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The battle for the 8th district

The battle for the 8th district

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2020

With just a week left until election day 2020, candidates for Washington’s 8th congressional district are making their final pitches to voters. Incumbent Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Issaquah) is facing off against Republican challenger Jesse Jensen for the congressional seat Schrier was elected to in 2018...

Two Democrats are running for the office of lieutenant governor

Two Democrats are running for the office of lieutenant governor

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

Current Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib will be stepping down when his term ends in December. Two candidates now remain in the race for the position.  The first is Senator Marko Liias, and the second is U.S. Representative Denny Heck. Since both candidates identify as Democrats, they plan to focus ...

Flu shots and the people behind them

Flu shots and the people behind them

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

Flu season is upon us, and medical staff at Kittitas Valley Healthcare (KVH) and volunteers from around the county are working to ensure that things run how they’re supposed to.  Kathryn Brunner is the events coordinator in the community relations department of KVH.  She had worked on organiz...

Gaudino gives his final State of the University speech

Gaudino gives his final State of the University speech

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2020

In his final State of the University speech as President of CWU, James L. Gaudino outlined the progress the university has made towards meeting his three university-wide goals, while also previewing the university’s future. This speech was Gaudino’s last State of the University address, as he has...

Water main break causes flooding

Water main break causes flooding

Amy Morris, Managing/Online Editor

October 22, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 20 there was a break to a water main, which is a substantial pipe that carries drinking water. The break occurred on North Walnut Street between East Dean Nicholson Boulevard and 18th Street, according to Margaret Reich, the communications and government relations officer for the City ...

As the election nears, candidates for Attorney General square off

As the election nears, candidates for Attorney General square off

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

Local elections take place in November. Americans will not only be voting for the U.S. president, but for their local officials.  One of the offices up for election is the office of the attorney general. Current Attorney General Bob Ferguson is running for reelection against opponent Matt Larkin. ...

CWU police ensures student safety at night

Blue light telephones scattered around campus are one of the safety measures to protect students.

Star Diavolikis, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

CWU police are taking many measures in an effort to ensure student safety at night. This includes patrolling campus, offering a service that has police accompany a student to their destination and promoting a safety app called Rave Guardian. Rave Guardian is an app available on both the App Store and Goog...

Old Heat may be new Center for Cultural Innovation

While the plan isn’t finalized, ASCWU is working to build a new multicultural center.

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

ASCWU has been in talks for three to four months about a possible plan to convert the Old Heat building into the new multicultural center starting fall 2021. The planned phases for the remodeling of Old Heat would span roughly a decade, with phase one being the 7,000 square foot south annex porti...

As election nears, students get involved

Students take opportunities on campus to exercise and demonstrate their political power.

Star Diavolikis, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

On campus, many students are expressing their political voices in different ways. This can include informational booths, protests and other demonstrations. Alexis Heng-Bentley, a freshman secondary English education major, is getting a start on expressing her views. “I don’t do as much as I would like to,...

Boeing moves production of 787 to South Carolina

Students in certain fields may be affected by Boeing’s decision to move production of the 787.

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

Boeing announced moving the production of aircraft 787 from Everett, Washington to South Carolina in 2021. This move would leave multiple people without jobs and call into question the job opportunities that would be available through Boeing in Washington state in the near future. Even before the...

Discussion feature removed from CWU Connect app following political arguments

The discussion feature was removed from CWU Connect app (above) after political arguments.

Abigail Duchow & Bailey Tomlinson

October 13, 2020

CWU moderators removed the discussion feature on the CWU Connect app after students arguing about the U.S. Vice Presidential debate started attacking each other last Wednesday, Oct. 7. The arguments first centered around racism, sexism and both major U.S. political parties, and culminated in personal atta...

Looking closer at tax dollars and police funding

David Hartless, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

The topic of defunding the police has recently taken center stage, with #DefundThePolice trending on Twitter and people around the country protesting against police violence. Most people know that their tax dollars are what pay for services like the police department and fire department. However, takin...

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