“Picnic” brings the 50s to McConnell Hall

“Picnic” brings the 50s to McConnell Hall

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The CWU Theatre department started the performance of “Picnic” on Nov. 9 in McConnell Hall. Written by William Inge in 1953, the play is a coming-of-age story that deals with topics of sexism and gender roles.   Although the play is set in a different era, the importance of the message left a l...

Annual Friendsgiving at the Bistro

Annual Friendsgiving at the Bistro

Grey Caoili, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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Campus Activities is starting off the time to be thankful with its second annual Friendsgiving. The event is open to all students and will include a game of trivia based off the TV sitcom “Friends” and free Thanksgiving food. Friendsgiving will take place on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the 1891 Bistro. ...

A service never forgotten

A service never forgotten

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The night is cold and silent as the clock strikes midnight on Veteran’s Day. A lone soldier stands motionless in front of Lind Hall. Behind him is a table bearing objects such as an overturned wine glass and red rose in a vase. The seat at the table remains empty to represent the soldiers that wil...

Podcasts provide engaging alternative to music for listeners

Podcasts provide engaging alternative to music for listeners

Grey Caoili, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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Listening to the same songs on the radio can get old after awhile and pod- casts are an alternative to a music and can be found on many different plat- forms, and about a wide range of topics. Created and run by CWU students, “The Real News Podcast” is a safe space to have open dialogue about the c...

Gutierrez steps into leadership role

Gutierrez steps into leadership role

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018


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Senior and first-generation college student Samuel Gutierrez is the president of Brother 2 Brother, a club at CWU that focuses on leadership and community engagement committed to success for men of color. Gutierrez stepped into the role after holding the position of vice president last year. He jo...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” flawed yet fun

“Bohemian Rhapsody” flawed yet fun

CeAnna Heit, Copy Desk Staff

November 9, 2018


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“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a biopic about the band Queen and the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, premiered the weekend of Nov. 2 in Ellensburg. The film, directed at first by Bryan Singer and later on by Dexter Fletcher, was an engaging glimpse into Mercury’s (Rami Malek) complicated personal lif...

Students shadowcast “Rocky Horror”

Students shadowcast “Rocky Horror”

Grey Caoili, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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Students took the stage and performed the comedic science-fiction horror musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in it’s third annual performance. The event took place Last Friday, Oct. 26 in the SURC Ballroom. “[Shadow casts are] what we do… The movie plays and then we reenact the movie i...

The heart of WA is Black Grenade

The heart of WA is Black Grenade

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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The party is here. That’s what Lemuel Cannonier, founder of Black Grenade Entertainment wants Ellensburg to know. Black Grenade Entertainment has been hosting Reggae and Underground hip-hop in Ellensburg since 2015, and the inspiration of starting the company came from a nickname given to C...

Music albums are watered down

Music albums are watered down

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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If you have been keeping up with the music scene, you may have noticed that some artists are releasing albums that are over 20 tracks, and as long as a movie. Drake’s “Scorpion” (2018) was 25 songs long and clocked in at a lengthy hour and 30 minutes, while Migos’ “Culture II” was 24 tracks ...

Red Pickle food truck moves to a restaurant

Red Pickle food truck moves to a restaurant

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2018


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The Red Pickle food truck has been selling Guatemalan-fusion dishes to Ellensburg since they opened three years ago. Mario Alfaro, the owner of the Red Pickle, has a true rags-to-riches story as he worked his way up to owning his food truck. Alfaro began his culinary career in Washington D.C. w...

CW Barbershop: A place for the community

CW Barbershop: A place for the community

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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The sound of scissors cutting hair mixed in with chatter between a client and a barber has been a part of every community around the world  for some time, and Ellensburg is no different. CW Barber Shop, located on East University Way across the street from CWU, has been in the Ellensburg area for two ...

Dr. Lewis to retire after decades of math and travel

Dr. Lewis to retire after decades of math and travel

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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CWU math professor Dr. Scott Lewis is retiring as a full time professor  at the end of the school year. Dr. Lewis will be transitioning into phased retirement. According to Dr. Lewis  he will be teaching part time at CWU for the next two academic years after this. Once phased retirement is completed ...

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