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Central looks to give Alaska the big chill

Photo by Zach Olney/Observer

Central looks to give Alaska the big chill

Photo by Zach Olney/Observer

Ellensburg preps for V-Day

Photo by Joie Sullivan/Observer

Student opens up about living through Sudanese civil war and what he hopes to accomplish

Hailey Nelsen, Staff Reporter

Peter (Mabeny) Malath, who has been described as the next Nelson Mandela, recently discovered his destiny was greater than he had ever imagined.

Malath was born and raised in Rumbek, South Sudan until 2001. Between 1991 and 1997, the North and South Sudan civil war took about 2.5 million lives and an estimated four million residents were displaced

Spring break: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

By Charlene Wilson, Staff Reporter

With finals done and sunglasses packed, Wildcats are venturing out of Ellensburg for spring break with one city in mind: Las Vegas.

For senior accounting major Caitlin Gordon, another visit to Vegas means drinking, clubbing and swimming.


Central partners with Campus Police to help campus students

Lauren Nolton, Staff Reporter

The Campus police try to reduce the trend of assault against women by offering a women’s self-defense PE class each quarter. The class is for students and community members.

Jason Berthon-Koch, captain of the University Police Department, teaches the community class this quarter and has taught defense classes for the past four years.

All that jazzercise

By Lauren Nolton, Staff Reporter

Known for its high energy, strength building and positive results, the Jazzercise workout routine is growing in popularity within the Ellensburg community.

This popularity is largely due to the Jazzercise center which is located right next to Fred Meyer. Jazzercise has been a growing workout trend since the 1980’s and has been around Ellensburg since 1998.


Former geology professor offers a ‘peak’ into his climbing experiences Thursday

By Cody Spencer, Staff Reporter

Avid outdoorsman and former Central Washington University professor Jon Kedrowski is bringing his story to campus on Feb. 28.

While teaching geography at Central from 2010 to 2012, Kedrowski was active in the Recreation Center, where he supported outdoor programs on campus. 


Ed. career fair returns

By Charlene Wilson, Staff Reporter

In Washington, a first-year teacher makes an average of $44,650 a year. For seniors in the education major, this number means their future has finally arrived; they are on the other side of the desk.

Central Washington University education students got a sample of their future during an Education Career Fair last Thursday.


Local late-night restaurant employees open about serving drunk college students

By Hailey Nelsen, Staff Reporter

Central students have been displaying more of their “party lifestyle,” not only on the Central Washington Confessions page, but through Facebook as well.

From Thursday through Saturday nights to early mornings, the fast food and local late-night businesses get the unique experience of dealing with customers after the bars close and parties come to an end. The notorious “drunchies” (drunk munchies) can control the mindset of intoxicated students.


Guns of Nevada come to Prosody

By Connie Morgan, Staff Reporter

Contrary to what one might think, Guns of Nevada is not from Nevada, but was formed out of Seattle in 2007. The four-piece alternative country group played at Prosody Events in Ellensburg last Saturday.

Jessica Lynne opened for the band, accompanied by her band The Cousins, which included a fiddle and mandolin player.


Nicholson Pavilion’s unique architecture and history

By Cody Spencer, Staff Reporter

Central Washington University is well-known for its history of dominance in college athletics. Nicholson Pavilion has been home to multiple Wildcat sports teams for over half a century.

The building was named after Leo Nicholson, who began coaching basketball at Central (then called Washington State Normal School) in 1929.  For 35 years, he was head coach of basketball and an assistant coach for both baseball and football.


Orlowski owns the mic

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Marketing consultant by day and singer-songwriter by night, Kris Orlowski and his band are jumping headfirst into the music scene.

Orlowski got his first taste of music at the tender age of three, when his mother set him on top of the piano at church to sing. He played music in elementary school and took piano lessons as well.


Students and local shops share thoughts on fashions for the upcoming season

By Lauren Nolton, Staff Reporter

Ellensburg’s springtime sun and windy weather are back, but this time it’s coming a bit earlier than usual. The nice weather also brings out springtime fashion: students around campus are trading their boots for flats and adding in some colorful flair to their everyday outfits.

