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McNair Scholars program hires new director
Christina Torres-Gárcia draws from personal                                               “I told [my counselor] that it was
                                                                                      not challenging at all, and I wanted to
                                                                                                                                     ganization. She also played volleyball,
                                                                                                                                     just like she had in Mexico.
                                                                                                                                                                                Support Services where she learned
                                                                                                                                                                                how to study and received guidance
experience at Eastern for her latest role                                             be, actually, in high school, … so she             During her sophomore year of           with her English classes.
                                                                                      provided some examinations for me to           high school, Torres-Gárcia attended a          As a college sophomore, Sally
BY AZARIA PODPLESKY                           Torres-Gárcia was born in the           complete. I passed all of them except          conference at Eastern. It was her expe-    Birch, with Academic Support Servic-
sta writer                                town of Othello, Wash., to a Mexican        the English because of my inability to         rience at that conference that made her    es, introduced Torres-Gárcia to McK-
                                          immigrant family.                           speak English at that particular point.”       want to attend EWU after she gradu-        inney, the McNair Scholars program
    An EWU student, Christina Tor-            When she was two years old, her             Torres-Gárcia’s counselor talked           ated.     ough her decision to attend      director at the time. Soon after, Torres-
res-Gárcia, and now an EWU program        family decided to return to Mexico,         to the principal at Pasco High School,         Eastern shocked many of her extended       Gárcia became a McNair scholar.
director, proves that the TRiO and Mc-    where they lived until she was 12. ey       who decided that it would be too dan-          family members, who thought she                “I just had to trust those two la-
Nair Scholars programs are successful.    then decided to settle in Pasco, Wash.,     gerous for her to attend because of her        would attend community college with        dies,” said Torres-Gárcia. “I knew that
    A graduate of EWU and Washing-        where Torres-Gárcia now considers her       age.                                           her brother, Torres-Gárcia said they       they had the best interest for my life,
ton State University, Torres-Gárcia be-   hometown.                                       Once Torres-Gárcia nally reached           eventually realized how driven she was     and I followed their advice, and I am a
came the Ronald E. McNair Scholars’           Torres-Gárcia began attending Mc        high school, she began taking advanced         to succeed.                                product of this program. I am basically
TRiO program director three weeks         Loughlin Middle School and soon             courses and participating in several dif-          After beginning at EWU with what       a walking testament of the bene ts of
ago after her mentor, Karen McKin-        found that sixth grade was no problem       ferent clubs and organizations, such as        she said were “no study skills,” Torres-
ney, retired.                             for her.                                    art club and the Cinco de Mayo or-             Gárcia was introduced to Academic                  MCNAIR | PAGE 5

                                                                                                                                                                                 New format
                                                                                                                                                                                 for archives
                                                                                                                                                                                 with aid
                                                                                                                                                                                 from grant
                                                                                                                                                                                 Digital records will now
                                                                                                                                                                                 be searchable online,
                                                                                                                                                                                 open for student access

                                                                                                                                                                                 BY KRISTIE HSIN
                                                                                                                                                                                 senior reporter

                                                                                                                                                                                        e Orbis Cascade Alliance’s
                                                                                                                                                                                 Northwest Digital Archives program
                                                                                                                                                                                 received a total grant of $137,756,
                                                                                                                                                                                 allowing EWU libraries to reformat
                                                                                                                                                                                   nding aids for archival collections
                                                                                                                                                                                 in April.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Finding aids, or documents con-
                                                                                                                                                                                 taining detailed information about a
                                                                                                                                                                                 speci c collection, allow researchers
                                                                                                                                                                                 from anywhere in the world to see
                                                                                                                                                                                 what Eastern libraries own. Collected
                                                                                                                                                                                 information will also be added to the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Northwest Digital Archives.
                                                                                                                                                                                        e Orbis Cascade Alliance is
                                                                                                                                                                                 made up of academic libraries from
                                                                                                                                                                                 Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Mon-
                                                                                                                                                       James Eik/Easterner       tana and Alaska. As one of six insti-
Jed Smock, above, was accompanied by a group of preachers, seeking to speak about the gospel. Although the visit was unannounced, a crowd quickly gathered to                    tutions to participate in the National
hear what was being said. The group’s members took time to meet one-on-one with students, some of whom had vocal dissents, and discuss their message.                            Endowment for the Humanities
                                                                                                                                                                                 Grant, EWU’s archives consist of

Traveling evangelists preach to students
                                                                                                                                                                                 items like photos from the construc-
                                                                                                                                                                                 tion of the Grand Coulee Dam, the
                                                                                                                                                                                 prominent Eastern history and wom-
                                                                                                                                                                                 en’s history in the Inland Northwest.
                                                                                                                                                                                        e money does not go directly
Surprise visit draws quick crowd, sparks strong reaction from students gathered to see spectacle                                                                                 to EWU libraries, but to the Orbis
                                                                                                                                                                                 Cascade Alliance, that will in turn
                                                                                                                                                                                 help hire and train EWU sta mem-
BY NICOLE ERICKSON                             Smock brought along Sister Pat         is a means to an end. e end is self-                  e group did not register their       bers in reformatting the nding aids
news editor                               and Glenn Bledsoe, who both held            indulgence.”                                  event, but       ompson said that reg-       system using Encoded Archival De-
                                          signs, wore T-shirts with Bible verses          Smock’s group was greeted with            istration is not required for visiting       scription.
    Jed Smock, known by friends           and read from the Bible to strengthen       an anger that he said was expected,           groups.                                          “[Northwest Digital Archives]
as Brother Jed, stood in front of the     the message they brought to campus.         and he said he was asked by Dean of                In addition to preaching aloud to       is a web portal that allows libraries
PUB Tuesday afternoon to preach the            “[Smock] is demeaning about            Students Al ompson not to interact            the student body, members of Smock’s         and other institutions with archival
“word of God.”                            everything,” said freshman Caitlynn         with students.                                group welcomed individual students           collections to put that information
    Smock and his preachers, includ-      Brown. “None of them are saying                 “ is dean of students says people         to talk one-on-one and discuss the           about their collection in one place
ing daughter Martha Smock, who            anything about how God forgives us.         who have done this before don’t inter-        messages they had brought to campus.         so that researchers can nd the col-
recently graduated high school, travel       ey aren’t saying anything about how      act with the students, but we are here             “ e main reason we come here is         lections more easily,” said Dr. Julie
across the country to speak out against   Jesus died on the cross for our sins so     to interact,” Smock said.                     to get the kids’ attention, but then we      Miller, associate dean of libraries.
the sin they see on college campuses.     we can be forgiven.”                            Tom Barber, an EWU police o -             can talk one-on-one with them, and               Like all other archives, much of
    “We are trying to get across the           Smock’s strong approach included       cer, said that as long as Smock’s group       that’s the jewel. at’s worth the trip,”      Eastern’s archives are not online, so
gospel and turn people from their sins    calling females who partook in pre-         didn’t interfere with the ow of tra c         Sister Pat said.                             having nding aids available on-
and show that what they are doing         marital sex “whores” and saying that        or create a safety hazard, they were free          Jake Friend, a freshman on cam-         line allows a student to determine
is wrong,” said Martha. “[ ey are]        “students need to turn away from all        to be on campus.                              pus, took Sister Pat up on her o er          if the information available is some-
having sex outside of marriage, lying,    the sin and follow Christ.” He speci-           Administrators were unaware of            and asked her to explain what their          thing they can use. According to
cheating, stealing, anything that is a      ed that the root of sin is sel shness,    the group’s campus visit.       ompson        message meant for him. “She pretty           EWU’s University Archivist Charles
sin that I am sure there are people out   saying, “Drunkenness is a means to an       said, “ ey just came to campus. It’s a
here doing.”                              ends, sex out of marriage, fornication,     public university, and they were here.”              CHURCH | PAGE 5                              LIBRARY | PAGE 5

Symposium presents in-depth student research
Dr. Grant Forsyth serves as keynote speaker for this year’s event
                                                                                                                                          Sessions to see
BY KRISTIE HSIN                               “Every discipline requires that you     separate discipline,” said Tara Weldon,
senior reporter                           have to present or convey your research     a post baccalaureate student. “I have
                                          to your own community, and it’s an es-      submitted a communications presenta-
    Starting Tuesday, this year’s Stu-    sential part of higher education and of     tion, a psychology presentation, as well
dent Research and Creative Works          the real world no matter what you go        as a poster, which represents a biology
Symposium will present oral research      into,” coordinator Ti any Fulkerson         project.”
and creative writing opportunities to     said.                                             Fulkerson said, “ e ability to
students and faculty.                            e rst set of events held May         present one’s research to the commu-
    Celebrating the 14th annual sym-      17 will surround creative works in the      nity is essential in that aspect, and also,
posium, the two day event will focus      Art Building with registration tables       it’s just a great experience for people.”
on creative works from 135 faculty        opening at 4:30 p.m. Appetizers and               Wednesday’s agenda will include
advisers and more than 400 student        refreshments will follow shortly after      a welcoming speech given by keynote
presenters representing disciplines       the events.                                 speaker Dr. Grant Forsyth, from the
from across campus.       e event will        Presentations will include art, visu-   department of economics, address-
also present 315 abstracts submitted      al communication design, music with         ing the Struggle for Research Success:
by students.                                lm, music composition, theater pre-       Pushing the Rock of Sisyphus.            is
    Represented disciplines include       sentations and creative writing pieces,     will be in Hargreaves 201 from 8-8:50
members from sociology, biology,          and will take place from 5-9:10 p.m.        a.m.
chemistry and members from the cre-           “I have three projects entered in
ative board with music, art and more.     the symposium, each representing a               SYMPOSIUM | PAGE 5
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May 8 - May 10                                                                                                                                                                    or faculty wishing to write stories that could be
                                                                                                                                                                                  published in the newspaper.
BY LAUREN JOHNSON                                                                                                                                                                       Writers’ meetings are Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
copy editor                                                                                                                                                                       in Isle Hall, room 102.
                                                                                                                                                                                          e newspaper is also open for anyone wish-
                                                   comply even after o cers told him he would                                                                                     ing to copy-edit. Editing nights are on Tuesdays.
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Town meetings address
                                                                                                                                                                                  nity of Cheney and Spokane.

