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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...

Heavy snowfall shuts down EWU campuses for two days

Heavy snowfall shuts down EWU campuses for two days

By Dylan Harris, News Editor

February 14, 2019

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures have taken hold of Cheney over the past week, forcing EWU administrators to cancel classes and shut down campus for two days. EWU rarely cancels classes due to weather, according to the statement on its emergency closures webpage, but snow removal challenges and saf...

Panda Express a sizzling success at EWU

Panda Express a sizzling success at EWU

By Marco Vargas, Contributor

February 14, 2019

Since the PUB opened this winter after the completion of its remodel, EWU took its dining service to a new level. Panda Express is growing well and has been quite popular for EWU students on campus, according to Panda Express manager Max Simon. The university chose Panda Express from a list of other pot...

Thomas Hammer brings CBD drinks to campus

Thomas Hammer brings CBD drinks to campus

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 11, 2019

Thomas Hammer Coffee in EWU’s library is now offering cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, to students as both a tea and drink additive. CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in cannabis, according to Harvard Health Publishing, and is typically used to treat epilepsy syndromes, ...

Monthly roundup podcast (January)

Monthly roundup podcast (January)

By Jeremy Burnham, Taylor Newquist, Michael Brock, and Drew Lawson

February 11, 2019

In this edition of The Easterner's monthly roundup podcast, we cover mental health in college athletics, Rokkos Terikyaki & BBQ closing in Cheney and the inspiring story of EWU women's basketball player Andie Easley.

Former EWU police officer suing university over alleged discrimination

Former EWU police officer suing university over alleged discrimination

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 6, 2019

Former EWU police officer Maria Fell is suing the university claiming she was discriminated against based on her gender and status as a new mother. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 29, 2018, in the Spokane County Superior Court, is alleging the university’s police department did not provide her an appropriat...

Cheney ranks as 11th safest city in Washington

Cheney ranks as 11th safest city in Washington

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

February 6, 2019

Residents of Cheney classify it as a sleepy little town on the east side of Washington, home to a little more than 12,000 residents and students. As a whole the town is considered safe and the numbers show it to be. Recently, the National Council for Home Safety and Security released rankings fo...

New vending machine brings health and wellness products to campus

New vending machine brings health and wellness products to campus

By Nicolas Zerbe, Reporter

February 4, 2019

Condoms, emergency contraceptives and Advil – oh my. A vending machine containing emergency contraceptives, condoms and Advil has made its way to the PUB. EWU’s Generation Action Club, a Planned Parenthood affiliate, campaigned for the machine which now hangs on the wall of the gender-neutral ...

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

President’s Dialogue on Diversity focuses on white fragility

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 31, 2019

“In this presentation, we are not looking to decide if white privilege exists, it’s a real thing, instead we are going...to discover whether or not you as a dominant cultured member here today, as white members, to figure out what components are you using to hide your white privilege,” EWU graduat...

Most EWU students don’t graduate within four years

Most EWU students don’t graduate within four years

By Anthony Carroll, Contributor

January 30, 2019

Over half of first-time EWU students are not graduating in four years. According to the 2017-2018 graduation rates posted by EWU, 52 percent of students graduate in six years and just 25 percent of students graduate in four years. This is not happening solely at EWU, however. According to the Na...

ASEWU has big plans for 2019

ASEWU has big plans for 2019

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

January 30, 2019

ASEWU is working toward goals and objectives for the rest of the school year. One of its main priorities is to make EWU tobacco-free. ASEWU has been working on creating a tobacco-free campus for a few years now, but the proposal has been submitted a few times and the university is testing a tobacco...

Coffee with a cop: bridging the gap

Coffee with a cop: bridging the gap

By Kendall Koch, Reporter

January 30, 2019

As the local and statewide peacekeepers, police officers can be viewed by some as intimidating or hard to talk to. Sharing a cup of joe, however, is one solution that many police departments are using to improve relationships with the public. The EWU Police Department gathered in the JFK Library lobby on J...

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