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Some Greek life members feel as if they were unfairly scrutinized during 2020 ASEWU elections

Some Greek life members feel as if they were unfairly scrutinized during 2020 ASEWU elections

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

May 19, 2020

Over the course of the 2020 ASEWU election season,many candidates faced technological and communication problems.  Some of the Greek-related candidates faced other problems.  Victoria Mahle, chapter president of Alpha Omicron Pi, ran a winning campaign for the position of ASEWU vice president...

Emergency grants explained

Sutton Hall, the home of Student Financial Services

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Eligible EWU students will receive emergency grants from the financial aid office as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). HEERF, which provides money to higher education institutions experiencing extreme financial distress in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is part of th...

Protests against pandemic closures

Protests against pandemic closures

By Star Dragon, Reporter

May 12, 2020

Picket signs, banners and protestors have flooded the streets across the U.S. to protest the restrictions put in place by their governors. In Olympia, Washington, demonstrators gathered at the state capitol to protest the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order made by Washington governor Jay Inslee.  Washi...

Washington begins Phase 1 of 4-part reopening process

Washington begins Phase 1 of 4-part reopening process

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter

May 11, 2020

As per Governor Jay Inslee’s 4-Phase Safe Start Washington plan, the state entered Phase 1 of reopening on May 5. While most of Washington is still in lockdown, some aspects of the state will be allowed to reopen with certain guidelines.  Outdoor activities like golfing, fishing, hunting and boating ar...

April job losses show EWU students an uncertain future

Main sign for Yoke's in Cheney

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

May 11, 2020

  The U.S. lost a record 20.5 million jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dealing a serious blow to EWU students looking for short or long-term careers, post-graduation.  The job losses are more than double the 8.7 million lost during the 2009 Recession. The 14.7% ...

EWU announces first positive COVID-19 case amongst campus community

EWU announces first positive COVID-19 case amongst campus community

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

May 8, 2020

EWU informed its students and faculty Friday that the Spokane Regional Health District told the university that someone within the EWU community tested positive for COVID-19. The person, whose name was not released, was not on campus at the time they were contagious. "The individual is currently in...

EWU Confessions account promotes supporting local business

EWU Confessions account promotes supporting local business

By Karlee Van De Venter, Arts and Features Reporter

May 5, 2020

    To encourage supporting local businesses, the man behind the EWU Confessions account collaborated with The Basement, a local bar. On Friday, April 17, the 10th order placed would receive $10 off their purchase, courtesy of EWU Confessions.       “It was their first week of being reopened so I wanted to help them out,” the Confessions guy said.    ...

ASEWU general elections conclude with meager 5% voter turnout

ASEWU general elections conclude with meager 5% voter turnout

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

May 5, 2020

This year’s ASEWU election season is now over.  These are the election results of all the candidates who were eligible to win in the ASEWU general election: President: Lloyd Dees 268, Reilly K. Responte 241 Vice President: Victoria Mahle 353, Abigail Greiner 147 Finance Vice President: Emily Fitzgerald 488 Council Positi...

EWU announces “online-first, maximum flexibility” plan for fall quarter

EWU logo

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

May 5, 2020

EWU announced about 15 minutes into a livestream this morning that the university will be taking an online-first approach for classes in the fall quarter.  Provost David May said that the online-first approach would be more of a “flexible plan” than a firm decision. If there is a change to...

Working at grocery stores during a pandemic

The Cheney Safeway is one of many grocery stores that have had to make COVID-19-related guidelines for their customers and employees.

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

May 4, 2020

With grocery stores labeled as essential during the stay-at-home order, it has been crucial for individuals to shop for food while remaining safe. This quarantine has brought changes for EWU student employees.  Grocery stores have been impacted greatly during the pandemic, leaving people rushing...

Public hearing on proposed WAC changes

April 28, 2020

The following is an advertisement from EWU. The content below was not created by The Easterner or its editorial staff. The advertisement has not been edited by The Easterner or its staff, except for AP style.    Eastern Washington University is proposing the following changes to Washington Ad...

ASEWU General Election Preview

ASEWU General Election Preview

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

April 27, 2020

The ASEWU general elections start April 28 at 8 a.m. Voting is the same as it was in the primary elections on EagleSync.  Polls do not close until 10 p.m. on April 30.  The ASEWU primaries narrowed the field of candidates. The top two candidates moved on. If a write-in received more than 50 votes,...

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