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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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Annie, Photo by Megan Rogers

The top five advantages of owning a dog

Megan Rogers, Columnist
May 24, 2023

A built-in best friend (or child) According to the University of Sydney, “Researchers from the University’s Charles Perkins Centre and RSPCA NSW found new dog owners self-reported lower levels...

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“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” glides towards the top Switch game on my list

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” glides towards the top Switch game on my list

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
May 24, 2023

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” sprinted so that “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” could glide. May 12 saw the release of the sequel to one of the best games to come out on...

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Katherine models her grandmothers shirt, a silk corset style off-shoulder top from Etsy, braided belt from Etsy and slacks/hat from Goodwill in Ellensburg. Shoes are reflective gold boots from Old Skools record store on Main. Photo shot in front of McConnell Hall.

How to discover a sense of style

Katherine Camarata, Columnist
May 24, 2023

Trying to establish your own personal sense of style is not an experience so easily pinned down in words, because in my eyes, it comes more from a feeling. An affinity toward one color or another,...

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The Pearl porch seating on a sunny afternoon. Photo by MJ Rivera

Ellensburg’s history has some interesting and scary stories

MJ Rivera, Columnist
May 17, 2023

You already know Ellensburg is a small town and home to CWU, but do you know the history of the buildings you see around town? Inspired by the upcoming historic pub crawl, I wanted to share a few stories...

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Purple lilacs, a pink tulip and light pink carnations in a glass vase against a floral tile backsplash. Photo by Brittany Cinderella

Spring flowers and plants are great for your mental health

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
May 17, 2023

As the snow has finally melted, pops of color begin to sprout out of the grass. Spring is here. I’ve always thought I was a winter person until spring came around. My mom and I planted a ton of flower...

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ and the summer movie slate

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
May 10, 2023

Once more with feeling. The summer movie season has kicked off with the premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” on May 5, written and directed once again by James Gunn, the movie comes five years...

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How bedroom pop has given young musicians a more personalized way to make it big

MJ Rivera, Columnist
May 10, 2023

The term “bedroom pop” emerged in the mid 2010s and refers to music that can be made from the comfort of someone’s bedroom, using computer programs that anyone can learn.  NBC’s Olivia Roos...

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