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Editorial: New Amazon center will bring mixed effects to region

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

October 19, 2018

The future is here. Spokane, Airway Heights and Cheney will undergo a drastic economic change by the end of 2019. A lot of the economic change began when Caterpillar arrived on the borders of Spokane. With the new Amazon fulfillment center under construction, Spokane County will see a lot of economic growth. Cheney will be impacted both positively and negatively. ...

Editorial: Is the Earth doomed?

By The Easterner, Editoral Board

October 14, 2018

Twelve years. That is how long the global community has to reduce emission rates by 40 to 50 percent in order to stop the irreversible effects of climate change, according to a special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published Oct. 6. The IPCC is made up of over 1,300 scientists from the United States and other countries. “Human activities are...

Editorial: Trump’s war with the media

By The Easterner, Editorial board

October 3, 2018

On Aug. 15, newspapers around the country joined together and ran front-page editorials pushing back on President Donald Trump’s often tweeted assertion that the news media is the enemy of the American people. The idea for the editorials was the brainchild of the Boston Globe. The Easterner does not print during the summer, so we did not run such an editorial. However,...

Editorial: Register to vote, make a real change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

September 28, 2018

An earlier version of this editorial stated that Republican candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers received 47.8 percent of the vote in the District 5 primary and 1,435 more votes than Democrat opponent Lisa Brown (46.8 percent). It has been updated to reflect that McMorris Rodgers tallied 49.3 percent of the vote, while Brown received 45.4 percent. She also got 7,951 more votes tha...

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

September 19, 2018

Hello fellow Eagles, Welcome to a new school year at EWU! My name is Michael Brock and I am the Editor in Chief of The Easterner. This is my second...

Letter from the incoming editor: looking ahead

By Michael Brock, Sports Editor

June 7, 2018

Greetings fellow EWU students, my name is Michael Brock, next year’s Editor in Chief of The Easterner. When I was hired to the position a couple months ago, I was naturally thrilled about the opportunity. I have been in journalism for four years and I am ready to lead the paper into its next phase. The hire also gave me some time to reflect on The Easterner’s success th...

Letter from the outgoing editor: looking back

By Brandon Cline, Editor in Chief

June 7, 2018

It seems like just last week when I first sat down at my desk to write my letter from the editor in the first issue of the school year. I know it’s a cliche to claim that you remember something just like it was yesterday but the truth is, that moment is still fresh in my mind nine months and 30 issues later. The Easterner’s come a long way since then, and if you don’t...

The high price of negligence

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

May 23, 2018

Earlier versions of this editorial ran in issues 3, 8 and 17 of Volume 101 of The Easterner. It has been updated accordingly for the most recent mass shooting that took place on May 18, which killed 10 people in a city in southeast Texas.   A 17-year-old student began firing a shotgun and a .38 revolver inside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, which is about...

Decisions are made by those who show up

Decisions are made by those who show up

May 3, 2018

With some seven weeks remaining in the spring quarter, attention around campus has begun turning to next school year, including the upcoming ASEWU general elec...

Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

April 14, 2018

"Sing Street" “Sing Street” (2016) is an independent movie directed by John Carney. The film features an original soundtrack following the new wave genre of the 1980s. “Sing Street” is set in Dublin, Ireland and pertains to the cultural conflicts of the region and era. This unique film explores teenage matters while simultaneously bringing the viewer back in time ...

Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

April 5, 2018

Ready Player One Based on Ernest Cline’s book that became a cult phenomenon, legendary director Steven Spielberg adapted the novel for the big screen. Set in a dystopian Earth in the year 2045, Ready Player One chronicles the journey of Wade Watts as he attempts to find an Easter Egg hidden the virtual reality universe dubbed the “OASIS.” Whoever finds the Easter Egg wi...

Editors’ Picks

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

March 14, 2018

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite I still like reading an actual book more than books off a Kindle, but it is hard to beat the convenience. It’s easy to grab and start reading because of how small and light it is, which makes me more likely to read. Instead of scrolling through stuff on my iPhone, I’ll read a few pages of a book instead. Also, if you have a library card, you c...

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