The Easterner

Low credit scores now accepted for PLUS loan

By Larry Ty Holmes, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2014

Last month, the Department of Education announced it has taken an extra step to ensure there will be wider access for the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students. The department has redefined “adverse credit history” to allow a wider applicant field. Since this definition hasn’t been updated for 20 years, the department wants to reflect the current economic situation...

Domestic violence at colleges prevelant

By Ayanna Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 13, 2014

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline website, 57 percent of college students have admitted to experiencing a domestic violent relationship and 1 in 3 college women are in an abusive dating relationship. Michelle Helmerick, manager of Student Support and Advocacy, said domestic violence can come in all shapes and sizes, as well as happen to, and be perpetrated...

Eastern hits record enrollment

Eastern hits record enrollment

October 10, 2014

A record amount of students are on the EWU campus this year. Jumping from 12,791 students in fall 2013, enrollment at the university is currently at...

Plus groups provide Eastern students the resources to succeed

Plus groups provide Eastern students the resources to succeed

October 10, 2014

According to Eastern’s Program Leading to University Success (PLUS) coordinator Carlos Munoz, the PLUS research has shown students who come to five or...

Swoop, EWU mascot, leads new students toward Showalter Hall at the Passing Through The Pillars event on Sept. 22

Passing Through The Pillars event symbolizes student success, long-standing tradition

September 25, 2014

As returning students, faculty and staff filled the pathway in front of Showalter Hall, new transfer and freshman students stood on College Ave. on the...

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 16, 2013.

Letter to the Editor: Cathy McMorris Rodgers should help hard-working students

July 26, 2014

Dear Editor, As the parent of an Easterner and a visitor to Cheney this week, I have seen that there are many students who work hard to put themselves...

Quarters beat out semesters in the academic calendar debate

Quarters beat out semesters in the academic calendar debate

January 8, 2014

By Caitlyn Armstrong On Dec. 3, 2013 the board of trustees announced that their final decision on the quarters to semesters debate is to continue usi...

Oct. 15 - A non-student was found to be living in various dorms on campus. The man was an escapee from Kent and was wanted for felony charges, including armed robbery. Illustration by Jessie Corigliano

Police Beat, October 23

October 23, 2013

By Amye Ellsworth Managing Editor [email protected] Oct. 13: 5 p.m. Minor in Possession A highly intoxicated man was cited and released for unde...

Easterner Asks

Easterner Asks

October 15, 2013

“What are your thoughts on the government shutdown?” Click HERE for the video version of the intervews Photos by Laura Jones, Video by Jaime Williams...


Eating disorders affect students

October 14, 2013

  I just woke up, and yet I feel like my day is already spiraling downward. I feel so guilty for not working out yesterday. I am going to go to th...

Police Beat, October 9

Police Beat, October 9

October 9, 2013

By Amye Ellsworth Managing Editor [email protected] Oct. 5 A cellphone was stolen in Dryden Hall. There are no suspects or leads at this time. Oct. ...

Easterner Asks: Should EWU be required to label genetically modified foods?

October 8, 2013

Interviews by Elsa Schmitz. Photos by Laura Jones. Video by Jaime Williams

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