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Lock, Stock and Barrel by Howard and Lorraine Barlow. Photo by Jampa Dorje

HUNTING FOR MY INNER ELK

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
February 6, 2023

In the process of examining a particular artwork in a gallery, the mind wanders and then comes back into attentiveness; and when this attentiveness is extended over a period, a sense of losing oneself...

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The Romance of the Tea Clippers

Sarita Dasgupta, Guest Columnist
February 1, 2023

Three decades in the latter half of the nineteenth century, known as the Clipper Age, not only provided great excitement for tea drinkers and for the general public, but also had a major effect on the...

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AI art needs to go

Jordyn Rossmeisl, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

By now, most of you have probably heard of AI art. Some of you have used AI art generators; heck, even I am guilty of trying it out. However, as this new and improving technology becomes more popular,...

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The things your driving instructor didn’t tell you

Charis Jones, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

Driver's education teaches you the basics: parallel parking, backing around a corner and even placing your hands at ten and two on the steering wheel. However, I didn’t realize until I actually started...

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CWU PolyFest annual event. Photo courtesy of CWU Flickr

The importance of identity based clubs

Zileni Milupi, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

Cultural and identity-based clubs are the heart and soul of extra-curricular activities on campus. When I came to the U.S. in 2019 to pursue my undergraduate studies, I had a somewhat decent idea of...

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A lone Oscar. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Surprises and snubs from the Oscar nominations

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
February 1, 2023

A day often met with feelings of anticipation for fans, confusion for those in the industry who find themselves off the ballots and relief for people like my mother and I, who want to know what movies...

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Letter from the editor 1/25

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
January 26, 2023

Greetings CWU, As the clouds start to part and make way for some rays, remember to be kind to yourself. Being kind to yourself allows space for vulnerability, which was one theme on my mind while writing...

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Jacquelines cat, Rooster (left), Madisons cat, Cow (right). Photos courtesy of Jacqueline Hixssen and Madison VanRavenhorst

National ‘answer your cat’s question’ day

To honor national ‘answer your cat’s questions’ day, we took it upon ourselves to answer, in our opinion, cat’s most common questions. Our cats, Rooster and Cow, are very vocal felines. Both of...

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The Fabelmans: Spielberg at the peak of his powers

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
January 25, 2023

One year removed from his masterful re-imagining of “West Side Story,” legendary Director Steven Spielberg returns with a deeply personal story about his childhood, how he grew to love movies and the...

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Finding acceptance through grief.

My grandma died and my relationship ended… Now what?

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
January 25, 2023

While the headline may lead you to believe I'm writing a melancholy country ballad, in reality I'm just trying to walk a straight line down a spiral path. Grief is a peculiar thing, because I've never...

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The moral status of animals

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
January 19, 2023

I was walking along a path deep in conversation with a friend. We were talking about “tigles,” tiny rainbow spheres that can appear during open-eye meditation, when I saw a flash of light shooting...

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SHIFTING SANDS OF AN ARCHIVE

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
January 19, 2023

The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Mar-a-Lago on August 8, 2022, the club-like residence of former U.S. President Donald Trump in Florida, for documents that were a part of the national archive....

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