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Time to clean up the water, Central takes on Yakima River and CWU irrigation canal

BY Patience Collier News Editor On April 19, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will be sending 150 volunteers to clean up the area around the Yakima River. This will be the 41st annual Yakima River Cleanup, according to Lana Abuhudra, CLCE program leader. “The City of Ellensburg told us what needed to […]

Will better event planning keep students at Central during weekends?

BY Evan Pappas Contributing Writer   Central has been called a suitcase college, with students often retreating to the West Side over the weekends, but data collected by the school shows otherwise. Scott Drummond, associate director of campus life, said that the notion of Central being a suitcase college is not new. “For a long […]

News: Central plans to host powwow on campus

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BY EVAN PAPAS, Assistant News Editor   Central has been approved for a $6,750 grant from the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to support a Central hosted Powwow. Michelle Cyrus, Diversity Officer at the Center for Diversity and Social Justice, said that while the plans are still in preliminary stages, they are working to create an event for […]

News: BOD prepares for upcoming election period

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BY AARON KUNKLER, Staff Reporter Elections for Central’s student Board of Directors (BOD) will be held next quarter. The  Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors is Central’s student elected government. The officers serve as a liaison between the students, faculty, community and the state government in Olympia.

News: Wanapum dam leak reveals bones

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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Human remains have been found at the Wanapum Dam last week in an archaeological find that state archaeologists are still investigating. “Any time human remains are found along our shorelines we contact the county coroner and local enforcement,” Thomas Stredwick, public affairs director of the Public Utilities Department (PUD), said. The […]

News: Central’s ROTC takes first place at 8th brigade Army ROTC Ranger Challenge

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BY COLT SWEETLAND, Staff Reporter Central’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Ranger Challenge Team took first place at the 8th brigade Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Feb. 28 and March 1. The co-ed team was made up of 10 members of Central’s ROTC program. Codey Paulsen, the ranger challenge team captain […]

News: Central’s rugby team goes to varsity

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BY JOHN JORDAN, Staff Reporter Central Washington University is one of the few universities or public colleges in the country that has recognized men and women’s varsity as a varsity sport in its athletic program. Some believe this will bring positive outcomes to Central. Central’s Athletic director, Dennis Francois, is a believer. “Any time we can […]

News: ASCWU-BOD supports ending tuition freeze

BY JACK JOHANNESSEN, Staff Reporter Central’s student government opted for moderate tuition increases on an annual basis over either a large increase in tuition or cuts in programs and staff for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) is Central’s main student government organization that serves as liaison […]

News: BOD prepares for upcoming election period

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BY AARON KUNKLER, Staff Reporter Elections for Central’s student Board of Directors (BOD) will be held next quarter. The Associated Students of Central Washington University Board of Directors is Central’s student elected government. The officers serve as a liaison between the students, faculty, community and the state government in Olympia.

News: Wanapum dam leak reveals bones

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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter  Human remains have been found at the Wanapum Dam last week in an archaeological find that state archaeologists are still investigating. “Any time human remains are found along our shorelines we contact the county coroner and local enforcement,” Thomas Stredwick, public affairs director of the Public Utilities Department (PUD), said. The […]