King of Cooks

King of Cooks

Jon Olsen-Koziol, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under CWU, Feature, Local, News, Photo, Showcase, Uncategorized

Ahmed El Kabouss walks through the sliding glass doors of Safeway to the customer service counter. He’s a slender, well-kept man of Moroccan descent. He has bushy eyebrows, and his thick head of hair is grey and silver. Once a month, he comes here to send money via Western Union home to his “family”...

Fuquan Niles makes his return to the court

Fuquan Niles makes his return to the court

Mitchell Johnson, Sports Editor
February 22
Filed under Basketball, Feature, Showcase, Sports

It was another dark gloomy February evening at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when Fuquan Niles clocked out of his shift at 7 p.m. He checked his cell phone — a missed call from CWU assistant coach Jared Johnson.. Niles gave Johnson a call back and after he hung up the phone his excitement on thi...

‘It’s not good-bye, it’s just see ya later’

‘It’s not good-bye, it’s just see ya later’

McKenzie Lakey, Editor-in-Chief
February 9
Filed under CWU, Feature, Local, Multimedia, News, Photo, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

Editor's Note: McKenzie Lakey also works as a media assistant in the Publicity Center, an office which collaborates with Campus Activities.  As a young college student in the 70s, and known as one of CWU’s “Dance Kings,” Scott Drummond always knew that a piece of him was destined for a caree...

“We’re still students.”

“We’re still students.”

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
October 24
Filed under CWU, Feature, News, Showcase

Editor’s note: The names of several former resident assistants (RAs) have been changed to protect their identity, as it is part of their contract not to speak to the press. Those who wished to remain anonymous use only first names. Full names are used for the former RAs who were willing to speak on t...

ASCWU back pedals on decision to cast recall election, President Anderson stays in office

ASCWU back pedals on decision to cast recall election, President Anderson stays in office

Jonathan Glover, Editor-in-Chief
March 3
Filed under BOD, CWU, Feature, Multimedia, News, Student Life

fter a private meeting Monday with Interim Provost Stephen Hulbert and Executive Director of Public Affairs Linda Schactler, the Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) Student Government members decided not to move ahead with their planned recall election of President Ryan Anderson. The decision came af...

Program staffer fights to keep drug users safe

Program staffer fights to keep drug users safe

Jonathan Glover, Editor-in-Chief
February 18
Filed under CWU, Feature, News

ichael was the second visitor of the day. He has side-swept jet black hair and the beginnings of a mustache. He has track marks on his arm, sores on his face and a dirty wife beater on his back under a heavy black coat. He’s high on meth. He just turned 18 and has been using since he was 14. “I ra...

An ode to Beast Mode

An ode to Beast Mode

Zac Hereth, Sports Editor
February 11
Filed under Feature, Football, Sports

After six years, two Beast Quakes, 6,347 rushing yards, 65 touchdowns and one Super Bowl ring as a Seahawk, Marshawn Lynch is calling it quits. Whether you think of Lynch as a thug or see the running back for the giving person he’s known as in his hometown of Oakland, as a Seahawks fan, you can...

Third annual Burgstock to feature Ellensburg bands this Saturday, May 16

Alexandra Proctor, Staff Reporter
May 15
Filed under Feature, Scene

The Battle of Burgstock III bands submitted to compete, seven were selected as finalists and, now they will face off in an epic showdown. The seven finalists will be at Cornerstone Pie on Saturday, May 16 for the Third Annual Burgstock Battle of the bands, hosted by 88.1 The ‘Burg. The wi...

CORRECTION: Burgstock this Saturday, May 16 @ 3 p.m.

May 15
Filed under Feature, Scene

In this week's print issue, the dates for Burgstock were incorrect. The correct date is Saturday, May 16 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hip-hop artists added to Burgstock lineup this year

Nicolas Cooper, Staff Reporter
May 13
Filed under Feature, Scene

This year at Burgstock, there will be a battle of the bands competition, an a capella competition, free food and, most notably, an addition of  hip-hop to the lineup. The event will take place at Cornerstone Pie, this Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m. Timo Nakhisa, assistant music director, and Tim...

Sub Pop Legends, Bruce Pavitt, Mark Baumgarten visit CWU for book signing

Sub Pop Legends, Bruce Pavitt, Mark Baumgarten visit CWU for book signing

Angelica Bartorelli, Staff Reporter
April 24
Filed under Feature, Scene

Jonathan Glover The grunge music scene has been a solid foundation for the culture of the Pacific Northwest since the '80s. The progression from underground music into a mainstream setting is a result of Bruce Pavitt, founder of Sub Pop records, who was one of the legends that visited Central for 88.1 The ‘Burg’s Sub Pop Day. Matt Baumgarten,...

Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt visits CWU

Sub Pop founder Bruce Pavitt visits CWU

Angelica Bartorelli, Staff Reporter
April 22
Filed under Feature, Scene

Twenty-nine years after the birth of Sub Pop Records, Bruce Pavitt, founder of the record label, is making his way to Central to celebrate the Seattle "grunge movement."

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