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Government shutdown ends; President Trump declares national emergency

Government shutdown ends; President Trump declares national emergency

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under News, Politics

On Jan. 25, 2019, the government shutdown came to an end. President Trump signed a stopgap bill that would reopen the government for a three-week period, according to a White House announcement, lasting until Feb. 15, when the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, was passed by Congress and sign...

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Politics

The 2020 presidential race has already begun, with several prominent Democrats and at least one Republican already throwing their names into the ring. Although there will certainly be many more names to add to the list throughout the year, these are the ones who have either declared or formed exploratory committees...

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under News

Black History Month involves more than just highlighting historical events and learning about slavery and the civil rights movement. It highlights historical accomplishments and contributions of all Africans and African Americans. “Black History Month isn’t just a month, because I am black all the time,...

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Politics

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Jan. 28 due to the major increase of measles cases in a matter of a few weeks. The number of cases as of Feb. 7 in Washington is 55, according to NPR. While most of the cases are confirmed on the west side of Washington and Oregon, Eas...

ASEWU President heads to Olympia to address student hunger

ASEWU President heads to Olympia to address student hunger

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

When walking across campus between classes, students are likely to unknowingly pass many fellow students who don’t always know if their food will last until the next time they receive money. More than one in three EWU students face, or have faced, food insecurity while attending school at the uni...

Human decomposition bill being considered in Washington

Human decomposition bill being considered in Washington

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Politics

At the end of life, many people end up in a casket or in an urn, but Washington state residents may soon have the option to become one with nature. The Washington State Legislature is now considering a bill that would allow human composting at the end of life’s journey. According to NBC, some Wash...

Active shooter at CWU a false alarm

Active shooter at CWU a false alarm

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under News

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, reports of an active shooter at Central Washington University caused the school to be locked down and partially evacuated. The situation was a false alarm, however, with police finding no suspects and making no arrests. In the wake of more frequent school shootings nationwide, the EW...

Heavy snowfall shuts down EWU campuses for two days

Heavy snowfall shuts down EWU campuses for two days

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures have taken hold of Cheney over the past week, forcing EWU administrators to cancel classes and shut down campus for two days. EWU rarely cancels classes due to weather, according to the statement on its emergency closures webpage, but snow removal challenges and saf...

Panda Express a sizzling success at EWU

Panda Express a sizzling success at EWU

By Marco Vargas, Contributor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News

Since the PUB opened this winter after the completion of its remodel, EWU took its dining service to a new level. Panda Express is growing well and has been quite popular for EWU students on campus, according to Panda Express manager Max Simon. The university chose Panda Express from a list of other pot...

Thomas Hammer brings CBD drinks to campus

Thomas Hammer brings CBD drinks to campus

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under News

Thomas Hammer Coffee in EWU’s library is now offering cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, to students as both a tea and drink additive. CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in cannabis, according to Harvard Health Publishing, and is typically used to treat epilepsy syndromes, ...

Monthly roundup podcast (January)

Monthly roundup podcast (January)

By Jeremy Burnham, Taylor Newquist, Michael Brock, and Drew Lawson

February 11, 2019


Filed under Audio, Carousel, Multimedia, News

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we cover mental health in college athletics, Rokkos Terikyaki & BBQ closing in Cheney and the inspiring story of EWU women's basketball player Andie Easley.

Former EWU police officer suing university over alleged discrimination

Former EWU police officer suing university over alleged discrimination

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News, Police Beat

Former EWU police officer Maria Fell is suing the university claiming she was discriminated against based on her gender and status as a new mother. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 29, 2018, in the Spokane County Superior Court, is alleging the university’s police department did not provide her an appropriat...

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