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Staycation just as good as vacation

Staycation just as good as vacation

March 12, 2016

Some have their sights set on the beaches for this upcoming spring break while others can only see their couch and Netflix on the horizon. While some may...

Women’s Basketball team seeded No. 2 in tournament

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

Filed under Showcase, Slideshow, Sports, Sports Showcase

The EWU women’s basketball team goes into the Big Sky Basketball Tournament ranked as a No. 2 seed, with Montana State at the No. 1 seed. The Eagles lost their last two games of the season on the road against Idaho State University and Weber State University. The team finished its season 19-11 overall and 13-5 in conference play. The Eagles have a first-round bye into th...

Sustainability major in the works

Sustainability major in the works

March 11, 2016

EWU’s annual Campus Sustainability Forum hit a record low in attendance: 30 people. EWU senior Gwen Bode, biology major and sustainability club member,...

Spring Brings More EPIC Outdoor Adventures

By Colette-Janae Buck, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2016

Filed under Eagle Life, Showcase, Slideshow

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 to build social and teamwork skills while helping students venture out of...

‘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

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...

Q&A with Venky Jois

Q&A with Venky Jois

March 10, 2016

On March 3, Venky Jois broke the EWU men’s basketball career scoring record, a record that Ron Cox (1974-77) held for 39 years. The Australian native’s...

Q&A with Hayley Hodgins

Q&A with Hayley Hodgins

March 10, 2016

Hayley Hodgins broke the all-time leading scorer record that stood for 29 years, previously held by Brenda Souther (1983-87). Hayley is the lone senior...

Eagles finish sixth in Big Sky Conference

March 10, 2016

Filed under Photos, Showcase, Slideshow, Sports, Sports Showcase

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

Filed under Showcase, Slideshow, Sports, Sports Showcase

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

Filed under News, Showcase, Slideshow

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...

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