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Pride Center receives donation, new name from parting EWU staff member Lance Kissler

Pride Center receives donation, new name from parting EWU staff member Lance Kissler

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor November 13, 2023

A $50,000 donation has been left to the newly renamed Eagle Pride Center as a parting gift from former Associate Vice President of University Relations Lance Kissler. When Kissler, a longtime staff...

Photos taken courtesy of Easterner photographer Emily Powers

Local Black Owned Businesses Come to EWU

By Hanna Alexis Yulo, Reporter February 13, 2023

February was first officially recognized as National Black History Month in 1976 with the goal of honoring the achievements and contributions of the black community throughout history. Eastern Washington...

Photo Taken by Photographer Emily Powers

EWU Commemorates African heritage with the Food Diaspora

By Samuel Cash, Reporter February 6, 2023

EWU’s Africana Studies recently held the food diaspora on Feb. 3rd to celebrate Black History Month. The event held various foods from East and West Africa. Various foods such as lentil stew, kiki wot,...

Photo Courtesy of Rafael Soldi art website

Seattle Artist and Curator Rafael Soldi Discusses His Art in Recent Lecture

By Samuel Cash, Reporter January 30, 2023

Rafael Soldi, a Peruvian-born artist, strives to create relatability in his artwork by pulling from his personal experiences. As an immigrant and queer person, he hopes the authenticity of his artwork...

Photo taken from EWU Stories

Short Film ‘First Time Home’ Inspires and Illuminates

By Hanna Alexis Yulo, Reporter January 30, 2023

“We do remember you. We want to return, we have not forgotten you. That’s how it is.” The Easterner sat down with EWU’s Noemi Librado Sanchez to discuss First Time Home, a short film that sheds...

“26 Pebbles” is full of touching moments illustrating the power of community. Here, cast members Abigail Zimmerman and Autumn Meiners embrace.

In Docudrama 26 Pebbles, EWU Theater Looks To Express Grief, Hope and Sense Of Community

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter November 30, 2022

Sara Goff, program director of theater at Eastern Washington University and mother of two, felt what she called a “disturbing” lack of hope after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. She felt it again...

Young athlete on wheelchair throwing ball in basketball basket, sunset effect in background.

Wheely Hoopin at Reese Court

By Leo Sprankle, Contributor October 28, 2022

On a rainy day at Reese Court, the wheelchair tournament was brewing. The teams, University of Arizona, Eastern Washington, Parasport and St. Luke’s were participating in the two day event.   The...

Two EWU students attending EWU event. Many incoming students look forward to the new year.

Eastern Students Share Their Back to School Experiences this Fall Quarter

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter October 26, 2022

Students all over have been coming to college for the Fall quarter, and the journey doesn't look exactly the same for any of them. For some, this is their first experience away from home, while others...

EWU students attending Mayfest on Friday, May 6th.

EWU joins the Cheney community in the streets for Mayfest

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor May 18, 2022

The Cheney community closed down the streets during this weekend in order to dance and celebrate. This outdoor festival (Mayfest), extended for two days starting on Friday, May 6th and ending two days...

Elaina DeJong (Elizabeth Bennet) and Blake Carlson (Mary Bennet) take a selfie minutes before the start of the run. Both on and off stage, the cast members exhibited the strong bonds they have with each other.

Theater students find community behind the stage curtains

By Emily Powers, Photographer May 11, 2022

While the curtains may have closed on EWU’s production of “Pride and Prejudice”, the performances continue to live on in the minds of those who were able to see or be a part of it. Here is a behind...

The Inferno Wings logo resembles a sun made of chicken wings.

Inferno Wings adds a little spice to Cheney cuisine

By Luke Pickett, Reporter May 4, 2022

Formerly a “ghost restaurant”, chicken wings and garlic breadstick shop, Inferno Wings opened their doors May 1st. “It’s the best buffalo wings you’ve had,” said Derek Baziotis, owner and...

Deseray Vasquez, an EWU MEChA officer, prepares ingredients during a live cooking demonstration Tuesday in the Multicultural Center.

Eastern celebrates it’s many cultures

By Luke Pickett, Reporter April 27, 2022

Last week, EWU hosted its 11th annual Diversity and Inclusion Week. Held April 18-22, the events were aimed to foster inclusiveness and a culture of respect for students. The week kicked off with a...

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