New robotics minor offered in the fall

New robotics minor offered in the fall

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Higher education must keep up with the needs of not only their students, but industry demands to justify curriculum. The Electrical Engineering Technology Department (EET) at CWU is offering a new robotics automation minor that will be available beginning fall 2018. EET is a subdivision of a three-branch depar...

CWU hosts First Amendment Fest

Nickolas Tucker, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The First Amendment is a big part of everyday American life.. Slander and obscenity laws aside, the First Amendment is what allows the American people to speak their minds without fear of retaliation by those in power. However, confidence in the First Amendment and support for it is dropping. In a...

Earth month at CWU

Earth month at CWU

Mathilde Angeledei, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will put on six activities in April to celebrate Earth Month. The purpose of Earth Month is to inform people about the environment and all the issues which go with it A few of these events are “Clean Up” sessions, like the Yakima River...

BSU plans more protests, students upset with EB Police

BSU plans more protests, students upset with EB Police

Henry Crumblish, Scene Editor

April 20, 2018


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Black Student Union (BSU) held a protest April 13 against police brutality due to the murder of Stephon Clark, a young black male from Sacramento, who was shot more than 20 times by police officers in his grandmother’s backyard for holding a cellphone which law enforcement allegedly mistook for a firearm...

Regulation drives out Chelan County farms

Eric Rosane, Co-Editor

April 19, 2018


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Farms in Chelan County have been facing heavy zoning regulations since 2014 by county commissioners that are forcing a majority of farms to shut down or cease production all together. The ordinance, according to a report by KOHO101, details marijuana farms being regulated under industrial zoning instead...

Active Shooter Protocol

Miles King, News Editor

April 12, 2018


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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...

ASCWU candidates take the stage

ASCWU candidates take the stage

Miles King, News Editor

April 12, 2018


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ASCWU candidates gathered in the SURC Pit Wednesday, April 4 at noon for public debate. Questions for the hopeful candidates focused primarily on equity and inclusivity.   About 50 students and a few faculty members listened to a list of questions from a panel consisting of three election commissi...

Attorney General comes to CWU

Attorney General comes to CWU

Miles King and Eric Rosane, News Editor and Co-Editor

April 12, 2018


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After a lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney general was upheld continuing deportation protections for dreamers in Washington, letters of gratitude flooded the Attorney General’s office. One letter, from a girl the same age as Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s daughter Katie, thanked him for his ...

Faculty senate overview

Faculty senate overview

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Having a place to go where people can voice opinions and concerns within a community is essential to keeping issues at bay. Faculty Senate meetings provide an opportunity for faculty and administration at CWU to voice their opinions and concerns. The first conference of the quarter was held on April 4...

Financial aid to offer Pell Grants for summer sessions

Financial aid to offer Pell Grants for summer sessions

Mathilde Angeledei, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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For most students, summer is a time for sun and chilling with friends and family. For a handful of others, it is a time to study. CWU is still open during the summer, but most classes are offered online. This gives students an opportunity to finish their degree faster and focus on courses required f...

On the prowl

Eric Rosane, Co-Editor

April 4, 2018


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Ellensburg can sometimes be quite the quiet town. For resident Joel Ratcliff, 33, that perception changed the night of Wednesday, March 14. “My two favorite pastimes are shooting guns and [listening to] rock-n-roll, so I’m a little hard of hearing,” Ratcliff said. “But I swear I heard a w...

Cooking with cannabutter

Eric Rosane, Co-Editor

April 4, 2018


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As the marijuana industry continues to expand into states legalizing recreational and medical marijuana, so does the cannabis-infused food and edible market. According to a Arcview Market Research report, over ten percent of California’s cannabis sales were cannabis infused foods and drinks. E...

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