The Easterner

Eating our ‘roots’ brings cultures together

By Sam Jackson, Reporter

February 28, 2018

Eating our “Roots” was an event held last Thursday Feb. 22 that shared knowledge about food ways and what the interconnections are among different cultural groups. The event highlighted African culinary influences in Latinx food practices. In a collaborative effort between the Africana studies program and food studies taught by Norma Cardenas, interim director of the Chi...

Keresha Richards, Eagle Entertainment Diversity Outreach Coordinator in 2017. | Sam Jackson for The Easterner

World party celebrates diversity

October 15, 2017

Ambitious to celebrate and embrace EWU’s diversity, Eagle Entertainment invited international clubs and organizations to host a World Party. The W...

Members of the Native American Student Association cover their mouths with a red handprint

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

May 4, 2017

Students rallied on April 27 to combat the perpetration of gender-based violence, rape culture and derogatory labels. A group of speakers addressed a crowded aud...

EWU Student Gallery brings Jake Prendez’s “Churro Know My Life” exhibit to campus

January 12, 2017

Art for humanity has always been one of the most powerful tools used to enact social and political commentary. Its forms of oil and acrylic paintings, p...

Okera Nsombi posing in his office.

Okera Nsombi joins EWU

November 5, 2015

“The ‘N’ is silent. It’s not as scary as it looks,” said Okera Nsombi, Ph.D., Eastern’s newest assistant professor of Africana Education-Instruction,...

Information provided by Officer Contacts with Civilians and Race in the City of Spokane: A Quantitative Analysis.

Eastern professor, SPD captain study discrimination

April 17, 2015

EWU’s Ed Byrnes, Ph.D., teamed up with Captain Brad Arleth of the Spokane Police Department to gather and study data on officer initiated contacts with...

Guest director portrays Irish-themed production at EWU theater

By Alla Drokina, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

A snippet of Ireland is coming to EWU. Artistic director for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre and guest director at EWU Jadd Davis will bring the musical “A Man of No Importance”  to life at Eastern this spring. “A Man of No Importance” opens on March 4 and offers the audience a glimpse of 1960s Ireland. Based off the movie with the same name, it is about a man, Alfie...

Slam poetry rattles emotions

Slam poetry rattles emotions

February 27, 2015

A hush settled over the crowd when the first poet dominated the stage at The Bartlett, a live music venue and bar, on Feb. 16 for the monthly Spokane Poetry...

Diversity Week sets stage for uncomfortable topics

Diversity Week sets stage for uncomfortable topics

May 14, 2014

  Most people tend to run from what makes them uncomfortable, and this year’s Diversity Week is about facing a certain kind of discomfort....

The Latino community in Washington state, as well as at Eastern Washington University, plays a diverse role in politics, education and society.

Dream Act offers answers for undocumented students

April 24, 2014

With the recent passing of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, a special group within the community is being recognized: undocumented...


Spring Breaking The Stereotype

January 31, 2014

  When students on college campuses hear about spring break, they tend to hear a culture of expectations: visiting sun-filled beaches, laying i...

Left to right: Paden Vance, Remington Klein, Marlee Andrews, and Dominick Betts rehearse for

Lilac City Performing Arts makes debut with ‘Carrie: The Musical’

November 5, 2013

Carrie White first hit the scene in 1974 adorned with the classic Stephen King accoutrement: pig’s blood and the scars of social injustice. This month she’s making a comeback in Lila...

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