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Elections end with a 52.98% voter turnout in Spokane County

By Samuel Cash, Reporter November 15, 2022

Steve Hobbs and Patty Murray recently won the Nov. 8  Washington state election for Secretary of State and Senate respectively. Because of their wins, Washington’s elections are a hot button topic as...

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EWU Police Say They’ve Received Several Reports of Sexual Assault This Quarter

By Cannon Barnett, Reporter November 8, 2022

Five students have reported being sexually assaulted on Eastern Washington University's campus already this quarter, according to police. Three more reported being given "date rape drugs" last week, police...

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Campus police alert students to be aware of “date rape” drugs

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor November 3, 2022

On Wednesday 11/2/22 campus police sent out an email telling students to be aware of potential dangers on campus and at parties. Three students at local frat parties fell victim to mysterious substances...

EWU police officer Greg Karlis talks to Keith Darrell outside the PUB. Darrell was on campus to preach to students about religion.

Policy Changes are made at EWU

By Isaiah Gessner, Managing Editor October 13, 2022

Eastern Washington University conducted a public hearing for policy changes on October 4th which consisted of talking points such as changes to the lost and found policies, employment paperwork at the...

As EWU Removes the Journalism Major, Students Are Left Feeling Shortchanged

As EWU Removes the Journalism Major, Students Are Left Feeling Shortchanged

By Jazmine Reed, Contributor June 10, 2022

Journalism student Summer Sandstrom was devastated and in fear of not being able to graduate after her major was removed in 2021. Following finding out that she would still be able to receive her degree,...

EWU will be holding in-person commencement this year

EWU will be holding in-person commencement this year

By Luke Pickett, Reporter June 1, 2022

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, EWU will congratulate the graduating class of 2022 with in-person commencement ceremonies. For the first year since 2019, all EWU 2022 graduates and students in quarter and...

May is taking an undetermined time off after stepping down as interim president at Eastern.

David May remembers his term as Interim President at EWU

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor May 19, 2022

Dr. David May was appointed interim president of EWU on August 4, 2020 and has served within the EWU community since 1999, most recently as the provost. In his time as president of the university, he has...

Pride and Prejudice is a novel written by Jane Austin in the 18th century.

Pride and Prejudice tickets are available

By Emily Powers, Photographer April 26, 2022

The Eastern Washington University Theater program, in collaboration with EWU students, staff, and the surrounding community, are proud to present their spring play, “Pride and Prejudice” at the University...


EWU cybersecurity receives funding

By Isaiah Gessner, Co-Managing Editor April 13, 2022

This article acts as an update to our “Cyber security professor hopes to add new degrees for program” article which we posted on March 21.  Professor Stu Steiner and the cybersecurity program at...

Gas prices in Cheney rose from $4.06 to $4.24 in one week.

EWU adjusts to rising gas prices

By Keri Kelly, Co-Managing Editor April 7, 2022

Almost immediately after the war between Russia and Ukraine began, oil prices began to skyrocket. In less than a month, gas prices in Spokane had risen from $3.82 to $4.33. Students and faculty across...

Police Beat: Man intoxicated at the bus stop

Police Beat: Man intoxicated at the bus stop

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director March 15, 2022

3/3/22 Cold Assault On Campus Reports of a cold assault were placed on campus. According to police, there are no suspects and the situation remains under investigation. Reports stated that there was...

Ukrainian EWU student worries for friends, family in her home country

Ukrainian EWU student worries for friends, family in her home country

By Jazmine Reed, Contributor March 9, 2022

Amidst the devastating Russian attacks taking place in Ukraine, Daniela Symonenko knows she cannot go back to her home country.  She  cannot go back and hug their loved ones while they are afraid. She...

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