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Becki Kimball: Manager Extraordinaire

By Aiden Cook, Reporter June 4, 2021

As the pandemic raged through the 2020-21 school year, many businesses across the country were forced to cut back, causing mass laying off. Thomas Hammer Coffee was no exception.  Due to the lack of...

Graduate student Tim Gales practices the cello. Students in the EWU music program are facing program cuts and alterations.

Budget changes for 2021-23

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

After a year of online courses campus wide, like most universities, EWU is planning and budgeting for a return to normalcy, or semi-normalcy, by the fall of 2021. EWU plans to fully open campus services...

EWU ROTC member marching off the Inferno after national anthem.

EWU’s ROTC Program

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter June 3, 2021

  EWU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is an Army program that allows students to gain access to many opportunities and experiences. The ROTC program is a four-year program overall....

The future of EWU journalism majors

By Emily Driskel, News Editor June 2, 2021

  Currently, the journalism program is on the list of degrees that will be cut from EWU in the next few years.  Dr. Christina Valeo, English department chair, discussed with The Easterner on...

EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson receives prestigious grant

EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson receives prestigious grant

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter May 26, 2021

  EWU’s Dr. Jamie Manson has been awarded a prestigious grant for his work in the field of chemistry. The grant comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and totals over $395,000 to be...

Dr. David Syphers, author of the recent ad hoc faculty report concerning athletics, presents his findings at the Feb. 27 board of trustees meeting.

Why is tuition so expensive: the marketing of education

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 19, 2021

According to Forbes, the average cost of attending a four-year college has risen by 497% since 1985. This surpasses the rate of inflation which since 1985 has been 147.51%. These numbers don’t come as...

EWU’s Graduation Rate

EWU’s Graduation Rate

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter May 18, 2021

  EWU has a graduation rate of 45% according to the U.S. Department of Education. However, it’s not exactly as simple as a single number. Graduation rates are constantly changing, and there’s...

Students working on an assignment in lecturer Amber McConnell's chemistry class. McConnell started the Women in Science at EWU club last spring as a way to encourage more female students to get involved in the STEM fields.

Professors give Physics research opportunities in summer of 2021

By Emily Driskel, Reporter May 13, 2021

  This summer, two professors from the EWU Physics Department will be guiding students through two research opportunities through grants they received.  Dr. Jason Stokes, lecturer for the EWU...

FUSE Video Career Fair

FUSE Video Career Fair

By Grant Wengeler, Reporter May 13, 2021

EWU’s career center is putting on a video career fair from March 1 to June 30. There will be no in-person career fair due to COVID-19. Instead, employers will post videos on the Four Universities Connecting...

Photo station at EWU’s 2021 Lavender Graduation.

Pride Center celebrates Lavender Graduation outside

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor May 12, 2021

The tradition of honoring graduating LGBTQ+ students and their accomplishments has been celebrated by universities worldwide at Lavender Graduation ceremonies. EWU’s Pride Center held EWU’s ceremony...

Because of this lengthy process, the production for this musical started back in December of 2020. Each track, both vocally and instrumentally, had to be pre-recorded, then mixed and edited into one big soundtrack for the performance.

Songs For a New World: A Hopeful End to the Theatre Season

By Aiden Cook, Reporter May 11, 2021

  A new world calls across the ocean. A world of clarity, resilience and most of all, hope. These ideas and more are explored in EWU’s late-spring production, ‘Songs For a New World’.  This...

Breaking down breaking news

Breaking down breaking news

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor May 5, 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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