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Spokane hiking guide

Spokane hiking guide

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

Spokane may be a densely populated area, but a short drive in any direction from its booming downtown will land you in an outdoorsman’s paradise. There are 16 conservation areas in Spokane County, as well as a number of parks, recreation areas and trailheads around the edges of the Lilac City. These...

All offense at EWU football Pro Day

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Pro Day came to EWU on April 1. Four former EWU football players were a part of the testing for professional football scouts, with offensive linemen Clay DeBord and Aaron Neary being the main attractions. Scouts tested speed, agility, weight-lifting, height and weight, among other measurements. The...

Good weather, great results for men’s track and field

Good weather, great results for men’s track and field

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

The EWU men’s track and field team participated in two meets on April 1 and 2, the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California and the Al Manuel Northwest Dual Meet in Missoula, Montana. The men who competed at the Stanford Invite were as follows: Sophomore Jeremy VanAssche – 100-meter and...

Lily Kate dresses up Cheney

Lily Kate dresses up Cheney

By Natasha Nellis, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2016

A new women’s fashion boutique has come to Cheney. Lily Kate is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is located on the corner next to Pet Paradise on Second Street. Lily Kate Fashion Boutique, owned and operated by Tina Sikkema, is a small clothing store that caters to women...

All holidays are commercialized

All holidays are commercialized

By Joe Matthews, Opinion Editor

April 2, 2016

Lent is over, the Easter Bunny has dropped his eggs and the complaints about the commercialization of Easter have begun. What is supposed to be a holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ has become a day full of gluttony and consumerism. From children crying over not finding as many...

Men’s track and field takes Big Sky by storm

Men’s track and field takes Big Sky by storm

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016

At the Whitworth BUC Scoring Invite on March 17-18, the men’s track team had four Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship qualifiers at the meet to start off the outdoor season for the team: senior Joey Payne, junior Joey Day, sophomore Jeremy VanAssche and redshirt sophomore Aaron Cunningham. Coleman...

Men’s tennis on a losing streak

Men’s tennis on a losing streak

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

April 1, 2016

It has been a turbulent few weeks for the EWU men’s tennis program, having lost seven straight matches, including 12 of its last 13 after starting the season 7-2, 3-0 in conference. The Eagles’ lone win in March came against Big Sky foe Southern Utah on March 9, when they shut out the Thunderbirds,...

Women’s track opens outdoor season

Women’s track opens outdoor season

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

The women’s track team began its outdoor season at the Whitworth BUC Scoring Invite on March 17 and 18 in Spokane. There were three qualifiers for the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships, including senior Kaytlyn Coleman, junior Kendra Hamm and sophomore Dominique Butler. Coleman qualified...

Women’s tennis drop their Big Sky lead to Sac State

Women’s tennis drop their Big Sky lead to Sac State

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

March 31, 2016

The EWU women’s tennis team finds itself in the middle of a drought, going 0-4 since a dominant 7-0 win over Whitworth on Feb. 27. The team currently sits at 3-3 in Big Sky play after initially starting the conference season with three-straight wins. The Eagles fell to Sacramento State, 1-6, in...

Police departments part ways

Police departments part ways

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

March 12, 2016

Cheney Police Department and EWU Police Department have worked closely together for many years. However, EWU PD made some changes last November that resulted in a separation between the two departments. Cheney PD provided EWU PD with dispatch services for several years, but being on the same frequency...

Sustainability major in the works

Sustainability major in the works

By Colette Black, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2016

EWU’s annual Campus Sustainability Forum hit a record low in attendance: 30 people. EWU senior Gwen Bode, biology major and sustainability club member, said the vacancy of student demand and interest in sustainability efforts made by departments on campus is due to a distant and unorganized administration....

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