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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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COVID-19 testing allows spring season to be loaded with many sports

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

If being followed correctly, safety protocols set up by the NCAA will allow student athletes to participate in their respective sport this fall.  This spring will involve fall sports including volleyball,...

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Washington State Department of Health gives insight to the process of vaccine distribution in the state

Washington State Department of Health gives insight to the process of vaccine distribution in the state

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
February 23, 2021

Questions, concerns and explanations regarding Washington’s vaccine rollout were answered in a panel hosted by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) on Feb. 18.  The DOH’s Secretary of...

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Under phase two of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery, indoor dining is allowed at 25% capacity.

The Porch navigates open-air seating rules under Inslee’s Recovery plan

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

Restaurant owners have juggled staying afloat and following rules within the phases of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery. The Porch Bar and Grill has the tools necessary to remain open with multiple...

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COVID-19 affects the Girl Scouts business

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

From the fresh tanginess of lemon to the lush, buttery toffee flavor, the choices of flavors are many when it comes to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI). GSEWNI have maintained...

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Basketball game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2021

 While CWU’s men’s basketball team was slated to start their season late last week, the game was postponed after a positive COVID-19 test in the program. A member of the program’s tier one, which...

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CWU maintains health and safety guidelines following vaccine release

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Currently, vaccination against COVID-19 won’t be a requirement for students planning to return to campus. But, because of the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus, precautions could change at any...

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Online learning changes practicum formats as pandemic affects students and schools

Online learning changes practicum formats as pandemic affects students and schools

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Imagine being a senior in college, knowing some are supposed to graduate in a few months. Having to get their practicums, student teaching and internship done, but can’t because they're in the middle...

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Megan Smallbeck earned All-Region honors in the weight throw based on her performances in 2019.

With Nationals in sight, track and field athletes look to get better during COVID-19 restrictions

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

2020’s COVID-19 cancellations forced track and field athletes to take extra time off, but they are now gearing up for a hopeful 2021 spring outdoor season that will help them attain big goals.  At...

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CWU clubs affected by COVID-19

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

Due to COVID-19, many activities at CWU have been canceled or forced to meet via Zoom. Although the changes happened suddenly there are clubs that have persevered through the shift to virtual meetings...

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