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New Pride Center Manager opens up about struggles

New Pride Center Manager opens up about struggles

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

February 6, 2016

As a queer, feminist and multiracial man, Nicholas Franco said he has had to overcome many challenges in his life. “My experiences with discrimination and bullying have helped me become a deeply empathetic person, not only toward marginalized communities but also toward those who attempt to attack,...

‘The Boy’ is as childish as name suggests

'The Boy’ is as childish as name suggests

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

Utilizing two of the most common scare tactics — creepy children and creepy dolls — “The Boy” had the potential to be a decent horror flick. But due to absolutely no character development, an incredibly cliché and almost plagiaristic script, and very questionable acting the film fell completely...

Battle of the Bands brings diverse music to EWU

Battle of the Bands brings diverse music to EWU

By Kristi Lucchetta, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2016

There were three judges and eight bands with one winner on the night of Feb. 2 at the Eastern Washington University event for the Battle of the Bands. The event was supported by Eagle Entertainment. The event ranged from having R&B, to soul, to hard rock and to acoustical bands. “I thought...

Suicide Prevention and Awareness week brings 22 boot display to Eastern for the month of January

Suicide Prevention and Awareness week brings 22 boot display to Eastern for the month of January

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

January 31, 2016

EWU Veterans Resource Center (VRC) sponsored suicide awareness week to raise awareness of the high number of veterans lost to suicide every day. The United States loses 22 veterans to suicide every day across all age groups. This averages out to losing a veteran approximately every 80 minutes. That...

Gamers Club brings students together

Gamers Club brings students together

By Jordan Perry, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2016

The EWU Gamers Club provides students and community members with an opportunity to socialize with friends while playing a variety of video and tabletop games. The club was founded in 2009 by Nicolas Eggers and Chris Grimm. Gamers Club president senior Lorna Harris said the club started out mostly...

‘Dirty Grandpa’ lives up to its title

'Dirty Grandpa' lives up to its title

By Joe Matthews, Staff Writer

January 29, 2016

W ith renowned actor Robert de Niro playing alongside a much more grown up — compared to “High School Musical” — version of Zac Efron, “Dirty Grandpa” provides many laughs, cringes and one-liners equivalent to those from movies such as “Step Brothers” and “Old School.” Giving us...

Updates on PUB renovation

Updates on PUB renovation

By Erin Rebar, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2016

The PUB renovation project is expected to bring big changes, reshaping some portions of the building and completely eliminating others. “Swoops is gone,” said Senior Project Manager Troy Bester, the man in charge of design and construction for the PUB renovation project. “Some of the new services...

The Bartlett, putting music first

The Bartlett, putting music first

By Ivy Nall, Eagle Life Editor

January 28, 2016

Black curtains, brick walls, a wooden bar top and low lighting — The Bartlett is simple yet classy. Another sold-out concert on Jan. 22 had over 150 occupants raging in the standing-room-only music venue. The Bartlett opened its doors two years ago and has brought in electric crowds, such as the...

Stresses push students out of drug dealing

Stresses push students out of drug dealing

By Sam Deal and Rosie Perry

January 27, 2016

There was no peep-hole conversation, no door-chain confirmation, just an unlocked door and Joe Pesci’s voice chattering away as “Goodfellas” played on the television. The house looked not unlike many student homes on a Saturday morning: the previous night’s Domino’s box still on the counter,...

Snow causes problems at EWU

Snow pile on campus

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

January 23, 2016

This winter brought approximately 30 inches of snow and massive amounts of ice to EWU’s campus, and some students feel there has not been enough done to deal with the influx. Landscape Maintenance supervisor Jeff Toulou said 8,000 gallons of liquid de-icer, 18 tons of granular de-icer and 100 yards...

Zola an unusual live music experience

The Zola Bar

By Ivy Nall, Eagle Life Editor

January 23, 2016

To start this series off, Zola was first on the list. With this unique and extensive atmosphere, it is not one to be missed. The building layout may give the impression that it is small from the outside but it can be deceiving. When first walking in, the bar is immediately to the left with two secluded...

Michael Bay’s latest film ’13 Hours’ is cinematic vomit

Michael Bay's latest film '13 Hours' is cinematic vomit

By Chris Mudd, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016

Michael Bay is no stranger to explosion-heavy, overdramatic action films, and his latest,“13 Hours,ˮ is his most recent example of cinematic vomit. The film had long been marketed as the realistic story of what really happened in Benghazi. It’s hard to avoid the obvious political ramifications...

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