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True to the brew

True to the brew

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

May 31, 2019

Eastern Washington is known for its vast fields of hops, variety of craft breweries and unique types of beer. With new breweries popping up left and right, CWU’s Craft Brewing Program has created the opportunity for students to break into the growing industry of craft brewing. CWU is currently the...

WorldCat Institute welcomes international students

WorldCat Institute welcomes international students

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

The CWU WorldCats Institute is a short-term academic and cultural experience program at CWU. CWU Worldcats welcomes international students to come to CWU for one to six weeks and participate in English language training, activities and weekend excursions. The program is scheduled for July and August...

‘Fuego’ fashion to be showcased

‘Fuego’ fashion to be showcased

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

Whether you follow the most recent trends, throw on whatever is not in the laundry basket or you just really enjoyed watching “The Devil Wears Prada,” fashion is something we all deal with every day. However, something people might not think about is the amount of work that goes into producing a...

Jazz in the Valley: The high note of Ellensburg’s summer

Jazz in the Valley: The high note of Ellensburg’s summer

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

For many years, Sasquatch was seen by some as the dominant music festival in Eastern Washington as the summer season rolled into action. Thousands of attendees graced the fields of the Gorge Amphitheater for the multigenre collection of musicians. With Sasquatch no longer held, the number of music festi...

Lots of summer job opportunities for students

Lots of summer job opportunities for students

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

Summertime for some college students means packing up and heading back home to live with their parents for the summer. Others decide to stay in Ellensburg for the summer, when regular school is not in session. Whether this means staying on campus for the summer and working or finding a job off campus, th...

Ellensburg’s hottest places

Ellensburg’s hottest places

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

As spring quarter winds down, CWU students and the Ellensburg community find themselves looking forward to the warm and sunny days of summer. Even though many students choose to leave town after finals week, some stick around amongst the thousands of people who live in Ellensburg permanently. What is...

Studying abroad expands student horizons

Studying abroad expands student horizons

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

Whether it’s studying European history in London, or perfecting the Japanese language in Japan, the CWU Study Abroad and Exchange Program (SAEP) has something for virtually any student. According to CWU’s Associate Director of Education Abroad Steve Cook, CWU has 10 different exchange program...

Pride Week to represent all students

Pride Week to represent all students

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019

In 1996, CWU held its first Pride Week. Fast forward 20 years to 2016, when CWU President James L. Gaudino helped raise a rainbow flag for the first time on Barge Hall, the oldest and one of the tallest buildings on campus. It was a symbolic gesture to assure that students of all identities can...

Ellensburg Farmers Market brings community together

Ellensburg Farmers Market brings community together

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Buy fresh produce, sample a wine or cider, indulge in a macaron or two, watch musicians perform and you would still only be halfway through the list of things you can do at the farmers market. On Saturday, May 4, the annual Ellensburg Farmers Market held its first market day of the 2019 season.The...

1891 Bistro lets students study, relax any time

1891 Bistro lets students study, relax any time

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

May 16, 2019

“Large mint chocolate smoothie for Allie,” a barista calls out to the room. The ponytailed girl walks up to the counter to retrieve her smoothie. She stops and looks around; where should she sit? Despite the fact that it is 1 a.m., the place is packed with mismatched furniture occupied by students...

Girls Night Out highlights women in community

Girls Night Out highlights women in community

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019

Ladies dressed in floral print and leis walked the streets of Ellensburg as they were getting pampered by the local businesses. The Ellensburg Downtown Association hosted Girls Night Out on Thursday, May 9, from 5-9 p.m. This event takes place twice a year, once in the winter around December and once...

Families experience college life

Families experience college life

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

Every spring families are invited to visit campus for a weekend and participate in the college experience. This year Family Weekend was hosted May 10-12 and over 700 people were registered to attend. For one mother, it was an opportunity to experience a university alongside her last daughter to leave...

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