Archive for the ‘Scene’ Category

Central music composition grad finds success in ITAM

BY Adam Wilson Scene Editor   John Durham’s master bedroom is filled with memories of music.  Scribbles of songs he’s written, some of which are 10 years old, fill the drawers of his dresser and the boxes above his closet.  Countless unfinished pieces accompany the dozens of complete works in this hideaway in his Ellensburg […]

The Central Aca-Experience

BY ADAM WILSON Scene Editor  The seven members of Boots ‘n’ Cats stood single-file in the middle of the SURC Theatre stage. It was the beginning of the fifth and final set of the Aca-Extravaganza, which they hosted on March 17.  The audience waited patiently as the blue-and-black wearing singers basked in the silence of […]

Student filmmakers capture story of local nonprofit center, make it Toronto

  BY Collin Dysart Assistant Scene Editor   The challenge: five days to make a 47-minute documentary short. The result: a winning submission, sending its five participants to Toronto to compete for the top prize. Five Central film and video studies students, Jonathan Benson, Dylan Hubber, Seth Lonborg, Emily Meyer and Kevin O’Donnell, in partnership […]

Scene: Spring Break 2014: Students discuss how they’re going to spend the week off

BY MARIA HARR, Staff Reporter Students say they’re looking forward to the free times they’ll have this Spring Break. Students plan on reading, hiking and playing video games at home with friends and family, and some Central students just want to relax. “We’ll basically be lazy bums,” senior Russian and psychology, Wilhelm Zuercher said. Zuercher will […]

Scene: Video Game Review: Hearthstone


BY SPENCER BAKER, Staff Reporter The newest intellectual property (IP) from Blizzard, “Hearthstone,” is the best online card game I have ever played. Oh wait, it is the only online card game I have ever played. The card game “Hearthstone” is a free-to-play computer game that went into open beta on Jan. 21, it was official […]

Scene: Sleeping Beauty Ballet comes to Central


BY KATHERINE GOLARZ, Staff Reporter This quarter, Central Theatre Ensemble and Central’s Orchesis Dance Company have  collaborated with Central Washington Dance Ensemble. Together, they will be putting on the Sleeping Beauty Ballet for the first time at Central. Bringing together different departments to produce this masterpiece is a huge opportunity for the students at Central. The […]

Scene: CWU gaming clubs host weekend of gaming

Camille Meador/Observer

BY SPENCER BAKER, Staff Reporter Gamers Enjoying Each Others Company  (G.E.E.C.) is hosting  Three Days of Gaming this weekend in the SURC. According to G.E.E.C. Vice President Frank Reding, senior history major, the club started the event four years ago in spirit of the Winter Een Mas, a holiday that is dedicated to gamers that started […]

Scene: Local spiritual group teaches healing

Anna Marie Newman

BY JUSTIN MERELL, Staff Reporter A lively crowd of around 30 people attended the Ellensburg Metaphysical Network’s monthly meeting on March 7. The Ellensburg Metaphysical Network hosts speakers discussed topics from metaphysical philosophies to spiritualism and healing modalities. This month’s meeting featured Anna Marie Newman, who presented Healing Touch therapy. Healing Touch is a patient-centered integrative […]

Scene: Comedian Ernie G brings laughs and inspiration


BY KATHERINE GOLARZ, Staff Reporter On Friday Feb. 28, Central hosted comedian Ernie G (full name Ernesto Gritzewksy). According to Central’s website, “he aims to empower students and community members, particularly those from underrepresented and minority groups.” “For those of you who are not Latino, I promise you, you will get something out of my performance,” […]

Scene: Khambatta Dance Company comes to Central

Apple tempt -all

BY MARIA HARR, Staff Reporter Seattle-based Khambatta Dance Company will perform two works, “Vice and Virtue” and “Truth and Betrayal,” and hold a dance workshop during their visit to Central. The company uses modern and contemporary dance that is, according to Artistic Director Cyrus Khambatta, “highly athletic and very physical.” Therese Young, the dance program director, […]