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White nationalist materials found on campus, in town

White nationalist materials found on campus, in town

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
December 23, 2020

Stickers from Patriot Front, which the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) calls a “racist, anti-Semitic white supremacist group,” were found on campus and in Ellensburg this week. The stickers featured...

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Board of Trustees to offer presidency to unknown candidate

Board of Trustees to offer presidency to unknown candidate

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2020

The Board of Trustees (BOT) voted Friday morning to offer the presidency to a candidate who has not been publicly identified. In a unanimous decision during a special meeting on Dec. 18, the trustees...

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APOYO reaches agreement with CWU to stay on campus

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
November 18, 2020

Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO) and CWU have announced a deal that will allow the food bank to stay in their current site on campus until Oct. 31, 2022. A Nov. 17 press release from...

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The identity of the candidate the BOT will negotiate with is not yet known.

Board of Trustees to begin negotiations with unidentified presidential candidate

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
November 13, 2020

The CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously agreed on Friday to begin negotiations with the “top choice” to succeed President James L. Gaudino, though the identity of the candidate is not yet known. A...

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City council subcommittee and SAAC talk racism and discrimination in Ellensburg

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
November 11, 2020

CWU students on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) described their experiences with racism and discrimination in Ellensburg to a subcommittee of the city council in a Zoom listening session...

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Skip Jenson makes public comment via Zoom at the Board of Trustees Oct. 29 meeting.

Washington Federation of State Employees union representatives speak out about 56 layoffs

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

Last week at a Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, Skip Jenson, a CWU employee and president of the local Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union, spoke out against the 56 layoffs President...

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Study abroad projected to continue after spring 2021

Study abroad projected to continue after spring 2021

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

Students seeking study abroad opportunities may be happy to hear that the program is looking forward to opening after spring 2021.  Due to travel restrictions that have been in place since the start...

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Then next president of the university will be introduced on Jan. 14, though it is unknown when the will takeover for outgoing President James L. Gaudino

Presidential search enters next phase

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2020

As the search for a new university president continues, the process has reached a new milestone with five candidates being named finalists for the position. While the names of the candidates have yet...

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Handout depicting city council members, activists found in Ellensburg

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2020

A flyer featuring caricatures and nicknames mocking several Ellensburg activists and elected officials, as well as a letter, was found throughout the Ellensburg area and on social media over the past several...

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Students are encouraged for health and safety to not travel home and back on the weekends.

CWU encourages students to stay on campus

David Hartless, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

When CWU decided to reopen the campus for this upcoming school year, students were encouraged to stay on campus and not travel home on the weekends.  “If you look at the science behind the spread...

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‘Dialogues’ is starting conversations

‘Dialogues’ is starting conversations

Star Diavolikis , Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

“Dialogues: Voices From Performance” is an ongoing series addressing racism within the performing arts. According to Natashia Lindsey, an assistant professor of theatre arts, there is an ongoing...

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Sheriff candidates make their pitches

Sheriff candidates make their pitches

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2020

On election day 2020, the two candidates for the Kittitas County Sheriff’s are making their final push for the job. Current Sheriff Clay Myers has been on the job for just under a year after being...

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