                                                                                                                                                                                          e Easterner publishes a weekly electronic

campus climate survey
                                                                                                                                                                                  version of the paper at http://www.easterneron-
                                                                                                                                                        Comic by Blaine Mueller

                                                                                                                                      Fire                                        ADDRESS:
                                                                                                                5/8 9:55 a.m. – A re burned in a trash bin near                         e Easterner is located in Isle Hall, room
                                                                                                              the loading dock behind Tawanka. e re had an                          e Easterner
BY KYLE HARDING                                    and I that there things on campus we aren’t               unknown cause, and there was no damage after it was                  EWU, Isle Hall 102
sta writer                                         doing so well, and things on campus we are                                     put out.                                        Cheney, WA 99004
                                                   doing well.”
    A series of town hall meetings are helping          In the town hall meetings, Ormbsy and                                                                                     CIRCULATION:
                                                                                                                                                                                          e Easterner is distributed throughout

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EWU administrators determine what things           Wright talk with students about topics in-
                                                                                                                                                                                  the Cheney campus, Cheney business district,
the university is doing right and what needs       cluding how well they think instructors teach                                                                                  the Spokane Center, Riverpoint and at various
improvement.                                       classes, student and residential life, support                                                                                 Spokane businesses. If you would like e East-
       e meetings are being conducted as a fol-    services, nancial aid and civility and cour-              - In the admissions article, the deadline for freshmen and           erner to be distributed to your business or if you
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is just the beginning,” Colin Ormsby, direc-       meetings have been sparsely attended, with               Grant was mentioned. ere is no Danielle Grant on the                      If you have a news tip, letter to the editor or
tor of institutional research, demography and      only about 10 students at the LLC lounge                                        soccer team.                                   press release, please call the newsroom at 359-
assessment, said. Ormsby said that a similar       between Morrison and Streeter halls last Tues-                                                                                 6270 or the Editor-in-Chief at 359-6737. You
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faculty and sta .                                  attitudes about the survey and meetings.               as being in the Army Reserve. He is actually in the National
       e surveys garnered a 7 percent response          “ is was really helpful. It shows they’re                                    Guard.
from students aged 18-24 and 14 percent            listening to us,” sophomore Laura Glasgow
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Advertisements in       e Easterner do
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Student government needs another superior court justice
                                                                                                                                                                                  james eik
BY DYLAN COIL                                                  Each time a chief justice graduates, a couple of          Because the associate justices have not been             MANAGING/SPORTS EDITOR
senior reporter                                           the remaining, and more quali ed, associate justices       named, it is not yet known when the decision for             dustin toms
                                                          members will announce their decisions to apply as          chief justice will be made, but it will happen within
       e current Superior Court justices of the As-       chief justice. After a debate and discussion between       the next three weeks, Terry said.                            509.359.4317
sociated Students of EWU (ASEWU) have resigned,           all the Superior Court members, a chief justice will           When the discussion takes place about which              NEWS EDITOR
and ve new justices will be named in the coming           be named.                                                  of the ve recently hired associated justices will be         nicole erickson
weeks, followed by the appointment of a new chief              According to Terry, it is the responsibility of the   placed in charge, current chief justice Jared Couch
justice.                                                  chief justice to speak on behalf of the superior court.    will facilitate the meeting.                                 509.359.6270
       e ASEWU Superior Court chief justice is            Whenever the Superior Court makes a decision, the              According to Terry, the process of choosing a
                                                                                                                                                                                  EAGLE LIFE EDITOR
picked out of the group of ve associate justices and      chief justice must then report those decisions.            chief justice is similar to ASEWU sta positions that         brittany waxman
will be chosen when the new associate justices meet.           “[ e chief justice] relays information. He is the     go through hiring committees.                      
    “All the associate justices get together and decide   face. He is the one who gives reports on what the              Once the chief justice is named, the ASEWU               509.359.6270
amongst themselves which one will be chief justice,”      court is doing. He’s one who is held accountable,”         Superior Court will be complete and ready to hear
                                                                                                                                                                                  PHOTO EDITOR
ASEWU President Justin Terry said.                        Terry said.                                                cases in the next academic year.
                                                                                                                                                                                  aaron malmoe
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                                                                                                                                                                                  matt olsen
    If you want to understand violence      instead of waiting for the minute we        vulnerable people and require preven-       green dots we can do are unlimited.           509.359.4318
prevention, the socio-ecological model      witness potential violence. Instead of      tion education.                                 We are asking you to start by
provides a good framework. e model          waiting, we can use the socio-ecological        Violence occurs where there is          learning about the causes of violence.        MULTIMEDIA EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                                                  brian beaudry
looks at the causes and prevention of       model as our guide for creating change      community unrest and people’s needs         Learn the relationship between lack
violence across four factors, the indi-     before the person become violent.           are not met.     e socio-ecological         of resources and increases in violence.       509.359.4318
vidual’s life, their relationships, their       For example, the socio-ecological       model says we can change our local          Learn what contributes to a violent
community, and their society.               model would suggest that violence oc-       communities. We can work to dis-            society. Learn why women are more             CHIEF COPY EDITOR

    For many of us who are invested         curs in societies that accept violence as   tribute goods equitably, to make sure       often victims. Learn how boys and girls       sara jo barrett
in the Green Dot strategy, we focus on      a means of solving disputes. To change      resources are accessible, and to promote    are socialized and how this contributes       509.359.6270
identifying a red dot moment in order       society, we might work with little kids     educational events that help us create      to women more often being the victims
to spring into action and do our green      to teach them how to solve problems         more respectful neighborhoods. We           of violence. Once you know, you can           GRAPHICS EDITOR

dots. is is a reactive measure. It’s like   peacefully. We might stop nancially         might start asking our religious leaders    use your voice to proactively do green        sophie benson
waiting for violence to happen before       supporting movies, music, or video          to teach us how to solve problems           dots that change the culture. For more        509.359.4318
we do anything about it.                    games that objectify violence and/          peacefully and how to create healthy        on this topic, please visit the following
    Proactive green dots are all the        or demean women. We can ask our             relationships. We can start grassroots      website,        SENIOR REPORTERS
                                                                                                                                                                                  dylan coil
things we do to change our culture          lawmakers to create laws that protect       organizations that teach respect.    e      social-ecological-model_DVP.htm
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                                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF WRITERS
                                                                                                                                                                                  kyle harding
                                                                                                                                                                                  azaria podplesky
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                                    Student a airs to bring back senior gi
                                    Members of next year’s ASEWU will be responsible for planning gift presentation for 2012 class
                                    BY KYLE HARDING
                                    sta writer

                                            e tradition of a graduating class
               BY NICOLE ERICKSON
                                    leaving behind a gift for the campus will
                     news editor
                                    most likely be returning to EWU next
Dress code                          year.
                                        “It’s typical on campuses for a senior
should address                      class to give a gift to the school,” said
                                    Vice President of Student A airs Sta-
skimpy clothes                      cey Morgan Foster. “It’s a great way for
                                    students to leave something memorable
    I spend roughly two             behind.”
hours a day, Monday through             According to Associated Students of
Friday, at the gym. e most          EWU (ASEWU) President Justin Terry,
disgusting, pathetic and an-        graduating seniors as well as others will
noying thing I witness there        be given the opportunity to donate to a
is people dressed in clothes        fund that will be used to purchase a gift
that are too small, too tight       that will be given to the university in the
or too skimpy.                      name of the graduating class. ASEWU
    Most of the perpetrators        decided not to push for the class of 2011
sport at least one of these         to give a gift because they felt it was too
four styles: short shorts, low      late in the year to organize.
cut shirts, sideways hats, way          “Typically, how this would work,
too cut-o shirts or simply          you would come up with an idea range,”
inappropriate. None of these        Terry said, explaining that organizers
clothing items are appropri-        of the fundraiser would pick out dif-
ate, and there is no excuse for     ferent gift possibilities at three di erent
  aunting body parts while at       price ranges. ey would then purchase
the gym.                            whichever gift corresponds with the
    So please, take some con-       amount of money raised. Tentative price
sideration to the following         ranges are listed at $1,000, $5,000 and       One of the senior presents located in front of Monroe Hall.                                                  Aaron Malmoe/Easterner
and use some common sense           $10,000.
next time the gym is your               “It’s entirely up to the senior class     three or more graduating classes in order      presented the campus with a bench           1916, the statue was replaced in 1960.
destination.                        how much they want to donate,” Terry          to purchase a more expensive gift.             that sits in front of the Cheney Normal        e replacement statue was not popular
                                    said.                                              According to a 2007 Easterner ar-         School Heritage Center. Gifts were giv-     among students and faculty and was sto-
Short shorts                            For now, every ASEWU council              ticle by Simon McDowell, a class gift          en for the next two years, but not in the   len in 1997. e original was put back
     Daisy dukes should be          member is tasked with coming up with          was rst given at Eastern by the class          years since.                                in place in 2001.
saved for the beach or a            ideas for gifts by looking at other uni-      of 1915, who donated e Herculean                   One noteworthy gift given in the            According to Terry, members of next
nightclub, not a workout            versities.                                    Pillars that stand in front of Showalter       past is the statue of Sacajawea that        year’s ASEWU will start planning for
facility. e most disgusting             One possibility Terry raised was that     Hall. e tradition soon fell by the way-        stands in the lobby of Showalter Hall.      next year’s gift in their training period at
thing about going to the gym        the gift could be combined between            side until the graduating class of 2002        Presented to Eastern by the class of        the end of this year.
is seeing girls wearing shorts
so short they were probably

                                    Banned Books Week at JFK Library this fall
bought in the lingerie section
of some department store.
Use a little common sense,
ladies. If you are sitting down
to do sit-ups or bending over
to stretch and people can see       Required by Congress, week-long showcase to expose varying                                                     moved if an adult patron makes     in mind, and many books are
more than your leg, it is not                                                                                                                      such a request. e case is now      chosen by faculty.
proper attire for the gym.          views and controversies in multiple texts used at universities                                                 in federal court.                      “We will not censor on the
                                                                                                                                                        At EWU, JFK faculty use       basis of point of view or a lia-
Low cut shirts                      BY RYAN BURKEY                       the importance of free owing               Miller added that more         creative ways to bring attention   tion,” said Miller. “Our collec-
    I feel pathetic even having     columnist                            information in academia.              right-wing and religious groups     to banned books.                   tion supports the curriculum. It
to address something so ridic-                                               “ e freedom to read is fun-       opposing books for sexually              Last year, the library        supports faculty research.”
ulous. Why on earth would               It’s months away, but the        damental to higher education,”        explicit or magic/mysticism         wrapped several controversial          She also mentioned the li-
anyone feel it is OK to wear        annual Banned Books Week is          said Dr. Julie Miller, associate      material and more left-wing         books in paper bags and then       brary “really tries” to foster an
a plunging V-neck to the            meant to serve as a reminder to      dean of libraries. “It’s really im-   groups oppose books for not         wrote descriptions about each      environment where all infor-
gym? Cleavage may pick up           students and sta that all infor-     portant for us to o er multiple       being politically correct.          book and why it was banned.        mation is accessible by students
a man, but it isn’t something       mation is not always accessible      perspectives on a topic.”                     e issue of banning mate-    Library representatives said it    and sta .
that should be aunted at the        on campus.                               Miller, who has been at           rial goes beyond actual books.      was eye-opening for many stu-             is year’s banned books
gym. Put the twins away and             Every September, the             EWU for about six years, can’t        It also involves access to infor-   dents and sta with one teacher     event will be held Sept. 24
focus on your workout.              American Library Association         remember having any com-              mation on the Internet, some-       telling Miller he was surprised    through Oct. 1.
                                    and other groups celebrate           plaints about books at JFK. But       thing that has proven to be a       that so many of his favorite           Students and faculty can
Sideways hats                       Banned Books Week as a way to        she said at her previous job at       serious legal issue. Miller cited   books growing up are now un-         nd more information at the
       at’s right gentlemen,        highlight academic freedom in        a di erent institution, an old        a current legal case involving      der re.                            American Library Association’s
you too seem to lack com-           the U.S. e week-long event           children’s book was challenged        the North Central Regional               As for JFK, Miller said       website, or
mon sense in your gym attire        often coincides with Constitu-       for depicting an African-Amer-        Library in Okanogan, Wash.,         the library’s collection is com-   the Eastern library website,
by dressing as if you are a         tion Day, held Sept. 17, each        ican child with monkey-like           where a patron sued the library     prised mainly with curriculum
gangsta going to a fashion          year. Congress requires libraries    features.                             district because of its Internet
show. ere is absolutely             that receive federal funding to          Books with similarly con-           ltering system.
no reason to wear your best         observe this holiday, which was      troversial content are regularly           In May 2010, a 6-3 ruling
hat, turned sideways, to the        established in 2004.                 opposed and marked for ban-           in the Washington State Su-
gym to pick up ladies. Put              Both Banned Books Week           ning. “Almost 50 percent is           preme Court ruled that librar-
the charm on hold for the           and Constitution Day are rec-        parents,” said Miller of all com-     ies can use ltering systems,
duration of your workout and        ognized at EWU, where sta of         plaints. “And it comes from all       with justices disagreeing on
leave the hat at home.              the JFK Library acknowledge          over the political spectrum.”         whether the lters should be re-

Cut-o sleeves
     I know that working out
causes the body to get really
hot and sweaty. However, it is
completely unnecessary to cut
the sleeves of your t-shirt o
so low that the hole reaches
the bottom of the hem. I
have worn shirts to the gym
with the sleeves cut o —
though not quite as ridicu-
lously cut o as these — and
I was asked to change. Why
aren’t men asked to cover up
a little too?

