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Graphic of the various levels of cases of COVID-19. (Dark=more cases)

EWU takes action on stopping spread of COVID-19

March 10, 2020

With 136 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Washington State alone, EWU has begun to take some preventative measures in order to keep its students as...

Police Beat

Police Beat

February 28, 2020

2/9- Alcohol violation At around 12:30 a.m. campus police were called into Dressler Hall by a resident advisor for a student breaking an alcohol viola...

Adam Grabowski. Photo from

Adam Grabowski’s #SAYITANYWAY campaign

February 5, 2020

Adding comedy to the tough topics of life is one way to uplift the spirits of people who need it most.  Comedian Adam Grabowski will be sharing his ...

While the new Grocery Outlet may not be a one-stop shop for residents of Cheney, it will offer disounted prices on a variety of items.

Grocery Outlet set for grand opening

November 20, 2019

When it comes to grocery shopping, Cheney residents will soon have another option. Cheney’s newest store, Grocery Outlet, will open this Thursday...

Contestant Bradley Alexander II presenting his pitch during the second qualifying round of the business pitch competition. Alexander II placed second in the event and will move on to the semifinals.

Semifinals set for business pitch competition

March 3, 2019

Same stakes, different formation and a cash prize incentive provided at the end of the round. The EWU Center for Entrepreneurship launched the second qualifyi...

Cheney Zip's shooting suspect arrested

Cheney Zip’s shooting suspect arrested

January 2, 2019

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting at Zip’s in Cheney on Oct. 27 that left three victims with non-life-threatening injuries a...

(Left to right) EWU ROTC Cadets Thomas Luce, Amayia Roberts and Megan Anderson compete in the flexed arm hang event. Competitors were required to complete a variety of tests in order to receive the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.

EWU ROTC takes top spot in military badge competition

November 23, 2018

Junior Nicholas Null has been preparing for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge since the beginning of his freshman year in the EWU ROTC program, a...

Rebecca Pettingill standing where she witnessed the shooting that took place the night prior. She returned to work the next morning.

Details on Mitchell’s shooting emerge

September 19, 2018

One small-town grocery store. One disorderly man with a knife. Three bullet holes in the wall. One dead body. Questions still linger as the  Washington S...

Graphic by Gail Powers for The Easterner

Police Beat

March 8, 2018

Suspicious Circumstance Feb. 27   A male student reported to police that he was being harassed by another student who stole his debit card. ...

Students hold signs and pass out  yers in between classes. Their goal is to have more gender-neutral showers on campus. | Andrew Watson for The Easterner

Students demonstrate for gender-neutral showers

September 29, 2017

Students from the EWU Pride Center held a demonstration outside of Patterson Hall September 26 in the hopes of getting more gender-inclusive showers o...

Yesterday EWU Spokane hosted Welcome Fest on the Riverpoint lawn.

EWU welcomes students to its Riverpoint campus

September 23, 2016

“[We try] to build the feeling of a community on campus,” Nikki Measor, director of student services.

Easterner’s new EIC strives forward

By Eric Long, Chief Copy Editor

June 7, 2015

Hello, Eastern. I am the new editor-in-chief of The Easterner. First, I would like to say that it has been an insane year at The Easterner. We have had many ups and downs but we made it to the last issue, the one you are reading today. As chief copy editor I have seen and read every article that has been printed in the paper, from the light-hearted ones to the controversial...

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