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Distinguished alumni honored at banquet

Distinguished alumni honored at banquet

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

April 10, 2019


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CWU alumni were recognized for their achievement and philanthropy at the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 5. After pleasantries and dinner, board member of the CWU Alumni Association, Jada Rupley, opened the award ceremony, saying “welcome home” to the many dozens of CWU alumni a...

San D. Francisco campaign thanks CWU

San D. Francisco campaign thanks CWU

Jack Belcher, News Editor

April 10, 2019


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The San D. Francisco Awareness Campaign provided two symbolic chairs to CWU to honor the sacrifice of POW/MIA soldiers. The campaign was represented at CWU by Terri Francisco-Farrell, sister of Major San D. Francisco who has been listed as MIA since 1968. CWU ROTC accepted these gifts in a small ceremony...

Tonight’s Open Mic Night at The 1891 Bistro

Tonight’s Open Mic Night at The 1891 Bistro

Bryce Weedman, Senior Sports Reporter

April 4, 2019


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Open Mic Night at The 1891 Bistro was tonight. It started at 8 p.m. and was for anyone and everyone who wanted to show off their talents or enjoy the live performances. Participants could sing, play an instrument, perform stand-up comedy or showcase any other talent they might have. Nearly all...

Policy change allows student teachers to walk in spring

Policy change allows student teachers to walk in spring

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

April 3, 2019


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Students with full-time internships or student teaching in the fall can now walk at commencement in the spring due to a recent change to CWU policy. This change has been spearheaded by ASCWU VP for Academic Affairs Claire-Anne Grepo, who received concerns raised by double education major Kassie Hill...

Equestrian team competes at Stanford

Equestrian team competes at Stanford

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

April 3, 2019


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Madison Sturgeon will be representing the CWU equestrian team in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) zones competition at Stanford University. This follows Sturgeon placing 2nd at regionals Feb. 23. Sturgeon went to zones last year with the rest of the equestrian team, which is the competition...

Support shown for fallen Deputy Ryan Thompson on March 28

Support shown for fallen Deputy Ryan Thompson on March 28

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

April 3, 2019


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Hundreds of people from across the country and beyond came to Ellensburg March 28 to celebrate the life and support the family of one of their own. Deputy Ryan Thompson of the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office was killed in a shootout with a suspect on March 19. Thompson graduated from CWU in 2003 where...

Candidates for ASCWU introduce themselves at club senate meeting

Candidates for ASCWU introduce themselves at club senate meeting

Jack Belcher, News Editor

April 3, 2019


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ASCWU candidates introduced themselves and their platforms to students at the CWU Club Senate Meeting on Wednesday March 27. There are currently six open positions on ASCWU: President, VP of clubs and organizations (Ashley Klippert is running un-opposed), VP of academic affairs (Nicholas Mejia is running...

ASCWU warns about Patriot Prayer

ASCWU warns about Patriot Prayer

Ben Wheeler, Online/Social Media Manager

April 3, 2019


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A warning about an Ellensburg and CWU campus visit by the controversial group Patriot Prayer later this weekend (Friday and Saturday) was issued by the ASCWU Student Government during their April 1 public meeting. Topics discussed also included announcements of several events and the approval of the...

Manweller settles wrongful termination lawsuit against CWU for $155,000

Manweller settles wrongful termination lawsuit against CWU for $155,000

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019


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Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that was originally published 4/2/19. Matt Manweller, former CWU professor and state representative, settled a wrongful termination lawsuit against CWU for $155,000 on March 28. An order of dismissal with two stipulations was placed in the Kittita...

Campus Activities host first ever laser tag in SURC

Campus Activities host first ever laser tag in SURC

Rune Torgersen, Online & Social Media Manager

March 30, 2019


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Campus Activities held the first laser tag event in the SURC Ballroom tonight, March 30. A DJ played music and about 150 students participated in the event. Campus Activities Special Events Coordinator Katelyn Clavette hoped to emulate the atmosphere of the laser tag she played as a kid. “I j...

Washington State measles outbreak update

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

March 20, 2019


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Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, visited the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle on March 7 to discuss the current measles outbreak in Washington state. Since Jan. 1, the Washington State Department of Health has identified 71 cases of measles, with 70 cases being in C...

How to deal with the stress of finals week

How to deal with the stress of finals week

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019


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With finals week approaching, it’s important for students to know that the university offers multiple activities on campus to help manage stress. Brooks Library will be hosting two events during finals week. Paws and Relax on March 11 from 4 - 7 p.m. in room 288 and Waffle Night on March 12 from...

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