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Where’s my money? Federal stimulus checks explained

Where’s my money? Federal stimulus checks explained

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

April 27, 2020

  In March, Congress passed sweeping legislation to counteract the dire economic situation brought on by the novel coronavirus, including payments to individual Americans, commonly known as stimulus checks. The checks have caused quite a bit of confusion among EWU students who want to know i...

Dees and Responte are final two ASEWU presidential candidates

Dees and Responte are final two ASEWU presidential candidates

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

April 22, 2020

The ASEWU primaries are over and almost all contested races are air tight. The presidential race between Lloyd Dees and 2019 presidential runner-up, Reilly Responte, are among the numerous tight races this year.  Responte lost last year’s election for the president position to current ASEWU Pre...

Writers’ Center Still providing guidance to EWU students

Writers’ Center Still providing guidance to EWU students

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Like many services available to help EWU students succeed academically, the Writers’ Center has moved to virtual sessions this quarter.  Students can choose between two appointment styles to get feedback on their writing. Students have the option to upload a piece of writing and receive written feed...

EWU facing large economic challenges during COVID-19 crisis

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By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

April 20, 2020

Last spring, EWU’s campus resembled a boomtown. Groups of students milled in the campus mall. Fraternities, sororities and activity groups of all kinds pitched themselves to interested students. Construction crews seemed to work non-stop putting up the new addition to the science building. The PUB w...

EWU cancels 2020 in-person commencement

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By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

April 15, 2020

EWU announced via a campus-wide email today that the in-person commencement ceremony for the 2020 graduating class is cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus. EWU will be holding a virtual commencement story on Saturday, June 13. The link for the ceremony is here: https://inside.ewu.edu/com...

EWU forced to cut most student-employment positions

Students crowded in line for the grand opening of Einstein Bros Bagels in 2017.

By Aaron Hutchinson, Reporter

April 14, 2020

EWU has had to make drastic reductions to student employment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 760 positions have been laid-off, according to Deborah Danner, associate vice president of Human Resources at EWU. “Many of our students have not returned to campus due to online ...

2020 ASEWU candidates

The 2020 ASEWU election process will take place solely online.

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 has provided its fair share of problems but nonetheless, the show must go on. There are 20 students who are running for an ASEWU position this year. There are two positions, finance vice president and council position #9: technology and international advancement that are void of a candidate. W...

Life on an empty campus

EWU's normally bustling campus is now practically empty.

By Emily Driskel, Reporter

April 13, 2020

On a typical Tuesday afternoon, EWU's campus is usually filled with students hustling to and from classes. Now, the campus atmosphere has become quiet. Inside the PUB, only a few people roam the EWU Union Market.  Many students chose to return to their homes for the rest of the academic year follo...

List of cancelled EWU events

List of cancelled EWU events

By Lauren Reichenbach, Copy Editor

April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has caused mass cancellations on the EWU campus. See the below list of previously scheduled events to see all these cancellations, and to view those few events that are still upcoming.   To view the full list of events click the link below: Cancelled events lis...

ASEWU elections to occur exclusively online

The 2020 ASEWU election process will take place solely online.

By Randle Kinswa, News Editor

April 6, 2020

ASEWU elections have been greatly affected by COVID-19 this year. ASEWU elections have been delayed a week with primaries now being held on April 14-16. The general elections will be held April 28-30.  Voting will be done exclusively online on the website vote.ewu.edu . According to ASEWU Director of ...

On-campus resident numbers plummet as spring quarter begins

On-campus resident numbers plummet as spring quarter begins

By Karlee Van De Venter, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Students living on campus this year were heavily impacted by COVID-19. When the decision came that all spring quarter classes would be online, residents had to decide whether they would move out or stay on campus.  On March 12, the housing department announced that students living on campus could ...

Dining services adjusts operations amidst COVID-19 related closures

Picure of the EWU Union Market.

By Keri Kelly, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak across Washington, EWU is adjusting its dining services to meet the needs of students while creating a safe environment. According to Dave McKay, director of dining services, EWU is keeping the basic minimum of on-campus services open. The only dining services tha...

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