Megan O‘Brian, sophomore business administration major, wore red heels and a dress on Valentine’s Day, when temperatures reached a high of 55 degrees. O’Brian said her dresses are a staple in her closet and she will wear them any time of the year, regardless.


Raining Jane reigns over the SURC

Hailey Nelsen, Staff Reporter

Central Washington University students and Ellensburg community residents gathered in the SURC pit last Monday to hear the voices of Raining Jane.  A crowd gathered to witness their performance, which included music from their new album, “The Good Match.”


Since their first, and winning, performance at the UCLA Spring Sing Competition in 1999, Mai Bloomfield, Chaska Potter, Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt have begun traveling around the United States.


Barge Hall Gave 1890s Eburg hope after fire

By Cody Spencer, Staff Reporter

Barge Hall is perhaps the most recognizable piece of architecture on Central’s campus.  As the cornerstone building of Central Washington University, it houses the entire history of the campus within its stone and brick walls.

To understand the significance of the construction of Barge Hall, it is necessary to note that Ellensburg was destroyed by a fire on July 4, 1889.  According to information found at the CWU Archives, hundreds of homes were destroyed in the blaze, which also leveled structures on 10 business blocks.  The residents of Ellensburg were devastated. 


Icarus: A New Noh in English

By Margaux Massey, Staff Reporter

When George Bellah came into Elise Forier Edie’s office and said he wanted to create a new Noh drama, she quickly agreed. 

From this interaction, “Icarus” was born.  Forier Edie wrote the text of the play while Kevin Salfen composed the music. 


From rocks to rockstars

By Hailey Nelsen, Staff Reporter

There is more than meets the eye with Winston Norrish and Robert Lupton. The two Central Washington University faculty members are professors by day, and rock stars by night. 

January 2012 marked the moment the band Norrish Reaction assembled. Prior to the creation, Lupton and Norrish played together in Rusted Souls.


These are our confessions

By Danny Schmidt & Jeanette Genson, Editor-in-Chief & Assistant Scene Editor

Of the 555 Twitter followers, and the 3,320 ‘likes’ on Facebook, no more than eight people know who started Central Washington Confessions, according to the creator.

The creator, who is a Central Washington University student, prefers to remain anonymous. They made the Facebook page on Sunday night, Jan. 27, and got thousands of ‘likes’ within days, and the news of the page seemed to take over the campus.


CWU club works to eradicate hunger

By Elizabeth Glavish, Staff Reporter

Katie Smith, senior nutrition major, knows what it is like to be hungry. As a child, Smith’s family struggled to keep food on the table, a struggle shared by 1 in every 5 children in America.

Now a mother of three, Smith helps fight childhood hunger in America as the vice president of Central’s chapter of the No Kid Hungry club.


Mining for opportunities: Roslyn’s African American history

By Hailey Nelsen, Staff Reporter

Roslyn, a small community located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, is not only known for the abundance of coal in the area, but also for the largest migration of African Americans into the Pacific Northwest Territory.

In 1888, white mine workers went on strike, demanding better working hours, higher wages and safer working conditions which caused the Northwest Improving Company Mine #3 in Ronald to be shut down. The Northwest Pacific Coal Company sent their labor recruiter, James Shepperson, to bring in 400 black workers to replace the striking miners in the Roslyn and Ronald area.


A journey of her own

By Lauren Nolten, Staff Reporter

In 1978, a woman working in the hardware section at a Sears store was treated much differently than a man.  She was given a feather duster and expected to do her cleaning duty on the sales floor.

This was professor Ruthi Erdman’s experience in Portland with gender equality in the workplace.


Local band craves the stage

By Andrew Evans, Staff Reporter

When performers find themselves craving the stage, Prosody is the place to be. Every Wednesday night, the venue is open to anyone who wants to show off their stuff.

Open mics tend to draw a lot of singer/songwriters and amateur guitarists. A Bright Eyes cover here, a country song there, maybe a little Red Hot Chili Peppers sprinkled in every now and then for good measure.  At Prosody, there is a new regular act which literally twists the sound and shape of the standard open mic.


Hobbit is a habit

By Margaux Massey, Staff Reporter

Joshua Dean Tavenner’s  choice of majors is something people don’t usually place together—theater and psychology.


“I’ve done theater forever, since fifth grade, all through high school and I wanted to do that forever, because who doesn’t?” Tavenner said.


