The Easterner

Ebola virus striking pointless fear in America

By Jasmine Ari Kemp

October 27, 2014

I first heard about Ebola in 2009 when I contracted swine flu. My friend was sitting with me in our hotel room and he casually said, “at least it’s not something bad like Ebola.” It sparked my interest because at the time I couldn’t imagine what was worse than a 103-degree temperature and uncontrollable dizziness. So I did some digging for information and yeah, I...

Rugby superior to football

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2014

Football is extremely popular in the United States and has a following across the world, but rugby is the opposite. Both sports have professional competitions, but rugby will be returning to the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after almost 100 years, according to www.rio2016.com. An argument for why rugby is superior to football is simple field dimensions. A rugby...

Students have individual responsibility for printing needs

Students have individual responsibility for printing needs

April 2, 2014

Printing has been a stress-inducing adventure during my years as an Eastern student. Double-majoring in creative writing and visual communication des...

Letter to the Editor: Series Classes: Serious Setback

Letter to the Editor: Series Classes: Serious Setback

February 18, 2014

Dear Editor, Many majors at EWU involve mandatory “series” classes, which are typically three consecutive courses only offered fall-winter-spring....

Interact with people, not your cellphone, computer

Interact with people, not your cellphone, computer

February 18, 2014

Whenever I find myself waiting for someone to join me for coffee, for an appointment in an aseptically clean doctor’s office or actively trying to av...

Nasty neighbors lack manners

Nasty neighbors lack manners

February 6, 2014

One complaint that all students at EWU may have at any point during their time as a student is that we have neighbors that are simply too noisy. In fact,...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let your money eat you

Letter to the Editor: Don’t let your money eat you

February 4, 2014

Dear Editor, For a student living on campus, it is a requirement to purchase from a variety of different meal plans ranging in price from small to large: Pl...

De-Bunking the Myths of Video

De-Bunking the Myths of Video

May 25, 2013

By Michael Barone [email protected] Does the camera add 10 pounds? Can't anyone make a video? Isn't all high definition the same? We've all heard phra...

Easterner Asks: Episode Five

May 20, 2013

Do you think EWU should have special areas for students to pray? I asked students to see what they thought, here's what they said. Video by Michael...

Justice for textbook makers

Justice for textbook makers

April 19, 2013

I don’t think these textbook companies are doing enough to swindle college students out of hundreds of dollars per quarter. Sure, they have these online codes that cost $80 and expire after a year. Sure, they print these books in hardcover and full color, causing th...

Racial slurs as team nicknames beyond offensive

Racial slurs as team nicknames beyond offensive

March 9, 2013

  Any revival of Eastern’s former nickname, “Savages,” is offensive. It’s more than offensive; It’s plain wrong. The offense is not a matter of...

Benedict Arnold bus breaks down and betrays riders

Benedict Arnold bus breaks down and betrays riders

January 29, 2013

On Jan. 14 the worst possible thing that could happen to a student forced to commute on the bus happened. The bus broke down, and that’s why I am ...

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