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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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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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The Halo franchise is dying as fans are crying

Beau Sansom, Columnist
May 10, 2023

“Die? Didn’t you know? Spartans never die.” Kurt- 051 Spartans may not die, but the “Halo” franchise certainly will if current trends continue as they have. Halo has been a flagship franchise...

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Dasgupta shares a meal at a Tajik home. Photo courtesy of Sarita Dasgupta

Tea and Talk at Choykhana Rokhat: An Iconic Teahouse

Sarita Dasgupta, Guest Columnist
May 8, 2023

Tea is the preferred beverage of most Asian countries, and they all have unique and interesting customs and traditions attached to the drinking of tea.  In September 2016 I took the two-and-a-half...

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How do the Buddhist religion and the advancement of Artificial Intelligence intersect? Photo courtesy of Pexels.com

Metaphysical Crisis: Buddhism and A.I.

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
May 8, 2023

A revolution is happening that is changing the way we understand the world. Data scientists Tristan Harris and Asa Raskin, co-founders of the Center for Humane Technology and the driving force behind Netflix’s...

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BLT Sandwich at Buzz-In.

Why restaurants should stay open for longer hours

Quincy Taylor, Columnist
May 3, 2023

There are many restaurants all over the city of Ellensburg, many of which close around 9-9:30 p.m., and to some this may be an issue. It can be very frustrating knowing that after 9 p.m., I won’t be...

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Bonnie and Loulis in 1998. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Hendrickson

Bonnie Hendrickson Q&A

Brittany Cinderella
April 27, 2023

Bonnie Hendrickson graduated from CWU in 1999 with a masters in experimental psychology. She also worked with chimpanzees in the CHCI on campus until September 2013. She currently works as a scheduling...

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