets while showing its efforts to reduce the school’s environmental impact. EWU’s manager of Nutrition and Sustainability Dining Services Natalie Stine said she...

Native American Student Association raises support

Native American Student Association raises support

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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In an effort to keep its native language alive, the Native American Student Association is collecting art supplies for the students of the Salish School of Spokane. The Native American Student Association is an organization under the American Indian Studies Program at EWU. The  Native American and ...

EWU to host Shaping Germany Campus Week with immigration integration focus

EWU to host Shaping Germany Campus Week with immigration integration focus

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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EWU prepares to embrace Germany beyond brats, beers and lederhosens by celebrating its 25th anniversary of the EWU-University of Passau exchange program and introducing Shaping Germany Campus Week. This event will take place from Nov. 5 - 9. EWU has a study abroad exchange program in conjunction wit...

Spokane’s MAC displays Group f/64 gallery until February

Spokane’s MAC displays Group f/64 gallery until February

By Erik Rötness, A & F Editor

October 26, 2018


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The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane is currently displaying nearly 50 images from Group f/64 through Feb. 3, 2019.   Group f/64 was an informal group of Bay Area photographers consisting of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, John Paul Edwards, Preston Holder, Consuelo Kanaga, Alma Lavenson, Son...

Eastern After Dark hosts trivia night

Eastern After Dark hosts trivia night

By Shandra Haggerty, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Contrary to popular belief, an enjoyable college experience can be attained without getting drunk every weekend. Eastern After Dark is a series put on by Eagle Entertainment and aims to provide students with alcohol-free activities. Due to its popularity at the beginning of the month, Eagle Entertainme...

EWU’s Scary Feminists scare because they care

EWU’s Scary Feminists scare because they care

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

October 21, 2018


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The Scary Feminists club at EWU got its name in 2005 because its founders realized feminism can be scary to some and that it possesses an intimidating reputation. Despite that, the club aims to raise awareness that feminism is for everyone by addressing all kinds of social issues throughout the y...

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