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Recap of EWU Athletic Review

Recap of EWU Athletic Review

By Emily Driskel, News Editor March 5, 2021

On Friday Feb. 26, President David May sent out an email regarding the EWU Board of Trustees final report of the Athletic Review. This report can be used for the Board of Trustees and EWU leadership to...

People are excited for new sights and sounds in the COVID-19 pandemic. Spokane Comedy Club’s first shows sold out within 2 hours!

All Right Buddy, Joke’s Over: A Return of Entertainment in Spokane

By Aiden Cook, Reporter March 5, 2021

As the great Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted,” and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, laughter along with all signs of live entertainment has been sparse and...

EWU falls to Idaho in first game of the 2021 Spring Season

EWU falls to Idaho in first game of the 2021 Spring Season

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

  The EWU football team (0-1) lost to the Idaho Vandals (1-0), 28-21, in both team’s first game for the 2021 Spring Football schedule. A very odd thing occurred early in the 4th quarter of...

EWU Wheelchair Basketball Club President Jeremy Weaver (left) and Vice President Tray Dwyer (right) at their first practice this year. The two teamed up with ParaSport Spokane to found Washington State's only collegiate para-sports team.

Update on Intramural Sports

By Michael Spearman, Reporter February 24, 2021

  Intramural sports have been on hold since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they could be making a return this spring quarter. In an interview with the Interim Director Chris Hoppe, we...

EWU junior guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr.

EWU men’s basketball sweeps Montana for first time in 18 years

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 24, 2021

  The EWU men’s basketball team (11-2, 12-6) swept the Montana Grizzlies (5-9, 9-12) this year for the first in nearly two decades.  EWU won the first game, 90-76, and was led in points by...

Breaking down breaking news

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor February 23, 2021

Breaking down breaking news  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...

Dr. Bartlett discusses the importance of Black History Month at Eastern.

Programs for Black History Month at EWU

By Emily Driskel, News Editor February 23, 2021

  Since February is Black History Month, EWU has listed six programs for students to attend. Four of the six programs have already occurred this month: The Power of the Black Lives Movement; Cultural...

Sophomore guard Grace Kirscher is EWU's leading returning scorers this year.

EWU falls to Montana State twice in tough losses

By Michael Spearman, Reporter February 18, 2021

EWU’s women’s basketball team is now (6-13) on the year after their two losses to Montana State this last week. EWU lost their first match to Montana with a final score of 73-42 and 76-64 in the second...

Members of EWU's Black Student Union, Africana Studies Department and other Eastern students advocated race and diversity education on campus through a protest held on Nov. 3, 2020.

History behind Africana Studies and the Black Student Union at EWU

By Emily Driskel, News Editor February 17, 2021

When the State Normal School –EWU’s previous name– was founded in 1890, the students attending the school were usually from eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Individuals attending the State...

EWU football players take the field. A faculty organization report presented seven possible alternative models for athletics, one of which was eliminating football.

Football preseason

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor February 16, 2021

The EWU football team has not played a game since November 23, 2019 when EWU soundly defeated Portland State University.  In the last 15 months, the EWU football team has seen their fall season firstly...

An armoured vehicle drives next to the Sule Pagoda, following days of mass protests against the military coup, in Yangon on February 14, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Breaking down breaking news

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor February 16, 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 thrown...

Washington state is distributing both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in phases. 

Breaking down breaking news

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor February 10, 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 thrown...

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