Tech Club: Building a better future with robots and trebuchets

By Frank McNeilly Staff Writer The Tech Club builds using skills in mechanical engineering and participates in group projects with other tech clubs. According to faculty advisor Jason Durfee, Tech Club is one of the oldest clubs at Eastern and they welcome anyone who wants to join or just to come and see what the [...]

Trombonist infuses lesson with style

Bill Watrous, left, and students perform during one of his two clinics. Watrous has had a long career as a jazz trombonist, playing the trombone for most of his life.

By Frank McNeilly Contributing Writer Bill Watrous came to Eastern to teach his jazz methods to music students and did a trombone performance in Spokane at the Ichiban Sushi Lounge on Nov. 3. Watrous’s class involved him teaching and telling stories, including a story about drummer Buddy Rich getting insulted by comedian Don Rickles. Watrous [...]

Trombonist slides in to educate

By Frank McNeilly Contributing Writer Bill Watrous, a world famous trombonist who’s played with music legends including Quincy Jones and Maynard Ferguson, is coming to Eastern to give a clinic and to perform in Spokane. Rob Tapper, director of jazz studies, remembers when he first met Watrous and how they were able to set up [...]

Foreign countries visit Eastern

Study Abroad Fair offers students a chance to have an adventure with their studies By Frank McNeilly Contributing Writer The Study Abroad Fair came to Eastern on Oct. 19 to present to students the opportunities that are beyond the borders of Eastern and the U.S. The fair consisted of 11 different organizations with countries ranging [...]



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