By Chelsea Twiss
Other than just being a piece of plastic that gets you into football games or swiped to print out those endless papers, EagleCards do a lot more.
On campus, flashing an EagleCard can result in discounts and free access to many services and events.
Beyond campus, discounts are available for Eastern students for everything from the necessity of transportation and fitness to the luxuries of comedy and laser tag.
EagleCards are a student’s ticket to getting into many of Eastern’s athletic events. Football, hockey, and basketball games are free of charge to students.
For further involvement as a fan of Eagle athletics, an EagleCard, “Eagle spirit,” and $9.95 gets students into Team Red, along with a T-shirt and Team Red packet.
A student ID gives students access to the URC, including the Fitness Center. Students can avoid the “freshman 15” through taking advantage of the center’s treadmills, elliptical trainers, running track, free weights, or open basketball and volleyball courts.
Volleyball courts are available Tuesdays and Thursdays and weekends by request. Should a student need fitness advice or assistance, fitness instructors are available.
Many businesses offer discount tickets and admission. LaserQuest, in downtown Spokane, offers $5 laser tag sessions. Wild Walls, also in Spokane, has $7 indoor rock climbing. The Spokane Chiefs, the area’s major junior hockey team, offers $10 student tickets.
Check out Improv comedy on Friday nights at the Blue Door Theater for $5 or catch the newest flick at Riverfront Park IMAX Theatre for $6.75.
Should a student be interested in the Spokane discounts, but unable or unwilling to pay for the gas to get there and back, they need not worry.
Swipe an EagleCard and get on the bus to Spokane and ride for free. A student could conceivably visit every discounted location in a single day, free of transportation charge.
For more information on off campus EagleCard discounts, visit http://access.ewu.edu/Student-Activities/Activities/Discount-Tickets.xml
For questions concerning Team Red, visit http://www.goeags.com/trads/ewas-teamred.html