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Drive safe this winer

Cassandra Hays, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

Before you leave: Load your car with winter travel gear: tire chains, ice scraper/snow brush, jumper cables and road flares. Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first-aid kit. Check tires and make sure chains fit before d...

Home is more than holiday decor

Home is more than holiday decor

Mary Park, Scene Editor

December 4, 2019

Now that the turkey’s eaten (or stored in the fridge) and Plaid Friday shopping’s been done, you can find red and green Santa hats, candy canes, ribbons and strings of lights in just about any public and private space to rush in the festivity. Decorating homes to make them feel homey and filled with holiday...

From Marines to theatre

From Marines to theatre

Mary Park, Scene Editor

December 4, 2019

At the scene shop in McConnell Hall, you can smell sawdust, see pieces of wood scattered around the room and hear heavy footsteps on the paint-splotched floor. Oftentimes, the shrill grinding of an electric hand saw fills the room. Garret Deffert is the master carpenter for the production of “Holi...

Inside the Food Wagon

Jackson McMurray, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

If you ever find yourself lost in or around Barto Hall, feeling very hungry and slightly adventurous between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on a weekday, there is a school-sanctioned vehicle-based solution for all of your problems just a few feet away.  The Food Wagon, an official CWU food vendor located right outsid...

Ellensburg puts on holiday events

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Whether it’s cozy sweater parties, a night out with the girls or annual tree lightings, the Ellensburg community has a variety of holiday events to choose from. The Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA) and Iron Horse Brewery are putting on some of these events to help the community ring in the holid...

Christmas events on campus

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

‘Tis the season for Christmas-themed events on campus. Christmas present shopping, live music and crafts are all coming up at the annual Ware Fair and the annual Holiday Extravaganza. Campus Activities will be hosting the 44th annual Ware Fair, which will be taking place at the SURC from Dec. 5-6...

The One With All The Friendsgivings

The One With All The Friendsgivings

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Do you know who had a turkey on their head during Thanksgiving from the TV show, “Friends?” Friendsgiving will be hosted on Nov. 21 at The 1891 Bistro from 6-8 p.m. and will be open to all students.  Attendees can enjoy free Thanksgiving food and watch Thanksgiving-themed “Friends” episodes at the ...

Cold weather shelter opens

Cold weather shelter opens

Jackson McMurray, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Temperatures are finally starting to dip below freezing at night in Ellensburg, and for many residents that means a severe drop in living conditions.  Friends In Service to Humanity(FISH) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing both short and long-term aid to people in the community e...

‘Just a stupid f##king play’

‘Just a stupid f##king play’

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Tragedy, suicide, love, impulse and desire, Aaron Posner’s play, “Stupid F##king Bird” has it all. The production by CWU Theatre Ensemble ran from Nov. 15-16 and will run Nov. 21-24 in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall.  The play is partly a rendition of Anton Chekov’s “T...

‘If I were in college, I would learn Chinese’

‘If I were in college, I would learn Chinese’

Mary Park, Scene Editor

November 20, 2019

Kung fu, dim sum, a “Made in China” label are some things that might go through your mind when you think of China. Many people in the world consume Chinese goods, but learning the language can come across as difficult to some. Starting from Nov. 5, the CWU world languages and cultures department has been ...

Stray cats neutered for new owners

Stray cats neutered for new owners

Jackson McMurray and Mary Park

November 13, 2019

Ellensburg, much like most cities in the United States, has a problem with stray pets.  Domesticated homeless animals, cats especially, are very often unhealthy in the wild, and they reproduce quickly if they are not spayed and neutered.  Nancy Hoffman, an independent volunteer, is one of the ...

On top of Baldy Mountain

On top of Baldy Mountain

Mary Park, Scene Editor

November 13, 2019

If you want a panoramic view of the landscape around Ellensburg and the Yakima Valley, you can drive south on Canyon Road for 15 miles to Big Pines Campground next to the Yakima River. But to get that view, you’ll have to hike up more than 2,000 feet. On Nov. 9, OPR hosted a day hike on Baldy Mo...