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EWU Students Should Expect Minimum Changes to Tuition and Fees

EWU Students Should Expect Minimum Changes to Tuition and Fees

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

March 22, 2020

Students at EWU should expect large-scale changes to virtually every part of campus life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. They should not, however, expect many changes to tuition and fees. As the novel version of the coronavirus sweeps across the U.S. and climbs towards 15,000 infections, over 1,30...

Morrison Hall to close in Fall 2020

Morrison Hall to close in Fall 2020

By Karlee Van De Venter, News Reporter

March 13, 2020

As part of a university-wide restructuring, the Housing Department has announced they will be closing Morrison Hall and all Living Learning Communities starting in Fall 2020. This restructuring also affects academic departments, housing departments and even the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “Right...

EWU announces plan of action in response to COVID-19

EWU announces plan of action in response to COVID-19

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

March 11, 2020

EWU will be following Washington State Governor Jay Inlsee’s procedure, on how to slow the spread of the coronavirus.   Inslee has advised events involving more than 250 people in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will be prohibited. Events involving less than 250 people in those areas mu...

Easterner Asks

Easterner Asks

March 10, 2020

“If I could have any superpower I would want to fly. I would like to be able to go anywhere at any time and see the world from a different perspective.”-Alyssa Coleman, Freshman “This may sound like a weird response, but I would want the ability to see more compassion in the world. That woul...

EWU takes action on stopping spread of COVID-19

EWU takes action on stopping spread of COVID-19

By Lauren Reichenbach and Rose Hammack

March 10, 2020

With 136 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Washington State alone, EWU has begun to take some preventative measures in order to keep its students as safe as possible. Perhaps the biggest measure EWU has decided to take is moving finals week from March 17-20 to March 9-13. The university stated...

How to find an internship

How to find an internship

By Rose Hammack, Copy Editor

March 7, 2020

Twenty percent of EWU students complete an internship every year, gaining invaluable experience in their future careers; but students often have trouble finding the right company or don’t know where to start looking. That’s where the Career Services office and EWU Internship Coordinator Romeal Watson...

40K challenge presents an opportunity to bring business ideas to life

40K challenge presents an opportunity to bring business ideas to life

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

March 4, 2020

If you’ve ever had an idea for an invention or business, you’re not alone. There are at least 60 EWU students with startup ideas. The Center for Entrepreneurship is giving those students an opportunity to grow their ideas. The $40,000 Startup Challenge is only halfway done, and already full of...

Drag night at EWU

Drag night at EWU

By Star Dragon and Lauren Reichenbach

March 3, 2020

Glitter sparkled in the neon lights as the 22nd annual Drag Show took place in the EWU URC Friday. The queens shook things up with a Burlesque theme this year, rather than the usual “Greek mythology” or “under the sea” themes. Overdramatizing simple actions and more serious works, they prompted...

Cheney Safeway implements self-checkout

Cheney Safeway implements self-checkout

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Safeway in Cheney received a recent upgrade, getting several self-checkout kiosks. Self-checkout kiosks have been growing in popularity in the past few years. There are many debates about the new technology. Some believe it encourages shoplifting, while others claim it prevents it. Some say...

The Impact of young voters

The Impact of young voters

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

Lauren Reichenbach is The Easterner’s copy editor. Her opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Easterner, its staff or Eastern Washington University. This article has not been edited except for AP style. With Super Tuesday happening March 3, the stress is on fo...

Stereotypes and music culture

Stereotypes and music culture

By Rose Hammack, Copy Editor

February 19, 2020

Music reflects the culture that creates it, either positively or negatively. EWU's Dr. Okera Nsombi is presenting "Bigger Than hip-hop: Influence of Hip Hop Culture on Society" Feb. 20 from 12-1 p.m.in Monroe Hall 205. Nsombi encourages students to listen critically to the messages promoted.  "Our mu...

Catalyst building coming to Cheney and Spokane EWU campuses

Catalyst building coming to Cheney and Spokane EWU campuses

By Ryan Hatten, Contributor

February 18, 2020

EWU’s STEM programs will be experiencing growth on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses from the development of the Catalyst building. Once the Catalyst building opens this fall on EWU’s Spokane campus, the university will be transferring several of its programs from Cheney to Spokane. Among ...

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