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ASEWU president earns Gonzaga’s Thomas More scholarship

ASEWU president earns Gonzaga’s Thomas More scholarship

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019

It’s not everyday you see an eagle turn into a bulldog. ASEWU president and EWU senior Dante Tyler will be attending Gonzaga Law School after he graduates from EWU in June. Tyler has been offered the Thomas More Scholarship. The Thomas More Scholarship is offered by Gonzaga to about five fi...

Mueller report: no collusion between Trump campaign, Russia

Mueller report: no collusion between Trump campaign, Russia

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

April 3, 2019

The Justice Department announced Sunday, March 24 that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” No conclusion was reached, howe...

Enrollment rates decrease for EWU

Enrollment rates decrease for EWU

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

April 3, 2019

Enrollment decreasing EWU enrollment rates are down 2.5% since last spring. According to Mark Baldwin, the undergraduate policy and planning associate vice president, EWU wanted to see where the enrollment number trends are at and where they are going. “(We) knew in fall that we were not...

Monthly roundup podcast (February)

Monthly roundup podcast (February)

By Jeremy Burnham, Taylor Newquist, and Michael Brock

March 16, 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...

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