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How are students pursuing summer jobs?

The Cheney Safeway is one of many grocery stores that have had to make COVID-19-related guidelines for their customers and employees.

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

June 1, 2020

  Summer is finally approaching. People are starting to make summer plans, going out to the lake and spending more time outside. Applying for summer jobs has also been a thought on students’ minds.  This summer will look different compared to past years due to the pandemic. Many busine...

Spring quarter as a Greek student

greek houses

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

May 18, 2020

  Last year around this time, spring quarter was in full force. People were gathering together in hammocks, planning outdoor trips with friends or enjoying the fresh air on campus. With the current circumstances, many EWU programs have made some adjustments with their planned activities, inclu...

Encountering relationships during quarantine

Kylie Stark (left) and Kayla Willms smiling at Monterey's Pub & Grub

By Star Dragon, News Reporter

May 4, 2020

  COVID-19 is a global pandemic but it affects everyone on an individual level. The impact the virus has had on someone’s life may not be like anyone else’s. While there is not a single confirmed case of COVID-19 at EWU’s campus as of May 4, it still has shaped students’ lives by cha...

Adjusting to different food options

Adjusting to different food options

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

April 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to daily activities, such as food options available for people. The “Stay home, Stay healthy” order has closed all nonessential businesses, including the choice to sit down and have a meal in restaurants. Takeout options are still available in some res...

How to stay in shape while quarantined

How to stay in shape while quarantined

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

With the URC closed for the rest of the academic year, many students are trying to find the best home workouts to stay in shape and keep their spirits up while quarantined. The Easterner took to the internet to find some great home workouts that are doable even if they don’t have any gym equi...

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...

How to help a friend through trauma

How to help a friend through trauma

By Star Dragon, News Reporter

March 14, 2020

Star Dragon is The Easterner’s news reporter. Her opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Easterner, its staff or Eastern Washington University. It’s widely known that sexual assault is a prevalent crime across college campuses. In my own experience as a col...

Morrison Hall to close in Fall 2020

Kailani Kennedy and Andrick Carroll studying for finals in the LLC pre-health lounge.

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...

Spring Break 2020 on a budget

Spring Break 2020 on a budget

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

Spring Break is right around the corner and almost everyone’s social media is about to beflooded with pictures of places like Cabo San Lucas, Miami and Cancun.But what about students who don’t have money to travel? There are still plenty of ways to have fun over spring break, even on a budget....

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

opinion

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...

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...

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