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Students react to potential TikTok ban

Students react to potential TikTok ban

Jared Galanti, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

TikTok, the social media sensation that has over 800 million users throughout the entire world, may not be available in the United States for much longer. The popular app has given users some of the most viral dances such as the “Renegade” and trends such as the “Andy is coming challenge.” On...

Campus complies with COVID-19 conditions

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Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor

September 15, 2020

As schools reopen in the age of COVID-19, students are reacting to newly implemented guidelines on campus and in Ellensburg. The guidelines include things such as mask-wearing, social distancing and plenty of hand sanitizer. Brandon Worgull, a senior majoring in computer science and a member of the water po...

Passing time in the pandemic

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor

September 15, 2020

While young people in the late 1960s spent their time in the summer of love, young people in 2020 had to spend their time in the summer of COVID-19. Hanging out while social distancing, creating cocktails and working are some of the activities students took part in during their summer vacations. Sadie Kautz, a se...

Student Welcomes help students build connections and communities

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Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor

September 15, 2020

The student welcome events at CWU are organized to bring groups of students together. There are several student welcomes: an LGBTQ+ Student Welcome, Black Student Welcome, Latinx Student Welcome and Native American and Indigenous Peoples welcome. Abby Chien, the director of the Diversity and Equity Center (DEC...

From Ethiopia to Ellensburg: How one woman turned tragedy into triumph

From Ethiopia to Ellensburg: How one woman turned tragedy into triumph

Della Babcock, Staff Reporter

July 30, 2020

Heartbreak paired with a chance to seek out dreams and opportunities is often a conflicting scenario. For Paneal Holland, heartbreak led to a fresh start. Extraordinary circumstances brought her 8,336 miles from Ethiopia to Washington as a 9-year-old girl.  Life, for many, is about the pursuit of happ...

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...

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