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Does diversity in its broadest sense include white supremacists?

By Paul Lindoldt, Contributor

April 5, 2018

On our campus in February this year, racist fliers appeared. A white supremacist group took credit. The university responded and students protested. Fliers from the same group now are appearing in the streets of Spokane and being plastered back up as fast as citizens can tear them down. The group that posts these fliers, Identity Evropa, has propagandized Gonzaga Univers...

Governor Jay Inslee at an EWU Young Democrats event held in October 2016. | The Easterner Archives

Opinion: Transparency on trial: Governor Inslee, the people need your help

February 28, 2018

Editor's note: Logan Camporeale graduated with a master's degree in History from EWU in Spring 2017.  On Feb. 23, while you were most likely finishing...

Letter to the Editor: Why Donald Trump Could Be Just What America Needs Right Now

By Mikayla Lundeen, for The Easterner

January 20, 2017

On the night of Nov. 8, 2016 many people went to bed disappointed. Many people were upset, some were angry and others were simply in shock. Soon, a string of protests sprung up nationwide. Despite the dissatisfaction and regret felt by many, let me tell you why Donald Trump may be just what America needs right now: Imagine a leaky roof. Water begins to drip; very sl...

Letter to the Editor: STEM

By Jared Mauldin, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015

To the women in my engineering classes: While it is my intention in every other interaction I share with you to treat you as my peer, let me deviate from that to say that you and I are in fact unequal. Sure, we are in the same school program, and you are quite possibly getting the same GPA as I, but does that make us equal? I did not, for example, grow up in a world...

Letter to the Editor: Cokie Roberts article lacked accuracy

By Dr. Jody Graves, Director of Piano Studies

June 8, 2015

Dear Easterner Editor, I enjoy the articles, and all the great work your reporters do. I would like to offer a suggestion regarding a recent article about Cokie Roberts. The paragraph I am referring to is: “The evening began with a musical performance by Jodie Graves. She sang three songs including ‘John Brown’s Body’ and set the tone of the evening. The performances...

A farewell from the Editor-in-Chief: Goodbye, readers, and thanks

By Nicole Ruse, Editor-in-Chief

June 8, 2015

Dear readers of The Easterner,   Firstly, I want to thank you for your readership and thoughtfulness as our newspaper started anew this year with a new staff and editor. This school year has been hectic, to say the least. Through the ups and downs at The Easterner, the whole team persevered in unimaginable ways, and we have all gotten so close. I am so proud of...

Letter to the Editor: The best way to choose your major

By Habeeb Al Hyrani, EWU Student

June 8, 2015

The best way to choose your major   In the academic ladder, it is usually essential to choose the best major among the many choices available for the students. A well-selected major will reflect the learner’s educational background, interests and his or her future career plans. Thus, it is crucial to choose the best major through an informed decision. This essay...

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,...

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