    I want to clarify that this
has absolutely nothing to
do with a person’s weight or
appearance, and this is not a
jealous attack against people
who commit these faults.
My problem is that I would
like to enjoy a nice, intense
workout without having to
look at boobs and butts the
entire time.
    Ladies, put your parts
away. Men, leave the stud-
wear at home. Sta of the
URC, please expand the
dress code to include a clause
regulating ridiculous and
inappropriate attire.

   e views expressed here do not
directly re ect the views of e
Easterner. e writer can be
contacted at
Voter turnout at 2011 election remains low
                                                                                                                Percentage of
Student president proposes longer voting session as one
possible solution to the continued lack of participation
senior reporter

    With a total of 680 votes in the 2011 As-
sociated Students of EWU (ASEWU) elections,
                                                         many students commuting each day and spend-
                                                         ing minimal time involved with campus activi-
                                                         ties, or if the low turnout is because the ASEWU
                                                         isn’t e ectively reaching out to enough students.
                                                              According to current ASEWU President Jus-
                                                                                                                voter turnout
voter turnout continues to follow recent trends,         tin Terry, there was not a lack of e ort coming
and the lack of student involvement on Eastern’s         from the ASEWU trying to entice voters.

                                                                                                                2006                                          10%
campus has been exposed further.                              “People just don’t vote, and I don’t think it’s
    Of more than 10,000 students at Eastern,             for a lack of e ort on our side,” said Terry. “I’m
9,648 are eligible to vote by way of paying for the      proud, and I think the candidates and our team
Student Services and Activities fee with a portion       did a good job. I just feel like somewhere there is
of each student’s tuition. Despite e orts from the       a disconnect between why it is important to vote

                                                                                                                2007                                          13.6%
university to inspire voter involvement, only 7.05       and what [the ASEWU] is doing.”
percent of the eligible student population partici-           Terry’s ideas to improve voter turnout include
pated in this year’s ASEWU elections.                    ensuring multiple candidates run for each posi-
    “[ e 2011 election] went good but bad. It’s          tion and extending the time students have to vote
good in the sense that we didn’t completely plum-        from one day to one week.

                                                                                                                2008                                          11.3%
met, and it was something showing that the trend              According to Terry, students may choose not
continued,” said ASEWU Director of Elections             to vote for a position that boasts only one candi-
Parker Hemingway. “We know that there are is-            date because it seems pointless.
sues that need to be addressed.”                              He adds that extending the polling period to
    Hemingway said that he was disappointed              a week would give students more time to learn

                                                                                                                2009                                          7.1%
by the turnout because he had a personal goal of         about candidates and make an informed decision.
1,000 votes. His e orts to reach that goal includ-            “At other schools, they give students an en-
ed handing out more than 600 yers and hiring             tire week to vote. So for a much longer period of
the Spokane Shock dance team to advertise vot-           time, students are allowed to login, vote. If they
ing on campus during the day of the election.            can’t do it that day, they can do it tomorrow, and

                                                                                                                2010                                          6%
    Hemingway added that it is the job of the            so you can really have time for people to under-
ASEWU Director of Elections to entice students           stand what they’re doing,” Terry said.
to vote, and it is tough to realize that students just        According to Terry, extending the polling pe-
don’t care.                                              riod is something the ASEWU has looked into,
    In past years, voter turnout has spiked due to       but for this change to take place, it requires a

                                                                                                                2011 7.1%
factors such as voting on the construction of the        vote by the eligible student population and for
URC, making it a di cult task to compare previ-          that vote to count, a considerably larger turnout
ous voting trends.                                       would be needed.
    According to Hemingway, one of the main                   In upcoming years, important changes to
reasons students don’t vote is because they aren’t       Eastern will be put to a vote, including the PUB
aware of the ASEWU and their responsibilities.           renovation, and 10 percent of the student popula-
    It is hard to say if this is because Eastern has     tion must vote in order to implement any change
a large number of nontraditional students, with          as a result of the ballot.                                                                                                                Easterner Graphics

Groups discuss controversial sex column
BY KRISTIE HSIN AND KYLE HARDING                                                                                                                                                   Later, the article titled “Humpday
the easterner                                                                                                                                                                 Quickie Article Clari ed” written by
                                                                                                                                                                              Coil and Barrett further explained and
    On May 4,          e Easterner sta                                                                                                                                        defended Coil’s original article. In that
agreed to disagree with o ended read-                                                                                                                                         same issue, many more letters to the
ers concerning a sex column written by                                                                                                                                        editor were published — all of which
senior reporter Dylan Coil.                                                                                                                                                   were against Coil’s article.
    According to some readers, Coil’s                                                                                                                                              Many from the meeting believed
original article, “False advertising leads                                                                                                                                    the article’s mention of sadomasoch-
to power-based relationships,” con-                                                                                                                                           ism was backpedaling and made mat-
doned rape.                                                                                                                                                                   ters worse.
    “Our intention was to say this is                                                                                                                                              Editor-in-chief James Eik said, “I
a problem,” said Sara Jo Barrett, chief                                                                                                                                       think that e Easterner has the ability
copy editor for e Easterner. “Not                                                                                                                                             to keep going and to learn from certain
condone rape.”                                                                                                                                                                things and certain experiences, and I
    Readers were also o ended by the                                                                                                                                          think it will move forward from there.”
clari cation, which Barrett wrote in                                                                                                                                                  e origin of the article idea came
collaboration with Coil, that was print-                                                                                                                                      from Twiss, who said the idea streamed
ed a week after the original article. is                                                                                                                                      from her women’s studies’ class. Ac-
clari cation was meant to elaborate the                                                                                                                                       cording to her, e Easterner received
intent of Coil’s article and repair mis-                                                                                                                                      a letter that defended Coil, but did
understandings from the original.                                                                                                                                             not publish them because they were
    In attendance were women’s and                                                                                                                                            not able to verify the legitimacy of the
gender studies director Sally Winkle,                                                                                                                                         writer.
women’s and gender studies professors                                                                                                                                              “ is experience really showed me
Mimi Marinucci, Kelly Coogan-Gehr,                                                                                                                                            the power of my words,” said Coil. “I
and six female students who represent-                                                                                                                                        will de nitely take this in account the
ed Victims and Allies, women’s studies                                                                                                                                        next time I consider writing something
and themselves as individual women.                                                                                                                                           like this.”
All six felt that the original article was                                                                                                                                         Toms said after, “Dylan handled it
o ensive and did not have relevance to                                                                                                               Aaron Malmoe/Easterner   really well. … He did a good job. He
Eastern Washington Univertiy’s com-           Students Olga Kulinich (left) and Stephanie Nave (right) voice their opinions about Dylan Coil’s sex column.                    apologized. He said that’s not what I
munity.                                                                                                                                                                       meant, I meant this. I mean, they ac-
    “He gave no examples of how to                “I thought it was a really helpful          As the weeks progressed after the      petition] meant. We just thought it      cepted it.”
appropriately communicate,” senior           communication. It has the power to           original publication of the column,        was 350 people who agreed with you.”          Everyone in attendance agreed that
Amanda Peck said of the rst article.         transform the dialogue,” Jamie Neely,        many letters to the editor and deroga-         Many of the six women felt that      it was di cult to make a clear point
       e women also felt that if a wom-      journalism professor and adviser for         tory Facebook posts and comments           had last week’s apology come sooner,     when limited to 400 words.
an had wrote the article or if there had         e Easterner, said.                       online poured in.                          the situation would’ve died out.              “I think I de nitely bit o more
been a di erent choice of words, the              “I think it went a lot better than I        Supporting the women’s studies’            “When dealing with something         than I can chew,” Coil said of the ar-
outcome would still be the same.             originally thought. I think they did a       letter to the editor were 350 signatures   so sensitive, you have to be sensitive   ticle.
       e meeting solidi ed a settlement      very good job listening to us, and we        that were sent in but not published        about it,” senior Olga Kulinich said.         Senior Linda Khoury said, “We
between the two groups by hearing            listened to them,” Dustin Toms, man-         due to space and miscommunication.             Peck added, “ ere’s no excuse for    know we’re not going to change any-
each other out in a respectable and          aging and sports editor at        e East-    Toms, who was handed the petition,         thinking no means yes. at’s not the      one’s mind. We just wanted a public
controlled environment.                      erner, said.                                 said, “We were unaware of what [the        men’s choice, it’s mine.”                apology, and we got it.”
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    Wednesday will bring a         High School in Spokane who         Mutschler, this is the sort of thing that all    do quality control of what we outsource,”          Data collections include papers of the
gathering of oral and research     will present their projects in     universities are doing with their libraries.     Miller said.                                   president, 1974 World Expo that created
presenters.      e presentations   their separate biology session.        “I think this is a good thing,” said              According to Miller, EWU is in the        Riverfront Park, catalogs for every year and
will be held in Senior Hall            Spokane Teachers Credit        Mutschler. “It’s going to allow us to get        process of digitizing, and in the mean time,   the board of trustees’ minutes.
with informational and regis-      Union, EWU O ces of the            some of our nding aids into a digital for-       each archival collections have nding aids.         “ at collection is one of the 16 col-
tration decks starting at 8:30     Provost, Graduate and Educa-       mat that will make them more visible. …              e grant will help EWU libraries transfer   lections we’ve identi ed to put that nd-
a.m. President Rodolfo Aréva-      tion Research, Undergraduate       I think students bene t from being able to         nding aids from hard copy to online.         ing aid on the web portal,” Miller said of
lo will give an opening speech.    Studies, Grant and Research          nd what the archives have and whether or               e purpose and goal, according to       EWU’s current database.
    According to Fulkerson,        Development and McNair             not that will be useful for their classes.”      Miller, is for Eastern to be able to place         Mutschler said, “We are working with
the event expects many stu-        Scholars are sponsoring this           In the long run, the grant raises visibil-     nding aids for archival collections online   a student population which is increasingly
dents and administration           year’s symposium.                  ity of those special collections that EWU        in the Northwest Digital Archives portal so    comfortable with accessing information
members to be in attendance.           “ e symposium seems            has so that historians, student researchers      that researchers can nd information.           online, so it makes sense we should en-
    “It’s one of those things      important to EWU because           and other researchers will be able to use             “It’s kind of in the nature of archives   courage them to nd out what we have and
where if you don’t have that       it provides a common forum         those collections.                               to own things that are unique to the in-       plan to use it.”
kind of experience, it can be a    where creativity and research          “What the grant will do is provide           stitutions or to the history of the region,”       For additional information, students
disadvantage really … because      can be showcased from each         some training and some funding to help           Miller said.                                   and faculty can contact Orbis Cascade Al-
that’s that kind of experience     part of the university,” Weldon    sta that we have get up to speed with                 “ e main reason for our archives is to    liance at or contact Dr.
that’s required,” Fulkerson        said.                              these coding protocols, but also to provide      keep institutional documents that will al-     Julie Miller personally at jmiller7@ewu.
said.                                  For additional informa-        us with the ability to outsource and just        ways be kept,” Miller continued.               edu.
       is year’s symposium will    tion, students and faculty can
also bring 18 running start        contact Ti any Fulkerson at
students from North Central        (509) 359-6826.
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MCNAIR                                                                much just said that if you don’t believe              Lewis stated at the event that he has     Church, a controversial religious organiza-
from front page                                                       what she does, you’re going to hell,” Friend     read the Bible, and said, “God never con-      tion that protested near campus last Octo-
                                                                      said of his discussion with Sister Pat. “I am    demned anyone to hell. Jesus never said        ber.
this program and that TRiO         is building a strong relation-     bisexual, and I talked to her about that,        you’re going to hell. … His perception of           “You’ve got extremists in all religions,”
programs do work.”                 ship with your students and        and she said that’s probably because my          me is not important, only God’s perception     said Sister Pat of Smock’s group’s lack of af-
    After graduating from          your mentors,” said Torres-        parents didn’t love me, and they support it      [is important].”                                 liation with Westboro. “We’re not doing a
EWU with bachelor’s degrees        Gárcia.                            because they don’t love me.”`                            ough some students were stirred by     religion. We are doing a personal relation-
in both nance and manage-               “We work on building the          Sister Pat was happy with her discus-        the strength of Smock’s messages, some         ship with Jesus Christ. It’s a shame there
ment information systems,          self-esteem of the students and    sion with Friend and said that answering         students thought it was important that this    are people out there in Christianity who do
Torres-Gárcia earned her           the mentors help me tremen-        his questions and reading him scripture          word be heard.                                 things [like Westboro], but that’s the devil;
Ph.D. in cultural studies and      dously with building that rela-    was bene cial.                                        “He is out trying to engage students to   that’s just the way things go.”
social thought from WSU.           tionship,” she added.                     roughout the afternoon, students          preach the gospel because he’s under the               e event lasted more than three hours,
    Torres-Gárcia then moved            After only 3 weeks as pro-    spoke out against the group, feeling dis-        belief that most people that are coming to     with both sides expressing their very pas-
back to EWU and began work-        gram director, Torres-Gárcia       traught by the messages the group was            the university haven’t really been exposed     sionate beliefs on the subject of sin and
ing as an academic counselor       is still trying to nd her own      spreading.                                       to a fundamental preaching of what the         damnation.
in the McNair Scholars o ce        style, though she is con dent          Nathan Lewis, a senior on campus who         gospel is,” senior Matthew Bruce said.              “ ese people are making a mockery of
while simultaneously teaching      about the future of the McNair     was vocal at the event, said, “I get frus-            It is this believed lack of fundamental   the Christian faith. ey shouldn’t be out
in the Chicano Education de-       Scholars Program.                  trated because they come out here and they       knowledge which brought Smock’s group          here speaking,” said sophomore Matthew
partment. Once the program              “I want to continue having    repeat the same thing. So they will preach       to campus. Sister Pat said that though the     Bruce. “What this guy is teaching is wrong.
director position opened, she      more McNair scholars gradu-        a scripture about re and brimstone and           group conveys a strong sense of beliefs that   I don’t agree with it. It’s not biblical, and
applied with lots of encourage-    ating with their Ph.D.s and be-    you’re going to hell, but they fail to read      they share with students, this group has       he’s o ending people and verbally assault-
ment from several members of       ing professors in universities,”   the scripture.”                                  no a liation with the Westboro Baptist         ing people, and I don’t think of Christ.”
the faculty.                       she said.
    As program director, Tor-           “My main goal is to bring
res-Gárcia has many respon-        those McNair scholars back to           Did you attend Brother Jed’s event?
sibilities, but she considers      Eastern and have more scholars
working with students as the       that were the products of this                                                Let us know what you thought at
most important one.                program so that they can then
    “ e most important piece       in uence other students and
of running a program like this     have the ripple e ect.”

