Archive for November, 2013

Sports: Wildcats rally to beat BYU-Hawaii in overtime on final day of GNAC/PacWest tourney

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BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS, Staff Reporter Central was looking to respond in a big way after Friday’ s loss to Hawaii Pacific. They did just that as they defeated the Brigham Young University- Hawaii Seasiders, 100-93, in overtime. The win was Central’s (2-2 overall) first at home as the Wildcats finished 1-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic […]

Scene: Micro no more: Iron Horse Brewery expands

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BY COLLIN JOHNSON, Staff Reporter The locally founded Iron Horse Brewery recently closed its tasting room on Prospect Street and its micro pub on Main Street, and consolidated into one location next door to the old micro pub. “One was in the middle of nowhere, and the other one was too small,” Rikki Welz, an Iron […]

Scene: Yes, he cannabis: the tale of The Lounge owner, TJ McDonald, and a budding new industry

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BY CAMILLE BORODEY, Staff Reporter The interior of The Lounge looks like a college student’s dream living room, except at The Lounge, there isn’t a landlord trying to evict pot smokers for lighting up indoors. With the passing of Initiative 502, big changes have come to Ellensburg’s hookah establishment. “It’s a subtle change in laws,” […]

Sports: Morgan pushes her limits and qualifies for women’s cross country national championships

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BY MAX BAYERN, Assistant Sports Editor It wasn’t a pair of fancy cross-country shoes or a high tech uniform that propelled Central Washington University’s Connie Morgan to the NCAA Division II National Championships. It was two sharpie hand-scribbled words on her left wrist that said “Don’t settle.” Last Saturday, a Chico State runner was closing in […]

Sports: Wildcats close out 2013 football season with shutout over Dixie State, 44-0

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BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University football team looked to finish the season with an exclamation point, and they did just that by thrashing the Dixie State Red Storm 44-0. The blowout win over Dixie State (4-7, 4-6 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) was the Wildcat’s fourth road win on the season, while they […]

News: $40,000 touch screen in Barge Hall brings past and present professors to life

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BY ALEX WARD, Staff Reporter Central’s past and present professors are coming to life on a new $40,000 touch screen video wall on the third floor of Barge Hall. A database is presently being created to contain current faculty and professors dating back to 1970. The professors featured on the interactive wall have been the recipients […]

Sports: Women’s volleyball falls to Northwest Nazarene in West-Region ranked battle

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BY RYAN ROGERS, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University women’s volleyball team was unable to cash in on key opportunities, including a set-point situation in the third set, and fell to the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders, 12-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-21 in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday night. The Wildcats (9-7 Great Northwest Athletic Conference, 13-11 overall) are now […]

Sports: Women’s basketball earns victory of the season against Montana Tech, 63-58

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BY RACHEL CHARLTON, Staff Reporter The Sodexo Tip-Off Classic, which signaled the start of the regular season for Central’s women basketball team, proved to be a rollercoaster. The Wildcats experienced their second loss but also their first win of this year After falling 91-60 in an exhibition game against NCAA Division I Seattle University earlier this […]

News: Federal grant sends two professors to the Antarctic

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                  BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter This year the National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Audrey Huerta, assistant professor in the geology department, and Paul Winberry, research scientist, to research and develop advanced technology to study glaciers and mountains in the Antarctic. “It’s very […]