Hull family opens BBQ stand downtown

By Henry Van Leishout, Staff Reporter

A late-night pulled pork sandwich has never been so readily available, courtesy of Ellensburg’s mobile eatery, Fire and Smoke. Located at 100 W. Third Ave., Fire and Smoke is bringing real southern barbecue flare to Ellensburg.


Owner David Hull was born in North Carolina and has loved cooking since childhood. This love includes waking up at 4 a.m. to preparie pulled pork, which must cook for about 12 hours.


Winter Fair is fare to the environment

By Lauren Nolton,  Staff Reporter

Ellensburg community members who walked into the Winter Fair yesterday were greeted with the scent of organic soaps and fun, environmental educational activities for all ages to enjoy.

The owner of Lunch Box café, Roz Eldridge, provided healthy and well-priced food for the fairgoers.

Tribute jazz concert in memory of Charles Mingus coming to CWU

By Lauren Nolton, Staff Reporter

Music – alongside Dr. King and other civil rights activists – has been a part of the fight which helped to shape the meaning of freedom in America.

In the 1960s, Charles Mingus was a talented musician, and outspoken human rights activist. Mingus played on bandstands and often spoke or played music to display his feeling towards oppressed people in America.


The history of Hebeler Hall

By Cody Spencer, Staff Reporter

Hebeler Hall, formerly College Elementary School, is an important artifact which links today’s campus to the past.


For anyone who has ever had a class in Hebeler Hall, it is obvious the building was constructed to serve the needs of children.  The hallway is lined with miniature lockers, water fountains and doors. 


Carnival of career options

By Henry Van Leishout, Staff Reporter

Students seeking clarification or information about any major, minor or specialization should make their way over to the 11th annual Majors Fair.


The Majors Fair will be held in the SURC Ballroom on Jan. 30 from noon to 3 p.m.


Campus housing on the early look-out for student employees

By Braden DenHerder, Staff Reporter

Every year, Central Washington University Housing and New Student Programs hires around 76 residents.


Student housing has seen a great influx of student participation in the residence halls, and Ian Miller, associate director of Student Life, is pleased with student involvement this year.


Lets talk about sex

By Connie Morgan, Staff Reporter

Sex. The word alone is enough to attract plenty of attention. Some people are uncomfortable with the topic and others embrace it. The third installment of the Sexpertise lecture series hoped to create a safe environment to discuss the topic of “Sex and Violence in Pop Culture.”


Downtown Ellensburg brews up a good time

By Cody Spencer, Staff Reporter

Breweries from around the Northwest have been hand-selected by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce to pour their beer in venues throughout downtown for the annual WinterHop Brewfest on Jan. 19.   


 

Cine-madness in the SURC

By Braden DenHerder, Staff Reporter

For close to forty years, Central has hosted a weekly movie on campus for students. Just like the movies themselves, this tradition has changed quite a bit over the years.


Wednesday trivia nights offer fun times for community, CWU students

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Good beer, good people, and good trivia; does it get any better? Iron Horse Brewery doesn’t think so. With a competitive yet friendly atmosphere, Trivia Night, hosted by the Iron Horse Brewery, is a great time for people of all ages.


 

Asif Ali to perform in SURC Theatre

By Margaux Massey, Staff Reporter

Back in November the Campus Activities department went to a regional conference in Portland called the National Association for Campus Activities.  The conference is a showcase of comedians and musicians.  They are there with their booking agents and are all ready to be booked for nationwide campus events.


Students and professors explain the importance of memory

By Derek Shuck, Staff Reporter

During finals week at Central, students try to cram for upcoming tests in a variety of ways. Some wait until minutes before a test to study, making sure the information is as fresh as possible. Others spend days buried in the Brooks Library Fishbowl, not leaving until they have every important fact memorized. Still others try a different path, turning to modern psychology to boost their brain and ace their finals.


Get extravagant for the holidays

By Joe Coluccio, Staff Reporter

The holiday season is a time for togetherness, community, and yuletide cheer.  Nowhere else on campus, or in Ellensburg, is this more evident than at the Holiday Extravaganza put on by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement.