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No courtesy on the basketball court
NBA players catch unfair criticism and punishment,                                                                                                                           I apologize in advance to all the idiots o end-
                                                                                                                                                                        ed by my use of the word “idiot.”
showing hypersensitivity of society and the sports world                                                       “When someone says                                            For incidents like Kobe’s that take place on a
                                                                                                               something that might offend                              bench, camera operators and producers shouldn’t
BY BRIAN BEAUDRY                                      “You don’t call retarded people retards. It’s bad                                                                 feel a need to zoom in on someone who has just
mulitmedia editor                                     taste. You call your friends retards when they are       people, let someone actually                             been given a technical foul and is obviously angry

        is year’s NBA season has taught that people
                                                      acting retarded.”
                                                           I’ll admit to being ignorant here: Why is call-
                                                                                                               get offended before getting                              at the referee.
                                                                                                                                                                             For a group of people that got so upset about
expect an incredible amount of decorum out of         ing a stupid question “retarded” so o ensive? e          offended on their behalf.”                               a woman’s breast popping out on TV and fear
high school graduates. Kevin Garnett was vili ed      question itself can’t be o ended; after all, it’s a                                                               another controversy on that level, networks seem
for saying Charlie Villanueva, who su ers from        question, not a person.                                                                                           to not have a problem with trying to get athletes
alopecia, looked like a “cancer patient.” Kobe                 e person who asked the question can be of-      - Brian Beaudry                                          at their angriest when they’re likely to say some
Bryant was ned $100,000 for calling a referee a       fended; however, she was in the room and had                                                                      stupid things.
homosexual slur while on the bench.                   an opportunity to call him out for the remark;                                                                         I remember watching as a kid and laughing
     Now that the playo s have begun, reporters       however, it was a stupid question, so she probably                                                                when players got caught with the camera while
have caught another NBA player saying some-           didn’t want to call attention to herself. No matter     o ended have now created a situation wherein              swearing, but it happens so often now that it’s not
thing “o ensive” as an aside in a manner not ac-      how often your mom told you otherwise, there            more and more people can be o ended.                      even worth mentioning.
tually directed at anyone. LeBron James is under      are stupid questions.                                       Who is more o ensive?                                      Finally, when someone says something that
  re for calling a question “retarded,” though he          It must, therefore, follow that the media              Here’s a pretty easy solution that seemed to          might o end people, let someone actually be of-
intended to inspire an in ammatory response           members upset about this are upset on behalf            work for dozens of years before the prevalence of         fended before getting o ended on their behalf.
from teammate Dwyane Wade.                            of the di erently abled people who might have           Twitter, YouTube and invasive camerawork: Use             Save your rage for those who are intentionally
     Of course, the vast majority of the holier-      heard the comment.                                      some discretion when you decide what should be            cruel, rather than working yourself into a lather
than-thou media swarmed to decry James’ use of             First of all, the NBA has a pretty limited audi-   a story and where you put your camera.                    over simple insensitivity during a moment of
the word, saying it is demeaning and hurtful for      ence anyway. Secondly, press conferences have an            For incidents that take place on the court,           frustration.
those who are mentally handicapped/di erently         even more limited audience, especially when they        know enough about the sport to realize that the                Besides, if we no longer use the word “re-
abled/di erently developed/whatever the English       take place while another game is going on. Final-       court, eld, ice or diamond are places with their          tarded” to refer to the di erently abled because
gatekeepers say is the proper term for those for-     ly, can we actually verify that people are o ended      own morality.                                             it’s o ensive to them, then why do people decide
merly described as “retarded.”       e clari cation   before we write stories about the o ensiveness of           A foul in basketball is battery in the regular        that when others use the word “retarded,” they’re
o ered the next day, saying he felt the question      things? Most stories about the subject never cite       world — we don’t need to go and claim everyone            referring to that population? Stop using linguistic
was stupid, drew similar criticism.                   an actual o ended member of that community.             is a criminal for that action. Similarly, we don’t        di erences to make you feel morally superior to
     I get that using the term toward those actu-          Of course, the media coverage of the whole         need to attempt to criminalize trash talk. Insults        someone.
ally considered to be developmentally disabled        situation means that James using the phrase has         are a way to get into someone’s head and throw                 Using poor word choice to claim you’re better
is o ensive. As Michael Scott, the culturally in-     now been broadcast to an exponentially larger           them o their game — if you take it personally,            than someone else makes you something worse
sensitive manager from NBC’s “ e O ce,” said,         audience, meaning that those “protecting” the           you’re an idiot.                                          than retarded: an elitist snob.


                                                                                                                                                           According to a letter from the Council of Presidents,
                                                                                                                                                       which was cited in e Easterner last week, budget cuts
                                                                                                                                                       have forced students at public universities in Washington
                                                                                                                                                       to provide nearly 70 percent of the cost of their education.
                                                                                                                                                       With the state de cit at a devastating high and cuts con-
                                                                                                                                                       tinuing to plague state funded universities, Eastern is facing
                                                                                                                                                       the di cult task of further thinning the sta .
                                                                                                                                                           Currently in special session, Governor Gregoire and
                                                                                                                                                       House and Senate representatives are attempting to g-
                                                                                                                                                       ure out which components of the three proposed budget
                                                                                                                                                       plans will best serve state funded institutions while helping
                                                                                                                                                       Washington lessen the de cit.
                                                                                                                                                              e governor’s budget, which was proposed Dec. 15,
                                                                                                                                                       2010, suggests a cut of $9.6 million for the next budget
                                                                                                                                                       biennium. is is the lowest of the three, with the House
                                                                                                                                                       and Senate proposing cuts of $11.1 million and $10.1 mil-
                                                                                                                                                       lion, respectively.
                                                                                                                                                           We are approaching the 70 percent mark for self sup-
                                                                                                                                                       ported education. When public universities were rst
                                                                                                                                                       founded in the U.S., they were predominately funded by
                                                                                                                                                       the state, which is what made public universities appealing.
                                                                                                                                                       Now, even though Eastern is the most a ordable four year
                                                                                                                                                       university in Washington, we are approaching what could
                                                                                                                                                       be looked at as a private university nancial state.
                                                                                                                                                              is is a di cult economic time for everyone in the
                                                                                                                                                       country, making it especially hard on struggling college
                                                                                                                                                       students who are seeing scholarship and grant numbers

