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Meet President Wohlpart

Meet President Wohlpart

Sean Bessette, Editor in Chief
September 30, 2021

Back in June, President Jim Wohlpart stepped onto CWU’s campus for the first time. Over 1,500 miles away from his previous position, Wohlpart began a new adventure as CWU’s 15th President. Wohlpart...

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How is the Yakama Nation doing with COVID-19?

Star Diavolikis, News Editor
September 30, 2021

With the delta variant of COVID-19 making its rounds in the United States, there is concern for how communities such as the Yakama Nation are doing. For an amount of time, the Yakama Nation reverted to...

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Students seeing problems in over-full classrooms

Students seeing problems in over-full classrooms

Star Diavolikis, News Editor
September 30, 2021

Now that fall quarter has started, students may have noticed slight changes in the COVID-19 procedures set in place by the university. One of these guidelines being while masks are required, no social...

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This was preventable: CWU student arrested, facing student conduct after stealing Pride flag and lighting it on fire

‘This was preventable’: CWU student arrested, facing student conduct after stealing Pride flag and lighting it on fire

June 13, 2021

A CWU student has been arrested after stealing an LGTBQ Pride flag from the SURC and setting it on fire, CWU Police confirmed. The incident took place his week and was captured on social media. CWU’s...

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The Studio by Ellensburg Dance Studio offers classes for all skills levels

The Studio by Ellensburg Dance Studio offers classes for all skills levels

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

“For me personally,” Sara Bachman-Rhodes, director of The Studio and owner of Happy 2 Move, said. “That is one of my objectives in what I do.” The early morning light streamed through the windows,...

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The Early Bird Chicken and Waffles

The Early Bird

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

Do you enjoy waking up early and going to breakfast? Want some chicken and waffles or a scramble bowl? Luckily the Early Bird Cafe, and its new location, has you covered. Jeannie Bayles, the restaurant’s...

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Study abroad suspension extended through the end of 2021

Study abroad suspension extended through the end of 2021

Sam Harris , Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

CWU has extended its suspension of university-related international travel through the end of 2021. This means the earliest that the office of international studies and programs could continue its education...

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President Gaudino: His closing words

President Gaudino: His closing words

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
June 2, 2021

As the school year comes to a close, so does James Gaudino’s tenure as President. Gaudino shared some of his favorite and least favorite moments over the past 12 years and provided an update to some...

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CWU makes admissions tests optional

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

CWU has announced that the SAT and ACT are both optional for all applicants starting fall 2021. This decision comes after about a year of discussion and will be a permanent change, even after the pandemic. “It’s...

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Cle Elum to open new summer Public Market

Cle Elum to open new summer Public Market

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

The Cle Elum Downtown Association is hosting their own local business market. Every Saturday, excluding July, of the next three months, the Cle Elum Downtown Association will host this market from 10 a.m....

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Well known Ellensburg business gets a rebrand

Well known Ellensburg business gets a rebrand

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

The Yellow Church Café has been a part of the Ellensburg community for over 100 years, and has been the home of many successful businesses. However, they have rebranded and it is now known as the Ellensburg...

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CWU asks ‘water you waiting for?’

CWU asks ‘water you waiting for?’

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

In an effort to encourage students to stay hydrated, CWU has paired with Total Wellness to offer the program “Water You Waiting For?” Students are given a free water bottle and can gain a prize through...

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