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Theatre department’s Short Works Festival moves online

Theatre department’s Short Works Festival moves online

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

The theatre department’s fifth annual Short Works Festival went online this year, a decision made after the overall available time for those involved to work on the project in-person shrunk down. Kathryn...

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Professors elaborate on what is behind their choices on spring course modalities

Professors elaborate on what is behind their choices on spring course modalities

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

Deciding the modality of classes held spring quarter has been put into the hands of the professors teaching them. When considering how a class will be held, safety and the benefits of learning in person...

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Career Services provides opportunities for students to continue networking online

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Jay Pfeiffer, a career counselor and lecturer, said he has been observing that at some point things will continue to go back to normal depending on the coronavirus, and companies that have had hiring freezes...

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International center reaches students near and far

International center reaches students near and far

Madalyn Banouvong, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

For Kim Nguyen, studying abroad at CWU meant she got to meet new friends and experience education while immersed in multiple new cultures. Although she started strong in 2017, the end of her time at university...

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Miriam Bocchetti - HEP and CAMP director takes on national director role

Miriam Bocchetti – HEP and CAMP director takes on national director role

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
February 9, 2021

Miriam Bocchetti, CWU’s current HEP and CAMP director and principal investigator, will be sworn in as the National President of the HEP and CAMP program this coming July. Since 2019, Bocchetti has been...

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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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Biden extends student loan pause for Americans struggling with debt

Biden extends student loan pause for Americans struggling with debt

Madalyn Banouvong, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

In his first week in office, President Joe Biden has sought to make a sharp turn around and has signed an executive order to pause the payment of student loans until September 2021. On Jan. 21, the...

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Brooks Library reopens with some changes

Brooks Library reopens with some changes

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

Brooks Library has reopened with some changes and new services for students to get used to. Many changes were made to the library to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, including lowering the capacity of...

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The interior of the new Health Sciences building as shown during the virtual tour.

New Health Sciences building nears completion

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

CWU’s new Health Sciences building is scheduled to be completed in November. The project began in 2019 with the demolition of Hertz hall, and classes are projected to begin in the new building in January...

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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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Students speak on WiFi stability during online classes

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

Being in a pandemic and going to school online can be hard. Many students struggle to connect to their Wi-Fi server. There are students that will sit in a Zoom call or Blackboard meeting, and it’ll tell...

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Public universities waive SAT/ACT test requirement

Public universities waive SAT/ACT test requirement

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2021

Applicants in fall 2021 will not need to provide SAT or ACT test scores to apply to CWU, according to a decision made by the Washington State Council of Presidents after assessing how the pandemic has...

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