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The JFK Library put flags up in honor of our veterans.

JFK Library honors those who have died in service

By Isaiah Gessner, Managing Editor June 1, 2022

Memorial Day is a date every year that is used to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Military.  Memorial day was first recognized on May 5, 1868, when General...

EWU students attending Mayfest on Friday, May 6th.

EWU joins the Cheney community in the streets for Mayfest

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor May 18, 2022

The Cheney community closed down the streets during this weekend in order to dance and celebrate. This outdoor festival (Mayfest), extended for two days starting on Friday, May 6th and ending two days...

Elaina DeJong (Elizabeth Bennet) and Blake Carlson (Mary Bennet) take a selfie minutes before the start of the run. Both on and off stage, the cast members exhibited the strong bonds they have with each other.

Theater students find community behind the stage curtains

By Emily Powers, Photographer May 11, 2022

While the curtains may have closed on EWU’s production of “Pride and Prejudice”, the performances continue to live on in the minds of those who were able to see or be a part of it. Here is a behind...

Mother and daughter dances to the music at Mayfest.

As a mother and an EWU professor…

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor May 9, 2022

Mother’s day is a day where children get to celebrate their moms, partners get to do something extra for the women in their lives, and people everywhere get to share their appreciation for the women...

The Inferno Wings logo resembles a sun made of chicken wings.

Inferno Wings adds a little spice to Cheney cuisine

By Luke Pickett, Reporter May 4, 2022

Formerly a “ghost restaurant”, chicken wings and garlic breadstick shop, Inferno Wings opened their doors May 1st. “It’s the best buffalo wings you’ve had,” said Derek Baziotis, owner and...

The crowd was lead in some cheers by the young cheer squad. (Photo edits by Emily Powers)

Family Day brings Cheney and EWU together

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor May 3, 2022

Children screamed "Go Eags!" from the stands as the football team scrimmaged on the field. Parents cheered and EWU students mingled in the crowd. This Saturday EWU held two family events. One of which...

Deseray Vasquez, an EWU MEChA officer, prepares ingredients during a live cooking demonstration Tuesday in the Multicultural Center.

Eastern celebrates it’s many cultures

By Luke Pickett, Reporter April 27, 2022

Last week, EWU hosted its 11th annual Diversity and Inclusion Week. Held April 18-22, the events were aimed to foster inclusiveness and a culture of respect for students. The week kicked off with a...

Pride and Prejudice is a novel written by Jane Austin in the 18th century.

Pride and Prejudice tickets are available

By Emily Powers, Photographer April 26, 2022

The Eastern Washington University Theater program, in collaboration with EWU students, staff, and the surrounding community, are proud to present their spring play, “Pride and Prejudice” at the University...

The police have located the suspects and are taking care of the situation.

Is Cheney Getting More Dangerous

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor April 21, 2022

With crime rising across the United States in recent years, many people in the Cheney area have been left wondering if crime has spiked in their own backyard.  An article by The Atlantic (


EWU cybersecurity receives funding

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor April 13, 2022

This article acts as an update to our “Cyber security professor hopes to add new degrees for program” article which we posted on March 21.  Professor Stu Steiner and the cybersecurity program at...

Donation jar set up for Giving Joy Day. Much of the money raised on Nov. 27, 2018 will go toward student scholarships.

Ways to make the best of Giving Joy Day

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor/Web Director April 4, 2022

Today is an important day for all EWU students and faculty. As stated by Interim President David May in his campus email, "It is the day when we pause to really reflect on the accomplishments of our students...

Steelman emphasizes that student government is crucial to Eastern life and why the student body should make voting an important part of their time here.

ASEWU Vice-President encourages students to vote in ASEWU elections

By Jocelyn Acosta, Reporter March 23, 2022

The Associated Students of Eastern Washington University (ASEWU) is committed to serving the students of Eastern Washington University through acting as a resource for student activism, providing students...

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