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Does diversity in its broadest sense include white supremacists?

By Paul Lindoldt, Contributor

April 5, 2018

On our campus in February this year, racist fliers appeared. A white supremacist group took credit. The university responded and students protested. Fliers from the same group now are appearing in the streets of Spokane and being plastered back up as fast as citizens can tear them down. The group that posts these fliers, Identity Evropa, has propagandized Gonzaga Univers...

Proposed free speech policy aims to break down barriers for student voices

By Kaitlyn Engen, Reporter

March 14, 2018

A newly proposed First Amendment activities policy could affect student engagement in “Free Speech” activities while also re-introducing the conversation of student expression on campus. The proposed policy for the “Use of Outdoor Areas for First Amendment Activities” takes on a more definitive nature compared to the previous policy. The main change to the pol...

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Journalism still matters, now more than ever

November 6, 2017

That was the overarching theme of the National College Media Convention, a journalism conference held in Dallas, Texas during the past week. Four memb...

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech Discussion Panel | Image courtesy of EWU Student Affairs

First Amendment panel urges students to engage

October 23, 2017

Faculty staff and students discussed free speech and hate speech in a panel on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the JFK library. “Some believe we don’t have to provide a...

Federal Funds Should not be About Obedience

Federal Funds Should not be About Obedience

March 13, 2017

There is no question that President Trump has made some questionable decisions as of late-- travel bans, healthcare repeals, building a wall, constantly poi...

Free speech and the scourge of hate groups

Free speech and the scourge of hate groups

April 6, 2015

“You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” The image of a klansman above the words “Neighborhood Watch,” stares out from dark slits...

Free Press Applies To Ideas That Are Not Pre-Approved

By Director Dr. William Stimson, EWU Journalism Department

November 14, 2014

Many people were upset by an article that appeared in The Easterner on Oct. 15 under the title, “Protests in Missouri Unfair to Local Businesses.” One letter writer said he was “appalled” that such an article “was allowed a platform in your campus newspaper.” But look at the actual results. Precisely because the article in question was provocative, people across...


Editorial: Freedom of expression and our obsession with the illusion of security

November 14, 2012

We’re all bound to get a little upset when people say things we don’t like or insult our way of life. The way in which we respond to the things people...

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