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Do commuter students need their own dedicated place to eat, study and meet?

opinion

By Lorna Hartman, Staff Writer

April 8, 2013

  While residence hall students can go to their rooms or to lounges in the residence halls to eat and study or just to escape classes, commuter students cannot go to their rooms. They use spots around campus where there are designated areas to eat, study and relax. For example, spaces i...

Star Wars club forces its way into campus

Star Wars club forces its way into campus

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

  After several years of deliberation, distraction and plain old procrastination, two friends are finally starting the club they always thought Eastern should have. This spring quarter, Daryn Walter and Joel Hetrick are starting the Star Wars club, nicknamed "The New Republic." Walter...

Money Saving Tips For Residence Hall Students

Money Saving Tips For Residence Hall Students

April 3, 2013

By Michael Barone [email protected] It's every college student's nightmare; finals week is in the midst of pillaging your brains and you need that last boost of energy to get through the waves of information. You decide to go to the Eagle Express Market to grab an energy drink and some snacks so you ca...

Editorial: Military tuition assistance cut a play on the public’s sympathies

opinion

April 3, 2013

[email protected] In the wake of reduction in the growth of government spending mandated by sequestration, the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force decided last month to suspend tuition assistance for service members for the remainder of the fiscal year. After a public outcry, it did not take...

Final Exams: Study, Prepare, Survive

Final Exams: Study, Prepare, Survive

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

March 22, 2013

  Although we no longer have to hunt for food or defend ourselves against marauders, these skills still serve us well in the modern academic wilderness of final examinations. Your finals will require every ounce of ingenuity you possess. They will be grueling and terrible. In order to help...

Letter to the editor: Response to “No salvaging ‘Savages'”

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March 16, 2013

Dear Easterner Editor, This letter has been drafted to address a few inaccuracies in the article entitled, "No Salvaging 'Savages'" posted on March 7, 2013. We are a few of the original students involved in the "throwback jersey scandal" of 2004 and upon reading this latest article we were disappoi...

Video games unfairly blamed for violence

opinion

March 15, 2013

By Nick Johnson contributing writer [email protected] Whenever there is a teen involved in a shooting, the first thing people seem to point their fingers at are video games. In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, reasons why a young man went on the rampage were flying around, but the one...

Pinkies up, pencils down, time for class etiquette

Illustration by Vania Tauvela

By Jasmine Kemp, Eagle Life Writer

March 15, 2013

  It is two minutes before class starts and for some blasted reason there is still a class working hard like it has only been 10 minutes since class began. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t understand why it is so hard to look at the clock and make sure what the time is. I have been ranted at by instructors and profes...

Drug war profiteers attempt to stop marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado

opinion

By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2013

  Last November, voters in Washington state, along with those in Colorado, expressed their desire to legalize marijuana. For many voters, it had nothing to do with a personal desire to be able to buy weed, but a wish to see the state stop imprisoning people for an activity that does not infringe...

Racial slurs as team nicknames beyond offensive

Editorial illustration by Vania Tauvela

By Chistopher Stuck, Managing Editor

March 9, 2013

  Any revival of Eastern’s former nickname, “Savages,” is offensive. It’s more than offensive; It’s plain wrong. The offense is not a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of history, both of the nation and the term. Dismissing offense taken at “Savages” is dismissing...

Letter to the editor: Response to Washington state assault weapons ban column

Under the original text of Senate Bill 5737, possession of this AR-15 would require owners to submit to warrantless home inspections.

March 6, 2013

My father and I would like to thank Kyle Harding for his Feb. 27 article titled “Washington State Senate Bill 5737 assault weapons ban is an assault on individual liberty.” I'm sure that this article has helped educate students and faculty on the real intent of some of our senators. I belong to a...

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