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Student leaders respond to hateful rhetoric by preaching positivity

Student leaders respond to hateful rhetoric by preaching positivity

November 21, 2019

When anti-abortion activists arrived on campus Wednesday, it appeared the scene on Nov. 7 might repeat itself. The demonstrators shouted their disapproving...

Harlem Nights Ball ends Black History Month at EWU

Harlem Nights Ball ends Black History Month at EWU

February 27, 2019

Soothing Jazz and a 1920s aesthetic will soon send students, staff and guests at EWU back in time. The Black Student Union is hosting the Harlem Nights ball in Har...

Black Student Union aims to engage all students during Black History Month

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

February 14, 2018

Ry-Yon Nixon and Taisa Bernard anticipate lots of education, engagement and excitement to come out of this year’s Black History Month. Nixon, Secretary of Africana Studies and Black Student Union (BSU) adviser, said the idea formulation for February’s celebration started as early as last July. The month was planned under the overarching theme of “Setting the Record Straight...

Groups gather for Tamir Rice rally

Groups gather for Tamir Rice rally

January 21, 2016

On the evening of Jan. 12 EWU Black Student Union, NAACP of Spokane, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) and members of the Spokane community...

BSU matters, no matter your ethnicity

By Jaclyn Archer, News Editor

October 5, 2015

Handing out fliers for the Black Student Union (BSU) on Monday was a more complex experience than I expected. It seemed like a simple enough mission: get students to come to the information meetings on Tuesday at 5 p.m. or Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Patterson 248. But which students? While it seemed most practical to ask those who “appeared Black” to join the BSU, I found myself...

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...

A Life to be Heard

A Life to be Heard

February 5, 2015

When I first walked up to Rachel Doležal’s bright red front door that stood out from the light beige home on South Hill, I felt nervous to have taken...

“Let us march on ’til victory is won.”

“Let us march on ’til victory is won.”

November 12, 2014

Chants of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” could be heard throughout campus Nov. 3, when members of the Black Student Union, dressed in all black, marched...

Documentary looks back at history of hair

May 22, 2013

The Black Student Union, in the first part of their showcase, showed the documentary “Good Hair” featuring Chris Rock on May 18. Michaela Morse, event coordinator of the club, said they originally planned a hair sh...

Black Student Union event showcases campus presence

Black Student Union event showcases campus presence

May 22, 2013

The Black Student Union held “The Showcase,” May 18. The showcase was a three-part event. A documentary called “Good Hair” was shown from 2 to 4 p...

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