The Easterner

Letter to the Editor – Response to “Theater capstone class pumps out plays”

By Ryan Hartwell, EWU Student

May 31, 2015

Dear Mr. Elliston, This is the director of “Passing” speaking. I really appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge the capstone productions that are playing soon. I would like to point out some inconsistencies with the current article explaining what the play “Passing” is about. The first thing I need to point out is your reference to “... a gentleman in ...

Letter to the Editor: The President’s Talk On Diversity Falls Flat

By Dara Clay, EWU Student

May 23, 2015

First, I want to acknowledge and thank those involved in the production of Diversity Week as I’m sure it can be a lengthy and thoughtful process. Dr. Mary Cullinan’s talk on May 12 titled “Walking Together to Transform Lives” fell flat as she was unmindful towards the struggle minority groups on campus face. Well in to her speech, Dr. Cullinan finally gained focus...

Letter to the Editor

By Brandon Gunn, EWU Journalism, PR student

May 23, 2015

Dear Mr. Mudd, I read your review of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and I respectfully disagree with your analysis. I watched “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opening weekend and felt the exact opposite of how you felt. As a huge comic book nerd, I feel it is my duty to explain why Ultron was exactly what we needed as a comic book movie and how it was executed perfectly. You're...

Letter to the Editor

By Ellen Picken, EWU Student

May 12, 2015

The college campus is the one of the central places in our society for free speech. The proselytizers have a place in the outdoor court here at EWU. They’ve been here for decades. But hate and ranting is not a call for change; it is a sign of mental illness. What our latest preacher needs is compassion not confrontation. He will not change his mind or behavior, ever. Engaging...

EWU financial aid hurts students and their wallets

By Mikayla Lundeen, EWU Freshman

May 2, 2015

Financial aid is supposed to give all students access to education. However, my experience with the financial aid office has revealed many flaws in the system. For one, my parent’s income is not my income. No matter how much my parent’s make, they have no obligation to give me any of it. Ten years ago, my dad wanted to take responsibility for providing for his family,...

Letter to The Editor

By Nancy Street

March 18, 2015

On Saturday afternoon around 4:00 p.m. on March 7, I left our house near Sutton Park to collect some materials from the Cheney Library. Before I opened the door to leave, I heard a train rumbling around the curve. It got louder as I approached the library, and after I checked materials out of the library, I could hear the continual clicking of the train down First Street,...

The URC Center Just Doesn’t Fit Us All

By Yasser Khan, EWU Students

March 10, 2015

Dear Editor: The new layout of the recreational center does not accommodate to the 13,000 plus students attending Eastern Washington University. All students pay for the rec center within the tuition each quarter, yet I have experience over and over that the rec is too small and isn’t fitting to have fair workouts for all students. The problem is many students not attempting...

End the Parking Struggle and Ride the Shuttle

By Zoe Mariotti, Ben Kutina, Montserrat Franco, EWU Students

March 10, 2015

Dear Editor, The location of the free parking lot is just too far away. Many of us have had the struggle of trying to find parking on and around campus. We are sometimes late to class and it can be detrimental to our learning, as well as disruptive. There’s a simple solution to make the parking at Eastern more efficient. Any student or faculty will tell you that parking...

Students Do Not Use What They Pay For

By Kassandra J. Clark, Faith J. Mehal, Jake D. York, EWU Students

March 10, 2015

Dear Editor, Every quarter, each full-time undergraduate at Eastern pays $65 toward a recreation fee. In return, students gain “free” access to the campus gym and recreation center. Along with this $65 fee comes a great frustration. The recreation fee is automatically accounted for in all students’ fees and tuition; however, not all students use the facility that they...

On-Campus Vendors Should Accept Meal Plan and Flex Money

By Zack J. Speiker, Madelynn G. Newman, Brennen J. Maguire, EWU Students

March 10, 2015

Dear Editor, We believe all external business vendors operating on Eastern Washington University campus should accept both student meal plan and Flex money. Students living on campus have limited options when it comes spending their meal plan and Flex money and deserve to have more options available, considering the money they’re spending to attend school and build the...

New bill to reduce incarceration interest rates

By Marianne Johnson

March 2, 2015

Washington state has the second highest interest rate on legal financial obligations in the nation at 12 percent. When individuals are incarcerated, they are charged with a fine that starts collecting interest the day they are incarcerated. While people are in jail or prison, they collect a huge amount of debt that is difficult to pay off because of their lack of employment....

Letter to the Editor: ASEWU responds to PUB remodel editorial

Letter to the Editor: ASEWU responds to PUB remodel editorial

February 24, 2015

23 February 2015 I am writing, as a member of ASEWU, in response to the editorial in the Feb. 18 edition of The Easterner regarding the proposed PUB...

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