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ASCWU calls for additional learning materials

ASCWU calls for additional learning materials

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2021

Following a year of complaints from students, both the ASCWU Senate and Executive teams released resolutions last week that said some professors have not done enough to adapt to remote learning. In...

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ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2021

Due to a rise of racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, ASCWU is calling on students, faculty and staff to condemn the discrimination. Advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate said they’ve received...

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Lessons from the past year of online classes

Lessons from the past year of online classes

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2021

It has been almost a year since CWU first shifted away from in-person modalities for classes. Over this period, students and professors alike have had to adapt to and overcome the numerous challenges that...

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President Gaudino reflects on time spent at CWU

President Gaudino reflects on time spent at CWU

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

President James L. Gaudino only has a few months left as president of CWU after being in the position for 12 years. He and his wife decided that stepping away from the position would be the best opportunity...

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Virtual exchange: An opportunity for anyone to study abroad

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

CWU’s virtual exchange language partner program is a unique way for students to participate in what is almost like a virtual study abroad. This virtual exchange opportunity began in 2020, and has allowed...

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Wildcat Neighborhood Farms opens up garden plots

Wildcat Neighborhood Farms opens up garden plots

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

Students, clubs and now Ellensburg residents can sign up for a community garden plot at the Wildcat Neighborhood farm. The plots had been opened for pre-registration for CWU clubs and students from Feb....

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Barge Hall flood may cost at least $500,000 in damages, repair

Barge Hall flood may cost at least $500,000 in damages, repair

Madalyn Banouvong, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

Recent windy, and snowy weather seems to be causing serious issues in multiple areas this winter. Here on campus, cold air froze over a pipe in the Barge Hall’s fire protection system, and the failed...

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Family and child life program: persevering through the pandemic

Family and child life program: persevering through the pandemic

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

Family and Child Life Department Chair Duane Dowd said the family and child life program has been doing their best to ensure the safety of the students. With that priority in mind, it was decided to keep...

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How to pick up an instrument as a hobby

How to pick up an instrument as a hobby

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

In a time when many students are stuck in their house or dorms, left to do their schoolwork and then figure out what to do with their downtime, learning an instrument can be a valuable and perhaps even...

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Spring break ‘Burg search begins

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

This spring break, a number of organizations on campus have been asked to do something unusual: encourage students to stick around Ellensburg. The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) will take the opportunity...

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The women who paved the way: Women’s History Month

The women who paved the way: Women’s History Month

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
March 2, 2021

Women’s History Month starts in March, and many remarkable women deserve to be acknowledged in this month. Before Women’s History Month was established, International Women’s Day was a day celebrated...

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What is Open Minded-Community Club?

What is Open Minded-Community Club?

Justin Zabel
March 2, 2021

Open Minded-Community Club (OMC) is not an official club on campus yet, however, the club board is in the process of finding an advisor to make the club possible.  OMC wants to promote positive individual...

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