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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...

ASEWU primaries see improved turnout, general elections up next

ASEWU primaries see improved turnout, general elections up next

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019

Earlier this month 1,001 students, or 10.24% of the students eligible to vote, took to the polls for the ASEWU primary elections. Voting for the general elections is from April 23-25. While the primary figure may seem low, it is actually a sizable improvement over a year ago when 6% of voters turne...

InsideEWU creates hub of EWU resources and information

InsideEWU creates hub of EWU resources and information

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

April 19, 2019

EWU has introduced a new website that makes online resources and information more easily accessible for students and faculty. InsideEWU brings many of the links to popular EWU web pages and resources to one place. “InsideEWU is a new website meant to serve as the starting point for students, fa...

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

Smoking age raised to 21 in Washington

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 19, 2019

If young adults want to try smoking, they will have to wait until they are 21 years old starting in 2020. The Washington state legislature has issued a decision to increase the age minimum for smoking products from 18 to 21 years of age and will officially go into full effect on the very first day...

ASEWU hosts Riverpoint town hall in Spokane

ASEWU hosts Riverpoint town hall in Spokane

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 18, 2019

ASEWU held a town hall meeting at EWU Spokane on April 15 to discuss what has been going on around the Riverpoint campus and to receive feedback from attendees regarding needs and concerns of Spokane students. ASEWU representatives focused on five main goals: sustainability, improving communicatio...

Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists promote education

Inland Northwest Concerned Scientists promote education

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Local scientists and science professionals, including several EWU professors, have banded together to promote scientific knowledge and values to the public, while also shining a light on the effects science has on local and regional policy decisions. The informal, nonpartisan group called Inland Northwest Concerne...

EWU and Gonzaga team up for joint law degree

EWU and Gonzaga team up for joint law degree

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

April 11, 2019

EWU students will soon have more of an opportunity to pursue law at Gonzaga University thanks to a recent signed agreement. Dean and professor of law at Gonzaga School of Law Jacob Rooksby spoke about the agreement between the universities. “Well, it’s really Provost Gordon and I who first ...

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

Amber Alert cancelled: Cheney Zip’s saves the day

By Marco Vargas, Reporter

April 10, 2019

A mother is in custody and a child is safe thanks to the swift actions taken by employees at the First Street Zip’s restaurant in Cheney. The Nampa Police Department in Idaho issued an Amber Alert on March 20 for a possibly endangered 10-year-old child, who was last seen with her mother, Brooke A....

Monthly roundup podcast (March)

Monthly roundup podcast (March)

By Jeremy Burnham, Dylan Harris, and Drew Lawson

April 7, 2019

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we sit down with EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey for a candid discussion on her experiences as a woman in athletics. We also cover the death of Charles Mutschler, EWU interim dean of libraries and former archivist.

Grocery Outlet making its way to Cheney

Grocery Outlet making its way to Cheney

By Amanda Haworth, Chief Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

The city of Cheney will be welcoming a new grocery store by 2020. Developments and permits are underway to begin the process of building a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in early May. It will be located near Highway 904. “Well, it’s going to be going in--intended anyway--to be located adjacent t...

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