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Letter to the editor: Smoking on campus

opinion

April 27, 2013

How unfortunate is it these days that even those of us who choose not to smoke still have to reap some of the consequences of secondhand smoke while walking to and from class? Every day, we hear the complaints and coughs of students walking next to or behind a smoker. Cigarette smoke has an undeniable...

Editorial: In the absence of facts, do not create your own

opinion

April 24, 2013

[email protected] The missteps in the media coverage of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects should teach us something. Unfortunately, they will not. They should teach journalists to not report first and ask questions later. They should teach consumers of news to demand better...

Justice for textbook makers

Justice for textbook makers

By Josh Friesen, Sports Editor

April 19, 2013

I don’t think these textbook companies are doing enough to swindle college students out of hundreds of dollars per quarter. Sure, they have these online codes that cost $80 and expire after a year. Sure, they print these books in hardcover and full color, causing the printing costs to go through the r...

EWU knows there’s always money in the banana stand

opinion

April 19, 2013

There needs to be a higher emphasis on healthy eating on college campuses. When fruit and vegetables sold on campus cost more than junk food, it encourages students, including myself, to not pick the healthier choice when looking for a quick snack on-the-go. Having 75 cent apples and 75 cent bananas...

Letter to the editor: Campus events need more advertising

opinion

April 18, 2013

Events are happening everyday at Eastern Washington University, but it is difficult for us to know when and where these events are taking place. The four of us are all current students at EWU and are all experiencing the same problem: where is the advertising? As students living off campus, it is frustrating...

Liquor control board eyes rules for weed in bars

opinion

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2013

  [polldaddy poll=7043994] Two bar owners on the west side of the state have decided to test the boundaries of marijuana legalization by allowing its use in their establishments, and it appears the Liquor Control Board is not going to sit by and let that happen. In an April 3 press release, boar...

Letter to the editor: Distracted driving puts lives in danger

opinion

April 12, 2013

I am writing to urge all of you fellow drivers to please be responsible and do not text or talk on the phone while you are driving. It is as dangerous and deadly as drinking and driving. Last Tuesday, March 12, at around 7:45 a.m., I was driving with my 13-year-old daughter on highway 904 between Cheney ...

Greek life beyond the stereotypes

opinion

April 11, 2013

By Katie Simpson contributing writer [email protected] Most often when Greek life is mentioned, people rush to the conclusion that everyone associated is involved with the activities of a few. The images representing the Greek community on television and in movies paint most situations in...

Through the Eagle’s Eye: Are you ever offended by TV shows?

Through the Eagle's Eye: Are you ever offended by TV shows?

April 11, 2013

    Idaho legislature wants control of your television ...

Idaho legislature wants control of your television

opinion

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2013

[polldaddy poll=7028723]   If the content of a television show is offensive, should you turn the show off or turn to the federal government? Idaho lawmakers seem to think the latter. On March 19, the state House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution, introduced by republica...

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