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Stimulus breakdown

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John Matthews poses with a check donated to the Cheney food bank.
January 14, 2021

On Dec. 29, President Trump signed off on the long-awaited $908 billion stimulus package, offering up to $600 to most adult taxpayers, and an additional $600 for each dependent they support. It was delivered...

Honoring EWU professor Sarah Keller

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January 12, 2021

  On Dec. 24, 2020, anthropology Professor Sarah Keller passed away. Dr. Keller was well known among the EWU community and had many accomplishments that benefited EWU students. Keller retired in...

Political Updates

Political Updates
January 5, 2021

With roughly a month between the end of fall quarter and the beginning of winter quarter, a lot has gone on in the U.S. since The Easterner’s last edition. Here’s a list of news updates by day from...

How to Travel Safely During a Pandemic

How to Travel Safely During a Pandemic
December 11, 2020

  Covid-19 may be present even without symptoms. With this in mind, a degree of paranoia surrounds the topic of travel during the pandemic. Thankfully, the Center of Disease Control provides valuable...

The future of EWU’s studio arts

The Downtown Student Art Gallery was previously supported by student activities fees but lost its funding in 2018.
December 3, 2020

  In the midst of EWU’s decisions to conduct winter quarter online, programs such as ceramics and studio arts need to adapt to an especially atypical workspace.  Jenny Hyde, associate professor...

Georgia runoff

Breakdown of Georgia votes by county. |
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December 2, 2020

With an already unprecedented election year, Georgia citizens are now carrying the weight of voting for senate control. Our senate is comprised of 100 legislators serving six-year terms with staggered...

New Eagle Bites Business in Cheney

Bene's famous California Benedict and fries. It consists of two poached eggs, thin-sliced turkey, avacado, tomato, sun-dried tomato and hollandaise sauce over an english muffin | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner
December 1, 2020

  With the state of Washington having new restrictions, indoor seating and pubs will be closed until mid December. Therefore, this has impacted many communities with local restaurants not receiving...

Election recap by state

As of November 16, 2020 the presidential race map.
November 18, 2020

This year’s election was arguably the most unpredictable and unexpected election we’ve had. With results coming in at different times and methods than normal, many people found themselves confused...

How wrong were the polls this time?

Many polls were taken before the election in order to guess the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election.
November 12, 2020

In 2016, President Trump’s election was surprising to many. The outcome according to state and federal polls, was to be an electoral repeat of 2012. However, President Trump won the election which...

Election Day in the PUB

Main stairs at the entry of the PUB.
November 12, 2020

  On Tuesday Nov. 3, ASEWU hosted a non-partisan voting event in the PUB, allowing members of the EWU community to register to vote. ASEWU wanted to create a safe environment for students and the...

Diversity firsts from the 2020 election

Oklahoma elected Mauree Turner (D), the country’s first non-binary state legislator. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)
November 10, 2020

While the presidential race has been at the forefront of election coverage, the elections this year brought a lot of historic firsts. Federal, state and local governments all became more diverse with the...

The presidential election: What EWU was up to

Key Baker (left), the unofficial ASEWU president-elect, looks on at Reilly Responte (right), who filed a grievance after losing by 11 votes. Responte cited Bylaw 2017-18/206A section 4-D as his main argument. This was during the ASEWU elections in 2019.
November 10, 2020

In typical 2020 fashion, the presidential election was one of grand proportions. Incumbent Donald Trump ran against challenger Joseph Biden. At the end of election night, the race was tight. Biden led...

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