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COVID-19 affects how students prepare for finals week

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Ryan Arboleda, a student research assistant majoring in biology, had to adapt his study habits during the pandemic. “I think the biggest change that has happened for finals week is I used to be a...

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CWU adjusts summer orientation for COVID-19

CWU adjusts summer orientation for COVID-19

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for students attending on campus in the fall, the vaccine will not be required for the summer orientation event. Still, organizers strongly encourage getting...

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Students respond to fall vaccine requirement

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
May 12, 2021

Following CWU’s announcement mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for fall 2021 quarter, students took to social media to share their feedback. On CWU’s Instagram post regarding the mandate, over 750...

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CWU will require COVID-19 vaccine in fall

CWU will require COVID-19 vaccine in fall

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
May 6, 2021

CWU will require all students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus in the fall. President James L. Gaudino made the announcement on May 6. In the announcement,...

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COVID-19 affects number of courses offered summer quarter

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

The STEM program is offering more courses this summer quarter than previous years, in contrast to the Communication Department, which is offering fewer. Due to COVID-19, the demands for these classes...

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Vaccine requirement for students under discussion

Vaccine requirement for students under discussion

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 27, 2021

While Washington’s public universities are currently set to decide, Gov. Jay Inslee said a state vaccination requirement for students to attend classes on college campuses in the fall is “under consideration.” Inslee...

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CWU offers on-campus vaccination clinics

CWU offers on-campus vaccination clinics

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

Two hundred and sixty-five doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered to eligible students, faculty and staff on April 13. This was the first vaccine clinic offered on campus, and more dates have already...

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Kittitas County announces vaccine eligibility expansion

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

The Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) shared updated information on who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Kasey Knutson, a Public Information officer for KCPHD, said Kittitas County...

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CWU announces on campus vaccine clinic

CWU announces on campus vaccine clinic

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
April 9, 2021

CWU has announced a vaccine clinic on April 13 for 14 university departments, as well as for those who are otherwise eligible. Presented by CWU Student Health Services and Kittitas Valley Healthcare,...

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COVID-19 variants spread to Washington

COVID-19 variants spread to Washington

Madalyn Banouvong, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2021

With the progression of the COVID-19 virus, new variants naturally develop with it. As of March 4, we know there are multiple variants found globally and in Washington state.  The three variants that...

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A single tournament could lead to a big COVID-19 breakout

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
March 2, 2021

A basketball tournament held in Okanogan county has led to several COVID-19 cases that have affected some Kittitas County Residents. Gov. Jay Inslee's phase 1 and phase 2 to Washington's Roadmap to Recovery...

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Faculty Senate calls for earlier vaccine access for university personnel

Faculty Senate calls for earlier vaccine access for university personnel

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 25, 2021

Members of CWU’s Faculty Senate sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this week asking for higher education personnel to be included in the state’s 1B tier 2 category of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The...

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