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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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CWU embraces Native American Heritage Month

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month, and CWU will have multiple events to include the CWU community in the celebration of culture. Marna Carroll, director of American Indian Studies, provided...

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(Left to right) Annemarie Albright, Leia, McWilliams, Danielle Hegarty

Breaking the Stigma: Anxiety

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

“You have your conscience in your head telling you what is good and what is bad,” freshman theatre design and production major Annemarie Albright said. “[With anxiety], it feels like I have two of...

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El Zodíaco Familiar blends Chinese zodiac with Mexican and Chicane culture

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

Upon entering the El Zodíaco Familiar exhibit at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, dozens of students, faculty and community members encountered a vast array of vibrantly-decorated creature heads mounted...

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EQUAL students table at the teach-in, chalk art was created at the event, Geraldine OManhony gave a speech and CWU students and community members attended the teach-in together, bringing families and friends.

“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” educated community on inclusivity and issues surrounding it

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2021

Faculty, students and community members came together Monday night for an LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in in front of the Brooks Library. This teach-in was an action taken by the library in response to a vandalism...

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LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in to be held at Brooks Library in light of recent events

“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” to be held at Brooks Library in light of recent events

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2021

A “LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” will be held Monday Nov. 8 outside of the Brooks Library called “Queering the Space” to educate the community about various issues and to address recent incidents of hate...

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Questions arise surrounding accessibility at CWU

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2021

Going to classes while living on campus isn’t particularly difficult: you walk the equivalent of a few blocks and you can get almost anywhere within minutes. But, if you’re a wheelchair user, getting...

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Disability Services screens ‘Crip Camp’ for Disability History Month

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2021

In the state of Washington, every October is Disability History Month, a month dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. CWU’s Disability...

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Ellensburg takes steps to be more inclusive to travelers and locals.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Ellensburg takes steps to be more inclusive to travelers and locals.

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission has been working on ways they can improve the connection between the city and the community. This includes fixing accessibility issues and understanding...

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CWU Alumni G-Man Denke uses music to cope with depression

Breaking the Stigma: Depression

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
October 21, 2021

This article discusses the concepts of self harm and suicide, content which some readers may find upsetting. “Everybody knows what it’s like to be sad,” CWU Psychology Lecturer Cynthia Engel said....

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Breaking the stigma: Autism spectrum disorder

Breaking the stigma: Autism spectrum disorder

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2021

“Autism is not only how our brains operate, but it’s also our culture. It helps shape who we are and why we are the way we are,” said alumna Devin Beach, founder of a local community of autism activists,...

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This was preventable: CWU student arrested, facing student conduct after stealing Pride flag and lighting it on fire

‘This was preventable’: CWU student arrested, facing student conduct after stealing Pride flag and lighting it on fire

June 13, 2021

A CWU student has been arrested after stealing an LGTBQ Pride flag from the SURC and setting it on fire, CWU Police confirmed. The incident took place his week and was captured on social media. CWU’s...

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Author Paisley Rekdal speaks to CWU students on Cultural Appropriation in Literature

Author Paisley Rekdal speaks to CWU students on Cultural Appropriation in Literature

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

The rising issue of cultural appropriation was discussed over a Zoom webinar by author Paisley Rekdal. Rekdal was invited to speak by the English department in their Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series....

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