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The school manages their finances through budgeting, similar to how students manage their finances.

As universities make budget changes following the pandemic, liberal arts and humanities programs take the heat

By Summer Sandstrom, Contributor July 1, 2022

Universities across the country have been forced to eliminate a variety of programs as a result of the financial strife brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but across the board, one group of programs...

As EWU Removes the Journalism Major, Students Are Left Feeling Shortchanged

As EWU Removes the Journalism Major, Students Are Left Feeling Shortchanged

By Jazmine Reed, Contributor June 10, 2022

Journalism student Summer Sandstrom was devastated and in fear of not being able to graduate after her major was removed in 2021. Following finding out that she would still be able to receive her degree,...


Editorial: The Easterner thanks EWU for their support

By Isaiah Gessner and Keri Kelly June 9, 2022

Another year at Eastern finds its conclusion. The weather gets warmer, the students stop checking Canvas everyday to see what assignments they have, and sunscreen awaits people on the upcoming horizon. We...

Aaron Best gives a final send-off to the team after the scrimmage. (Photo edits by Emily Powers)

Soaring Through Struggles- Eagles continue responding to adversity

By Luke Pickett, Reporter June 8, 2022

Following a ten win season and second round elimination last season in the Division 1-AA/FCS playoffs, HERO Sports puts the Eagles in the 18th spot in the top 25 preseason rankings. With a new group...

The Schaplow family (from left to right), Duke, Kallie, Angela, and Don, pose for a photo after the competition Saturday.

Friendly family showdown on the track field

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor June 4, 2022

The Schaplow family always loved athletics, especially track and field. Don Schaplow, the head coach at Toledo High school, started off as an athlete in high school. Upon attending Eastern Washington University,...

EWU will be holding in-person commencement this year

EWU will be holding in-person commencement this year

By Luke Pickett, Reporter June 1, 2022

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, EWU will congratulate the graduating class of 2022 with in-person commencement ceremonies. For the first year since 2019, all EWU 2022 graduates and students in quarter and...

The JFK Library put flags up in honor of our veterans.

JFK Library honors those who have died in service

By Isaiah Gessner, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

Memorial Day is a date every year that is used to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Military.  Memorial day was first recognized on May 5, 1868, when General...

Police Beat: Students frightened, robbed and breaking books shelves?!

Police Beat: Students frightened, robbed and breaking books shelves?!

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor May 27, 2022

5/17/22 Damages in JFK Library  A report was called in to the police as it was noticed that someone had broken shelves and table legs within the library. This was the second instance as it has also...

EWU Senior QB Eric Barriere broke the record for most Big Sky player of the week awards.

Three Eagle alumni are offered the chance to play in the NFL

By Luke Pickett, Reporter May 20, 2022

The 2022 NFL pro day featured seven former Eagles eligible to move onto the pros.  Those players sought to become the first EWU player to be drafted to the NFL since Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp in 2017.   The...

May is taking an undetermined time off after stepping down as interim president at Eastern.

David May remembers his term as Interim President at EWU

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor May 19, 2022

Dr. David May was appointed interim president of EWU on August 4, 2020 and has served within the EWU community since 1999, most recently as the provost. In his time as president of the university, he has...

EWU students attending Mayfest on Friday, May 6th.

EWU joins the Cheney community in the streets for Mayfest

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor May 18, 2022

The Cheney community closed down the streets during this weekend in order to dance and celebrate. This outdoor festival (Mayfest), extended for two days starting on Friday, May 6th and ending two days...

Elaina DeJong (Elizabeth Bennet) and Blake Carlson (Mary Bennet) take a selfie minutes before the start of the run. Both on and off stage, the cast members exhibited the strong bonds they have with each other.

Theater students find community behind the stage curtains

By Emily Powers, Photographer May 11, 2022

While the curtains may have closed on EWU’s production of “Pride and Prejudice”, the performances continue to live on in the minds of those who were able to see or be a part of it. Here is a behind...

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