Driving responsibly when winter arrives

Driving responsibly when winter arrives

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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With winter weather approaching and the roads beginning to get icy, students have begun to take measures to ensure they are safe while driving home and around Ellensburg. Sophomore Hannah Whittington usually drives to her hometown between five and six times throughout winter quarter and said she alwa...

Fixing the mold in Shaw-Smyser after investigation

Fixing the mold in Shaw-Smyser after investigation

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Black mold was found inside the gutters as well as in the building of Shaw-Smyser in March 2018. Black mold can cause health issues if exposed to it for too long. In March, an investigation was conducted on Shaw-Smyser after there were complaints filed about the building for over a year. The report f...

L&L building showing age after nearly 50 years

L&L building showing age after nearly 50 years

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The Language and Literature (L&L) building has started to show signs of aging. The building was constructed in 1971 and has been eliciting a slew of complaints and concerns from some of the faculty members who work within its walls. The problems range from uneven floors and tripping hazards to ha...

International Education Week comes to CWU

International Education Week comes to CWU

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Correction 11/16: The original story stated that the Global Thanksgiving was to be held at the Baptist Church Recreational area. It will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church at 5th and Pine.   The Office of International Studies and Programs will be hosting events for International Educati...

Apartment complex being constructed near Alder

Apartment complex being constructed near Alder

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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By fall of 2019, there will be a new apartment complex for CWU students and Ellensburg residents. Douglas Properties, a Spokane based apartment rental agency, is constructing a 10-building complex at the intersection of East Helena Avenue and North Alder Street. The new site will provide Ellensburg wi...

Learning Commons Innovative Tutoring plans for students

Learning Commons Innovative Tutoring plans for students

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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One of the most important things for any college student is to know how and where to get help in their classes. Tutors can help students excel in courses by maintaining proficiency, but they can also be a lifesaver by pulling a student who is on the brink of failure back to a passing grade. Since 20...

Heating back on in Moore Hall

Heating back on in Moore Hall

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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During a routine maintenance inspection of all the buildings on campus, Moore Hall’s heating system was found to be unresponsive due to a malfunction with the heat exchanger part of the system. As of Oct. 21, the part has been fixed and heat has been restored to Moore Hall. Exactly how long the syst...

CWU feeling the pressure of rising enrollment

CWU feeling the pressure of rising enrollment

Miles King, Editor in chief

November 8, 2018


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Rune's story On a cold Ellensburg evening in late 2016, junior broadcast journalism major Rune Torgersen was hanging out in his Getz Short apartment with some friends. He felt a drip on his bed and assumed a friend had spilled a drink. He then looked up and realized the ceiling was dripping. When he stoo...

Red Pickle food truck moves to a restaurant

Red Pickle food truck moves to a restaurant

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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The Red Pickle food truck has been selling Guatemalan-fusion dishes to Ellensburg since they opened three years ago. Mario Alfaro, the owner of the Red Pickle, has a true rags-to-riches story as he worked his way up to owning his food truck. Alfaro began his culinary career in Washington D.C. w...

NWCCU suggests improvements for CWU

NWCCU suggests improvements for CWU

Jack Belcher, News Editor

November 1, 2018


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The Northwest Commision on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) sent representatives to CWU on Oct. 22 to review the university and take comments from students. The NWCCU suggested three main areas of improvement which included a more coherent and successful system for academic advising, pinpointing academic ...

Brooks Library goes through renovations

Brooks Library goes through renovations

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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As CWU students prepare to wrap up the last few weeks of fall quarter and they begin to utilize the James E. Brooks Library more and more, the library looks like the Seattle 5 p.m. traffic jam there is nowhere to sit and nowhere to stand. However, the library is currently under renovations throughout th...

First Latinx In Public Service Project

First Latinx In Public Service Project

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Professor and Chair of the Law and Justice Department Paul Knepper organized a discussion centered around a project in which students interviewed successful Latinx pioneers in public service. The term Latinx is used to refer to Latinos or Latinas, while remaining gender neutral. The discussion took pl...

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