Archive for December, 2013

Sports: Ian Shoemaker hired as new CWU football coach

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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Central Washington University ended its two-month search for head football coach by hiring Ian Shoemaker, Athletic Director Dennis Francois announced on Thursday. Shoemaker will officially begin his position as head coach on Jan. 2, after being selected from a field of 55 applicants and four finalists. Shoemaker, who will succeed interim […]

Scene: “Bluesy adventure metal” band Thunderhound starts back up after summer-long break

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BY COLLIN JOHNSON, Staff Reporter Describing themselves as a “bluesy adventure metal” band, Thunderhound is gearing up to begin recording in their new space after a summer-long hiatus and to resume playing shows all over Washington with the same drive and passion as before. The name “came about from trying to jam together a million different […]

Scene: Seasonal Affective Disorder remains a medical mystery to scientists

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BY JULIAN DOUMIT, Staff Reporter The leaves fall, the ground is covered in a thin layer of frost and the temperature drops. As the days grow shorter, people spend more and more of their lives in darkness. What little sky that is actually seen during the day is gray, a grim reflection of the mindset that […]

News: Physics professor Sharon Rosell named 2013 Outstanding Chapter Adviser by SPS

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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor After years of teaching and countless hours spent outside the classroom as chapter adviser for Central’s Society of Physics Students, Sharon Rosell has helped her students do just about everything but recreate the Big Bang. Some may consider her latest achievement to have similar stature as that of the explosion that […]

Sports: Wildcats squeeze into NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball National Championships as eight-seed

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BY RACHEL CHARLTON, Staff Reporter Despite a tumultuous regular season, the Central women’s volleyball team managed to clinch the eighth seed in the NCAA Division II Western Regional Tournament. The Wildcats (15-11 overall, 11-7 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) face No. 1 seed California State University San Bernardino, (25-5 overall, 21-1 California Collegiate Athletic Assosciation) this evening […]

Scene: CWU students create Cosplay and Costuming Club

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BY SARAH RUIZ, Staff Reporter In the next few weeks, Central may become the home of the official Cosplay and Costuming Club, if the group is approved. “Our idea is to have a friendly environment for cosplay and costumers to learn and grow,” Hayley Ebberts, the group’s president, said. All of the paperwork has been sent […]

News: Wildcat Connection will be replaced by new portal system, MyCWU, on Jan. 27

BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Central will replace the Wildcat Connection on Jan. 27 with MyCWU, a project that has taken 13 months to complete. The new portal is being implemented with the intent that users will be able to access the information and services they need more easily. “It’s a quick way for people to […]