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Housing offers $3,000 discount on resident contracts

Housing offers $3,000 discount on resident contracts

Sam Harris , Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Housing is offering a $3,000 discount for the 2021-2022 academic year for students living on-campus. To be eligible, students must apply for their housing and meal contract by June 1. There is no limit...

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Dynamite on Clark Street

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Roses are red, violets are blue, and one Kittitas resident’s garden almost “blue” up.  On May 13, Kittitas Officer Brian DeFrang received an email from Chief Chris Taylor about a mason jar of...

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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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The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Assistant News Editor
May 19, 2021

The real is back, the ‘ville is back. It took 1,120 days for J. Cole to release his sixth studio album, “The Off-Season,” the follow-up to his 2018 album, “KOD”. Instead of being in connection...

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Ellensburg sees better weather and more police cars

Ellensburg sees better weather and more police cars

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

The number of law enforcement driving around Ellensburg has seemed to increase in recent weeks, including vehicles from other cities and counties.  State Trooper John Bryant said it can be chalked...

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CWU researchers develop space-based system to rapidly detect large earthquakes, tsunamis

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

CWU geophysicist Timothy Melbourne and his colleagues reported the development of a global earthquake monitoring system based on measurements of crustal deformation that can be detected by Global Navigation...

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CWU forms partnership with TimelyMD to create WildcatCare 365

CWU forms partnership with TimelyMD to create WildcatCare 365

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

For the past year, a partnership between CWU and TimelyMD has created an online resource for students that provides healthcare services at no charge. Students are able to access immediate care for medical...

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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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APOYO offers volunteering opportunity

APOYO offers volunteering opportunity

Sam Harris , Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

Summer is right around the corner, meaning many students will suddenly have holes in their schedules. Volunteering can be a great opportunity to not only fill that hole, but also help out the community...

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CWU awarded over $65 million from the legislature for renovations

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
May 19, 2021

During their latest session, the Washington State Legislature awarded CWU more than $65 million which will be used to renovate several buildings on campus. According to a press release from CWU, $55.5...

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A sign of the times: Ellensburg resident uses homemade signs to mark violence

A sign of the times: Ellensburg resident uses homemade signs to mark violence

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

On a corner down North Main Street sits a house like any other, until you notice the 23 wood signs, with the names of 23 black people killed in America burned into each one.  Marie Goheen, an Ellensburg...

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SOURCE goes virtual for a second year.

SOURCE goes virtual for a second year.

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

For the second year in a row, the Board of Undergraduate Research will conduct the annual SOURCE presentations completely virtually. The way these presentations work is undergrad and graduate students...

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