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Looking Back: Halloween haunts in the Art Building

October 31, 2018

This article was originally published in The Easterner on Nov. 7, 1974. Hauntings - Strange Happenings By way of definitions: "Hauntings" may be read as "str...

Antony and Cleopatra partake in the beverages offered at JFK's Library's annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest has been an annual fundraising event for the JFK Library for many years | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

Annual library fundraiser draws costumed crowds

November 2, 2017

Last Saturday, bedecked in diamonds, bow ties, and shined to perfection, attendees of this year’s Oktoberfest poured into the JFK Library atrium for...

Fun Halloween recipes for you and your friends to enjoy

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

Brain Hemorrhage   Candy Corn Jello Shot   Sweet Poison   Pumpkin Patch Cake Ingredients 1 box yellow cake mix Orange and green gel food coloring 2 cups confectioner's sugar Orange and green food coloring and candy decors Pretzel rods Raspberry jam White melting chocolate Directions Preheat oven to 350 deg...

Students dress up early in hopes of creating more Halloween spirit

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

For some students, Halloween is a time to show off their love of creating and wearing costumes. “We are told that we are not supposed to dress up anymore because we are not kids.  I think that’s stupid,” said Mary Wirkkala, a fourth year student at EWU. “This is a lot of fun. Why should kids be the only ones who get to have this much fun?” Wirkkala, al...

A brief history of Halloween

By Erin Rebar, A&E and Features Editor

October 31, 2016

The spookiest time of year is just around the corner, and with it comes a host of fun activities for every age. Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve, originated as a pre-Christian Celtic festival for the dead. “The festival observed at this time was called Samhain,” according to the Library of Congress website. “It was the biggest and most significant holiday ...

Wirkkala (in the front center) dresses up as characters from Steven Universe. Courtesy of Mary Wirkkala.

Q&A with student cosplayer Mary Wirkkala

October 31, 2016

  Easterner (E): What is your costume of? Mary Wirkkala (MW): Today I’m dressed up as a plague demon. This one was kind of thrown together because I couldn’t find m...

Mudd’s top horror films

October 31, 2015

It’s time to abandon midterms and dive headfirst into candy town now that Halloween is coming up. But while we recover from our inevitable sugar coma,...

The 'Activity' needs to stop

The ‘Activity’ needs to stop

October 31, 2015

"The real victims weren't the tortured families in the movies, but the loyal paying audience." Joe Matthews Staff Writer

Celebrate Halloween with Harvest Fest

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

With Halloween right around the corner, the Office of Community Engagement is preparing for Harvest Fest, which will be held Oct. 30. “Harvest Fest is an annual event for all of the [kindergarten] through fifth graders in the local community to come onto campus and have a safe and fun environment to trick or treat and celebrate Halloween,” said Aunja Norland, Eagle Volunteers...

Stay safe over Halloween

By Roxanne George and Daisy Garcia, for The Easterner

October 29, 2015

As October reaches an end and Halloween weekend approaches, here are a few tips to staying safe this Halloween. Tricia Hughes of Eastern’s Health, Wellness and Prevention Services suggested that if students do go out this weekend, there is no need to drive, stating that Cheney is small enough to walk almost anywhere. Hughes said it is important to “set limits” and...

Editor’s Note: The one with the pumpkin stencil

By Eric Long, Editor-In-Chief

October 28, 2015

It is the week of Halloween and what better way for a newspaper to celebrate than with pumpkins on the cover and a pumpkin carving stencil on the inside? It is always funny to me to see the extent people go to to celebrate Halloween. So much money is spent on costumes, candy, party favors, booze, pumpkins and more, all for one night. But October has become a month full of...

Mike Cardenas and Cw Twohy speak with a princess at the Harvest Carnival.

Children celebrate Halloween on campus

November 6, 2014

What started as an idea from a former university president’s wife has transformed into a campus tradition. EWU has hosted the Harvest Festival and...

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