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The COVID-19 Omicron variant caused Cheney cases to spike right after break.

Omicron COVID-19 variant hits EWU

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor January 25, 2022

The EWU/Cheney area has experienced a measurable increase in the amount of reported cases of COVID-19 since the start of the Winter Quarter.  The number of cases reported in the Cheney area prior to...

Dr. Jonathan Anderson of the EWU 
psychology department.

Jonathan Anderson to serve as new provost

By Emily Driskel, News Editor January 17, 2022

On Dec. 16, Jonathan Anderson, PhD, took over as the provost for EWU. Brian Levin-Stankevich announced that he will be stepping down from his role. Anderson’s administration contract will be for one...

The police have located the suspects and are taking care of the situation.

Case closed on the assault by the library

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director November 16, 2021

On November 7th, EWU students and staff received emails from EWU Alerts which detailed the events of an attempted assault that happened near JFK library. As the days have unfolded, more information has...

Maddesyn Georges case is being worked on in the Spokane court system.

Victim or murderer?

By Tahrae Bear Eagle, Contributor November 11, 2021

In July 2020, 27-year-old Maddesyn George was raped by Kristopher Graber, a man she previously considered her friend. After he assaulted her, she stole his gun, drugs, and some money. The next day Graber...

ASEWU President Terminated

ASEWU President Terminated

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor November 9, 2021

On Nov. 2 there was a hearing that took place regarding the fate of now former ASEWU President Grace Nall.  The complainant party was spearheaded by Finance Vice President, J.T. (Judson) Fillingim,...

Dr. Jamie Manson focuses on getting students involved with research as often as possible.

Chemistry professor from EWU wins research award

By Emily Driskel, News Editor November 3, 2021

  For the past 18 years, Dr. Jamie Manson has been working with undergraduate students on research at EWU. Manson and his students have accomplished a lot with their research with the help of collaborators...

A student dressed as a clown was caught on the beam in the JFK Library.

Police Beat: Clown thwarted in library

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director November 2, 2021

Clown Spotted in JFK Library (10/27/21) A person dressed in a clown costume, a man, and a woman were spotted pretending to fight on the 3rd floor of the JFK library. The woman was recording the two...

EWU is partnering with GAP to improve student admission rates.

Enrollment Down For EWU

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor October 27, 2021

Student enrollment has seen a pretty steep decline since COVID-19 arrived on the west coast in March of 2020. Total student enrollment has dipped from 12,350 total students enrolled at EWU in Fall of...

ASEWU President Grace Nall looks forward to the upcoming year.

2021-22 ASEWU President Grace Nall Shares her thoughts on the upcoming school year

By Randle Kinswa, Managing Editor October 19, 2021

The 2021-22 ASEWU President, Grace Nall, said the largest goal ASEWU has this year is to become more connected with the student body on campus.  “A big goal we have is (to have) more outreach to...

Police Beat (10/12/21)

Police Beat (10/12/21)

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director October 19, 2021

Cat Stuck in a Cage (10/12/21) An animal call was reported by a couple of Eastern students as a cat was found stuck inside of a cage. The cat had no signs of pain and ended up freeing itself from the...

Graduate student Tim Gales practices the cello. Students in the EWU music program are facing program cuts and alterations.

Budget changes for 2021-23

By Randle Kinswa, Co-Managing Editor/Sports Editor June 3, 2021

After a year of online courses campus wide, like most universities, EWU is planning and budgeting for a return to normalcy, or semi-normalcy, by the fall of 2021. EWU plans to fully open campus services...

The future of EWU journalism majors

By Emily Driskel, News Editor June 2, 2021

  Currently, the journalism program is on the list of degrees that will be cut from EWU in the next few years.  Dr. Christina Valeo, English department chair, discussed with The Easterner on...

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