The Easterner

From Survivor to Support

From Survivor to Support

May 25, 2017

To the outsider looking in, Mykel Vanek’s childhood was relatively normal. Growing up in a single parent household near Spokane, Washington, Vanek went to school in the small town of Valleyford until 8th grade. A...

EWU student bring Love Your Melon to campus

EWU student bring Love Your Melon to campus

March 6, 2016

EWU now has a student-run college apparel brand, Love Your Melon, with the mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. EWU junior...

Wife, mother, host parent – cancer survivor

Wife, mother, host parent – cancer survivor

November 15, 2015

Senior secretary of the social work department Carol Golden has been an active employee of the EWU campus since 1988 and has worked for several different...

Eastern Africana Studies director beats cancer, battles injustice

Eastern Africana Studies director beats cancer, battles injustice

February 11, 2015

After a near-death experience many years ago, Scott Finnie, Ph.D., director of the EWU Africana Studies Program, has a deeper motivation to live out a...

A farewell to Stuart Scott

By Fetlew Gebreziabher, Online Sports Editor

January 14, 2015

Stuart Scott, a broadcasting legend and pioneer who changed the culture of ESPN, passed away on Jan. 4 after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 49. As a child growing up watching ESPN, Scott was ESPN to me. He was the only broadcaster on TV that looked like me and talked like the grown ups around me. He made it okay to be yourself. He bridged that gap of hip-hop flavor...

Hockey and cancer take center ice

Hockey and cancer take center ice

October 16, 2014

Eastern men’s varsity hockey team played their annual Pink in the Rink game Oct. 10 against the University of Victoria’s Vikes. The festivities...

Finding a Balance: A student perspective

Finding a Balance: A student perspective

October 2, 2014

There is one episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” when Will pretends to be a single dad attending university. The single dad role allows him to...

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