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Cheney ranks as 11th safest city in Washington

Cheney ranks as 11th safest city in Washington

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 6, 2019


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Residents of Cheney classify it as a sleepy little town on the east side of Washington, home to a little more than 12,000 residents and students. As a whole the town is considered safe and the numbers show it to be. Recently, the National Council for Home Safety and Security released rankings fo...

New vending machine brings health and wellness products to campus

New vending machine brings health and wellness products to campus

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 4, 2019


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Condoms, emergency contraceptives and Advil – oh my. A vending machine containing emergency contraceptives, condoms and Advil has made its way to the PUB. EWU’s Generation Action Club, a Planned Parenthood affiliate, campaigned for the machine which now hangs on the wall of the gender-neutral ...

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 31, 2019


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“In this presentation, we are not looking to decide if white privilege exists, it’s a real thing, instead we are going...to discover whether or not you as a dominant cultured member here today, as white members, to figure out what components are you using to hide your white privilege,” EWU graduat...

Most EWU students don’t graduate within four years

Most EWU students don’t graduate within four years

By Anthony Carroll, Contributor

January 30, 2019


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Over half of first-time EWU students are not graduating in four years. According to the 2017-2018 graduation rates posted by EWU, 52 percent of students graduate in six years and just 25 percent of students graduate in four years. This is not happening solely at EWU, however. According to the Na...

ASEWU has big plans for 2019

ASEWU has big plans for 2019

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 30, 2019


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ASEWU is working toward goals and objectives for the rest of the school year. One of its main priorities is to make EWU tobacco-free. ASEWU has been working on creating a tobacco-free campus for a few years now, but the proposal has been submitted a few times and the university is testing a tobacco...

Coffee with a cop: bridging the gap

Coffee with a cop: bridging the gap

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 30, 2019


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As the local and statewide peacekeepers, police officers can be viewed by some as intimidating or hard to talk to. Sharing a cup of joe, however, is one solution that many police departments are using to improve relationships with the public. The EWU Police Department gathered in the JFK Library lobby on J...

Proposed ban of plastic bags aims to reduce waste

Proposed ban of plastic bags aims to reduce waste

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 30, 2019


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Heart-wrenching videos of turtles with straws stuck in their heads or birds with their necks caught in plastic bags shed light on the seriousness of the ocean's problem with trash. However, a new plastic bag ban for Washington state could reduce the amount of plastic waste that is left behind by Washingt...

Longest government shutdown in US history comes to an end

Longest government shutdown in US history comes to an end

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

January 30, 2019


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The longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end, at least temporarily, on Friday, Jan. 25. President Donald Trump agreed to a bill that will reopen the federal government until Feb. 15. The $5.7 billion that Trump demanded for the controversial border wall was not included in the bil...

Rokkos closes in Cheney; Coeur d’Alene location open

Rokkos closes in Cheney; Coeur d’Alene location open

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2019


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The Rokkos Teriyaki & BBQ restaurant in Cheney has closed, the restaurant announced Jan. 15 on Facebook. This comes a month after owners David and Inez Hall opened a new Coeur d’Alene location in December. The couple declined to comment for this story. Over the last several months before clos...

EWU largely unaffected by government shutdown

EWU largely unaffected by government shutdown

By Nicolas Zerbe, Contributor

January 26, 2019


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This article ran in the Jan. 23 issue of The Easterner. On Jan. 25, Congress and President Donald Trump agreed to reopen the government until at least Feb. 15 while the president continues his fight for border wall funding. The shutdown of the U.S. government is reaching its fifth week, but operatio...

PUB opening affects Aladdin’s business

PUB opening affects Aladdin’s business

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 24, 2019


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Aladdin’s Egyptian Food has been in Tawanka since fall 2016, and the reopening of the PUB has led to a decrease in business according to Alaa-Eldin (Aladdin) Aamer, the restaurant's owner. Aamer has received letters of recommendation from students and faculty commending his service and quality of foo...

Honor Society emails raise questions for students

Honor Society emails raise questions for students

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 24, 2019


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Some students have received honor society invitations in their school email accounts in recognition of obtaining quality grades.   Dana Elder, an EWU professor and the former director of the University Honors Program, encourages students to research the honor society organization if they receive an...

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