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A glimpse behind the glass: The animals of Science I

A glimpse behind the glass: The animals of Science I

Nikolai Kostka, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

Since 1998 the Science I building has been educating CWU students. On both sides of the lobby, various tanks and terrariums have lined the walls for over a decade. There’s a boa constrictor, a snapping turtle and even a replica of a local rattlesnake den with live rattlesnakes.  Jonathan Betz, a technician for the biology ...

“Bad Boys for Life”

Jackson McMurray, Staff Contributor

January 22, 2020

“Bad Boys II” (2003) is a story that comes from the darkest, most terrifying recesses of the mind of Michael Bay. The film is a nihilistic, misanthropic fever dream; it’s the loudest, fastest, and most violent film of the 21st century.  “Bad Boys II” is a punishing 150-minute nightmare as visuall...

Rodeo Hall of Fame welcomes the new year with a new home

Rodeo Hall of Fame welcomes the new year with a new home

Tamara Sevao, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

The old downtown pharmacy on Pearl Street will soon be turned into a permanent home for an organization special to Ellensburg. Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame (ERHOF) is in the process of moving into the building.  ERHOF has been bouncing around trying to find a stable home since 1997 when it was fi...

Starting fresh at the gym

Starting fresh at the gym

Harleen Kaur, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

It is that time of the year again when students are trying to stay on track with their New Year’s resolutions. According to a survey conducted by YouGov in December 2019, 50% of Americans said their New Year resolution is exercising more and 43% said they want to eat healthier. Now that the holiday...

Updated: APOYO’s lease with CWU will not be renewed

Updated: APOYO’s lease with CWU will not be renewed

Cassandra Hays, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

After CWU decided not to renew its lease with Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO) food and clothing bank, students and community members rallied in support of the organization. APOYO is now in search of a new space within the community. ASCWU Vice President for Equity and Community Affair...

Drive safe this winter

Cassandra Hays, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

Before you leave: Load your car with winter travel gear: tire chains, ice scraper/snow brush, jumper cables and road flares. Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first-aid kit. Check tires and make sure chains fit before d...

Home is more than holiday decor

Home is more than holiday decor

Mary Park, Scene Editor

December 4, 2019

Now that the turkey’s eaten (or stored in the fridge) and Plaid Friday shopping’s been done, you can find red and green Santa hats, candy canes, ribbons and strings of lights in just about any public and private space to rush in the festivity. Decorating homes to make them feel homey and filled with holiday...

From Marines to theatre

From Marines to theatre

Mary Park, Scene Editor

December 4, 2019

At the scene shop in McConnell Hall, you can smell sawdust, see pieces of wood scattered around the room and hear heavy footsteps on the paint-splotched floor. Oftentimes, the shrill grinding of an electric hand saw fills the room. Garret Deffert is the master carpenter for the production of “Holi...

Inside the Food Wagon

Jackson McMurray, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

If you ever find yourself lost in or around Barto Hall, feeling very hungry and slightly adventurous between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on a weekday, there is a school-sanctioned vehicle-based solution for all of your problems just a few feet away.  The Food Wagon, an official CWU food vendor located right outsid...

Ellensburg puts on holiday events

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Whether it’s cozy sweater parties, a night out with the girls or annual tree lightings, the Ellensburg community has a variety of holiday events to choose from. The Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA) and Iron Horse Brewery are putting on some of these events to help the community ring in the holid...

Christmas events on campus

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

‘Tis the season for Christmas-themed events on campus. Christmas present shopping, live music and crafts are all coming up at the annual Ware Fair and the annual Holiday Extravaganza. Campus Activities will be hosting the 44th annual Ware Fair, which will be taking place at the SURC from Dec. 5-6...

The One With All The Friendsgivings

The One With All The Friendsgivings

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Do you know who had a turkey on their head during Thanksgiving from the TV show, “Friends?” Friendsgiving will be hosted on Nov. 21 at The 1891 Bistro from 6-8 p.m. and will be open to all students.  Attendees can enjoy free Thanksgiving food and watch Thanksgiving-themed “Friends” episodes at the ...