Archive for the ‘Nightlife’ Category

Scene: Black Out Tour hosted by Craze Entertainment kicks off in Ellensburg

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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Jan. 17 was a colder night than most, but inclement weather wasn’t about to stop the rave from going down. Craze Entertainment rolled through Central Washington University last Friday for its first stop on their “Black Out Tour,” an electronic music dance party featuring local Washington DJ’s. The event was held […]

Scene: Tips for drinking safely in Winter

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BY CAMILLE BORODEY, Assistant Scene Editor The line of 50 people waiting outside of Club 301 on Friday proved that the cold weather hasn’t stopped Central students from hitting the bars over the weekend. But when it’s 2 a.m. and the cab wait is 45 minutes, the hassle of walking home in 25 degree weather can […]

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: CWU student and former Marine, William Reichlen, opens up his own brewery in Kittitas

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BY COLLIN JOHNSON, Staff Reporter Housed in a hundred-year-old Kittitas building is Central student William Reichlen’s self-owned and operated brewery, Colockum Craft Brewing. The brewery itself did not open for business until August of this year, but Reichlen had already built a reputation around town as a brewer. “I had a tendency to bring my beer […]

Scene: D&M Coffee owners expand to pizzeria on Third Avenue

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BY COLLIN JOHNSON, Staff Reporter Four weeks ago, D&M Coffee Co. opened a pizza restaurant across the street from Safeway.  Owners Donna Malek and Mark Holloway established Cornerstone Pie with the full intention of giving Ellensburg the contemporary, artistic and eco-friendly touch that it needed. “What we want here, is what we’ve had to go out […]

Noise violations for off-campus students increase at the start of fall

BY JARYD CLINE, Sports Editor It was a cool, cloudy Thursday night in early October, and for this particular house on Sampson Street, it was a traditional party night. Thursdays are drinking nights, according to resident John Lynch. The house was plastered with beer signs and posters. The kitchen was even equipped with a vintage full-sized pop […]

Three tattoo artists of The Roost are giving Ellensburg a refreshing new style

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BY ADAM WILSON, Assistant Scene Editor For longer than many students can remember, Third Eye Tattoo has been the only tattoo shop in Ellensburg.  However, three months ago, three local tattoo artists opened up their shop. The Roost: Ink Club, located downtown, is giving the Third Eye a run for its money. “I just think people […]

Street performers crowd downtown Ellensburg during annual Buskers in the Burg

The Aerial Angels perform for a crowd in Covent Garden, London. 
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BY DEREK SHUCK, Editor-in-Chief A fire juggler from Bellingham, trapeze artists from Michigan and even a  magician from Scotland were some of the performers who participated in Ellensburg’s annual Buskers in the Burg street festival, put on by the Ellensburg Downtown Association last weekend. The festival kicked off with a parade of ten-foot tall puppets designed […]

The illist artists meet at Prosody

By MARGAUX MASSEY, staff reporter The fourth stop on Illest Uminati’s Illumination tour is in Ellensburg on May 18.  The tour is to promote his first nationally distributed EP, and the first thing he has released under this name, Higgs Boson.

First-time comedy show brings comedy and music entertainment to the valley this weekend

By MARGAUX MASSEY, staff reporter When someone is asked how they got involved with their current line of work, one answer that is never expected is: “It started with a dare.”