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‘Be mindful not fearful’

‘Be mindful not fearful’

May 12, 2016

Hearing a sound resembling gunfire to find out it is merely a car backfiring is quite a relief. However, it raises the question: What if it had been a...

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...

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...

Eagles break records as track season comes to an end

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

Senior Katie Mahoney broke a 16-year-old school record in the 800-meter at the Oregon State University High Performance Meet on April 30 in Corvallis, Oregon. Her winning time was 2:11.13, beating Junia Limage of the ATS Track Club, who had a time of 2:11.86. Mahoney broke the EWU record, which was set by Katie Ellison in 2000 with a 2:11.41 time. “I was really excited,...

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...

Athletic department to improve budget

By Riley Baker, Staf Writer

May 11, 2016

The athletic Department is over budget by $817,076, but there is more going on behind the scenes than just that. With expenses going up every year, the department needs to better prepare themselves and figure out how to work with what they have. Chad Karthauser has been the associate athletic director for business and finance for EWU for about six months and has done plenty...

Big Sky to add new team to the fold in 2018

By Grace Pohl, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

The University of Idaho is moving back to the Big Sky Conference for football. EWU has played UI twice since 2002, winning both of the games. Now the teams will compete against each other every year starting in the 2018 season. UI was in the Big Sky Conference in 1965 until 1995. They won nine conference championships before moving up to the FBS. All UI sports left in...

EWU football players sign into NFL as undrafted free agents Former EWU QB has tryout with Seahawks

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016

The NFL Draft has concluded, and EWU offensive linemen Clay DeBord and Aaron Neary have both signed deals as undrafted free agents to play in the NFL. DeBord agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals and Neary will head to the Denver Broncos. Both players were All-Big Sky Conference performers this year. Neary started in 24 games and played in 46 during his EWU career...

Forced to attend classes

Forced to attend classes

May 9, 2016

Coming out of high school, most students finally get the opportunity to start making their own decisions such as being able to miss a class or two without...

EWU offers Instructional Technology Showcase for faculty

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

Faculty was invited to attend an Instructional Technology Showcase on April 29 to increase student success through Canvas. The showcase was put on by the department of Instructional Technology, Design and Development. EWU Instructional Technology Specialist Nick Brown said the showcase is an annual event and has evolved over the years from being a more general instructional...

SALT-y about student loans

By Luke Kindred, contributing writer

May 9, 2016

First thing after graduating college, students are faced with the question, “What next?” SALT is an online program intended to help students plan for their futures. The good news: students do not have to wait until graduation to begin planning. Stacey Morgan Foster, vice president of student affairs at EWU, noted SALT is not an acronym for anything; rather, it means...

EWU welcomes author William Finnegan

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016

Author William Finnegan was in Spokane on April 29 for a reading and Q&A for his latest book “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.” The event took place at Auntie’s Bookstore located in downtown Spokane and was a part of EWU’s Visiting Writer Series. Director of Get Lit! Melissa Huggins said, “[The series] is a partnership between the MFA program in creative writing...

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