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Spring Brings More EPIC Outdoor Adventures

By Colette-Janae Buck, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2016

Rafting dangerous white capped waters, mountaineering steep snow-ridden mountain sides and hiking cavernous trails are all adrenaline-ridden trips EPIC Adventures offers to students. EPIC, or Experiential Programs Inspiring Confidence, is a semi-student-led recreational outing program that exists...

‘Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical’ gears up for second slate of showings

'Love's Labour's Lost: The Musical' gears up for second slate of showings

By Brad Brown, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2016

With a bong and female blow-up doll in hand, the spotlight cast upon four well-dressed men, setting the mood for Shakespeare’s abridged version of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” to the tightly-packed crowd at the University Theatre. “This is not your granddad's Shakespeare.” A statement made...

Support Girls on the Run with the purchase of grilled cheese

Support Girls on the Run with the purchase of grilled cheese

By Kristi Lucchetta, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016

Grilled Cheese with the GPhiB’s is back for the fourth year in support of Gamma Phi Beta’s mission Girls on the Run (GOTR). The event will begin March 10 at 9 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m on March 11. The stand will be located at 317 College Street, one block down from Showalter Hall. The girls...

Spokane holds spring break opportunities

By Erin Rebar, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2016

Spring break is almost upon us, and with it comes stories and expectations of a wild trip away. According to the Chicago Tribune, a study by cheaptickets.com found “more than half of college students plan to hit the road, with many planning trips on a budget to such destinations as Las Vegas; Cancun,...

EWU student bring Love Your Melon to campus

EWU student bring Love Your Melon to campus

By Kristi Lucchetta, Staff Writer

March 6, 2016

EWU now has a student-run college apparel brand, Love Your Melon, with the mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. EWU junior Kaitlin Dessin first thought to bring the organization to EWU when she saw a post on Instagram about the cause. “A girl I went to high school with,...

How nutrition and sleep can help with your finals

How nutrition and sleep can help with your finals

By Kristi Lucchetta, Staff Writer

March 5, 2016

Stress levels can be high and energy levels low as finals week approaches. Sleep and nutrition can be key to making students’ lives easier during dead week along with preparation throughout the quarter. Not only will getting enough sleep help with test performance, learning a new skill and staying...

‘Eddie the Eagle’ a true underdog sports story

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

Eddie Edwards made history in the 1988 Winter Olympics, becoming the first athlete to ever compete in ski jumping for Great Britain. Doing so when nobody believed he could, after the heartbreak of being cut from the downhill team, and with absolutely no money, Edwards overcame great adversity to fulfill...

Visiting author brings crowd to tears at Auntie’s

Visiting author brings crowd to tears at Auntie's

By Natasha Nellis, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2016

“Because I’m American.” This was visiting author Lidia Yuknavitch’s response to why the themes of her stories focus on sexuality and violence. “[Americans] are raised in violence as a commodity. … I don’t think I am writing; I think I am unwriting, moving from the cliché of entertainment....

Shakespeare’s ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ comes to EWU as a musical

By Brad Brown, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016

“Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical” – a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy – is scheduled to open March 4 at EWU’s University Theatre. Students and faculty have come together to produce an abridged version of Shakespeare’s classic with a blend of contemporary rock...

March looking good for games

March looking good for games

By Chris Mudd, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

With mid-terms coming to a close and the stress levels of college life reaching a critical height, it is important to unwind with a good ol' video game, and March is looking to be an excellent month to be plugged in. One of the most exciting releases in March isn't technically a new game, but it is...

William “Red” Reese continues educating EWU students

William

By Erin Rebar, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2016

A live view of a new Wikipedia page on William “Red” Reese — the man Reese Court was named after — is projected on a screen just inside of the JFK Library’s entrance. Notebooks, printed copies of old articles, yearbooks and other resources are scattered across tabletops. University laptops...

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