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Semifinals set for business pitch competition

Semifinals set for business pitch competition

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

March 3, 2019

Same stakes, different formation and a cash prize incentive provided at the end of the round. The EWU Center for Entrepreneurship launched the second qualifying round for its third annual business pitch competition on Feb. 26. The event consisted of 20 teams competing for $500 and a spot in t...

Students prepare to study abroad in Europe

Students prepare to study abroad in Europe

By Anthony Carroll, Contributor

February 28, 2019

EWU staff and students from the English, history and psychology departments are preparing to leave for a two-week study abroad trip through London and Paris on March 17. The trip is a chance for students to take their studies into the field while also being able to take in some of the rich multicultu...

PDFs pose a problem for blind students

PDFs pose a problem for blind students

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

February 28, 2019

Sending a PDF is a fast, convenient way to share a document. You scan a file, send a file and repeat. However, for sight-impaired individuals, PDFs pose a much larger challenge than other document types and EWU’s Disability Support Services office wants to spread the word. Kaleigh Rainwater is a...

Jason Hennig earns Cadet Command Instructor of the year

Jason Hennig earns Cadet Command Instructor of the year

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 28, 2019

An EWU Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor has been recognized as the 2018 U.S. Army Cadet Command NCO Instructor of the Year. Sergeant First Class Jason Hennig, EWU’s ROTC military science instructor and training NCO, was chosen for the prestigious award in which 274 ROTC battalions acro...

Raising mental health awareness at EWU

Raising mental health awareness at EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 28, 2019

The Veterans Resource Center has a suicide awareness and prevention display set up all week in the JFK Library to inform students of the resources that are offered on campus in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, which lasts from Feb. 25 to March 1. ASEWU decided to reach out to the Veterans R...

Government shutdown ends; President Trump declares national emergency

Government shutdown ends; President Trump declares national emergency

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 21, 2019

On Jan. 25, 2019, the government shutdown came to an end. President Trump signed a stopgap bill that would reopen the government for a three-week period, according to a White House announcement, lasting until Feb. 15, when the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, was passed by Congress and sign...

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

Early look at the 2020 presidential candidates

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 21, 2019

The 2020 presidential race has already begun, with several prominent Democrats and at least one Republican already throwing their names into the ring. Although there will certainly be many more names to add to the list throughout the year, these are the ones who have either declared or formed exploratory committees...

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

BSU and Africana Studies Reclaiming Black Excellence

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Black History Month involves more than just highlighting historical events and learning about slavery and the civil rights movement. It highlights historical accomplishments and contributions of all Africans and African Americans. “Black History Month isn’t just a month, because I am black all the time,...

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Inslee declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 15, 2019

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Jan. 28 due to the major increase of measles cases in a matter of a few weeks. The number of cases as of Feb. 7 in Washington is 55, according to NPR. While most of the cases are confirmed on the west side of Washington and Oregon, Eas...

ASEWU President heads to Olympia to address student hunger

ASEWU President heads to Olympia to address student hunger

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

February 15, 2019

When walking across campus between classes, students are likely to unknowingly pass many fellow students who don’t always know if their food will last until the next time they receive money. More than one in three EWU students face, or have faced, food insecurity while attending school at the uni...

Human decomposition bill being considered in Washington

Human decomposition bill being considered in Washington

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 15, 2019

At the end of life, many people end up in a casket or in an urn, but Washington state residents may soon have the option to become one with nature. The Washington State Legislature is now considering a bill that would allow human composting at the end of life’s journey. According to NBC, some Wash...

Active shooter at CWU a false alarm

Active shooter at CWU a false alarm

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 15, 2019

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, reports of an active shooter at Central Washington University caused the school to be locked down and partially evacuated. The situation was a false alarm, however, with police finding no suspects and making no arrests. In the wake of more frequent school shootings nationwide, the EW...

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