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Becki Kimball: Manager Extraordinaire

By Aiden Cook, Reporter June 4, 2021

As the pandemic raged through the 2020-21 school year, many businesses across the country were forced to cut back, causing mass laying off. Thomas Hammer Coffee was no exception.  Due to the lack of...

Graduate student Tim Gales practices the cello. Students in the EWU music program are facing program cuts and alterations.

Budget changes for 2021-23

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor June 3, 2021

After a year of online courses campus wide, like most universities, EWU is planning and budgeting for a return to normalcy, or semi-normalcy, by the fall of 2021. EWU plans to fully open campus services...

EWU ROTC member marching off the Inferno after national anthem.

EWU’s ROTC Program

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter June 3, 2021

  EWU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an Army program that allows students to gain access to many opportunities and experiences. The ROTC program is a four-year program overall....

The future of EWU journalism majors

By Emily Driskel, News Editor June 2, 2021

  Currently, the journalism program is on the list of degrees that will be cut from EWU in the next few years.  Dr. Christina Valeo, English department chair, discussed with The Easterner on...

 Joddie Gleason will be leading the helm next season.

EWU’s new women’s basketball coach

By Michael Spearman, Reporter May 28, 2021

  EWU introduced their new women’s basketball coach on Monday; Joddie Gleason will be leading the helm next season after Eastern parted ways with Wendy Schuller who was fired back in April. In...

Dopesmoker: The Stoner Metal Masterpiece

Dopesmoker: The Stoner Metal Masterpiece

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 28, 2021

In the late 90’s at the height of the stoner metal scene, the band Sleep would quietly and unofficially release their magnum opus, ‘Dopesmoker’. The main reason this album stands out from most commercial...

Randle Kinswa: Sports Legend, Co-Editor, Small Town Boy

Randle Kinswa: Sports Legend, Co-Editor, Small Town Boy

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 28, 2021

Randle Kinswa, above all else, is a man of privacy. While he is the co-manager and editor of The Easterner, not much else is truly known about him.  Kinswa comes from the small town of Napavine, Washington....

EWU Track and Field Finalists

EWU Track and Field Finalists

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor May 27, 2021

At the Big Sky conference finals in Ogden, Utah, three Eagles would win their individual events, one Eagle broke records, one team would win their event (men’s 4x100 meter relay), and nine Eagles would...

EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson receives prestigious grant

EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson receives prestigious grant

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter May 26, 2021

  EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson has been awarded a prestigious grant for his work in the field of chemistry. The grant comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and totals over $395,000 to be...

Violence In Palestine: A recent rundown on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Violence In Palestine: A recent rundown on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 26, 2021

  In the past two weeks, the world has stood and watched in both horror and protest as once again violence clashes between Israel and Palestine. Two different nations and different people fueled...

A nurse checking on a patient at the Walter Reed Hospital Flu Ward during the influenza pandemic, Washington DC, circa 1918. (Photo by Harris & Ewing/Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Breaking Down Breaking News

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor May 25, 2021

  Lately, it feels like there is so much going on: in the world, in the news, in our lives. Keeping up with current events was hard enough already, and now we’ve got a lot of information getting...

Creek running from the waterfall at Trail 121 located in the Palisades Park area.

America’s National Parks

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor May 22, 2021

  With the weather warming up as summer rounds the bend, many students are getting back outside to soak up the rays before finals. Also, as the country begins to reopen its metaphorical doors,...

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