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Online shopping rises in popularity, providing a safe and quick way to shop

Online shopping rises in popularity, providing a safe and quick way to shop

Karina Severino, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Since many retail stores have temporarily closed, many shoppers have moved their purchasing online for convenience and safety during the pandemic. Gisela Mendez, a sophomore studying psychology, said she does more online shopping now than she did before. “I use online stores when I’m buying g...

Social distancing: summer break edition

Social distancing: summer break edition

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

As the end of the quarter is approaching, plans for summertime are being made while keeping COVID-19 guidelines in mind. Students expressed  how they think this summer will  feel different because of  the pandemic. However, since Ellensburg is opening up slowly, they are hopeful they will be able ...

ROTC cadets experience a new kind of training

ROTC cadets experience a new kind of training

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

During past quarters, with in-person classes and no social distancing regulations, students might have occasionally seen ROTC cadets training around campus. This quarter, to make sure those in the program are still getting the training and support they need, the ROTC has had to make some changes....

No commencement, no problem

No commencement, no problem

Gabriel Lizama, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Since students can no longer walk for graduation, some are celebrating at home in different ways.  Bradyn Kelly, a senior majoring in law and justice, is holding a commencement ceremony at home. In honor of earning his bachelor's degree, Kelly said his family is making him wear his cap and gown to c...

COVID-19 may have long term impact on employment

COVID-19 may have long term impact on employment

Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter

May 28, 2020

As the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, some students are beginning a search for a part-time job for the summer. However, finding employment in Ellensburg will likely be more difficult than past years, and it will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future, according to Molly Jones-Kerchn...

Career fair held virtually this year

Career fair held virtually this year

Gabriel Lizama, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2020

Kristen Paton, the Career Services event coordinator, is the driving force behind the spring virtual career fair. Paton has experienced running the career fair for two years. However, this year took an unexpected twist, but it didn’t stop Paton from connecting students to employers. Accordin...

A change for comfort: How students are rearranging their home

A change for comfort: How students are rearranging their home

Karina Severino, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2020

Staying at home all day can be frustrating for students, especially when they have to work from home. Students have been finding new ways to make this situation easier by rearranging their homes and making their living spaces more comfortable. Alexis Harkrider, a sophomore music performance major, found a w...

From feet photos to graduation photos

From feet photos to graduation photos

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2020

During the pandemic, there is a wide array of jobs students have flocked to in order to make an extra income. Many students need extra money due to losing their jobs or not making as much. Some job descriptions require students to take their socks off and pull out a camera. Dani Flores, a sophomore majoring in graphic...

Community and competition formed completely online with intramural esports

Community and competition formed completely online with intramural esports

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2020

After a long day of Zoom meetings, work and other responsibilities, it’s finally time to relax, talk to some friends and play some video games. CWU introduced esports to the intramural sports program two years ago, and as of winter 2020, the completely free program is offered entirely online. ...

Fast food pulls thru

Fast food pulls thru

Karina Severino, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2020

Fast food joints have stepped up their game to ensure customer and employee safety. Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Jack in the Box have closed their lobbies and made their services drive-thru or curbside pick up only. They have also added protective glass to their drive-thru windows to add an extra layer o...

Humans in need find furry friends indeed

Humans in need find furry friends indeed

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2020

Empty cages at rescue centers mean more people are adopting animals during the stay-at-home order.  Quarantine has caused more students and residents of Ellensburg to adopt all kinds of critters. Adoption rates have gone up as the weeks have gone on, which means animals are spending less time at ...

Bikes are back

The ReCycle Bicycle shop has been booked with repair orders and an increase in new customers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Manager Colton Beutel suggests that people may be seeking alternatives to staying inside due to the shutdown.

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2020

The ReCycle Bicycle Shop has seen a spike in business during the pandemic. Frank Johnston, the owner of the ReCycle Shop, said biking is very important to the town of Ellensburg. “It wasn’t as obvious before the pandemic,” Johnston said. “It’s a great way to get around and it’s a good a...

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