The Easterner

Editorial: We're still inside, but sun provides hope for the future

Editorial: We’re still inside, but sun provides hope for the future

April 15, 2020

As I sat down to write my weekly editorial column, I realized how strange it was that I was staring out the window into the Yakima Valley (where I did ...


Editorial: Dear EWU staff, stay out of our elections

June 5, 2019

The 2019 ASEWU student election had a little more drama than normal, and both the school and ASEWU need to take steps to make sure it doesn’t happen...


Editorial: U.S. Midterm results return checks and balances to government

November 14, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are over. Who won? It depends who is asked. Both sides are certainly claiming victory. For example, on election night, President ...


Editorial: Aladdin’s deserves a more secure home

October 25, 2018

For Alaa-Eldin (Aladdin) Aamer, what started as a student project in 1984 to raise relief funds for people in Afghanistan, quickly flourished into a lifel...

Editorial: Register to vote, make a real change

By The Easterner, Editorial Board

September 28, 2018

An earlier version of this editorial stated that Republican candidate Cathy McMorris Rodgers received 47.8 percent of the vote in the District 5 primary and 1,435 more votes than Democrat opponent Lisa Brown (46.8 percent). It has been updated to reflect that McMorris Rodgers tallied 49.3 percent of the vote, while Brown received 45.4 percent. She also got 7,951 more votes tha...

Be a Window Not a Wall

May 4, 2017

When someone adopts a position of power, such as a government position, they also need to adopt a policy of transparency and communication. This hel...

Pointed Political Comments Should Not Have a Place in Award Shows

Pointed Political Comments Should Not Have a Place in Award Shows

April 6, 2017

It is commonplace for artwork, theatre productions, documentaries and movies to address and promote political ideologies to the world. They help spread ...



January 12, 2017

ASEWU has been a part of our institution for over 150 years, and it seems like student involvement since then has seriously declined. Students these days e...

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