2012 election: a new hope
                                                                                                                                                       dwindle, both in amount of scholarship money awarded by
                                                                                                                                                       the university and amount of aid given by the state.
                                                                                                                                                           With continued cuts in the 2011-13 biennium, stu-
                                                                                                                                                       dents will see larger class sizes and fewer class options as
                                                                                                                                                       Eastern attempts to combat the immense cuts. We will
                                                                                                                                                       once again attempt to combat faculty cuts, but the entire
BY DYLAN COIL                                       During the 2008 election, Obama             percent of Americans dislike Palin and 64              university will feel the de cit’s e ect.
senior reporter                                 spent more money on his campaign than           percent have a “negative view” of Trump.                   “ e president is 100 percent against cutting faculty,”
                                                Clinton and McCain combined, making                    is poll provides a small glimmer of             said Dave Meany, media relations, in an interview for last
     Every four years, the presidential elec-   campaign spending a huge factor during          hope in the lack of support for both Palin             week’s budget update article.
tions drop further into a lapse of reason,      elections, and Trump’s nomination for the       and Trump and also by shows the huge                       As long as the economy is in a state of disarray, Eastern
using strategies to capture American voters     Republican candidacy an all-too-real pos-       support for Ron Paul, a Texas congressman.             will experience budget woes that may hinder its ability to
that wouldn’t work on a fth grader.             sibility.                                           According to the poll, Paul has the best           provide the solid education it prides itself on.
     “South Park” created an accurate anal-         Personally, the idea of “ e Appren-         chance of any Republican candidate to beat
ogy of presidential elections during the epi-   tice” host running our country is extremely     Obama in the 2012 election, with the poll                    e numbers referenced in this editorial were obtained
sode in which the boys had to choose a new      unsettling, and it almost inspires support      stating Paul trails Obama in approval by a             from the State of Washington’s o ce of nancial manage-
school mascot. e character Stan refused         for Sarah Palin, former Alaskan governor.       mere seven points. is is a signi cant g-               ment.
to vote because his options for mascot con-         What’s even more unsettling than            ure when compared to Trump and Palin’s
sisted of a giant douche and a turd sand-
wich. Subsequently, Stan was completely
                                                Trump’s attempt at politics is the fact that
                                                he has more support than Palin.
                                                                                                support lagging behind Obama by nearly
                                                                                                20 points.
alienated from society.                             In a recent poll conducted by CNN               Paul was a one-time Libertarian party
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                                                                                                                                                                                      How to prepare
             “Ruthless,” first musical production in                                                                                                                                  yourself for a job
             four years, will star all female characters                                                                                                                              after graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                           Spring quarter is well
                                                                                                                                                                                      underway, and for many, the
                                                                                                                                                                                      impending dread of nals is
                                                                                                                                                                                      superseded by the exhilara-
                                                                                                                                                                                      tion of graduation and the
                                                                                                                                                                                      panic of entering the work
                                                                                                                                                                                             ough stress is a com-
                                                                                                                                                                                      mon side e ect of adult-
                                                                                                                                                                                      hood, nding a job doesn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                      have to be dreadful. By tak-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing the time to ask yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                      some important questions
                                                                                                                                                                                      and formulating a strat-
                                                                                                                                                                                      egy, you can increase your
                                                                                                                                                                                      chances of landing a job.
                                                                                                                                                                                             e following are key
                                                                                                                                                                                      questions you should ask
    From left to right: Buddy Todd, Lexie Ho pauir and Abbey Crawford in “Ruthless.”                 Crawford, Ho pauir and Todd rehearse a scene for the spring play.                yourself before applying for
                                                                                                                                                                                      a position.
                                               STORY BY JAMES EIK | PHOTOS BY AARON MALMOE AND JAMES                                                                                  What do I have to o er?
                                                                                                                                                                                          One of the rst things an

                astern’s theater department will end the school year with the musical        parison to other shows. His role, he said, is more like a triage unit. Instead of        interviewer will consider is
                “Ruthless.”                                                                  being directly involved with the choreography and musical aspects of the show,           what skills you have to o er
                    In stark contrast to the male-dominant winter play “ e ings              he has taken a step back.                                                                the company. Try thinking
        ey Carried,” this show features all female roles. Women ll all of the spots,              “I’m kind of like the uncle cheering the kids on,” he said.                         about your recent accom-
    with the exception of alumnus Buddy Todd, who returns to Eastern’s stage to                   Another faculty member, Carolyn Jess from the music department, o ers her           plishments and what they
    choreograph and portray Sylvia St. Croix.                                                services as musical director for the production.                                         say about you. Not only will
         Describing the experience as a journey, Todd said that taking part in this               “[ e musicians] are not even one step behind her,” said Todd. “We’re very           thinking about all the things
    production has been memorable.                                                           lucky music will be one of the stronger parts of the show.”                              you do well boost your self
         “I’ve never actually realized how truly manly I am,” said Todd. Walking to               In a show where “an element of everything is on steroids,” according to Sand-       con dence, but it also helps
    look like a woman, the dressing procedures and methods on how to speak in                ers, expect the unexpected, prepare to laugh and enjoy a night with some of the          you hone in on your the best
    certain ways are all part of Todd’s transformation before he joins the cast.               nest talent on campus. “Ruthless” the musical is not to be missed.                     assets.
            e rst musical to hit Eastern in four years, “Ruthless” centers on the 8-year-                                                                                                 Once you know how
    old and not-so-innocent child Tina Denmark. After relegated to being the un-                                                                                                      you want to portray yourself,
    derstudy for the role of Pippi Longstocking in the third-grade play at her school,       When to see it                                                                           try nding three adjectives
    Denmark seeks her time in the limelight and murders the show’s star.                     May 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.                                                         to describe how you want
         Making it all look easy is the tough part.                                          May 15 at 2:00 p.m.                                                                      people to view you. en,
         “You’ve got a lot of plates in the air,” said Todd. Faith Mitchell, who plays                                                                                                work those into the conver-
    Louise Lerman, followed up on his remark, saying, “You have to get them all              May 19 at 5:00 p.m.                                                                      sation during an interview.
    spinning at the same time.”
         With parts lovingly ripped o from “ e Bad Seed” and “All About Eve,” this           Cast                                                                                     How can I be an asset?
    production features a cast that is largely new to the stage.                             Faith Mitchell as Louise Lerman                                                               A smart strategy is to do
         Director Je Sanders, who calls “ e Bad Seed” a black comedy gem, said                                                                                                        a little detective work on the
    that there will be many surprises in the production, including an EWU faculty            Abbey Crawford as Judy Denmark                                                           company and look into their
    member taking the stage.                                                                 Lexie Hoffpauir as Tina Denmark                                                          goals. Having this informa-
         Bill Youngs, of the history department, will join the cast for the production’s     Melissa Gren as Lita Encore                                                              tion will help you select the
      rst weekend run. e role was auctioned o as part of the Octoberfest event                                                                                                        speci c skills the company
    held at JFK Library.
                                                                                             Emily Wakeman as Myrna Thorn                                                             is looking for and emphasize
         Sanders notes that directing a musical has been a di erent experience in com-       Buddy Todd as Sylvia St. Croix (also choreographer)                                      them in the interview.
                                                                                                                                                                                           To avoid being out-

Learning portion control: How to save money and stay healthy
                                                                                                                                                                                      shined by other applicants,
                                                                                                                                                                                      forgo the bland résumé
                                                                                                                                                                                      description of your skills
                                                                                                                                                                                      and use speci c situations
columnist                                                   menting on how her eyes are always bigger than her           25 percent. I’m sure most of the platters at restaurants     where you used a particular
                                                            stomach when it comes to ordering food at restaurants        like El Rodeo serve up a hefty portion of an individu-       skill that they are interested
                                                            and that I should probably reconsider my extremely           al’s daily caloric intake within just one meal. While I      in. is way of highlight-
    I try to maintain a particular mentality to get me      hefty order.                                                 don’t condone obsessive calorie counting, it is astound-     ing your assets can be more
through the tough days of college poverty. One such             Her comment made me remember all of the times            ing to think that a typical serving size is about the size   e ective in leaving a strong
example of this occurred to me the other day when my        that I have ordered much more than my ll when at-            of a st! Maybe that visual will help put a healthy por-      impression with interview-
friend Natasha and I decided to grab lunch o campus         tending restaurants hungry — an unfortunate circum-          tion into perspective.                                       ers.
during our few free hours before heading to our next        stance that never leads to a happy ending. Either I end           With that taken into account, it can be very dif-
obligations.                                                up frustrated with myself for spending so much money           cult when eating out to stick to these guidelines for      What’s new in my eld?
       e rst order of business regarding lunch was de-      on unwanted food (although Mexican does make for             healthy portions.                                                 It’s important to take
ciding where we should feast. e dining options in           amazing leftovers), or I eat too much out of guilt and            Natasha and I decided to split chicken fajitas, and     note on what changes have
Cheney aren’t exactly plentiful, so we concluded that       end up regretting that decision even more than the rst       we still couldn’t nish the entire plate. Not only did we     been made in the eld. By
we would make El Rodeo our destination due to its           alternative.                                                 save money by sharing the meal, but we also left the         keeping on top of things,
relatively close location to campus and, most impor-               is brings me to portion control, a concept most       restaurant satis ed rather than stu ed.                      you give yourself an edge
tantly, it’s inexpensive menu accompanied by comple-        Americans struggle with. A “Supersize Me” mental-                 I like to think that I’m being healthy and smart        over other applicants.
mentary chips, salsa and that delicious spicy coleslaw-     ity doesn’t exactly sit well when it comes to making         rather than cheap when I share meals with friends at              Whether it’s learning a
looking stu .                                               healthy choices, and if anyone is as ravenously hun-         a restaurant.                                                new computer program or
    Once seated at the restaurant, I began to gaze over     gry as I am after a long day of school and work, these            Making these kinds of small choices consistently        how to e ectively use social
the menu with a glazed-over look in my deprived,            kinds of healthy choices can be di cult to make on a         and not allowing your eyes to dictate the amount of          media tools, having these
starving eyes, imagining all of the delicious appetizers    consistent basis.                                            food your stomach can accommodate can lead to big-           skills shows you are willing
and entrees I could select to quell my raging appetite.         According to WebMD, Americans underestimate              ger positive results. No meal is as satisfying to me as      to invest the time to stay
Luckily, Natasha snapped me back to reality by com-         how many calories they consume daily by as much as           saving money and staying healthy.                            current. Remember, many
                                                                                                                                                                                      companies are downsizing

Alumnus forgoes engineering to pursue music
                                                                                                                                                                                      to save money, so o ering
                                                                                                                                                                                      numerous skills is enticing.

