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EDITORIAL: Obama and Romney are not your only options

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October 31, 2012

If you cast your vote for a third party presidential candidate, are you wasting it? That is what supporters of these candidates are often told. Or worse, they are told that voting for a third party is taking away a vote from the major candidate who that third party candidate most closely aligns to,...

Obama’s free ride on civil liberties abuses: The Bush era protesters are silent despite the growth of the surveillance state and an illegal military intervention

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By Kyle Harding, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2012

    Where have the civil liberties advocates and anti-war protesters within the Democratic Party gone? A key part of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign was criticism of post-9/11 abuses of civil liberties. Circa 2007 there was no shortage of pundits talking about warrantless...

Piano playing plebians plague PUB

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October 31, 2012

Some of us students at eastern have complaints about the piano in the Pence Union Building and how it is freely accessible to anyone to use at any time of day, regardless of their musical skill level. This can lead to disruption of focus, tension in the overall atmosphere, and a general degradation of...

Path’s puddles permeate poor pedestrians’ penny loafers

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By Amy Meyer, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2012

  It’s been raining. This means something very special on the campus of Eastern Washington University. Am I making reference to the beautiful, foggy mist that a cloudy day in Cheney will present? Am I referring to the spike in warm-clothing retail at the University Bookstore? Coul...

The Trojan War: What is it good for?

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By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012

  Classics: No other word inspires such fear in the undergraduate mind. For those who have had to sit through honors English and mythology classes, I feel your pain. There are many ways to die, but death by boredom is one of the worst. And classics are just about the most boring books around. This...

Theater stages award-winning comedy

Theater stages award-winning comedy

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

October 17, 2012

  “Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on.” So reads the introduction to “The Underpants,” a comedic farce that will be staged by the EWU Theatre Department in November. Adapted by Steve Martin, “The Underpants” follows a conservative German...

Your first apartment: get used to the cold and mold

Your first apartment: get used to the cold and mold

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

So, you’ve navigated the dorms, learned how to take care of yourself and have decided it’s time to strike out on your own. You should know that you have a lot of options open. For your first apartment, you can pick from a number of models, including noisy, moldy, no insulation, domestic viol...

Students Prepare for next level

Students Prepare for next level

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

October 10, 2012

In the case of senior psychology major Leah Parker, the hardest part about applying to graduate school is deciding where to go. “[First] you actually have to decide what you want to study, and that’s hard enough,” she said. “Then you have the pick of ... all universities all over the worl...

Horoscope for college majors in this economy

Horoscope for college majors in this economy

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

October 3, 2012

Many new students agonize over choosing a major, and you should. Your major affects your classes and course of study, determines your adviser and professors, and most important of all, after college you’re not allowed to have a job that isn’t related to your undergraduate degree. Ever. It...

Get ready for the new academic year

Get ready for the new academic year

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012

Ah, early September. Such a joyous time of year, filled with energy and promise. The perfect way to glide into a relaxing school year. Don’t worry, though, because you still have two weeks left until -—- wait, today is the . . . no, that can’t be -—- great Scott! It’s the first day of sc...

Married couples pursue college dreams together

Married couples pursue college dreams together

By Davis Hill, Staff Writer

September 27, 2012

  It is easy to see a young or newly married couple and be excited, jealous or judgmental based on how the relationship appears from outside. But it is what is happening behind the scenes that really counts and the path, according to engaged and married students at Eastern, is not always certain. “It...

Through the Eagle’s Eye

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September 26, 2012

Photos by Aaron Malmoe

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