The Easterner

ASEWU hosts election day event

ASEWU hosts election day event

By Emily Driskel, News Editor

October 30, 2020

Election Day is fast approaching. The Associated Students of Eastern Washington University (ASEWU) is hosting a non-partisan event allowing EWU students, faculty and members of the community to vote on Tuesday Nov. 3. The event will be held in the PUB’s NCR room from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Any individual...

Recap for Oct. 28th Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Students at EWU will be affected by the decisions made at the town hall meetings. Image taken last fall, November 21st, 2019.

By Emily Driskel, News Editor

October 29, 2020

  Interim President David May, during the Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, spent the majority of the meeting answering and discussing questions from EWU students. He began with talking about the importance of the word “service.” “We are here to serve our students,” said May. “The instit...

EWU basketball teams look forward to their seasons

EWU junior guard Jacob Davison attacks the basket. Davison scored 26 points in EWU's 71-69 victory over PSU Saturday.

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor

October 28, 2020

EWU men’s and women’s basketball teams have begun practicing, and are both looking forward to the start of their seasons.  EWU women’s basketball lost two starters from last year's team due to transfer, and the men’s team lost one starter. The MVP of the Big Sky conference, Mason Peatling, g...

Student Town Hall Meeting Recap

(Left to right) An atendee of the meeting, graduate student Maria Petsch, graduate affairs representative Taylor Larsen, President Dante Tyler (on screen) and superior court chief justice Raúl Sánchez discuss concerns of Spokane campus students on April 15, 2019.

By Emily Driskel, News Editor

October 16, 2020

  During the Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 14, several of the EWU administration members discussed topics regarding budget impacts, student services, diversity initiatives and the changes within the academic programs. Mary Voves, vice president of Business and Finance, discussed the 2.5% rais...

Former EWU president takes 9-month paid sabbatical

Dr. Mary Cullinan speaks at the investiture in Showalter Auditorium on May 1.

By Lauren Reichenbach, Co-Managing Editor/Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

Mary Cullinan stepped down as president of EWU on August 4, following a no confidence vote from the university’s faculty senate. “Long-standing concerns about her leadership have been discussed quietly for years,” the senate’s statement said. “As it's become clear that those quiet conversations...

Rise in tuition

Washington state universities and colleges objected in 2013 to budget proposals put forward by the state legislature that may cause a tuition increase of up to 10 percent by 2015. There is also a potential for tuition to increase by 20 percent for international students through a bill proposed by Sen. Rodney Tom.

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

Just over a month ago EWU  announced that tuition for students would increase.  Some students, like Hamine Mendez, were frustrated to hear the university raise tuition, considering the current economic situation. “I thought it was a little ridiculous to be paying more for a less quality educat...

How EWU is handling COVID cases in the dorms

How EWU is handling COVID cases in the dorms

By Ben Blakney, Technology Director

October 7, 2020

  As fall classes have begun again at EWU, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect student life. Following a recent surge of on-campus cases, EWU has developed specific practices in order to keep new and returning residence hall students safe.  The EWU COVID response team is the merging o...

Social media enables EWU students to connect

Eastern students are using social media to connect without being on campus.

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Editor

October 6, 2020

Making friends as a college freshman is usually never easy, but adding a pandemic into the mix makes it that much harder. Even with virtual events, it’s hard for incoming Eagles to get settled in and find their people this year.  EWU sophomore Mike Moran noticed this disparity and wanted to do...

Campus Changes 2020

Brewster Hall, located in Cheney on Second St., is a residence hall at EWU.

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

September 30, 2020

  This year, EWU’s campus looks different than the previous years. Last fall quarter, the campus mall was filled with booths for new students to check out the clubs and programs EWU had to offer. But for this fall, new precautions have been made to keep students safe on campus. EWU had to m...

EWU theater gears up for an all-Zoom fall performance

The early stages of a Silent Sky. Silent Sky came to EWU in March, 2020.

By Ben Blakney, Technology Director

September 29, 2020

“She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” is the theatrical experiment EWU Director Jeff Sanders has decided upon for our new socially-distanced-learning fall quarter. This year, alongside many new theater performers, Sanders has elected to perform “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms”, a story S...

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...

The independent, student-run news site of Eastern Washington University.
Eagle Life