                                                                                                                                                                                      What’s my online presence?
Eastern grad nds passion at Spokane’s Clear Channel Radio, taking on the role of program producer                                                                                         Today’s generation is full
                                                                                                                                                                                      of social media users, but it’s
BY AZARIA PODPLESKY                                             “On a whim, I took               “I always wanted to get into audio,    cally bring in anything local, original       important to remember that
sta writer                                                      a music theory class.”      so I took one extreme engineering, and      and that musically, has a melodic core        your online presence speaks
                                                                       e theory class       I took the other creative extreme in mu-    to it somehow.”                               volumes.
    As a child, EWU alumnus Matt Loi                            clicked, and Loi de-        sic, then nally they’ve kind of hooked          Aside from recording and produc-              From boozy pictures to
was not focused on things most kids                             cided to stick with         up now,” he said.                           ing each show, Loi also photographs and       distasteful comments, what
care about. Loi was concerned with be-                          music, transferring              Loi got his rst taste of radio at      takes video of each set. He also handles      you do on online can come
coming an electrical engineer, the career                       to Eastern in 2004.         EWU, working with several shows on          the public relations side of the job.         back to haunt you. anks
he thought would get him into music                             Loi spent the next          Eastern’s jazz radio station, KEWU              After years on the scene, many peo-       to the site http://www.socio-
    His love of music began at an early                   Loi few years completing          89.5. After graduating in 2007, Loi         ple would have already made the leap, you can obtain a
age when he listened to the radio and his                       the “12-hour-a-day          worked in promotions at Clear Channel       to cities like Seattle or Portland. Loi,      free pro le scan that looks
parents’ records. While attending Kami-      gig” of a music major.                         Radio. Six months later, the producer       however, is here to stay, saying the new      for potentially troublesome
akin High School, Loi taught himself to          At EWU Loi played the upright bass         of 103.1 KCDA’s Local Lounge, which         talent that pops up keeps him inspired.       photos, posts or tags and
play the bass guitar.                        and was involved in several projects, in-      spotlights local bands, moved away. Loi         He also believes that on a profes-        gives you a detailed list of
    After graduating, he went to Co-         cluding VPnet, a program between the           soon took over as the show’s producer.      sional level, it’s best for him to stay in    o ending items to remove.
lumbia Basin College. A year of engi-        music and computer science depart-                  “When I started, what I really want-   Spokane.
neering classes later, Loi began to ques-    ments.                                         ed to do was get away from real basic           “ e more time I spend here, the             e views expressed here do
tion his major.                                  Loi also played the role of sound          interviews and … try to capture the best    deeper the roots grow in town, so it          not directly re ect the views
    “I really called things into question,   guy, recording concerts and recitals,          possible sound,” he said.                   makes me want to keep staying here,”          of e Easterner. e writer
and I gured maybe I need to take an-         then taking those recordings home and               “With my show, I can branch out        he said. “Despite the crappy winters and      can be contacted at easterner.
other avenue to get into music,” he said.    mastering them.                                from [pop-rock] quite a bit and basi-       the potholes, I kind of like it here.”
Cinco de Mayo event advocates rights and education
Chicano Education Program sponsors celebration, promoting Chicano voting rights and social justice
                                                                                                                                                  e Gamma Alpha Omega soror-
                                                                                                                                          ity, established April 15, 2011, publi-
                                                                                                                                          cized themselves at the party. ey focus
                                                                                                                                          on mentoring high school and middle
                                                                                                                                          school students while encouraging them
                                                                                                                                          to pursue secondary education.
                                                                                                                                               Ana Zapien, one of the sorority’s
                                                                                                                                          leaders, explained that it was di cult         Female sexuality:
                                                                                                                                          for students who leave the cultures of         Understanding the
                                                                                                                                                                                         female orgasm
                                                                                                                                          their hometown behind to come to col-
                                                                                                                                          lege, and that Cinco de Mayo celebra-
                                                                                                                                          tion at EWU was important to battling
                                                                                                                                          those di culties.
                                                                                                                                                                                         BY CHELSEA TWISS
                                                                                                                                               “When you come to things like this,
                                                                                                                                          like you actually do see all the cultures
                                                                                                                                          coming together. Like we’re not alone,”
                                                                                                                                          Zapien said.                                        While the topic of female
                                                                                                                                               “It’s good, too, to have all the Greeks   orgasm may be considered
                                                                                                                                          out here, the organizations, the other         taboo and perhaps even
                                                                                                                                          people from the community, as well.            redundant to some — con-
                                                                                                                                          It’s kind of showing how the country is        sidering that a lot of women
                                                                                                                                          turning into a melting pot,” she added.        read Cosmopolitan magazine
                                                                                                                                               Pedro Lopez, also celebrating,            religiously — I believe it to
                                                                                                                                          agreed.                                        be a topic that should be ad-
                                                                                                                                               “ ey’re not even Mexicans — Ar-           dressed openly and logically.
                                                                                                                                          abs, Asians, all sorts of people come out               ere are still far too
                                                                                                                                          to see how Mexicans do their thing.”           many women who have
                                                                                                                                                  ursday’s guest speaker was Joa-        never had the pleasure of
                                                                                                                                          quin Avila, a law professor from Seattle       experiencing an orgasm.
Perla Tapatia dance group from Quincy, Wash., performs a traditional Chicano dance on campus.                  Amy Meyer/Easterner        University, who presented “Cinco de                 Some have even given up
                                                                                                                                          Mayo — An Enduring Legacy.”                e   on the idea of ever reaching
BY AMY MEYER                                  ing Latino women as a double minor-          visiting students were given passports         week-long festivities concluded with           ecstasy neither during sex nor
sta writer                                    ity, encouraging high goals and advis-       that they took from table to table.            Community-to-Community executive               on their own time. However,
                                              ing students about applying to medical            Lucy Vazquez performed a dance            director Rosalinda Guilllen’s lecture ti-      I believe an orgasm is some-

            he weeklong Cinco de Mayo         school.                                      with her instructor, Ricardo Mendoza.          tled “Food Sovereignty and Farm Work-          thing that can be attained by
            celebration on campus last             Wednesday’s events included the         When she nished, she rejoined her              ers.”                                          any woman with the correct
            week brought in students          Chicano Education Program’s student-         organization Movimiento Estudiantil                 Garcia said that all these topics are     mentality.
and prospective students.                     parent conference with 270 students          Chicano de Aztlan.                             important to the Eastern’s celebration.             For a woman, possessing
       e theme was Chicanas/os in             and 50 parents from 10 high schools               “We stand up for the oppressed                 “ is idea of unity is really the theme    a reasonable level of comfort
the 21st Century: Education, Voting           and middle schools from around Wash-         people. We ght for civil rights, equal         that we celebrate as people of Mexican         with her own sexuality is
Rights, and Social Justice. Chicano Ed-       ington.                                      rights. I’m with them here,” Vazquez           descent here in the United States. …           imperative and sets a solid
ucation Program sponsored the event.                 e program used the week to break      said. She explained that the holiday was           e important battle that brought the        foundation for being able to
    Jerry Garcia said, “Cinco de Mayo is      down the mystery of higher education         celebrated more widely in the U.S. than        nation of Mexico together and into the         reach orgasm.
our major event for the whole year. It’s      to Latino students.      ey encouraged       in Mexico.                                     modern period is the idea that we use               It seems the female spe-
where we bring out everything to show         high schoolers to go to college and in-           “It’s basically battle of Puebla, where   to unite our communities, whether it’s         cies tends to be either holed
about our culture, our history and to         vited them to come to Eastern.               the natives and the Pubelanos fought           our Chicano community or our Eastern           up in the closet sexually or
educate our communities and recruit.”              After the conference, guests min-       the French and defeated them,” Vazquez         Washington University community,”              exhibiting it in an excessive
    On Monday, guest Ricardo Sanchez          gled in the campus mall, accompanied         said.                                          Garcia said.                                     aunting manner.
introduced the week’s theme, lecturing        by the lively music of Los Vigiles, warm          “To me, it just means being together            “We use it, then, as an educational               ere is a healthy balance
on Latino education in the 21st century.      sunshine and Eastern students and sta        united as one, whether it’s the Chicano        tool. And to educate our communities           to the acceptance and under-
    Jessica Llama, a medical student,         at the Cinco de Mayo party. Several          or the Mexican culture or Caucasian            about issues that are facing, not just         standing of one’s own sexual-
spoke Tuesday about the di culties fac-       campus organizations set up tables. e        culture, the Anglo culture.”                   Chicanos, but everybody.”                      ity somewhere between a
                                                                                                                                                                                         life in a convent and Coyote

Local indie band releases self-titled EP, gains campus following
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ugly. Women shouldn’t feel
                                                                                                                                                                                         that they have to conform to
                                                                                                                                                                                           t either extreme. e goal
                                                                                                                                                                                         is to be comfortable in your
Crickets of Cascadia prevail after winning Battle of the Bands                                                                                                                           own skin.
                                                                                                                                                                                              While I believe every
                                          “We both started playing          e National, Animal Collec-                                                                                   woman is capable of achiev-
senior reporter
                                     guitar and then recently I de-     tive and Minus the Bear.                                                                                         ing orgasm, I also believe it
                                     cided to start playing bass just        “I think if we planned what                                                                                 to be an incredibly personal
     After more than two years       to kind of round out the band.     we play, it wouldn’t come o                                                                                      experience.
of song writing and develop-         We would just jam, the two of      very good. I think we’re lucky                                                                                        Everyone has di erent
ing a distinct sound, Spokane        us, and then we brought in two     in the fact that since we’re do-                                                                                 buttons they like pushed
based indie rock group Crick-        other guys to ll it out,” Scott    ing this for fun, we’re able to                                                                                  — or not — but I would
ets of Cascadia released a six       said.                              choose what we want to play.                                                                                     like to point out a few fairly
track EP.                                 Crickets of Cascadia con-     We’re not going to choose                                                                                        universal tips that may apply
     Currently available as a dig-   sists of a drummer, Sean Bur-      something that may poten-                                                                                        to every woman regarding
ital download from iTunes and        gett, lead guitar, played by       tially give us more exposure,”                                                                                   orgasm.
out in hard copy May 27, the         Mark, bass by Scott and Andy       said Mark. “If we wanted that,                                                                                        Trust and communica-
self-titled EP was recorded in-      Millward alternates between        we would just go play metal in                                                                                   tion with your partner is
dependently in a friend of the       keyboards and guitar. Scott        Spokane.”                                                                                                        key. While this may not be
band’s basement in Spokane.          and Mark have known their               According to the Tarbutton                                                                                  necessary for everyone in any
     Crickets of Cascadia have a     keyboardist and backup gui-        brothers, Crickets of Cascadia                                                                                   situation, if you’re someone
solid local following, winning       tarist Millward before starting    has been experimenting with                                                                                      who has never experienced an
Eastern’s Battle of the Bands        a band, and picked up a new        some new sounds, including                                                                                       orgasm, you will most likely
last year and a schedule to play     drummer a few months ago by        more electronic ideas such as                                                                                    be able to do this if you are
at a whole list of local venues,     advertising.                       dubstep style beats. ey said                                                                                     having sex with someone you
including Elkfest, Spokane’s                e band members decided      that even though that may be                                                                                     can trust and talk to openly
free festival June 4 at e Elk        on the name Crickets of Casca-     the progression of music, they                                                                                   about your sexual needs.
in Browne’s Addition.                dia because they wanted to rep-    still try to stay true to their                                                                                       It may seem embar-
        e rst 20 Eastern stu-        resent where they came from,       sound.                                                                                                           rassing to talk about these
dents to attend Elkfest will         the Paci c Northwest. Scott,            “I think we have the advan-                                                                                 things with a partner, but it
receive free copies of the new       being a geology student, came      tage of being able to play what                                                                                  will ultimately bene t your
Crickets of Cascadia EP upon         across the term Cascadia as a      we enjoy playing, and it hap-                                                                                    relationship both inside and
entering the venue and present-      reference to the Northwest in      pens to be that there are people                                                                                 outside the bedroom.
ing the band with a valid Eagle      class and liked the sound and      out there who like the same                                                                                               is leads me to my next
ID.                                  what it stood for.                 stu we like,” Mark said.                                                                                         point. One huge di culty
     Scott Tarbutton, bassist for         Scott and Mark come from              e Tarbutton’s said that                                                                                  a lot of women face during
Crickets of Cascadia, is cur-        a singer and songwriter back-      even though their ultimate goal                                                                                  sex is misguided attention.
rently majoring in geology at        ground, but then combined          is to get signed, that is not their                                                                                  ink of sex as the one op-
Eastern and started the band         that with an electronic aspect     sole reason. “It’s de nitely been                                                                                portunity to turn o all other
with his brother Mark. Both          brought to the band by its key-    an organic process,” said Scott.                                                                                 thoughts and focus on the
brothers have a long history         boardist.                          “We just play and if we like                                                                                     purely physical experience of
with music and have been play-            Some of the band’s in u-      what it sounds like. We’ll keep       Brothers and bandmates Scott and Mark             Dylan Coil/Easterner     a sensual act.
ing guitar since their youth.        ences include Local Native,        it going.”                            Tarbutton form Crickets of Cascadia.                                            If you have to think
                                                                                                                                                                                         about anything, think only

