The Easterner

Caution: Road may be slippery

November 28, 2016

Music is blaring over the speakers, the air is warm as the heater works in overtime to combat the cold air outside the confines of the car. The world is bright, the sun shining off the snow making everything look pure and magical. Everything seems perfect, the holiday season is here and warm, gooey, homemade chocolate chips are all that you can think about. Suddenly, anot...

Editor’s Note:

By Eric Long, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2015

It has been a very trying quarter for The Easterner. With the switch to a new design, a staff that grew from less than 10 to 35 and some behind-the-scenes changes, we finally made it to issue 10. Honestly, I don’t know how we made it, but we did. That may sound pretty negative, but I do not think people understand what it takes to create a newspaper every week. It’s tough...

Editor’s Note:

By Eric Long, Editor-in-Chief

November 25, 2015

Universities are breeding grounds for scandals, controversies and fraud. We’ve seen it happen so many times on campuses across this country. So what about our own? The Easterner hears about stuff all of the time: departments upset at administration, students upset at departments, something sketchy is happening here or there. Personally, it starts to wear me out and it’s a little d...

Editor’s note:

By Eric Long, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2015

Christmas. It’s here. Stores are starting their sales, Starbucks’ infamous red cups are being filled with Peppermint Mochas and Gingerbread Lattes, replacing the PSL, and signs are being posted for the numerous appearances of Santa. But there’s an issue: we’re hardly in the middle of November. Have we said, “Screw you,” to Thanksgiving? Should we just call it...

Editor’s Note:

By Eric Long, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2015

I wrote this on an airplane, or – as my chief copy editor called it – a tube of circulated air from Austin, Texas, to Seattle. After delays, flaring tempers and a few hours of sitting in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the group of eight editors from The Easterner that went to the 2015 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Austin finally got on a flight...

Editor’s Note: The one with the pumpkin stencil

By Eric Long, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2015

It is the week of Halloween and what better way for a newspaper to celebrate than with pumpkins on the cover and a pumpkin carving stencil on the inside? It is always funny to me to see the extent people go to to celebrate Halloween. So much money is spent on costumes, candy, party favors, booze, pumpkins and more, all for one night. But October has become a month full of...

PUB remodel questions unasnwered

February 22, 2015

The PUB remodel has been creating more questions than answers. While it’s true a remodeled PUB would create more appeal to incoming students and give EWU a more impressive image, there are still questions as to why the PUB is the chosen target and not other buildings on campus. We know the PUB was chosen in lieu of academic buildings due to funding — academic buildings...

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