The Nutcracker soldiers on

By Margaux Massey, Staff Reporter

The Christmas season always brings certain traditions which warm the hearts of the community. This year, the Central Washington Dance Ensemble, the Central Washington University Orchesis Dance Company and the Central Theatre Ensemble have banded together to bring an old tradition back to Ellensburg, with three performances of The Nutcracker in early December.


Central aids in the fight against AIDS

By Lisa Cummins, Staff Reporter

In observance of World AIDS Day, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, the Wellness Center, and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice are hosting the film “We Were Here,” in the SURC Theater today at 4 p.m. The film will be shown to raise awareness and to educate the public on the impact of HIV/AIDS in our community and worldwide.


Tempest with a twist

By Joie Sullivan, Staff Reporter

The Central Theatre Ensemble’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” kicked off the season with flair.“The Tempest” is the story of Duke of Milan, Prospero, and his daughter Miranda. Prospero’s brother, Antonio, overthrows him as the Duke, and sends him and Miranda to live on an island. There, Prospero becomes a great sorcerer and controls several different spirits, one by the name of Ariel.


 

“Anything Goes” unveils new talent

By Henry Van Leishout, Staff Reporter

The ensemble of Ellensburg High School and Central Theatre Ensemble’s production of “Anything Goes” prepared for their second weekend of performances last Thursday night.

“It’s kind of amazing,” said Avery Bachman-Rhodes, high school freshman and one of the ensemble members.


Artist and biologist mix art and science to inspire all-encompassing educational experience

By Braden DenHerder, Staff Reporter

The common misunderstanding that the arts and sciences don’t blend well is challenged in the class, The Importance of Drawing in Science.

The teachers, well-known artist and lecturer Margo Selski and evolutionary biologist Dave Darda, have created a class that takes students on an educational journey from under the skin of a cadaver to clay molding and art easels.


Campus garden initiative to benefit campus and add sense of community

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Students at Central Washington University are putting their green thumb to the test and transforming a mud pit into a garden.


Rebecca Pearson, professor of health and education, along with the public health and pre-nursing club, are working to provide Central with a campus garden. Pearson and her students already have a location: an old playground.


Celebrate Irish heritage

By Cody Spencer, Staff Reporter

In recognition of Irish Celebration Month, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice is showcasing an Irish Celebration Night to highlight different aspects of Irish culture.

“I think different cultures are represented [on campus], but I feel like [Central] can do a lot more,” said Peter Mabeny Malath, a senior public relations and IT administrative management major who is planning to attend the event. 


Ellensburg downtown association works to unite campus and community

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Unveiling the curtain between Central Washington University and the downtown community is not as simple as pulling on a cord, but the Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA) is determined to make it a reality.

At times, these two locations can seem like two entirely separate entities, even though they are coexisting within the same town.


Oscars observations

By Camille Borodey, Contributing Writer

The Observer looks back on this years Oscars.


All students invited to network socially

Harmony Cipollina-Dreven, Staff Reporter

The communication department’s Event Planning and Management class, COM 371, is relatively new, but is already full. Faculty adviser Liz Kerns had to turn away interested potential students.

The initial idea for the network social came from the Public Relations Student Society of America board. Kerns pitched the idea to the class and now it has grown to the entire campus and community.


Fabulous five creates new tourism campaign for city

By Braden DenHerder, Staff Reporter

The Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce has worked to create a new website advertising Ellensburg’s local events, places to stay, maps and more. MyEllensburg.com is part of a new marketing plan the Ellensburg Chamber of

Commerce has been working on for over a year.
The goal of MyEllensburg.com is to give the community, visitors and Central students the chance to define and experience their own unique Ellensburg.


Alpha Kappa Psi creates opportunities for community and students

By Braden DenHerder, Staff Reporter

The Central Washington University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi has a long history of instilling professional business qualities in their members and staying active in the community.

From guest speakers to volunteer work and annual conferences, Alpha Kappa Psi members have the opportunity to grow as professionals while developing a sense of civic responsibility.


Its never too late to get an education

By Connie Morgan, Staff Reporter

Most people think of the average undergraduate student as being 18 to 24 years old. But Judy Hennessy was not the average student. The Central professor earned her undergraduate and doctorate degrees after the age of 40.

Bite of Insight, the speaker series put on by the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement featured Hennessy as the guest speaker in the SURC pit on Feb. 19.


