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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Teddy specializes in electronic dance music

DJ Freezie draws a crowd at downtown rave

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter
October 28, 2023

  The music roared, the crowd surged and the lights shone as Jordan Teddy, better known as DJ Freezie, put on a show in downtown Ellensburg on Oct. 13. The local DJ lit up Old Skool’s tiny...

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Farm and Sustainability Manager Kaitlyn Flesher

Feeding the Wildcats Sustainably

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2023

Volunteers gathered on the Wildcat Farm grounds Oct. 19 for the CWU Fall Tree Planting. To prepare for the impending winter, they did some weeding and were directed to flags...

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Dania Cochran, executive liaison for the presidents office, carries bags of potatoes to a vehicle

National food bank and CWU Wildcat Pantry feed 250 Ellensburg families and students

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2023

In a collaboration between the CWU Wildcat Pantry and Tri-Cities-based food bank Second Harvest, around 250 students and families were provided free produce, snacks and household goods at the Second...

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Book Bans are Spreading Across America

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2023

Representatives from CWU’s library gave a presentation on banned books over lunch at the SURC on Oct. 4. Perched atop a wooden bench were many childhood classics including “Diary of a Wimpy Kid," “Junie...

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The Rocky Horror Picture Shows ensemble practices every Saturday and Sunday from noon to six p.m.

‘Rocky Horror’ ramps up production

Isaac Hinson, Scene Editor
October 12, 2023

Electricity flowed this past Saturday as the cast and crew of the upcoming shadowcast production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” convened to do their first stumble-through of act one of the show.  “Rocky...

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Behind the exhibit: A glimpse into the work of CWU guest artist RYAN! Feddersen

Behind the exhibit: A glimpse into the work of CWU guest artist RYAN! Feddersen

Isaac Dobmeier, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2023

RYAN! Feddersen presents her unique perspective on art and modern life through a new exhibition in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.  “I see art as a valuable form of communication,” says Feddersen....

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These are just some of of the books being banned nationwide.

Book Bans are Spreading Across America

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2023

Representatives from CWU’s library gave a presentation on banned books over lunch at the SURC on Oct. 4. Perched atop a wooden bench were many childhood classics including “Diary of a Wimpy...

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Courtesy of Writers Guild of America

WGA and AMPTP sign new deal, strike ends

Isaac Hinson, Scene Editor
October 5, 2023

  The Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached an agreement on a tentative new deal on Sept. 24, ending the 148 day long writers...

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For the students, about the students: CWU hosts student appreciation day

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023

From popping balloons to basket tosses to inflatable obstacle courses, Student Appreciation Day had something for most students. CWU hosted Student Appreciation Day on May 25 on the Barto Lawn to show...

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Professional drag queens from Washington took the SURC Ballroom stage with pizzazz, Photo by Katherine Camarata

Heels, wigs, leather, hats: CWU’s annual drag shows feature amateurs and professionals to celebrate queer Pride

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
May 31, 2023

High-heeled boots, wigs, crystals, razzmatazz and death drops were on fullest display as the amateur drag show was off to a bang on the SURC west patio on May 29.  The show hosted by Equality through...

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Production class, Photo by Andrea Ecklund

Student fashion designs are about to hit the runway in ‘Opulence’

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
May 31, 2023

Student designers in the apparel, textile and merchandising (ATM) program will be showcasing their looks in this year’s fashion show titled “Opulence” on June 3 in the Milo Smith Tower Theater in...

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Amelia French on set, Photo by Caleb Cleland

Film students take risks with action for their short film final projects

Morgana Carroll and Zileni Milupi
May 31, 2023

Choreographed fighting sequences, arson, explosions and murder are major plot points in a few of the short films that film majors are working on for their final projects of the quarter in Production III....

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