The Easterner

Raghda Al-Hmeyrat is graduating with a master's degree in English.

From a shy immigrant to a master’s degree holder- Raghda Al-Hmeyrat’s success story 

June 11, 2020

Originally from Karbala, Iraq, a young Raghda Al-Hmeyrat sat in her third-grade classroom for the first time in Spokane. Looking around, she noticed man...

Grace Wahlman's passion for writing led her to study technical communication.

Wahlman finds a way through writing

June 11, 2020

Grace Wahlman grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington, surrounded by nine older siblings, horses, chickens and a big, beautiful garden. When she wasn’t playi...

Gabrielle Marquez will attend Gonzaga law school on a full-ride scholarship.

Marquez relies on work ethic to achieve goals

June 11, 2020

Many college students enjoy the leisure of driving to their local Starbucks, pulling out their laptop and quietly sipping a frappé while they check emai...

Miriam Carlson grew up in Kenya.

Carlson juggles classes, parenting and pursuit of psychology career

June 11, 2020

Being a full-time student in college and pursuing one major is difficult enough. Miriam Carlson, a future EWU grad, will not only graduate with two psyc...

Senior Justice Forral dances at the campus mall on Jan. 28. Forral began his

Dancing the days away

January 30, 2019

As you're walking from class to class in the crisp cold air, you might have noticed a man dancing like nobody was watching in the campus mall throughout t...


Opportunities whistle as they pass

June 4, 2014

After four years, I shall be graduating from Eastern with two degrees. I had some great times at Eastern, going to presentations and concerts, and I’v...

Senioritis: a swelling of the apathy glands

May 17, 2013

Graduating students have many challenges yet ahead: final tests, job applications and last-minute GECR crises. But none of these compare to the true end-of-the-year crucible: the dreaded senioritis. ...

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