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Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement

By Emily Driskel, Reporter April 15, 2021

  On April 12 and 13, the EWU Eagle Store held a grad fair for students regarding virtual commencement and other senior events. Representatives from the EWU Eagle Store, Josten’s, the Registrar’s...

Student awards

Student awards

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor April 15, 2021

EWU SAIL is hosting their annual Student Leadership Excellence Awards, and asking the campus community for their nominations, submitted here. The awards are meant to acknowledge and celebrate students...

The paybyphone app is taking the place of the traditional coin parking meters.

Playtime is Over: EWU’s New Parking Policy

By Aiden Cook, Reporter April 13, 2021

  Parking on campus can provide many headaches and concerns. Finding a spot, paying for said spot, security measures, lot maintenance and much more are usually on the minds of students parking...

March 31 Town Hall Meeting Recap

March 31 Town Hall Meeting Recap

By Emily Driskel, News Editor April 7, 2021

The EWU Town Hall meeting on March 31 revolved heavily around Phase 3, projected campus reopening dates and the vaccine.  Annika Scharosh, AVP - Civil Rights, Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management,...

EWU's Disability Support Services office located in Tawanka 121. DSS offers a variety of services to help accommodate students with disabilities.

Disability Inclusiveness in Eastern Washington

By Aiden Cook, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor April 6, 2021

  As one walks amongst the suburban streets of Spokane they may begin to notice a troubling pattern. Cracked pavement, uneven sidewalks, lack of proper walkways and overall a crumbling, old infrastructure...

Swoop, EWU mascot, leads new students toward Showalter Hall at the Passing Through The Pillars event on Sept. 22

139 Years of Education With Eastern

By Aiden Cook, Reporter April 1, 2021

In the early morning of April 3, 1882 in Cheney, WA., excitement was in the air as Eastern Washington University would open its doors for the first time as the Benjamin P.Cheney Academy. Little did the...

The biology department has been very involved with the Prairie Restoration Project. Budsberg said the undergraduate students have been working on it, and graduate students have been using the project for their thesis statement.

Prairie Restoration Project restores EWU land

By Emily Driskel, News Editor March 30, 2021

  While brainstorming the idea for the Prairie Restoration Project, Erik Budsberg originally started looking at the EWU campus’ resources and trying to figure out how to utilize them in the best...

The winter weather has left its mark on roads around Cheney and Spokane

Avalanche Danger 2021

By Grant Wengeler, Contributor March 11, 2021

  Washington and Oregon are currently both under extreme avalanche warnings following expectations of high precipitation from just off the Canadian border to some areas within Oregon.  According...

Members of the EWU music department.

EWU Music Takes The Air: KPBX’s Piano Bench

By Aiden Cook, Reporter March 10, 2021

  In the world of COVID learning, obstacles have been plenty while breaks seem to be few and far  between. Especially for Eastern Washington University, where students have now gone a full year...

Psi Chi hosted a mental health fair in 2019 to raise awareness of mental health issues and resources on campus

Keeping and Eye on Mental Health

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter March 8, 2021

Keeping and Eye on Mental Health EWU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open online only for appointments and “drop-ins” via telehealth. Appointment times are between 8 a.m-12 p.m...

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...

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