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Bench and back-court boost Eagles over Thunderbirds

Bench and back-court boost Eagles over Thunderbirds

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 21, 2019


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

Five members of the EWU women’s basketball team scored in double figures as the Eagles (7-8, 8-16) defeated Southern Utah (3-13, 6-19) Thursday by a score of 80-66. EWU was led by freshman guards Grace Kirscher and Jessica McDowell-White, who scored 16 and 14 points. McDowell-White added five assists...

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Politics

The 2020 presidential race has already begun, with several prominent Democrats and at least one Republican already throwing their names into the ring. Although there will certainly be many more names to add to the list throughout the year, these are the ones who have either declared or formed exploratory committees...

Women’s vaulters raise the bar

Women’s vaulters raise the bar

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Track and field

Over the past two years, the EWU men’s and women’s pole vaulters have climbed to new heights, tallying 16 first-place finishes in total. This year’s team has been led by senior Liz Prouty, who has three first-place finishes in six meets this season. Prouty was one of two women pole vaulters...

Analyzing Big Sky men’s basketball fans

Analyzing Big Sky men’s basketball fans

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Big Sky Conference isn’t a premier stage in the ranks of Division I college basketball, but some team’s fans take it more seriously than others. Up to this point in the season, most fan bases have been taking it more seriously than EWU’s. Out of the 11 teams in the BSC, EWU is ranked seventh...

Discover Washington state parks

Discover Washington state parks

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The weather outside may be frightful, but spring is just around the corner. Many students love to go outside when the sun thaws out campus, and that includes taking trips to one of Washington’s 142 state parks. Since legislation passed by Washington State Parks in 2011 to aid in park funding, all...

Football ticket prices increase by 37 percent

Football ticket prices increase by 37 percent

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 19, 2019


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

Football season ticket renewals opened on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m., and following the program’s second ever trip to the FCS national championship in Frisco, Texas, ticket prices are expected to increase according to EWU director of ticketing and marketing Nicole Guerra. “We’re saying about...

Eagles use size to bully Idaho in second half

Eagles use size to bully Idaho in second half

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

EWU’s home win streak is now up to seven games. The Eagles (10-15, 8-6) blew past Idaho (4-21, 1-13) in the second half on way to a 82-57 win on Monday. Senior forward Mason Peatling led the way for EWU scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. With sophomore guard Jacob Davison sidelined...

Eagles stunned by Vandals in controversial finish

Eagles stunned by Vandals in controversial finish

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Sports, Women

Freshman guard Grace Kirscher scored 19 points and a clutch layup, while senior guard Kapri Morrow added 17 points and 11 rebounds. That wasn’t enough for the EWU women’s basketball team to overcome a controversial finish, as the Eagles (6-8, 7-16) fell to the rival Idaho Vandals (11-3, 14-9) 75-7...

Sealby sets the standard

Sealby sets the standard

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

February 17, 2019


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

As a four-year senior for the EWU women’s basketball team, forward Alissa Sealby knew going into this season that it was time to step up her game. “I finally realized that this is my senior year,” Sealby said. “For us to be successful I need to do more than I have in the past.” Over 21...

Resilient Eagles push home win streak to six against Northern Colorado

Resilient Eagles push home win streak to six against Northern Colorado

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Carousel, Men, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

EWU extended its home winning streak to six games against Big Sky Conference second-place team Northern Colorado, while losing top scorer Jacob Davison with a sprained ankle in the process. The Eagles (9-15, 7-6) topped the Bears (17-9, 11-4) 88-78 in overtime. EWU held the lead for a majority of...

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Politics

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


Filed under Carousel, News

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...

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