TRiO hopes awareness week will capture attention

According to a retention specialist, over half of Eastern’s population is eligible for the TRiO program without even knowing it. Amy McGreevy works as a retention specialist for TRiO student support services and said students who are either first generation, come from a low-income family or students with disabilities may be eligible for the TRiOContinue reading “TRiO hopes awareness week will capture attention”

Literary festival places spotlight on national and regional authors

Get Lit! is the perfect place for aspiring writers with over 40 reading and writing events taking place in one week. The 16th annual Get Lit! is a large literary festival run by EWU that will take place from April 7-13 at various venues in both Spokane and Cheney. Get Lit! Director Melissa Huggins saidContinue reading “Literary festival places spotlight on national and regional authors”

Cultural student organization celebrates Native American tribes

When the name NASA is heard, space and rockets ships are typically what first comes to mind however, at Eastern, NASA has an entirely different meaning. NASA stands for the Native American Student Association, which is organized and advised by the staff of the American Indian Studies Program, or AISP. “It started here, on thisContinue reading “Cultural student organization celebrates Native American tribes”

Surviving senioritis starts with outside motivation

Senioritis is the crippling “disease” that seems to seep in around this time of year, with the symptoms of excessive laziness and lack of studying. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid senioritis. EWU students weigh in on how they are staying motivated until graduation. “I try to involve myself in other activities outside of schoolContinue reading “Surviving senioritis starts with outside motivation”

Blood drive saves and memorializes lives

Giving blood has the potential to save three lives every time. “[The blood] gets divided into three different components, the platelets, the plasma and the red blood cells. So, one unit could potentially save three lives, depending on the recipients’ needs,” said Row Peters, Inland Northwest Blood Center’s Territory Manager and EWU alumna. The CollegeContinue reading “Blood drive saves and memorializes lives”

Bands battle it out to see who is best

Through the roar of the crowd and the drum roll, five eager bands waited patiently to see if their name would be called as the winner of Battle of the Bands. On Feb. 10, Eagle Entertainment presented the event in Showalter Auditorium. Each band, who must have had one at least one EWU student asContinue reading “Bands battle it out to see who is best”

New clubs hopes to bring harmony to Eastern

In late 2010, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” reached a new demographic of fans who refer to themselves as a “bronies” or “pegasisters.” Eagles of Harmony, a new club on campus, is calling all bronies and pegasisters alike as they try to uphold and promote the values outlined in “My Little Pony.” These valuesContinue reading “New clubs hopes to bring harmony to Eastern”

Comedian pokes fun at bread and cake

Comedian Mike E. Winfield has been seen on shows like “Comics Without Borders,” on Showtime, and “Late Show with David Letterman,” and recently students were able to enjoy his show at Eastern. Winfield performed his comedic act in the PUB on Feb. 5 and was sponsored by Eagle Entertainment. To break the ice, Winfield beganContinue reading “Comedian pokes fun at bread and cake”

Spokane MLK center reaches out to Eastern

Years after the passing of Martin Luther King Jr., his legacy lives on to encourage students to strive for a higher education. The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, located in Spokane is dedicating to improve the quality of life for children and families in the area. “We provide a variety of social andContinue reading “Spokane MLK center reaches out to Eastern”

‘Work it!’ career conference prepares students for workforce

In May 2013, a study from the Georgetown University Center on Education found that 7.9 percent of college graduates are unemployed. On Feb. 7, the sixth annual Work It! career conference will be held. The goal of this conference is to combat this statistic. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Continue reading “‘Work it!’ career conference prepares students for workforce”