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Looking Back: Saving Homecoming!

Looking Back: Saving Homecoming!

October 18, 2019

This story was originally published in The Easterner, Vol. 61, No. 29, May 26, 2010 and has not been changed except for AP style.  Saving Homecoming! Homecoming 1969 is in desperate fear...

EWU Cheerleaders with Swoop

A look back at the history

November 8, 2015

Homecoming a century ago was not much different than it is today: pep rallies, dances, parades, kings and queens, tailgating and more all leading up to...

2015-2016 Royalty Court

Mr. and Ms. Eastern switched for EWU Royalty Pageant title

November 8, 2015

This year SAIL leadership has decided to shake things up with Mr. and Ms. Eastern by removing gendered titles and re-naming the contest The 2015-2016 Royalty...

What’s next for this week

By Rosie Perry, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015

Eagle Spirit week is here and Eastern is ready to celebrate. Nov. 5 through Nov. 7 bring several activities which both students and community members can participate in. Nov. 5 there will be a bonfire and pep rally downtown beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. where attendees will be able to enjoy performances by the EWU marching band, cheer squad and Swoop. Guests...

Bonfire event deemed distasteful

By Rebekah Frank, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

The Community Bonfire and Pep Rally on Oct. 30 brought mixed feelings when the Cheney fire department threw an effigy of the University of North Dakota into the fire. Mike Winters, Cheney’s fire chief, said in an email the effigy was a stuffed paper suit of a person wearing a University of North Dakota jersey. While most people standing around the bonfire cheered when...

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...

Students gather for the canned food drive.

Cheney food bank donations lowest since 2008

November 5, 2014

Outside Isle Hall, volunteers worked quickly counting cans on Oct. 30 for the Community Canned Food Drive. Bob Anderson, director of the EWU bookstore...

Eastern President Mary Cullinan shows her school spirit depute the rain as a part of the Homecoming Parade in downtown Cheney Nov. 1.

Homecoming parade gathers large turnout despite the rain

November 5, 2014

Members of the EWU and Cheney community showed their support as they stood outside in the rain, cheering for their friends and family in the homecoming...

PREVIEW: Eagles take on UND for Homecoming

By Samuel Deal, Sports Editor

October 31, 2014

The Eastern football team is looking to rebound Saturday during the homecoming game after losing its first conference game in over two years. “After the game [the players] were hurting,” said head coach Beau Baldwin. “It is not okay what happened but is going to be okay moving forward if we are willing to fight back.” The game is against the University of North...

Sapna Basy, sophomore, was crowned Ms. Eastern alongside Bryce Dressler, sophomore, who was crowned Mr. Eastern on Oct. 27.

Mr. and Ms. Eastern crowned into royalty

October 30, 2014

Eastern hosted its annual Mr. and Ms. Eastern Pageant on Oct. 27, crowning two new students. Chairperson Mike Cardenas, chairperson for Eagle Entertainment,...

Students exchange T-shirts in celebration of the EWU Homecoming kickoff event on Oct. 27.

ASEWU T-shirt event marks beginning of Spirit Week

October 30, 2014

Monday morning was brought to life as music blasted through the campus mall, the smell of cotton candy rose in the air and dozens of students gathered...

Hannah Gunderson, an EWU sophomore and member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, volunteers at the

Homecoming unites campus to community causes

October 30, 2014

Community service is a part of the annual events of Eastern’s Homecoming Week. Rake a Difference was this year’s Eagle Spirit Week community engagement...

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