CESME volunteers wanted

By Margaux Massey, Staff Reporter

For many of the events put on by Central Washington University, volunteers are the life blood. 

Expanding Your Horizons, an event being put on by the Center for Excellence in Science and Math Education (CESME) is no exception, but they don’t have enough volunteers yet.


Hashim Elberier DJ extraordinaire

By Chloe West, Online Editor

As a kid, Hashim Elberier could be heard whistling Mario Kart tunes and trying to copy the sounds of the video games he played.

Today, he has turned his passion for sound and music into a DJing gig, which he started when he was a sophomore at Central.


Puppy love

By Charlene Wilson, Staff Reporter

For many, there’s nothing quite like owning a dog. Sure, they might chew on headphones, iPhone chargers, or that flash drive with a final presentation, but it’s the little moments that make all the craziness worth it.

According to Pet.WebMD.com, dog owners experience less stress and lead healthier lives. No one knows the impact of a loving dog better than Paula Hake, manager of the Ellensburg Animal Shelter.


Out with the dragon, in with the snake

By Connie Morgan, Staff Reporter

While many Americans recognize Jan. 1 as the beginning of the New Year, over one billion people worldwide recognize the Lunar New Year as one of the biggest events of the year.


The Center for Diversity and Social Justice along with the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and assorted CWU faculty hosted the 4th annual Lunar New Year Celebration in the SURC Ballroom on Feb. 12.


Benefit for the brave

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Soldiers are not only found in the barren desert of a battlefield or on a military base. They are sitting in classrooms, waiting in line at the grocery store, or even selling real estate.

These veterans are working to reintroduce themselves back into civilian life. It may seem easy when compared to warfare, but many veterans struggle to fit into society after serving their country.


Display highlights the civil rights movement

By Braden DenHerder, Staff Reporter

Taking a step into the past to learn something can be one of the most important things a person can do. The Center for Diversity and Social Justice is hosting the third-annual civil rights display, titled “Bearing Witness,” for this purpose.

The civil rights display will be set up so students can walk through and see the important events, people and changes that took place during the civil rights movement. Michael McGarity, junior psychology major, is an event programmer for the CDSJ, and is very passionate about the movement.


Annual Vagina Monologues aim to stop violence against women

By Henry Van Leishout, Staff Reporter

Students of Central Washington University once again band together to stop violence against women of all ages. In celebration of the V-Day campaign, “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed Feb. 8 and 9 with a matinee on Saturday afternoon.

“The Vagina Monologues” is a collection of speeches and recitations by Eve Ensler which express the inner thoughts and feelings of women.


Fundraiser in Ronald to benefit snow park, Ecuadorian school

By Elizabeth Glavish, Staff Reporter

Those looking for a way to kill some time this weekend before Super Bowl Sunday can rev up their engines for the inaugural Snowmobile Raffle Run on Saturday.


The raffle is hosted by Kittitas County Rotary Club and serves as a fundraiser to benefit Kittitas County Parks and Recreation, and Rotary’s youth organization, Interact.


Central students find success with Napalm Dreams clothing

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Explosive and highly flammable, napalm is usually not the first thing that comes to mind regarding clothing. When ignited, this gel spreads rapidly and remains burning. It is also the inspiration behind the clothing line Napalm Dreams.


Derrick Clarit, junior public relations major, is a student at Central and also the co-vice president of Napalm Dreams.


Get your game on

By Charlene Wilson, Staff Reporter

Central Washington University has a club where avid gamers can play video games with other local players. Known as Central Gaming Initiative, the group plans events where gamers come together in one central area to challenge each other to games from Halo to World of Warcraft. CGI meets Wednesday evenings in Dean Hall 106.


CGI formed in 2009, to allow all Wildcat gamers to meet up and play together.


Local Battle of the Bands winners rap their way to first album

By Braden Den Herder, Staff Reporter

Clifton Del Bane is a local Ellensburg group which has been rapping together for almost three years and are about to release it’s first record, Life’s Illusions.


Tom Dell, 38, Kyle Bain, 24, and Jason Clifton, 33, have found a way to combine their varied music interests into their own form of rap.


