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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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Prep for the farming season

Prep for the farming season

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

Spring has arrived, which means it’s that time of year again for locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Farmers plan out their season starting at the beginning of the year. Most of the farmers...

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Farmers’ market returns on Fourth Street

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

The Ellensburg Farmers Market has been a top event for locals from May to October since it started in 1993. On May 1, the market will begin its 28th run on Fourth Street, with vendors ranging from local...

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CWU campus tours are back

CWU campus tours are back

Samuel Harris , Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

The end of the academic year usually means one thing for universities: a sudden demand for on-campus tours with families, and this year is no different. “The biggest difference [this year] regarding...

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ASCWU election results announced; final round of debates held

Jackie Tran, Staff Reporter
April 28, 2021

Several student leaders gathered on Zoom for the second ASCWU virtual de- bate on April 21, all putting their best foot forward as they presented their promises to improve the school. Voting opened April...

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