The Easterner

ASEWU primaries see improved turnout, general elections up next

ASEWU primaries see improved turnout, general elections up next

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Uncategorized

Earlier this month 1,001 students, or 10.24% of the students eligible to vote, took to the polls for the ASEWU primary elections. Voting for the general elections is from April 23-25. While the primary figure may seem low, it is actually a sizable improvement over a year ago when 6% of voters turne...

Opinion: Roos field is in need of a face-lift

Opinion: Roos field is in need of a face-lift

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


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

        Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Roos Field is an awkward hybrid of a football venu...

InsideEWU creates hub of EWU resources and information

InsideEWU creates hub of EWU resources and information

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

EWU has introduced a new website that makes online resources and information more easily accessible for students and faculty. InsideEWU brings many of the links to popular EWU web pages and resources to one place. “InsideEWU is a new website meant to serve as the starting point for students, fa...

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 19, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

If young adults want to try smoking, they will have to wait until they are 21 years old starting in 2020. The Washington state legislature has issued a decision to increase the age minimum for smoking products from 18 to 21 years of age and will officially go into full effect on the very first day...

EWU, marijuana, and 4/20 in 2019

EWU, marijuana, and 4/20 in 2019

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

The most credible origin of the term “4/20” goes back to 1971 when  five students known as the “Waldos” from San Rafael High School in Marin County, California met at 4:20 p.m. on school grounds to smoke marijuana. This clarification, which has been confirmed by Snopes, Time magazine and n...

EWU students weigh in on impending Roos Field renovation proposal

EWU students weigh in on impending Roos Field renovation proposal

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

In less than a month, EWU football fans will know more about the future of Roos Field. To outline the plans for an impending renovation project, Athletic Director Lynn Hickey is presenting at the May 10 board of trustees meeting. Hickey will discuss the results from the pre-design process which the...

Multicultural Center hosts second annual Story Slam

Multicultural Center hosts second annual Story Slam

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

At the second annual Story Slam, participants will share a story that revolves around the theme of justice. The event will be held in the snyamncut Great Room Lounge from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 17 and participants will have a chance to win an EWU bookstore gift card. Stories will include negative experi...

EWU basketball players and coaches explain Spokane’s basketball culture

EWU basketball players and coaches explain Spokane’s basketball culture

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 14, 2019


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

You don’t have to spend much time in the Spokane area to notice that baseketball is a big deal in the community. Baskets stand on driveways, in garages and are within most public parks. Local YMCAs and athletic clubs host pickup games every hour of the day and night, and Gonzaga packs the house for...

EWU track and field dominates Pelluer Invitational amid rough weather conditions

EWU track and field dominates Pelluer Invitational amid rough weather conditions

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 13, 2019


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

The EWU men’s and women’s track and field teams flooded the podium this weekend with 15 first place finishes in harsh weather conditions at the 47th Annual Pelluer Invitational. Weather impacted the three-day meet, especially on Saturday when most events were held. Rain steadily poured down onto R...

Psi Chi hosts mental health fair

Psi Chi hosts mental health fair

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

With the sun shining once again and the snow melted away, let’s spring into spring quarter by gaining an awareness of mental health. Psi Chi is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Fair in the campus mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17 to address the importance of mental health to the EWU comm...

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 10, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

A mother is in custody and a child is safe thanks to the swift actions taken by employees at the First Street Zip’s restaurant in Cheney. The Nampa Police Department in Idaho issued an Amber Alert on March 20 for a possibly endangered 10-year-old child, who was last seen with her mother, Brooke A....

EWU Sustainability week: Protecting our species

EWU Sustainability week: Protecting our species

By Kaisa Siipola and Colleen Ford

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Features, Carousel

“Sustainability week is a chance to celebrate the Earth and talk about ways that we can protect it and make our environment and our surroundings a better place to live,” Erik Budsberg, sustainability coordinator said. “So sustainability week looks at different ways and different options that we c...

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