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                                                                                                                                                                                         about what you are feeling in
                                                                                           ary piece of all personally identifying        undergraduate journal. Scheduled read-         the moment and how great
                                                                                           material before it made its way into the       ers for the event are Gerard Duncan Jr.,       the sensation is.

party to feature artists
                                                                                           hands of readers and insured that each         Molly Fitzpatrick, Courtney Harler, Jill                e nal aspect of atten-
                                                                                           piece was reviewed at least four times         Herrera, Paul Lee, Kayla McAllister,           tion means focusing solely on
                                                                                           before the decision making process be-         Teresa Vanairsdale, Lindsae Williams-          yourself. It is very tempting
                                                                                           gan.                                           Sinalu and Janice Wright.                      to worry constantly about
BY DOUG AULT                                  phy pieces submitted by EWU students.            Former EWU student Christian                   “It’s a celebration for a product that     whether or not your partner
sta writer
                                                 e pieces that made the journal were       Rose founded Northwest Boulevard and           was a year in the making,” Croom said.         is having a good time. Try to
                                              described as “the cream of the crop,” by     published its rst issue in 1993. Rose                  e 2011 edition Northwest Boule-        tear yourself away from this
     Live readings and performances by        Northwest Boulevard Editor-in-chief          received his bachelor’s degree in English      vard EWU’s undergraduate literary jour-        habit. is is your chance
local bands will highlight the release        Olivia Croom.                                from EWU in 1992 and his master’s of           nal, will be available for the rst time at     to be sel sh. Besides, if you
party for Northwest Boulevard, EWU’s              “We had a record number of sub-            ne arts degree in 1994.                      the release event and subsequently in the      have sexual chemistry with
literary journal, Friday, May 13.             missions in all categories this year. Usu-       “I’m very pleased to see that you and      group’s o ce in PUB 219. Free to fac-          someone, then there isn’t any
        e release reading and bene t show     ally we can publish 20 to 25 percent of      other students/writer have kept it going       ulty and sta members, a hard copy of           need to worry; the mutual
takes place at Neato Burrito, which is        the entries, but this year, it was about     for so long,” said Rose in a comment on        the journal will also be available on the      enjoyment will come natu-
located at 827 W 1st Ave. in Spokane.         12.5 percent of the 295 submissions,”        Northwest Boulevard’s website.                 bookshelves in the PUB Lounge.                 rally without having to try.
    e event will be the rst opportunity       Croom said.                                         is year’s release reading and ben-          Anyone interested in picking up a
for community members to pick up the              Before making it into the journal,       e t show will feature musical perfor-          copy of the journal or nding out more            e views expressed here do
2011 edition of Northwest Boulevard.          each piece was blind-edited by category      mances by the Terrible Buttons, Mark           about Northwest Boulevard may visit            not directly re ect the views
    e annually published compilation          editors and general sta readers who          Ward, Stephanie Hatzinikolis and Liz           their o ce during the hours of 11:45-          of e Easterner. e writer
features 37 of the best poetry, ction,        gave their feeling on each work.         e   Rognes.      e show is free with a sug-        12:45 p.m. and 2-2:45 p.m. every Mon-          can be contacted at easterner.
creative non ction, art and photogra-         blind-editing process stripped the liter-    gested $5 donation toward the nopro t          day and Wednesday.                   
EWU Red rocks
Bloomsday for
21st career win
BY KRISTIE HSIN                              tion within Bloomsday in which each
senior reporter                              5-member team competes against oth-
                                             er teams of the same size in the same
    For the past 15 years, EWU Red           divisions, encouraging healthy life-
team has proven their strengths and          styles and tness.
dedication, taking home the Blooms-               “It’s broken down by how large
day Corporate Cup year after year.           your corporation is, but we’ve always
    With 21 overall wins over the years,     been the overall winner regardless of
team members include Grant Smith,            the size of corporation,” Millet said.
English professor and team captain;               Having seen friends win the Cor-
Dr. Je Corkill, chemistry professor;         porate Cup back in 1982, Smith and
Carl Coombs, IT specialist; Dave Mil-        his team decided to enter the next year.
let, director of college advancement;             “A bunch of us guys were standing
and Dr. Je rey Rahn, chemistry pro-          around, and we didn’t know anything
fessor.                                      about Corporate Cup, and when the
    Smith and Corkill have both par-         award was [presented], we saw that we
ticipated in every EWU Red Corpo-            should’ve entered,” said Smith. “So the
rate Cup competition. Coombs has             next year we entered, and we won.”
been on the team since 1997 and due                  e team has won many events
to ineligibility, Millet took the place of   since, contributing not only their time
Scott Melville.                              but their e orts to Bloomsday.
    “ ey’re all great runners who have            “Our team in 1997 had the fast-
been doing it for a long, long time, so      est time that any team had ever had,”
I’m hoping I can do the same,” Millet        said Smith. “We have not only the best
said.                                        point scores, but we have the records
        e EWU Red Team scored a total        for the shortest time that a team has
of 2,971 points, placing them in rst         ever completed in Bloomsday.”
place overall in the 600-1,299 em-                According to Millet, team mem-
ployees division. e Corporate Cup            bers don’t work collectively as a group,
is scored by dividing each Corporate         as they each run at their own, individ-     Top, from left to right: Jim Hanegan, Grant Smith, Je rey Corkill, Bill Horner and Scott Mabee.   Photos courtesy of Grant Smith
                                                                                         Bottom, from left to right: Grant Smith, Je Rahn, Dave Millet and Carl Combs hold the trophy.                   and Carl Combs
Cup runner’s time into the winning           ual paces and have di erent schedules.
time for the runner’s age bracket. e         However, all ve members encourage
three highest scores on each team are        and communicate with each other.            45:43, running a pace of 6:07 per               Je rey Rahn, 52, had a total time      and the celebration of wellness that is
added together to determine the win-              “Its fun having an extra sort of       mile. Millet, 48, placed second among       of 46:59, running at a pace of 6:17 per    so neat. I feel lucky to be a part of this
ning team.                                   thing to run for, which is that we’ve       872 people the same age.                    mile. Rahn placed second among the         and to show that Eastern as a univer-
    Of the many teams that competed          done pretty well over the last few              Corkill, 67, ran a pace of 6:50         756 people the same age.                   sity is a part of this community.”
in the Corporate Cup, seven other            years,” said Corkill. “It gives me an ex-   per mile ending with a total nish of            “It’s a celebration of wellness, and       Corkill said, “ e one thing that
teams representing EWU placed in the         tra interest in Bloomsday.”                 50:59. He was rst among 268 people          that is a very wholesome ideal and         makes our team click is that we’re
top 30 Corporate Cup Teams.                       Smith’s total nish time was 1 hour     in the same age group.                      value for our community to have.           spread out into di erent age groups, so
    “Other corporate teams have been         47 seconds, with a pace of 8:08 per             Coombs, 45, the youngest mem-           You don’t need to be on a team to run      we’re not really competing with each
gunning to beat the Eastern team for         mile. Smith, 73, placed rst among 96        ber, placed rst among other 800 peo-        Bloomsday,” said Smith. “Anybody can       other for points, [but] we are this year
over 15 years,” Millet said.                 people the same age.                        ple the same age with 41:00 as his total    run, anybody can walk, anyone can          because Dave and Carl are in the same
        e Corporate Cup is a competi-             Millet had a total nish time of          nish time.                                participate, and it’s the participation    age group.”

Cheney and EWU gear up for 23rd triathlon
BY KRISTIE HSIN                                                           You could have a 60-year-old swimming next to a freshman from                 “We have one class that is devoted to a triathlon class here at
senior reporter                                                           college. … It’s a cool dynamic out there.”                                Eastern,” said Scott. “We also have a team entry form where one
                                                                               Depending on how many people sign up, the event typically            person can do the swim, one person does the bike and one person
     EWU’s Campus Recreation Department will host its 23rd an-            has ve to eight heats, holding 16 people at a time in the pool.           does the run.”
nual EWU Iron Eagle Triathlon May 29.                                     According to Campitelli, the sprint triathlon is a popular event for          According to Scott, many family members choose to participate
     O cially classi ed as a sprint triathlon, participants will check      rst-timers.                                                             in the team forum.
in at 7 a.m. at the EWU Pool. ey will complete a 200-meter free-               “ e distances are short enough where you don’t have to be a              “I think it’s a huge accomplishment just to nish,” said fresh-
style swim followed by a 10-mile bike ride starting by the PHASE’s        triathlon trained person to come in and do OK, and that’s what’s          man Nate Johnston. “It doesn’t matter the size of it.”
  eld house and then by a 3.1 mile run around Cheney.                     the best thing about this is,” said Campitelli. “Everybody who starts         People can sign up prior to the event day or at the door. ose
        e triathlon is open to the public, bringing together Eastern      always nishes.”                                                           who sign up before May 20 are guaranteed a T-shirt. General ad-
and Cheney community members in a fun- lled sporting event.                    Club Sports Coordinator Rick Scott said, “Most of the people,        mission is $25 and EWU students and faculty pay $15.
For liability reasons, the event requires participants be 17 or older     they come here and they do this because it’s a lot of fun and it’s a          “What I think mostly about it is it brings people from all dif-
and provide estimated swim times.                                         sprint triathlon, so it’s shorter and it’s more manageable for a lot of   ferent levels — campus students, faculty, sta , administrators — to
     Age groups include 20 and under, 21-30, 31-40 and 41-50.             people.”                                                                  an event where they compete with and against each other, which
    is year, the triathlon also added an additional age group, one for         Freshman Victoria Valles said, “I have a lot of respect for people   doesn’t happen all that often around campus,” said Campitelli.
50 and older.                                                             who do that.”                                                             “ is is our favorite [event] because it’s just one where nobody
     “What we’re seeing is a lot more 50-year-old and older [par-              Snacks and refreshments will be provided at every turnaround         loses.”
ticipants],” said Mike Campitelli, race director. “So we actually         point. Where and when participants start the triathlon depends on             For additional information and registration, visit http://www.
changed the age group a little to add a 51 and older division. …          their age group and division.                                    or call Campitelli at (509) 359-4836.

