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CWU says if you don’t see it, don’t post it in new active shooter training video

CWU says if you don't see it, don't post it in new active shooter training video

Mariah Valles, Online Editor
October 2, 2019
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In the event of an active shooter, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says you have three options: run, hide or fight. CWU’s new active shooter training video, which aligns with the “Run. Hide. Fight.” protocol, was shown for the first time during Wildcat Welcome Weekend. The video was ...

Students ask for more active shooter training, the university responds

Spencer Brown, Vice President of the Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking Club, asks a question to the university officials during the open student form on Feb. 14.

Alexa Murdock, Assistant Editor
February 20, 2019
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

CWU is working on creating an emergency situation training video in response to the Feb. 6 active shooter false alarm. Answering students’ questions during an open forum on Feb. 14, CWU Police Chief Jason Berthon-Koch said the video will include information about what to do in the event of an emerge...

Active shooter false-alarm: How the students feel

Active shooter false-alarm: How the students feel

Mariah Valles, Alexa Murdock and Jack Belcher, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, and News Editor
February 14, 2019
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The CWU Rave Alert! System informed students, faculty and staff of an active shooter threat nine minutes after the first 911 call on Feb. 6. That is about the time needed to complete the procedure, according to CWU Chief of Staff Linda Schactler.“The day we can get rid of humans it’ll go a lot faster,“...

Active Shooter Protocol

Miles King, News Editor
April 12, 2018
Filed under NEWS

Mass shootings have unfortunately become a regular part of American life. With the recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, how should students across campuses nationwide react in an active shooter situation? According to a report by The Washington Post, there have been 150 mass shootings...

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

Teagan Kimbro, Columnist
January 22, 2020
Filed under OPINION

Over three months ago, Chile broke out in protests demanding social and economic equality. It was on Oct. 25, 2019 when metro prices rose which was the final straw in a long list of injustices. I had the opportunity to travel to Chile in December around the three month anniversary of the protests. It...

CWU shooter video takes no trophies

TyYonna Kitchen, Copy Desk Chief & Opinion Editor
October 2, 2019
Filed under OPINION

On Sept. 23 CWU published a disappointing YouTube video called “CWU Run. Hide. Fight.” The video is on what to do in an active shooter situation while on campus. After watching it, I realized CWU dropped the ball while making the video. First and foremost, this took seven months to complete. The false active sh...

An archive of CWU history

An archive of CWU history

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2019
Filed under NEWS

With the current state of the national administration and the constant bashing of the press, it’s an inconvenient time to be a student journalist. It’s also the best time to be a student journalist. Despite what the 24-hour news cycle seems to imply, not all news revolves around the president...

Shooter investigation closed

Shooter investigation closed

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief
May 1, 2019
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

CWU Police completed a two-month long investigation after the active shooter false alarm on Feb. 6. Students can expect an after action report in the coming weeks and an active shooter training video early next school year The active shooter false alarm that occurred on Feb. 6 caused a two-month lo...

Dolleman and Washington win primary: ready for general election

Dolleman and Washington win primary: ready for general election

NIck Tucker, Senior Sports Reporter
April 17, 2019
Filed under NEWS

Correction 4/18/19: In our previous version of this story, we presented statistics stating that 0.6 percent of CWU students voted in the ASCWU primaries. This proved to be a mathematical error, and the number is actually 6.67 percent of students voting. Jasmin Washington and Brendan Dolleman remain as candidate...

Candidates for ASCWU introduce themselves at club senate meeting

Candidates for ASCWU introduce themselves at club senate meeting

Jack Belcher, News Editor
April 3, 2019
Filed under NEWS

ASCWU candidates introduced themselves and their platforms to students at the CWU Club Senate Meeting on Wednesday March 27. There are currently six open positions on ASCWU: President, VP of clubs and organizations (Ashley Klippert is running un-opposed), VP of academic affairs (Nicholas Mejia is running...

ASCWU encourages students to share opinions

ASCWU encourages students to share opinions

February 14, 2019
Filed under NEWS

President James L. Gaudino and ASCWU President Edith Rojas announced in a press release that an open listening forum will be provided to CWU’s student body on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the SURC Pit. The forum is being opened in response to last Wednesday evening’s active shooter emergency...

University says student overheard conversation about possible threat, triggered ROTC protocol

CWU students in lockdown at the SURC Rec Center

Jack Belcher, Alexa Murdock, and Mariah Valles
February 8, 2019
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

An emergency response update regarding the active shooter threat on Feb. 6 places the responsibility on “a student” who “overheard” a conversation in the CWU Case Management Services Office in Bouillon Hall for triggering a chain of events that led to the lockdown of campus from 5:35 p.m. to 7:2...

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