The Easterner

Birds of a feather work well together

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2016

Twin brothers and sophomores Nzuzi and Simba Webster are inseparable, reminiscent of basketball twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison and Marcus and Markieff Morris, except they are the football version. Although California can be seen as amazing and dangerous at the same time, the Webster twins managed to stay focused on becoming more than a statistic. “It was very important...

Athletic department has plans in place to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Over the last fiscal year, the EWU athletic department was over budget by a total of $817,706 and it is looking for possible ways to get out of the hole. “The revenues seem to be the areas where you can grow the most as opposed to looking at the expenses and saying, ‘Are we doing things as shoestring as we can now and maybe chop it down a little bit more, or is there potential...

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

EWU athletic department budget in middle of the pack compared to other Big Sky schools

May 16, 2016

Collegiate sports today have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and many university athletic departments across America struggle to keep under their...

“These Shining Lives” cast strikes emotion with their performances

“These Shining Lives” cast strikes emotion with their performances

May 16, 2016

As the audience filled with tears, the lights went up and the “These Shining Lives” production came to a close. The cast illustrated the joy and tragedy...

Mayhem Step and Stroll unites performances

Mayhem Step and Stroll unites performances

May 13, 2016

Mayhem Step and Stroll Show is back for its second year, bringing the competition with five organizations performing that are motivated to take home the...

Greek week switches up teams to promote chapter interaction

By Collette Janae-Buck, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2016

Comprised of team events ranging from football and synchronized swimming to a relay-for-life charity event, the EWU Greek community’s annual Greek Week celebration kicks off today with an opening ceremony outside Showalter Hall. Originally, Greek Week was held as a friendly competition between chapter houses, the ending ceremony resulting in one overall women’s chapter...

Veterans Career Workshop prepares for civilian employment

By Devante Gaillard, Contributing Writer

May 13, 2016

EWU Career Services and the Veterans Resource Center will hold a workshop today to help veterans apply their past military experiences for civilian employment. The Veterans Career Workshop will be held in Patterson Hall 240 from 2:30-4 p.m. and will be open to all. “A lot of our students that are veterans had great military experiences,” Director of the Veterans Resource...

EWU soars into Diversity and Inclusion Week

EWU soars into Diversity and Inclusion Week

May 12, 2016

Life-changing experiences and cultural celebrations are underway at EWU’s fifth consecutive Diversity and Inclusion Week, and EWU is setting out to represent...

Big Changes in Local Cannabis Market

Big Changes in Local Cannabis Market

May 11, 2016

Cheney’s cannabis store, 3 Green Thumbs, is transitioning toward recreational marijuana dispensing from its restricted medicinal dispensing. For EWU...

EWU professor rocks at more than just being a teacher in the geology program

EWU professor rocks at more than just being a teacher in the geology program

May 11, 2016

To some students, EWU professor Nigel Davies plays a vital role in the geology department both as a mentor and a teacher. “He makes geology interesting...

AAPI month ‘May’ just bring people together

By Colette-Janae Buck, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2016

From the struggle-filled experiences of Chinese immigrants to the showcasing of traditional Hawaiian celebratory dances, EWU’s first-ever Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage month celebration highlights the contributions made and the obstacles faced by AAPI persons in the United States. Originally proclaimed only as a heritage week in 1978 by President...

EWU athlete finds motivation in past tragedy

By RayJaun Stelly, Contributing Writer

May 11, 2016

Despite everything he has gone through, EWU sophomore cornerback D’londo Tucker remains humble, strong and determined, showing off a bright smile and providing an endless supply of positive energy. D’londo Tucker’s father had a huge impact on him, his brother DeeShawn Tucker, and many kids in the Seattle area as well. At every game, no matter what field or gym, Herman...

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