Brewfest attracts breweries from around the state

Brewfest attracts breweries from around the state

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


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As we enter the new year and the weather gets colder, the city of Ellensburg seems to slow down. During the winter, it may not seem like there are a lot of exciting things happening. For the last 15 years, the city of Ellensburg and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has put on the Winterhop Brewfe...

Civil rights activist Shaun King to speak at CWU

Civil rights activist Shaun King to speak at CWU

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 16, 2019


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Civil rights activist and journalist Shaun King will be speaking at CWU on Feb. 25, with tickets available to students now. King is best known for his advocacy within the Black Lives Matter Movement and for spreading messages of social equality. He has worked as a pastor, and established a church i...

MLK’s legacy reigns on within Ellensburg community

MLK’s legacy reigns on within Ellensburg community

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actions have impacted all of us since his passing in 1968. The  Ellensburg community will not let his work be forgotten, and groups at CWU are doing what it takes to pass on his greatness to upcoming generations.   Andre Dickerson, program director of Center of Leadership and Co...

Cold Weather Shelter Helps Homeless and Seeks Volunteers

Cold Weather Shelter Helps Homeless and Seeks Volunteers

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


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The annual Cold Weather Shelter is up and running again in Ellensburg. From mid-November to mid-March, the shelter will be hosted at seven different churches in Ellensburg, opening at 7 p.m. and closing at 7 a.m. daily. With chilly winter nights upon us, the shelter provides the homeless with warm meals an...

Students interact with wildlife during Tieton River Elk Feeding

Students interact with wildlife during Tieton River Elk Feeding

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2019


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The Kittitas Valley is not only home to around 46,000 people, but also a diverse ecosystem of animals. CWU’s Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) makes it one of its goals to bring students closer to the Kittitas Valley wildlife. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, one trip, planned and led by CWU students Kendall...

Students connect with presidents during Q&A event

Students connect with presidents during Q&A event

Nick Jahnke, Senior Reporter

January 10, 2019


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It’s difficult to imagine the presidents of our university juggling side by side, or attempting to come up with “dad jokes” in front of an audience, but that's exactly what an audience witnessed on Tuesday. Students and faculty got the chance to see a different side of their student body and unive...

D&D club rolls to the top of club attendance

D&D club rolls to the top of club attendance

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 10, 2019


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While the Dungeons and Dragons Club may seem like a niche, it is one of the fastest growing clubs at CWU and has completed more volunteer hours than any other club on campus. The Dungeons and Dragons Club has the highest attendance of any club on campus, with about 115 members that regularly attend me...

Shawnté Elbert hired as Dean of Health and Wellness

Shawnté Elbert hired as Dean of Health and Wellness

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 10, 2019


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Correction 1/10/19: Elbert was officially hired as the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness.   CWU has hired a Dean of Health and Wellness, a new position at the university. The position was established to meet the needs of the growing student population at CWU. About Shawnté Elbert Shaw...

The Mule set to open in early 2019

The Mule set to open in early 2019

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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Ellensburg’s newest bar and eatery, The Mule, is set to open after the new year. If residents go on 4th Avenue they ’ll see the space where the bar will be located. The windows have been painted with big lettering that says “The Mule” and “Where Friends Gather,” which has caught the interest o...

ROTC finishes fall quarter with training in Yakima

ROTC finishes fall quarter with training in Yakima

Jack Belcher, News Editor

November 30, 2018


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CWU ROTC travels to the Yakima Training Center so that cadets can practice combat skills twice a year, with one trip in the fall and the other in the spring. The purpose of this training is for new cadets to learn the basics of infantry-style combat, while senior cadets practice leadership and off...

Winter Wonderland in the ‘Burg

Winter Wonderland in the ‘Burg

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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As Ellensburg continues to get colder and the air continues to become more crisp, there is a new set of activities for students and the people of Kittitas County to take part in. With snowboarding and skiing being popular within the student population, the Summit at Snoqualmie is a frequent place o...

Giving Tree provides for those in need

Giving Tree provides for those in need

Grey Caoili, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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Throughout the month of November, students, staff and community members alike have been encouraged to participate in the 21st annual “Giving Tree” event put on by CWU’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE). The Giving Tree event ran the entire month of November out of the SURC. Co...

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