                    DUSTIN TOMS                                                                                                                                                                     JOSEPH SCHILTER
        managing/sports editor                                                                                                                                                                         copy editor

Boston to blame                                                                                                                                                                     Flight through
when it comes                                                                                                                                                                       mountains offer
to Miami’s trio                                                                                                                                                                     perspectives
     When watching the                                                                                                                                                                   While warm weather and
NBA Playo s, every fan                                                                                                                                                              clear skies have been few and
seems to have one common                                                                                                                                                            far between in the Paci c
enemy — the Miami Heat.                                                                                                                                                             Northwest, those who wish
        e Heat have a bulls-                                                                                                                                                        to spend time outside must
eye on their back after last                                                                                                                                                        become more creative in
summer when LeBron James                                                                                                                                                            organizing weekend excur-
and Chris Bosh decided                                                                                                                                                              sions, which should come as
to leave their teams in free                                                                                                                                                        no surprise to the inhabit-
agency to join forces with                                                                                                                                                          ants of a region notorious for
Dwayne Wade in South                                                                                                                                                                high precipitation rates and
Beach.                                                                                                                                                                              weather patterns that can
     But my question is, why                                                                                                                                                        change on a dime.
didn’t anyone freak out when                                                                                                                                                                ankfully, the geography
the Boston Celtics traded                                                                                                                                                           of Washington is just about
for Ray Allen and Kevin                                                                                                                                                             as diverse as the weather it
Garnett? ose two joined                                                                                                                                                             receives, allowing for all kinds
up with Paul Pierce to form                                                                                                                                                         of recreation possibilities. As
their own triumvirate.                                                                                                                                                              I made plans for last week-
     Well, James spilled the                                                                                                                                                        end’s adventures, I could have
beans last night during an                                                                                                                                                          been more careful to take all
interview with ESPN as to                                                                                                                                                           of this into account.
why he went to Miami.                                                                                                                                                                    One of those adventures
     “ ey set the blueprint                                                                                                                                                         included locating an aban-
for us when they decided to                                                                                                                                                         doned mine, known as the
make the trade for [Kevin                                                                                                                                                           Hole in the Wall, which has
Garnett] and for Ray [Al-                                                                                                                                                           been forgotten for more than
len],” said James. “Seeing                                                                                                                                                          100 years. Located high in
guys make sacri ces to come                                                                                                                                                         North Cascades, Hole in
together and                                                                                                                                                                        the Wall is said to be visible
play as one.                                                                                                                                                                        only from the air or the top
    ey set the                                                                                                                                                                      of a few of the surrounding
blueprint                                                                                                                                                                           peaks. I learned of a group
and went                                                                                                                                                                            that claimed to have visited
out there                                                                                                                                                                           it awhile back, but refused to
and did it.                                                                                                                                                                         release its location.
    ey won a                                                                                                                                                                             After two years of pour-
champion-                 James                                                                                                                                                     ing over old mining journals

                                  Deyo’s final leg
                                  Krystal Deyo currently holds Eastern’s school record in the long jump.                                                  
ship. ey                                                                                                                                                                            and geology books, I was
competed every year.”                                                                                                                                                               ready to begin a search. So
     In James’ nal two years                                                                                                                                                        my brother and I joined a
in Cleveland, his team                                                                                                                                                              friend who is applying for his
sported the best regular sea-                                                                                                                                                       pilot’s license, drove to Se-
son record but lost to Boston                                                                                                                                                       attle, hopped in a Cessna and
in the playo s back-to-back.                                                                                                                                                        headed for the mountains.
Wade shared the same feel-                                                                                                                                                                  e sky was a patchwork
ings about James’ decision to
form what is now called an
NBA Superteam.
     “With LeBron losing
                                  Star senior approaching her nal                                                                                                                   of foreboding clouds hover-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ing around 4,000 feet. My
                                                                                                                                                                                    friend had to stay below the
                                                                                                                                                                                    cloud deck and didn’t know
to Boston in Cleveland in
the playo s, he felt like, ‘I
gotta do more, I need to be
around more to contend
                                  Big Sky Conference Championship                                                                                                                   if we could get high enough
                                                                                                                                                                                    above the peaks, but we’d try
                                                                                                                                                                                    it anyway.
                                                                                                                                                                                         As the plane took o and
for a championship,’” said        BY AMY MEYER                                   Deyo. Narrowing in like a laser beam, she              Ranked fourth in the Big Sky Confer-        began to rise, I realized just
Wade. “Me feeling the same        sta writer                                     cut back on the 200-meter to specialize in        ence, Deyo knows that her technique, me-         how vulnerable small planes
way going into the summer,                                                       the 100-meter and long jump.                      chanics and diligence will give her the ad-      are to the e ects of weather.
saying that I needed more, it          Senior Krystal Deyo broke the Pueller         And laser-beam focus is a prerequisite        vantage in the conference championships          It dipped and ducked against
was because of Boston.”           Invitational record for the 100-meter on       for a race that Deyo can complete in 10.97        in Sacramento, Calif.                            changes in air pressure and
     So far the plan has been     Friday, April 29 — the record she set her-     seconds.                                               “I have yet to show my true potential.      shuddered against the wind,
working out in favor for          self in 2009.                                      “You have to be very focused when             And I think when I do, it’s going to be a        but the views were worth it.
James, Wade and Bosh. ey               “I’ve changed a lot of things in my       you’re in a sport that is all about the indi-     really good race,” Deyo said.                         Snow-covered rock crags
currently hold a 3-1 lead         mechanics and my technique over the            vidual because you don’t have your team to             O the track, Deyo works with the            and peaks that towered above
in the Eastern Conference         past couple years. at was the race where       depend on — unless of course you’re in a          team at Eastern’s sports information of-         the valleys below and sur-
Semi nals over the Celtics,       things nally fell together,” she said.         relay,” said Deyo. “When you succeed, you           ce, a job that requires the knowledge she      rounded by clouds o ered
the team they so desperately           Deyo has been running track since 7th     get all the success. When you fail, all the       continues to gain from her journalism and        vistas that remain unseen by
want to beat and mimic.           grade. “I’ve done the same four events all     failure is on your shoulders too.”                public relations classes.                        the masses. Hawks circled
        e Celtics faced no        throughout my career. I think that’s why           Deyo said she is a little sad that this is         “I compete, and then I go write about       rivers and streams not far
adversity when they formed        I’ve succeeded in those events — because       her last season. “I’m struggling because I’d      it right afterward. It’s a fun scenario, but     below us, and every now and
their trio, and they are now      I’ve never had to stray. I’ve been a student   like to do well. ere’s a lot of pressure to       it’s kind of awkward at the same time,”          then, one of us would spot a
being faced with the blame        of my events,” Deyo said.                      do well in your last conference, especially       Deyo said.                                       heard of elk in the hills.
for the much hated Heat                As a student of her events, she takes     when you’ve had success in the past.”                  She enjoys the work environment,                 While gazing out the win-
trio.                             her homework seriously. Between weights            But Deyo sees that success in her fu-         she’s juggled the job with track and school      dow, we approached an eagle
     Now there are more ru-       in the morning and practice in the eve-        ture.                                             to improve her resume. “It’s given me a lot      soaring no further than 40
mors across the NBA about         ning, Deyo trains a total four hours a day.        “I know I have a lot more in the tank. I      of skills and time management, and it real-      feet from the plane; it turned
other superteams forming.              She sprints the 100-meter, 4x100-me-      know that I still have a long ways to go, but     ly showed me what the work force is like,”       sharply and glided away
In New York, both Car-            ter relay and the 200-meter and competes       I only have two weeks to do that. Hope-           she said. “I don’t say no to anything, and I     before we got any closer.
melo Anthony and Amare            in the long jump. Even specializing on         fully I can put everything together when          always want to be the best at everything I       Traveling at about 120 mph,
Stoudamire have teamed up         these four events has been too broad for       it comes for the nals, the championship.”         do. I think that’s why I’ve succeeded.”          we were able to cover more
and are hoping for Chris                                                                                                                                                            terrain than we could on foot
Paul to join them. With an                                                                                                                                                          or by car.
early playo exit from the
Orlando Magic and the
Los Angeles Lakers, rumors
                                  Shannon Invitational quali es more Eagles                                                                                                              Much to my dismay,
                                                                                                                                                                                    however, the cloud deck
                                                                                                                                                                                    wasn’t high enough for us to
have begun swirling about                                                                                                                                                             y above the supposed loca-
Dwight Howard and Kobe            BY AMY MEYER                                        “Relays had the weekend o . ey’re                 “Fill your water bottle, don’t touch        tion of the mine. We were
                                  sta writer
Bryant hooking up.                                                               all sitting in guaranteed positions, so now       the knob,” he added. “Don’t get sick this        able to look up the valley
     Fans are ranting about                                                      we’ll get our rehearsals in this week. And        week.”                                           containing it and mark a few
how these players are ruining         Pole vault competitors freshman Rob-       then Saturday we run both 4x100 and                    Kerr described the event as “18 divi-       waypoints for a future ight
the game, but in all reality,     in Taylor and sophomore Chloe Hall have        4x400,” Kerr said.                                sion one schools, all in one venue.          e   or hike in, but the weather
it is making it better. Could     both quali ed for the Big Sky Conference            He stated that the team will y down          athletes kind of know who’s in that event.       just wasn’t willing to cooper-
you imagine a 7-game series       Championship with jumps of 11-10 3/4               ursday and warm up for the preliminar-            ey know who they can beat.”                  ate.
with eight all-stars on the       feet Saturday at the Ken Shannon Invita-       ies on Friday. Shot and discus events will             Women’s Head Coach Marcia Meck-                  I guess the hunt for the
court at the same time? It        tional at the Husky Stadium in Seattle.        also be held Friday, while the hammer and         lenburg said, “For some of the athletes,         Hole in the Wall will have to
would be great basketball             Steeplechase runner sophomore Simon        javelin events will be Saturday.                  this is their nal meet, so it’s kind of bit-     be postponed for a later date,
and something that hasn’t         Sorenson will join Hall and Taylor in the           Kerr is advising the athletes to con-        tersweet. It’s going to be hard to see them      but it wasn’t all for naught.
happened since Michael            Sacramento meet this coming week after         tinue to do what they’ve been doing to be         go, but they’re ready to perform well, and           e opportunity to y over
Jordan retired for the nal        qualifying in the event with a time of 9       successful and hydrate in preparation for         I’m excited to watch them perform.”              the mountains in a small
time.                             minutes, 34.51 seconds.                        the upper 70s and lower 80s temperatures               Kerr agreed, saying, “I love conference     aircraft is one I’d recommend
     Who doesn’t want to see          Angelica Rodriguez picked up an ad-        the Eagles will enjoy in California.              championship in particular for seniors. We       to anyone who hasn’t already
that?                             ditional event in the 400-meter at the last         “If you’re well rested, your perfor-         want to send them out on as high and a           done so.
                                  chance meet with a time of 57.14.              mance is going to show. at includes nu-           positive note as possible. ey’re the ones
Views expressed in this column        Taylor Walker, javelin thrower, moved      trition, staying with a diet. ... You don’t all   that have invested more to this point than       Views expressed in this column
do not re ect the views of e      up into the top 14 slot of the Big Sky Con-    of a sudden want to go to a protein-rich          the rest of their teammates. ... ey know         do not re ect the views of e
Easterner to contact the writer   ference, qualifying for the championship.      or carbohydrate-rich diet. Stay the course.       it’s a cool thing to get there, but it’s not     Easterner to contact the writer
e-mail easterner.sports@              Men’s Head Coach Stan Kerr said that       You can celebrate afterwards if you want to       just to get there. It’s to get there and be on   e-mail easterner.sports@                        it had been a good weekend in Seattle.         binge out on carbos,” he said.                    top of the podium.”                    

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