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Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 15, 2019


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Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Jan. 28 due to the major increase of measles cases in a matter of a few weeks. The number of cases as of Feb. 7 in Washington is 55, according to NPR. While most of the cases are confirmed on the west side of Washington and Oregon, Eas...

ASEWU President heads to Olympia to address student hunger

ASEWU President heads to Olympia to address student hunger

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

February 15, 2019


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When walking across campus between classes, students are likely to unknowingly pass many fellow students who don’t always know if their food will last until the next time they receive money. More than one in three EWU students face, or have faced, food insecurity while attending school at the uni...

Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

Blackburn granted sixth year of eligibility

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Football, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

One of EWU’s five senior co-captains from its 2018 FCS runner-up campaign is returning for another season. All-American center Spencer Blackburn was granted a sixth-year of eligibility from the NCAA on Feb. 14. Blackburn’s request was a “cut-and-dry” situation, having redshirted his first...

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

Eagles soar to Washington’s Capitol to lobby for university issues

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

EWU students are on a mission to express their concerns and advocate for bills that matter to this university and universities at a statewide level, by taking a trip to Olympia for Eagles’ Lobby Day. The two-day event invites students to gather on a bus and ride to the capitol addressing eight p...

PE classes are seeing lower enrollments

PE classes are seeing lower enrollments

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Bet you didn't know EWU offers a quarterly scuba diving class. No matter the level of experience, taking this course will give you a lifelong certification in scuba diving, but students seem to lack information to find courses like this. At least two students, out of 18 enrolled in scuba divin...

Days of Kindness returns to EWU

Days of Kindness returns to EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

Besides spreading the love on Valentine’s Day, EWU is spreading kindness to the campus community. EWU’s seventh annual Days of Kindness kicks off during the week of Feb. 19 to Feb. 22 with several events planned. Days of Kindness is hosted in remembrance of the 26 victims in the Sandy Hook Eleme...

Heavy snowfall shuts down EWU campuses for two days

Heavy snowfall shuts down EWU campuses for two days

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures have taken hold of Cheney over the past week, forcing EWU administrators to cancel classes and shut down campus for two days. EWU rarely cancels classes due to weather, according to the statement on its emergency closures webpage, but snow removal challenges and saf...

Riding for the culture

Riding for the culture

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When most people hear the word rodeo, an image of modern day cowboys glued to bucking bulls and stallions is the first thing that comes to mind. For teams of Native Americans competing in Indian relay races, the rodeo is an opportunity to continue traditions and preserve family pride. The Indian relay...

EWU vs. UM Feb. 9, 2019

EWU vs. UM Feb. 9, 2019

By Richard N. Clark IV, Multimedia Director

February 12, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Multimedia

  Game story: https://theeasterner.org/44890/sports/ewus-comeback-falls-just-short-in-missoula/

Monthly roundup podcast (January)

Monthly roundup podcast (January)

By Jeremy Burnham, Taylor Newquist, Michael Brock, and Drew Lawson

February 11, 2019


Filed under Audio, Carousel, Multimedia, News

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we cover mental health in college athletics, Rokkos Terikyaki & BBQ closing in Cheney and the inspiring story of EWU women's basketball player Andie Easley.

EWU’s comeback falls just short in Missoula

EWU’s comeback falls just short in Missoula

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports

Sometimes the ball simply doesn’t bounce your way. The EWU men’s basketball team (8-15, 6-6) fully understands that fact after falling to Montana (17-6, 10-2) 75-74 on Saturday in Missoula. With time ticking down, sophomore guard Jacob Davison drove in the lane and missed a runner over an out...

Women complete regular season sweep of Montana

Women complete regular season sweep of Montana

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Women

The women’s basketball team walked out of Reese Court win a win for the first time since Nov. 14 on Saturday. The Eagles (6-15, 5-7) earned their sixth straight victory over rival Montana (5-7, 10-11) by a score of 67-64. The win snapped a six-game home losing streak for EWU and was its first Big...

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