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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Brittany at the Wildcat Statue Courtesy of Brittany Cinderella

Life after college can be stressful

Brittany Cinderella, Guest Columnist
October 19, 2023

After you graduate, toss your cap and drive away from the school you called home for many years, life can be challenging. There are no how-to guides on how to get your dream career or the best...

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Why Starbucks is Overrated

Why Starbucks is Overrated

Maria Mann, Columnist
October 19, 2023

We live in an age of crippling caffeine addictions, with it being consumed by 92% of college students according to coffeeaffection.com. Starbucks is often the go-to place for a caffeinated beverage of...

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Apple is better than Android

Lily Goold, Columnist
October 19, 2023

I received my first phone when I was 12, a Samsung Galaxy Android, before I knew the cool iPhones existed. It wasn’t until I turned 15 that I finally convinced my mom to let me get an iPhone. After convincing...

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Why do I have so many streaming services, but nothing to watch?

Morgana’s Complaint Corner: I’m mad at streaming services

Morgana Carroll, Columnist
October 12, 2023

In this last year I am more glad than ever that my mom has bought and hoarded DVDs and VHSs like a dragon on a pile of gold.  As of late I have  immediately gone to the boxes in our garage full of...

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Lidya Jewett (Left) and Olivia ONiell (Right) mid-exorcism Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Have faith in ‘The Exorcist: Believer’

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
October 12, 2023

50 years after the release of the original masterpiece, Pazuzu returned to terrorize new blood in “The Exorcist: Believer,” released on Oct. 6. “The Exorcist: Believer” marks the fourth consecutive...

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What I adore about the weather of fall

What I adore about the weather of fall

Coal Butler, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2023

Fall is such a beautiful time, it best represents what I think of as the perfect season. It's the slow transition from a scorching summer to a cooler, more comfortable winter. I love the colors it brings...

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Time to toss my cap and say goodbye

Time to toss my cap and say goodbye

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
May 31, 2023

In December of 2017, my very first college acceptance letter came in the mail, with the words “You’re In!” in bold letters. I remember crying and then laughing, I had feared I wouldn’t make it...

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Publicity still of James Dean from Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel without a cause: America’s queer classic

Kai Kyzar, Columnist
May 31, 2023

In the time where strict rules prohibited film from showing a married couple sharing a bed or facing the risk of insinuating sexual activities, finding queer representation sounds impossible. American...

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Anna Fridell posing for the first day of Fall Quarter 2022

How to Survive College

Anna Fridell, Columnist
May 31, 2023

Wondering what the key to a great college experience is? It’s as simple as this: an open mind opens doors to opportunities that we as students may have never known was available.  This is much easier...

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Color psychology during pride month

Madison VanRavenhorst, Columnist
May 31, 2023

Thumping music from all directions, smiles everywhere and the hot sun beaming down from blue skies as the people around me cheer. The feeling of being surrounded by love, support, and representation is...

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Marie Marchand poses with her Ellensburg City Poem  This Valley, Our Cradle at its unveiling. Photo courtesy of Marie Marchand

Q and A with Ellensburg Poet Laureate Marie Marchand

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
May 28, 2023

Tell us a little about your background and what led you to be the poet that you are today.  Writing poetry helps me process the world around and within me. Since high school, poetry has been a safe...

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Is there any lock on our privacy in the modern world? Photo courtesy of Pexels.com

Reflections on privacy

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
May 28, 2023

I have always felt the omnipresence of surveillance. If it isn’t God observing my thoughts and actions (not directly verifiable), it’s family, friends, lovers, priests, psychologists, police and teachers...

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