Students learn leadership lessons

By Chloe` West, Online Editor

Ryan Gregson, senior social studies secondary education major, hosted this months Leadership 101 class in the SURC Thursday. Put on by the Center for Learning and Community Engagement, where Gregson works, the class objective is for each student to figure out what type of leadership style they have.

“Most people think [a leader] is the person at the front of the line saying, ‘Follow me,’” Gregson said. “I like to think of leadership as an iceberg.”


CWU student interns at Disney World

By Charlene Wilson, Staff Reporter

Central Washington University student Connie Wood is making her dreams come true.

Wood, senior nutrition major, lives in Orlando, Fla. working as an intern for the Disney Company. A lifelong fan of Disney, Wood learned about the Disney internships program from flyers around campus and in the Student Union and Recreational Center (SURC).


Central students G.I.V.E internationally

By Hailey Nelson, Staff Reporter

The small Nicaraguan communities of Little Corn Island, Jiquillillo, and Chinandega now have new schools and storage facilities. They also have children with the ability to read, write and speak English—all thanks to the efforts of Central Washington University students.


Comedians coming to Prosody

By Andrew Evans, Staff Reporter

Comedian Adam Stone admits it can be challenging to write material that isn’t “blue,” or dirty comedy.

Marc Yaffee and Stone are making their way from Reno, Nevada, to Prosody Café on Jan. 26. Both comedians have played in Ellensburg several times and have spent a lot of time performing around the Northwest.


See a leader, be a leader

By Hailey Nelson, Staff Reporter

Students attend a community college or university to earn degrees in a specific field, but a background in leadership can really set students apart.


That’s why Ryan Gregson, the student program leader of the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, is putting on a Leadership 101 workshop on  Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in SURC room 137A.      


 

5th annual Wedding Expo returns to SURC

By Lauren Nolton, Staff Reporter

Students with a wedding to plan on top of their course load can cross a lot off their list by attending the upcoming Winter Wedding and Event Expo.


The event has been held in the Student Union Recreation Center (SURC) ballroom for the past five years.


Learn about seasonal liquors in class with the World Wine Program

By Margaux Massey, Staff Reporter

If there is something college students like to think, it’s that they have great knowledge of alcohol. To find out what students need know about those drinks they are downing at bars, the Winter Spirits class is available. 


 

A movie of our generation

By Jeffrey Alan Cote, Contributing Writer

Imagine complete darkness. Then voices enter. They scatter around aimlessly at first, confused and without a clear purpose. Details slowly reveal themselves: sirens, smoke, fire.


Someone mentions it’s difficult to breathe. An emergency dispatcher asks someone what floor she is trapped on.


 

Yakima River shines in CWU exhibit

By Connie Morgan, Staff Reporter

Two correlating exhibitions highlighting the Yakima River’s cultural, environmental and artistic impact on the Central Washington community were revealed to the public on Nov. 10. 

The celebration of the Yakima River features an art display in the Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery and a historical exhibit in the Museum of Culture and Environment in Dean Hall.


 

Let's make a difference

By Chloe Ramberg, Staff Reporter

Every third Monday in January, students are given the day off from school and many businesses will close their doors. This is not simply a day of rest, but a day to remember an honorary figure within history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Reviews of the season's biggest blockbusters

By Jeffrey Alan Cote, Contributing Writer

Lets take a look at some of the season’s most buzzworthy new releases!


Volunteer of the quarter shares his love of hip hop

By Jeanette Genson, Assistant Scene Editor

Peter Ortega has potentially the best job on campus. He listens to his favorite music while sharing it with all of his friends and whomever else wants to listen. Ortega is a hip-hop DJ at 88.1 The ‘Burg, and was also named the Volunteer of the Quarter at the station.

 


 

Sleigh holiday costs

By Joe Coluccio, Staff Reporter

The beginning of the school year is always so promising.  The weather is nice, everyone is still rocking the remnants of a summer tan, and we have some money left over from working for the past three months. 


Student thrives in school through disability

By Ben Newby, Staff Reporter

Kelsie Summit, freshman math major, has carried a considerably heavy schedule since her high school days. Between clubs, being a teachers assistant, attending classes and participating in sports like water polo, it can be difficult at times to make room for school work. However, Summit makes it all happen, even with dyslexia.