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Grievance denied: Key Baker’s ASEWU election victory stands

Grievance denied: Key Baker’s ASEWU election victory stands

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

The ASEWU elections were almost two weeks ago, but the battle to become president continued Tuesday. Reilly Responte, having lost in the polls to Key Baker by 11 votes, took his fight to the courts, asking the ASEWU election board to overturn the vote of the student body. In a statement obtained by ...

Education department projects low impact

Education department projects low impact

By Sam Jackson, Copy Editor

May 2, 2019

As over a hundred teachers face potential layoffs in the Spokane Public Schools district, job opportunities in Spokane for future teachers graduating out of EWU could be at risk.  “This deficit has hit our area clearly but it is part of cycle of education and the funding that goes with it. So ther...

Gonzaga students launch OddJobbers

Gonzaga students launch OddJobbers

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Gonzaga students are on a mission to help EWU students make some extra money.  Gonzaga students Nick McLain and Zach Duffy have launched a startup company called OddJobbers. According to McLain, OddJobbers, which began in Spokane on April 7, 2018, is a platform for local college students to find extra w...

Key Baker wins ASEWU presidential race by 11 votes

Key Baker wins ASEWU presidential race by 11 votes

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

May 2, 2019

Editor's note: This story has been updated on May 3 to clarify that Gaige Baisch was not in Greek Life during his campaign to become ASEWU president in 2017.  In a dramatic come-from-behind victory, junior and former EWU women’s basketball player Key Baker won the ASEWU presidential election by 11 vo...

Student Leadership Excellence Awards return to PUB

Student Leadership Excellence Awards return to PUB

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

May 2, 2019

After being held in Showalter Hall for the past couple of years, a special event returned to the PUB on April 24. The EWU Student Activities Involvement & Leadership program hosted the 2019 Student Leadership Excellence Awards in the PUB Nysether Community Room and honored various students, staff...

Sexual Assault Action Week educates students on resources

Sexual Assault Action Week educates students on resources

By Karolyn Wambold, Reporter

April 26, 2019

The entire month of April is set aside in the U.S. for sexual assault awareness. From April 15-18, EWU had many different events going on for its Sexual Assault Action Week on the Cheney campus. Sexual Assault Action Week is intended to support those who have been sexually assaulted and to give them acc...

Key Baker elected ASEWU president

Key Baker elected ASEWU president

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 26, 2019

Key Baker has been elected ASEWU president, ASEWU announced this morning. Baker defeated Reilly Responte by 11 votes. Overall, 1,093 (11.09%) students voted in the general election. A full story covering the election, including interviews and results of the other races, will be posted early next ...

EWU Pathways program to be cut due to budget concerns

EWU Pathways program to be cut due to budget concerns

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

April 25, 2019

The Pathways program has been at EWU since 2014 and is being restructured due to budget concerns. “The program was started in order to provide support for students who are statistically at risk of not graduating,” program coordinator Tracy Durbin said. “When we use that in the context of Pathw...

EWU engineering students are high-class achievers

EWU engineering students are high-class achievers

By Karolyn Wambold, Reporter

April 25, 2019

A group of EWU mechanical engineering students took first place in a hovercraft manufacturing competition. The team’s hovercraft placed highest in each category it was judged in. The team, made up of juniors Qasim Alqasim and Ben Zuniga, and seniors Cameron Metcalfe, Joe Lenoue and Jack Kelly, w...

Preacher Keith Darrell returns to EWU campus

Preacher Keith Darrell returns to EWU campus

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 24, 2019

Editor's note: This story has been edited on April 30 to include quotes from EWU police Lieutenant Sean O’Laughlin to clarify EWU's policy regarding free speech activities on campus.  Preacher Keith Darrell, who travels the northwest to demonstrate on campuses, returned to EWU on Wednesday, drawing...

A breakdown of ASEWU positions’ roles

A breakdown of ASEWU positions’ roles

By Malati Powell, Reporter

April 24, 2019

ASEWU is the EWU student government elected to serve the students. Elected representatives act as a resource for students and work to voice and address concerns of all students. The primary election for the 2019-2020 representatives is complete and the general election takes place this week. Most s...

Key Baker and Reilly Responte face off in race for presidency

Key Baker and Reilly Responte face off in race for presidency

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 24, 2019

The race to become the ASEWU president is down to Key Baker and Reilly Responte after voters eliminated Alaa Almohammed in the primary elections. The general elections are this week. Baker and Responte allowed voters to get to know them a little better by taking part in the ASEWU candidate debate...

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