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Wheatland Express: New holiday transportation options available for out-of-town students

Wheatland Express: New holiday transportation options available for out-of-town students

By Kaitlyn Engen, Contributor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

Making the journey across the Snoqualmie Pass seems to be one way to add stress and inconvenience to students’ and families’ holiday seasons. Through its latest transportation addition, the Wheatland Express shuttle, EWU hopes to alleviate the worry that might come with traveling for students and...

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

EWU soccer player keeps cool during mid-air emergency

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Freshman Ashley Valdivieso boarded a Southwest Airlines Co. flight to Ogden, Utah for the Big Sky soccer tournament after most of her teammates, and sat in an exit row in the middle of the plane, with all of the other players in the back. She awoke from a nap to find the woman across the aisle from her...

Police Beat: Minors in possession

Police Beat: Minors in possession

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Police Beat

Minor in Possession — Liquor Morrison Hall Oct. 24 Officers responded to a call around 11 p.m. to investigate a strong odor of marijuana on the seventh floor. They found the source of the smell and the female occupant of the room consented to a search. Officers did not find any marijuana, although...

EWU partners with STA to promote childhood literacy programs

EWU partners with STA to promote childhood literacy programs

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

In an effort to promote literacy among children from low-income families, a team of EWU faculty members and students created ELLO, which stands for “Everyday Language and Literacy Opportunities.” ELLO has partnered up with Spokane Transit Authority and displayed their posters inside of bus shelters....

Trans rights at risk following new White House memo

Trans rights at risk following new White House memo

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News

The Trump administration may attempt to deliver yet another blow to the transgender community. In a Department of Health and Human Services memo obtained by The New York Times, it is proposed that the legal definition of gender needs to be determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounde...

Greyhound bus searches provoke concerns over immigration

Greyhound bus searches provoke concerns over immigration

By Eric McCormick, Contributor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News

Members of the EWU community are starting to take a stand against Greyhound Lines Inc., which is allowing U.S. Border Patrol officers to search its buses without a warrant. The controversial issue sparked conversation during EWU’s Immigration Action Week that occurred from Oct. 15-19, in which studen...

Election Guide Podcast

Election Guide Podcast

By Michael Brock, Jeremy Burnham, and Dylan Harris

November 2, 2018


Filed under Audio, Election Guide 2018, Multimedia, News

The Easterner's Michael Brock, Jeremy Burnham and Dylan Harris explain the ins and outs of this year's midterm elections. Listen to this podcast to learn more about how YOU will be affected by the results of the election.

Holocaust survivor shares story of resilience

Holocaust survivor shares story of resilience

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor, shared her story at the Spokane Convention Center on Oct. 30, 2018. Lazan’s speech acted as a reminder that the Holocaust, one of the most horrific events in world history, was not so long ago. This past Saturday, anti-Semitism made yet anothe...

Veterans to give perspectives on post-military life

Veterans to give perspectives on post-military life

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

“Got Your 6” (meaning “got your back” in military terms)  is about guiding faculty, staff and students to learn more about military culture, understand the veteran’s transition process and develop retention and support strategies. For students to form a better understanding of what veterans go ...

Holy and Lewis race to 6th district Senate

Holy and Lewis race to 6th district Senate

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

In the Washington state government, the legislative branch is made of two houses, much like the federal government. The state’s 49 districts each elect one person to the Senate, and two people to the House of Representatives. Cheney falls in the 6th District, along with Airway Heights, Medical Lake an...

Initiative 1634: Prohibiting grocery taxes

Initiative 1634: Prohibiting grocery taxes

By Michael Brock, Editor In Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Election Guide 2018, News

Initiative 1634, a measure to prohibit new local taxes from being placed on particular grocery items, will be on the Nov. 6 midterm election ballot. The campaign for the measure has raised $20.2 million as of Oct. 17 and is funded primarily by The Coca-Cola Co. (more than $9.6 million), PepsiCo Inc. ...

Honors program brings in new expertise

Honors program brings in new expertise

By Jazmine Reed, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

EWU Provost Scott Gordon had called for a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the Honors Program, wanting to look at strengthening diversity and recognizing what students need to be leaders. Gordon contacted Naomi Yavneh-Klos for the task. Yavneh-Klos was hired as special assistant to the provos...

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