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ASEWU primaries see improved turnout, general elections up next

ASEWU primaries see improved turnout, general elections up next

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Uncategorized

Earlier this month 1,001 students, or 10.24% of the students eligible to vote, took to the polls for the ASEWU primary elections. Voting for the general elections is from April 23-25. While the primary figure may seem low, it is actually a sizable improvement over a year ago when 6% of voters turne...

InsideEWU creates hub of EWU resources and information

InsideEWU creates hub of EWU resources and information

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

April 19, 2019


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EWU has introduced a new website that makes online resources and information more easily accessible for students and faculty. InsideEWU brings many of the links to popular EWU web pages and resources to one place. “InsideEWU is a new website meant to serve as the starting point for students, fa...

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 19, 2019


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If young adults want to try smoking, they will have to wait until they are 21 years old starting in 2020. The Washington state legislature has issued a decision to increase the age minimum for smoking products from 18 to 21 years of age and will officially go into full effect on the very first day...

ASEWU hosts Riverpoint town hall in Spokane

ASEWU hosts Riverpoint town hall in Spokane

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 18, 2019


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ASEWU held a town hall meeting at EWU Spokane on April 15 to discuss what has been going on around the Riverpoint campus and to receive feedback from attendees regarding needs and concerns of Spokane students. ASEWU representatives focused on five main goals: sustainability, improving communicatio...

Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists promote education

Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists promote education

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 11, 2019


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Local scientists and science professionals, including several EWU professors, have banded together to promote scientific knowledge and values to the public, while also shining a light on the effects science has on local and regional policy decisions. The informal, nonpartisan group called Inland Northwest Concerne...

EWU and Gonzaga team up for joint law degree

EWU and Gonzaga team up for joint law degree

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

April 11, 2019


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EWU students will soon have more of an opportunity to pursue law at Gonzaga University thanks to a recent signed agreement. Dean and professor of law at Gonzaga School of Law Jacob Rooksby spoke about the agreement between the universities. “Well, it’s really Provost Gordon and I who first ...

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 10, 2019


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A mother is in custody and a child is safe thanks to the swift actions taken by employees at the First Street Zip’s restaurant in Cheney. The Nampa Police Department in Idaho issued an Amber Alert on March 20 for a possibly endangered 10-year-old child, who was last seen with her mother, Brooke A....

Monthly roundup podcast (March)

Monthly roundup podcast (March)

By Jeremy Burnham, Dylan Harris, and Drew Lawson

April 7, 2019


Filed under Audio, Carousel, Multimedia, News, Sports

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we sit down with EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey for a candid discussion on her experiences as a woman in athletics. We also cover the death of Charles Mutschler, EWU interim dean of libraries and former archivist.

Grocery Outlet making its way to Cheney

Grocery Outlet making its way to Cheney

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

April 5, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

The city of Cheney will be welcoming a new grocery store by 2020. Developments and permits are underway to begin the process of building a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in early May. It will be located near Highway 904. “Well, it’s going to be going in--intended anyway--to be located adjacent t...

ASEWU president earns Gonzaga’s Thomas More scholarship

ASEWU president earns Gonzaga’s Thomas More scholarship

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


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It’s not everyday you see an eagle turn into a bulldog. ASEWU president and EWU senior Dante Tyler will be attending Gonzaga Law School after he graduates from EWU in June. Tyler has been offered the Thomas More Scholarship. The Thomas More Scholarship is offered by Gonzaga to about five fi...

Mueller report: no collusion between Trump campaign, Russia

Mueller report: no collusion between Trump campaign, Russia

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

April 3, 2019


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The Justice Department announced Sunday, March 24 that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” No conclusion was reached, howe...

Enrollment rates decrease for EWU

Enrollment rates decrease for EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 3, 2019


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Enrollment decreasing EWU enrollment rates are down 2.5% since last spring. According to Mark Baldwin, the undergraduate policy and planning associate vice president, EWU wanted to see where the enrollment number trends are at and where they are going. “(We) knew in fall that we were not...

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