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‘Alexa, open Canvas’

‘Alexa, open Canvas’

Amy Morris, Scene Editor

April 1, 2020

Envision being able to log into Canvas without having to lift a finger. Imagine having all of CWU’s events and clubs listed to you with just one command. Well, this will soon be a reality with a special Alexa device. A group of five computer science seniors have been working on this project. Wh...

‘Yes, I am fat’

‘Yes, I am fat’

Harleen Kaur, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

As she stared at herself in the mirror, she was ashamed and disgusted. The person looking back at her was not who she was in love with. It all started when the boys would verbally abuse her and call her fat. For twenty years, she hated her body. Virgie Tovar is an activist, author and one of t...

Behind the scenes of the cosplay club

Behind the scenes of the  cosplay club

Tamara Sevao, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Imagine walking through a venue, shoulder to shoulder with your favorite television show characters. Well, comic conventions (comic cons) are a place where various characters come to life.  The cosplay club is led by senior Illyana Peckham who is majoring in secondary math education. This is Peckham...

Onward to another Pixar Movie

Onward to another Pixar Movie

Jackson McMurray, Staff Contributor

March 11, 2020

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is back in a big way.  This new resurgence with young adults might be a product of the affinity for the fantasy genre that comes from growing up with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, or a desensitization to increasingly lifelike video games, or maybe just ...

Following in the footsteps of strong women

Following in the footsteps of strong women

Harleen Kaur, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

A woman can be a mother, a wife, a student and a boss. She can be anything she wants to be. March 8 was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women and their stories. At CWU there are women in every department who are working towards their dreams.  From being homeless to being the first Afric...

New park coming to downtown

New park coming to downtown

Cassandra Hays, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

After the City of Ellensburg acquired land in the center of downtown, plans have been in place for the construction of a new downtown park. The new park will be located on 4th Avenue and Pearl Street, where Rotary Pavilion is currently located. The City of Ellenburg purchased the 24,500 square foot...

Disappearing into a world of virtual reality

Disappearing into a  world of virtual reality

Harleen Kaur, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

One student was on a mission to save the galaxy from being destroyed. Another student was fighting off evil advanced robots and machines who were after their life. Virtual reality is a whole new world, where imagination comes to life in the Bistro. Virtual reality is a headset that covers the eyes and the head. ...

Parkour athlete jumps his way around town

Parkour athlete jumps his way around town

Tamara Sevao, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2020

Flipping off ledges and jumping from statue to statue may seem dangerous to some people. However, one person in particular uses parkour as a coping mechanism. Niko Selski, a CWU Sophomore and an Ellensburg local, has been interested in parkour since he was in elementary school. He originally got into p...

Nash Fung returns to campus tonight

Nick Jahnke, Online Editor

February 26, 2020

Nash Fung, a CWU graduate, will be returning to campus tonight as a magician. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the SURC Ballroom. The event is free with student ID and $5 general admission. According to a post on CWU’s website, Fung can also be seen on CW Network’s “Penn and Teller: Come and Fool U...

Electropolis Live: From your radio to the SURC

Electropolis Live: From your radio to the SURC

Tamara Sevao, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

About 100 people crowded into the SURC ballroom. Some students are headbanging while others are dancing. The lights are choreographed to flash to the music and CO2 cannons are being fired.   Every Friday, Electropolis hits the airwaves on 88.1 The ‘Burg. Electronic dance music (EDM) was brought...

Showtime at Central let the audience decide

Showtime at Central let  the audience decide

Nick Jahnke, Online Editor

February 26, 2020

The Dr. Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall was buzzing last Friday evening for Showtime at Central, the event where talent is judged by the audience and many poor souls get booed off stage. There were at least thirty talent showcases throughout the evening. Performances consisted of singing, rapping, da...

Racism still impacts students in 2020

Racism still impacts students in 2020

Harleen Kaur, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

It’s a cold fall night in Washington state and the high school stadium is packed with a large crowd. The night lights turn on and the cheerleaders grab their pom poms to cheer for their star football players. The home team runs onto the field and the crowd goes wild. The opponent team approaches. S...

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