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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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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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Sandra Galta on The Intersection of Gender, Sexuality and Immigration

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Sandra Galta, a part-time Sociology professor, unravels the vulnerability of women to rape, family separation and deportation of partners/spouses of the “UndocuQueer” population in the U.S and the...

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Local author visits CWU for Racism & Criminal Justice series to discuss racism within police culture

Jamie Wyatt, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

Brooks Library is hosting a virtual series in partnership with Law and Justice professor Roger Schaefer to discuss the current controversial topic of racism through the lens of criminal justice.  The...

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Asian Studies program invited guest speaker to discuss Women and Buddhism

Asian Studies program invited guest speaker to discuss ‘Women and Buddhism’

Lexi Wicks, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

How do women engage with Buddhism? It is one question among many that Jin Park addressed May 13 in a women and Buddhism webinar. By taking a look into the life of Kim Iryǒp (1896-1971) Park hopes to find...

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Michael Hurt discussed Korean LGBTQ history

Michael Hurt discussed Korean LGBTQ history

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

The fight for LGBTQ rights has been a highly discussed topic across the globe for the past few years and continues to gain traction with each passing year. But even with all the progress, there is a continued...

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Students and staff participate in Talking Gender series

Students and staff participate in Talking Gender series

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

Going to class is a normal part of attending a university, but it is more than just taking classes for a degree. College allows people to find who they are and make connections to learn about themselves....

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Women gather to discuss what the future holds

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

With commencement creeping around the corner, most graduating students are thinking about the next step in their life after college. The Women in Business Club wants to help with that.  The club held...

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First Indigenous State Laureate appointed in April

Joshua Smith, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

“Oh, poetry! Poetry is bright stars In the branches, moonlight on the grass, And silent wings to take me wherever I go.” Excerpt from Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer   Every...

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Women’s ‘Herstory’ March

Women’s ‘Herstory’ March

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, 30 students attended the Herstory March on April 14 to support and empower women, as well as bring awareness to the issues of equality.   The Diversity and Equity...

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#StopAsianHate: Campus conversation addresses safety and mental health

#StopAsianHate: Campus conversation addresses safety and mental health

Lexi Wicks, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

According to the Stop AAPI Hate news release, starting from March 19 of last year through the end of 2020, a total of 3,292 reports of violence and harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islanders...

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Ellensburg City Council scouts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commission members

Ellensburg City Council scouts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commission members

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission has recently accepted applications to be on the commission. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission has been in the works since July of 2020. The...

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ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2021

Due to a rise of racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, ASCWU is calling on students, faculty and staff to condemn the discrimination. Advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate said they’ve received...

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