• Tuition, Fees and Room-and-Board Rate Increases Approved for EOU
    Photo by EOU The past two and half years have been a financial and mental struggle for individuals and institutions alike. Eastern Oregon University along with students, staff and faculty are no exception. Ongoing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has, despite the best efforts of administrators, continued to strain EOU financially. In particular, tuition […]
  • Approaching two years of Drug Decriminalization in Oregon
    In Oregon, drug use is a widespread problem that the state has tried to approach in various different ways. In 1971, U.S. President Richard Nixon declared the “war on drugs”, citing drug abuse as public enemy number one. The federal government-led initiative aimed to combat illegal drug use by increasing penalties, enforcement, and incarceration for […]
  • Opinion: Open Book Exams are Better than Closed Book Exams
    Any college student who has opened an exam on Canvas or been given a paper exam in a classroom knows the gut-wrenching feeling of being underprepared, or simply anxious to do well. There are many benefits to open book exams as opposed to closed book exams.  Panicking/Anxiety The problem with closed book exams is that […]
  • Career Opportunities Through EOU
    One of the most daunting things about graduating college is the big job hunt that follows. The adult world of serious jobs is so far and wide that it may feel dizzying trying to navigate. And well, taking the first step is always the hardest, so where do you begin? Knowing how tough this journey […]
  • From DJs to Podcasters
    A Reflection on the KEOL Relaunch Photo by Garret Christensen No media outlet or technology stays relevant forever, at least not in terms of mainstream usage. New platforms are constantly making their way into mass adoption, while the cultural juggernauts of old eventually step down from their time at the forefront of public consciousness. Nearly […]
  • Oregon Rocks and Minerals
    Oregon Rocks and Minerals Oregon is home to some of the most pristine geologic regions. From the coast to the Cascades, Crater Lake, and the Columbia river expanding through rolling hills, Oregon’s geographic history is rich. Off the coast of Oregon, an oceanic plate collides with the western coast of the United States, creating a […]
  • Student Loan Repayment Pause
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic where many current and former college students lost their income, the United States Department of Education temporarily paused repayments on student loans, collections, and interest. On April 6, 2022, the decision was made to pause repayments once again in an effort to help those who are still struggling financially from […]
  • Blue & Gold Weekend is Back!!
    Image by: EOU Athletics Save the date for May 13-14, 2022 because this spring Eastern Oregon University is hosting the second annual Blue and Gold Weekend. This event originally started in 2019, however, due to Covid-19 the last couple years have had to be canceled. This weekend is packed full of fun events that all […]

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