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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...

Some students may have concerns about lifting the mask mandate.

Mask mandate set to be lifted on March 12th

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor March 8, 2022

Interim President David May announced to the EWU community that the COVID-19 mask mandate will be lifted for all students and faculty on campus. Starting March 12, students may enter EWU buildings without...

Police Beat: Drive-by shots

Police Beat: Drive-by shots

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director March 7, 2022

  Cold Assault Near Campus (2/23/22) A cold assault was reported on 900 block and Elm Street near campus. According to police, somebody (likely a student) shot at somebody. There were no injuries...

Students are gathering at the PUB and eating together. COVID-19 masking will be discontinued after spring break.

Spring break marks the end of mask mandates

By Jazmine Reed, Contributor March 1, 2022

The end of the statewide mask mandate is effective March 21, ordered by The Governor.  But Eastern Washington University won't lift its mask requirement until after spring break, according to Interim...

Dr. Shari McMahan will serve as EWUs next President.

EWU Hires New President After Year-long Search

By Randle Kinswa, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

Over a long process that has extended to nearly 13 months, EWU officially has a new President at the helm. Dr. Shari McMahan, who is currently serving as the provost and vice president of Academic Affairs...


Effect of COVID-19 on counseling services

By Emily Driskel, News Editor February 22, 2022

Throughout the past two years of quarantining, isolation and mandates, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Counseling and Wellness Services program. Tricia Hughes, the Senior Director, said the amount...

A student changed the meaning of a sign on campus.

Police beat: Here for “f”ood

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director February 22, 2022

2/11/22 Graffiti Spotted Near Roos Field Graffiti was found on the eclectic billboard outside one of the parking lots at Roos Field on Washington Street. The graffiti is tagged with the phrase “Here...

Police Beat: Student cries for help at 3am

Police Beat: Student cries for help at 3am

By Isaiah Gessner, Social Media Director February 16, 2022

2/3/22 Fire Alarm(s) at Pearce Hall On February 3rd, the Police reported that someone had pulled the fire alarm and ran off before they could be caught. A few days later on February 8th, someone else...

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