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Central students prepare gender workshop for future educators

June 2, 2014


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BY Kelsie Miller Staff Reporter   Two Central students will teach an education workshop on being an ally to transgender students this Monday. The workshop, which will be presented to students in Central’s education department, aims to give future educators the tools to help their students...

Concert-goers face high-risk situations

Concert-goers face high-risk situations

June 1, 2014


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BY Marissa Toussaint Staff Reporter   Many students at Central are unaware of the risks involved in heavily attended music festivals. Matt Christiansen, a Central law and justice and communication graduate, who also is Crowd Management Systems (CMS) head of marketing & client relation...

The EverGreen Scene: Concerned residents aim to repeal pot land-use code

The EverGreen Scene: Concerned residents aim to repeal pot land-use code

Colt Sweetland, Assistant News Editor

June 1, 2014


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Concerned Ellensburg residents rallied at the Kittitas County commissioners’ public hearing and asked for the repeal of a recently passed ordinance, spurred by two new marijuana facilities to be constructed in the agricultural-20 zone. The residents, who attended the commissioners’ public hearing...

New financial management at Central

May 27, 2014


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BY Aaron Kunkler Staff Reporter   Central will be starting a new system of financial management this summer, involving the redistribution of college and department funds to cover budget shortfalls. This has sparked concern from faculty about forcing colleges to compete for students. In...

Green Dot aims for campus safety

May 27, 2014


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BY Colt Sweetland Assistant News Editor   Central’s Green Dot program, which is run by the Wellness Center on campus, is their primary risk prevention program. The Green Dot program is a copyrighted program that was adopted by Central during fall quarter of 2009. Andrea Easlick,...

State set to track legal marijuana sales for user safety

May 27, 2014


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BY Aaron Kunkler Staff Reporter   With the retail sale of recreational marijuana nearly upon Washington, the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) has enacted various requirements for marijuana testing and tracking, from seed to sale. Under I-502, growers, producers and retail establis...

African Culture Night draws over 50 guests

African Culture Night draws over 50 guests

May 20, 2014


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BY Sarah Ruiz Online Editor May 20, over 50 guests filled the Wellington Event Center to celebrate African Culture Night. The night was hosted by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice and was intended to educate the Central campus on the many cultures housed on the African continent. Seni...

This Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m.: “God Loves Uganda” film screening and discussion

May 20, 2014


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BY Observer Staff This Thursday, several Central departments will host a screening of the documentary, “God Loves Uganda,” on the effects of American missionary work and homophobia in Uganda, in the Hertz auditorium. The film will be followed by a panel discussion by several professors at Central,...

Tiered course feed held back

May 19, 2014


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BY Aaron Kunkler Staff Reporter   Recently, the university’s Budget and Finance Committee approved a measure which would implement a tiered fee system for courses with an online presence beginning next fall. However, a decision last Wednesday from the President’s office has put the...

Ellensburg public schools pass gender equality policy

May 19, 2014


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BY Kristi Young Staff Reporter   In March, the Ellensburg School Board passed district wide Policy No. 3211, which is intended to provide an inclusive approach to transgender students in Ellensburg school environments. The policy outlines providing transgender students with an equal...

TOMORROW: SOURCE starts 8 a.m. in the SURC

May 14, 2014


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BY ANNIKA LYNCH Staff Reporter   On Thursday, May 15, Central will be hosting The Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. in the SURC. The SOURCE Committee, chaired by Psychology Instructor Kara Gabriel, is putting on the event featuring...

WA. Student Association meeting focuses on college affordability for CWU students

WA. Student Association meeting focuses on college affordability for CWU students

May 12, 2014


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BY Kelsie Miller Staff Reporter   The Washington Student Association (WSA) held its first 2014 General Assembly meeting at Central last Saturday, where their legislative agenda for the 2015 session was voted on and approved. College affordability and voter access were identified as priority items. College affordabi...

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