The Easterner

Eagles finish sixth in Big Sky Conference

March 10, 2016

In their final two games of the season, the Eagles faced Idaho State University and Weber State University, looking to finish in the top four in the Big Sky standings to secure a first-round bye in the conference tournament. Going into these final games, the Eagles were tied with the University of Idaho in the third place spot, and senior forward Venky Jois was 8 points...

Addition of softball team at EWU

By Bron Wickum, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2016

EWU spent the last 20 years attempting and planning to bring in a softball program; plans have paused and only time will tell if the sport will see an emergence. Eastern athletics had a brutal year in 1982 as summer budget cuts discontinued six sports — four men’s, two women’s. Baseball was cut the following year because at the time EWU was making a push to become...

Support Girls on the Run with the purchase of grilled cheese

Support Girls on the Run with the purchase of grilled cheese

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...

EWU to host leadership program

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

March 6, 2016

Eastern was chosen as one of three universities in the nation to host a one-day National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership pilot program. NEW Leadership was started at Rutgers University in New Jersey by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). The program was developed to empower and educate young women while encouraging them to become politically...

Police Beat Issue 19 Volume 67

Police Beat Issue 19 Volume 67

March 6, 2016

February 22, 11:59 p.m. Harassment A male student reported being harassed for his sexual orientation by another male student to a professor. The professor...

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, Mexico; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.” While this data may not...

EWU student bring Love Your Melon to campus

EWU student bring Love Your Melon to campus

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...

Hoverboard restrictions enacted on campus

Hoverboard restrictions enacted on campus

March 5, 2016

Following the outburst of hoverboard fires in the news, EWU enacted an interim policy to ban hoverboards from being stored on campus. Steps were taken...

How nutrition and sleep can help with your finals

How nutrition and sleep can help with your finals

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...

Men’s basketball remains in third place despite loss

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

The Eagles played their final road game of the season on Feb. 27 looking to hold on to their third place spot in the standings going into the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno, Nevada, March 8-12. EWU took on the University of Idaho and could not overcome the Vandals defense in the final minutes of the game. Going into the half leading, 34-30, the Eagles shot at a 48...

‘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 his dream. Through the newly released feel-good comedy “Eddie the Eagle”...

Visiting author brings crowd to tears at Auntie’s

Visiting author brings crowd to tears at Auntie’s

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....

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