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Pack in, pack out: The equestrian team hits the trails for some equine environmentalism

Pack in, pack out: The equestrian team hits the trails for some equine environmentalism

Sam Harris , Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

On Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 the equestrian team organized a cleanup of Durr Road, a dirt road just off of Umptanum Road, where they cleaned up 1,400 pounds of trash.  One day, the equestrian...

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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 community invited to attend an anti-racism webinar with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will meet with members of the CWU community on Wednesday, May 12, during a special one-hour webinar. The event will be taking place virtually on Zoom...

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College of Arts and Humanities hires Veratta Pegram-Floyd as Director of Advising

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2021

Mark Meister, the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities said he was thrilled to hire Veratta Pegram-Floyd as the new Director of Advising for the college. She will begin work on June 15...

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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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Plant store to open downtown

Plant store to open downtown

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

Ellensburg will soon become home to The Botany Shop, a new plant and botanical goods store opening downtown. Owner April Rohrbach has been working on opening her shop for about two years and said she is...

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Last Open Mic Night gives one last opportunity to perform

Sam Harris , Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

For many students this year, a creative outlet to perform their talents has been difficult. Last year, Open Mic Night was held at the 1891 Bistro, which has now closed. Open Mic Night was a weekly event...

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Local businesses offer deals for students

Local businesses offer deals for students

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

For the campus community, Ellensburg has options to offer for students to get out and explore the town. Local businesses Jerrol’s and Dominos are two such businesses that have special offers with students...

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Gaudino recognized as Washingtonian of the day

Gaudino recognized as Washingtonian of the day

Mitchell Roland, News Editor
May 5, 2021

Outgoing President James L. Gaudino was recognized by the state’s governor as the Washingtonian of the day for April 27. Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement during his recent visit to campus. This...

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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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Central Transit moves to new app, Transit

Central Transit moves to new app, Transit

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

Central Transit is now similar to 200+ cities around the world. Central Transit is now on the app Transit.  Betsy Dunbar, the transit manager for the City of Ellensburg, has been with the city for...

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Fire at Wahle Complex causes $50,000 in damages

Fire at Wahle Complex causes $50,000 in damages

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

A fire occurred Tuesday evening at an apartment in the Wahle Complex that caused an estimated $50,000 in damages. No injuries were reported.  Deputy Fire Chief Rich Elliot responded to reports of a...

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