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Self-proclaimed “traveling campus evangelist” draws protest in front of Pence Union Building

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor May 21, 2024

A man who calls himself a “traveling campus evangelist” drew protests last week from Eastern Washington University students who objected to his extremist messaging.   “I honestly think that...

On May 8, Eastern Washington University students and alumni gathered on campus holding Palestinian flags and signs, calling for the university to disinvest from its partnership with Fairchild Air Force Base.

EWU students rally as college protests across the country boom in response to the Israel-Hamas war

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor May 15, 2024

Midday Friday, an art student set up a table in the Arevalo Student Mall and played audio recordings of Palestinian journalists for all to hear. Despite being one of the hottest days of the year so far,...

Police Beat: April 23 - May 6

Police Beat: April 23 – May 6

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor May 7, 2024

Welfare Check — Apr. 23 At 10:50 a.m. custodians called Eastern Washington University police because a male was laying unresponsive in a shower on the 6th floor of Pearce Hall. Officers arrived on...

EWU to update sexual assault response protocols in August

EWU to update sexual assault response protocols in August

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor May 1, 2024

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of rape and sexual violence.   A new Department of Education ruling will allow colleges to offer more options for responding to reports of...

Easterner Events: check out campus culture, chuckle at a comedy show, and enjoy some exercise

Easterner Events: check out campus culture, chuckle at a comedy show, and enjoy some exercise

By Kayla Dickson, Reporter April 30, 2024

Diversity and Inclusion: Representing Culture and Language in Children’s Literature - May 2 Learn about a different perspective on literature at the Diversity and Inclusion: Representing Culture and...

ASEWU 2024 Primary Election Recap

ASEWU 2024 Primary Election Recap

By C.J. Luce, Reporter April 24, 2024

The 2024 Associated Students of Eastern Washington University (ASEWU) primary election has concluded, and results have been released. 564 total number of votes were casted for the general election, meaning...

Eastern Washington University will offer fewer class registration options starting in fall

Eastern Washington University will offer fewer class registration options starting in fall

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor April 19, 2024

Under pressure from the federal government, a number of Eastern Washington University programs are looking to limit the types of courses students can register for. Universities have long been subject...

Colleen Vandenboom introduced Eastern Washington University’s Eagle Speak event by engaging the attendees in a game of “trivia.” Vandenboom encouraged guests to hold up fingers representing whether they thought the scenarios she proposed were student code violations, criminal violations, both, or neither.

EWU Eagle Speak event leaves students and staff with more questions than answers about hate speech on campus

By Kayla Dickson, Reporter April 11, 2024

After numerous instances of slurs and hate speech being used on Eastern Washington University’s campus, students and staff of the university explored the topic of free speech at an Eagle Speak event...

Information sharing bill gaining ground in Washington

Information sharing bill gaining ground in Washington

By C.J. Luce, Reporter March 6, 2024

Eastern Washington University’s Faculty Organization has announced their support of Senate Bill 6043, which will permit Washington public universities access to information about student finances, grades,...

Eastern Washington University’s Prairie Restoration in its third growing season

Eastern Washington University’s Prairie Restoration in its third growing season

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor February 13, 2024

Eastern Washington University’s Prairie Restoration Project kicked off in 2019, with the goal of converting 120 acres of university owned farmland behind Roos Field back into its native prairie habitat....

Emergency alert buttons across campus deactivated in favor of new EagleSafe app

Emergency alert buttons across campus deactivated in favor of new EagleSafe app

By Cannon Barnett, News Editor February 1, 2024

In May, Eastern Washington University police released a new emergency response app, EagleSafe. Now, they are working alongside university leadership to remove the red and blue emergency buttons scattered...

Faculty organization advocates for transparent budget

Faculty organization advocates for transparent budget

By C.J. Luce, Reporter January 30, 2024

On November 28, 2023, Eastern Washington University’s faculty organization called for more budget transparency at an Associated Students of EWU meeting. Recently EWU has dropped some academic programs...

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