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Ellensburg High School takes precaution against threats towards LGBTQ+ students

Ellensburg High School takes precaution against threats towards LGBTQ+ students

Evan Couch, News Editor
April 27, 2022

As Ellensburg High School (EHS) wrapped up its annual Associated Student Body (ASB) elections, threats towards two student candidates prompted the district to move candidate speeches to a virtual setting...

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Courtesy of Jaeda Nelson

Q&A with Jaeda Nelson

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
April 27, 2022

Meet Jaeda Nelson, a first-generation college student majoring in Business Administration, with a specialization in Leadership and Management. She has worked at the Diversity and Equity Center for two...

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Sam DeSmith Jr. Psychology

Autism Awareness Month: Community members share experiences

Katherine Camarata and Elliott Watkins
April 13, 2022

Maybe you are someone that has a loved one on the autistic spectrum. Maybe you have taken a few special education courses and feel you have a solid grasp on the ins and outs of autism. Maybe you feel you...

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DEC honors Transgender Day of Visibility

DEC honors Transgender Day of Visibility

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
April 6, 2022

The LGBTQ pride flag was draped over a table with a wheel sitting on top eager to be spun last Thursday, March 31 as representatives of Q*Fam shared resources, played games and gave out prizes to honor...

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Breaking the Stigma: Borderline Personality Disorder

Breaking the Stigma: Borderline Personality Disorder

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
March 9, 2022

Charlotte Casler, a senior in vocal performance, has been deeply impacted by her diagnosis with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and she shared her experience in the hopes of destigmatizing this...

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CASA Members

Parade of Nations: Watch Us Rise

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

Students from every corner of the globe wore brightly-colored clothing, stood at tables representing cultural clubs, made new friends and enjoyed live entertainment during the Parade of Nations: Watch...

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Ruben Cardenas, Tiffany Smith, Maria Lytle, Nenay Norawong, Veratta Pegram-Floyd (From left to right)

Break the Stigma: BIPOC mental health panel

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2022

The stigma tied to mental health is a limitation many CWU faculty members make passionate efforts to reduce, and panelists moved one step closer to this goal last week.  Five CWU faculty members sat...

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Courtesy of ASC

Accessibility Studies Club raises awareness for accessibility bill

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022

The Accessibility Studies Club (ASC) is working to raise awareness for the Healthcare Accessibility Bill that was passed last year. ASC president Amanda Hopkins says that the bill was brought to their...

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Brittany Lewis (left) and Sarah K. (right)

Breaking the Stigma: Bipolar Disorder

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

Bipolar disorder is often misrepresented in media or everyday conversations, but it encompasses so much more than vague, dramatic stereotypes. CWU community members shared their experience to break down...

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Kelsey Sells (left) Lily Klevjer (right)

Breaking the Stigma: PTSD

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

When discussing PTSD, there are misconceptions and misunderstandings that arise from stereotypes presented in daily life about this topic. “Trauma can come from anywhere,” junior in psychology and...

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CWU Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

CWU Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Students and staff gathered outside of the Brooks Library Nov. 20 for a candlelight vigil to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance: a day that memorializes those lost to anti-trans violence. The event was...

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All photos by Katherine Camarata

Missing and Murdered Native American and Indigenous Women’s march spreads awareness on campus

Katherine Camarata and Star Diavolikis
November 18, 2021

“Where are our sisters? We pray for you everyday. We miss you. We love you. Creator, watch over our sisters. Bless their beautiful families. Each day we pray for our missing sisters. Light their way...

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