The Easterner

Monthly roundup podcast (February)

Monthly roundup podcast (February)

By Jeremy Burnham, Taylor Newquist, and Michael Brock

March 17, 2019

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we cover a proposed bill in Washington state that deals with compensating student athletes, the student publication Northwest Boulevard turning exclusively digital and the ELM campus ministry partaking in Ashes to Go.

SCC recognizes International Women’s Day

SCC recognizes International Women’s Day

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Spokane Community College celebrated International Women’s Day on March 9 by hosting an event that featured workshops and a keynote speaker named Idella King, an activist for indigenous women. Shannon Ketcham, chair of the event in Spokane in her first year, said that the purpose of the event was to...

EWU’s CAMP boosts awareness for migrant students

EWU’s CAMP boosts awareness for migrant students

By Marco Vargas, Reoprter

March 13, 2019

EWU celebrated Migrant Week this month to support migrant and farm working cultures in Washington state by providing different awareness raising activities.       The College Assistance Migrant Program, a program that supports students from migrant and farmworker backgrounds during their first ye...

EWU cybersecurity club wins Cyber Cup

EWU cybersecurity club wins Cyber Cup

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

March 13, 2019

The event is intended to get people more interested and engaged in the field of cybersecurity while also offering an interactive competition for students

Childcare costs are not cheap for student parents

Childcare costs are not cheap for student parents

By Anthony Carroll, Contributor

March 13, 2019

Childcare is a necessity for some students, however, the price may not be affordable for everyone. Usa.childcare.org reports the annual cost of childcare in Washington state to be $14,201. It, thus, can be difficult for a student to attend college and enroll their child or children in childcare when t...

Pearce Hall’s sexual assault suspect arrested

Pearce Hall’s sexual assault suspect arrested

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

March 13, 2019

EWU campus police have made an arrest in connection to reports of a sexual assault which took place Saturday, March 2 in Pearce Hall. In an email sent to EWU students, Chief Tim Walters stated the department was made aware of the situation, which was reported shortly after midnight. The suspect w...

EWU interim dean of libraries killed in crash near Cheney

EWU interim dean of libraries killed in crash near Cheney

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

March 13, 2019

EWU lost a well-respected member of its community on Saturday, March 10. Charles Mutschler, the interim dean of EWU Libraries and former university archivist, was killed in a crash on Highway 904, five miles east of Cheney at around 7:30 p.m. Mutschler was driving westbound near Fifth Street when h...

Conservative speaker Ben Shapiro coming to Gonzaga

Conservative speaker Ben Shapiro coming to Gonzaga

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Last November, Gonzaga faculty blocked the university’s College Republicans’ request to have conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro speak on campus. Shapiro, a prominent conservative voice in the media, is mostly known for his stances on gay marriage, abortion and political correctness. ...

Eagle Store hosts grand reopening in PUB

Eagle Store hosts grand reopening in PUB

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The unveiling of a statue of Swoop, EWU’s mascot, presented a brand new beginning for the Eagle Store during its grand reopening on Feb. 27. Business has been doing well for the Eagle Store since it moved back into the PUB this past January after its remodel, according to Devon Tinker, the Eagle S...

ROTC cadet to attend George C. Marshall leadership seminar

ROTC cadet to attend George C. Marshall leadership seminar

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Bryce Stanton, a cadet from EWU’s ROTC, was chosen to attend the George C. Marshall Leadership seminar this summer in hopes of gaining more knowledge on how to be a better leader. The seminar, named after former U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, is an opportunity for cadets in the 274 ROTC prog...

Rifle training course returns to EWU

Rifle training course returns to EWU

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

March 6, 2019

The ROTC is bringing the basic rifle marksmanship class back to EWU. The class, which will take place in Cadet Hall this spring, is back from hiatus thanks to Sgt. David Ratliff of EWU’s ROTC. The course is open to all students, not just those in the ROTC program, and is listed as a military sci...

Students and faculty contribute to Wikipedia

Students and faculty contribute to Wikipedia

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

March 4, 2019

Many people love to write stories. Some people like to write about people that were important to a community. And some of those stories are shared online for the public. This was the case Feb. 27 during a biography-writing event about two people who were important to the Spokane community. EWU held ...

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