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Dining services adjusts operations amidst COVID-19 related closures

April 6, 2020

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak across Washington, EWU is adjusting its dining services to meet the needs of students while creating a safe environme...

Dietician Natalie Stein teaches students how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in their diet. The Dining Services offered students free salads in the URC last week | Josh Fletcher for The Easterner

Campus Dietician teaches salads on-the-go

January 24, 2018

Dining services is educating students to count the amount of colors and variety of foods on their plate as opposed to worrying about calories. Campus Dieti...

Students shop at the Fresh Market in Tawanka Hall. The market was set up to provide students with healthy fresh foods | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

Dining Services offer a fresh place to eat

January 24, 2018

Fresh produce hit the stands once again as EWU’s Fresh Market reopens for the school year. Although canned tomatoes and frozen corn may seem to be the only...

Students crowded in line for the grand opening of Einstein Bros Bagels in 2017.

Einstein BrosBagels Has Their Grand Opening

January 26, 2017

Einstein Bros Bagels is a new dining restaurant located at the Tawanka building in EWU. It officially opened on Dec. 12, 2016 during EWU’s winter brea...

Einstein Bagels comes to EWU

By Colette-Janae Buck, Copy Editor

December 21, 2016

Einstein Bros. Bagels is officially open and ready to serve the EWU campus, offering approximately 28 breakfast bagel and deli sandwiches options and all the fixings to curb your coffee craving. Five bagel and sandwich menu items are verified as vegetarian, including the classic cheddar cheese bagel, the signature spinach, mushroom and swiss Bagel, the signature asparagus...

Should meal plans be forced upon freshmen?

By Brad Brown, Managing Editor

October 20, 2016

For many incoming freshmen, going to college is emblematic of a newfound freedom and, perhaps, a break away from obsessively protective helicopter parents. However, year after year, the university seems to keep infantilizing the residential college system for freshmen. From expensively rigid meal plans and an on campus residency requirement to having their academic schedu...

Tapingo creates frustration at Swoops

Tapingo creates frustration at Swoops

January 24, 2016

The food-ordering app Tapingo changed how Dining Services does business and is a convenience for students, but there are still kinks to work out. The...

New app shows promising benefits for dining services

New app shows promising benefits for dining services

June 5, 2015

Dining Services has released its soft launch for the mobile-ordering app, Tapingo. Director of Dining Services Dave McKay said the app is meant to cut...

Dining Services hosts diet forum

Dining Services hosts diet forum

January 22, 2014

  Dining services at EWU hosted a Special Diets Forum on Oct. 1 that was open for students to express their special dietary needs, including allergi...


Do you know what you are eating?

October 3, 2013

  This November, Washington state voters have the chance to determine whether or not food companies will be required to label foods and food...

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Letter to the Editor: Tawanka needs to expand their menu to include more dietary options

January 30, 2013

As current students at Eastern Washington University we feel that the food options offered at Tawanka are lacking in quality variation. This especially...


Vegan students lack options

November 28, 2012

On a cold and wet Tuesday afternoon, I walked into Baldy’s, desiring a warm meal to recharge me for a long afternoon of homework. Unfortunately, the...

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