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Saving 101: helping students save money while in college

Saving 101: helping students save money while in college

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Trying to save money might be hard for some college students. Resisting the urge to buy stuff that might not be necessary versus the stuff that is might be overwhelming at times. For students, saving...

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It is not length of life, but depth of life

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
February 9, 2021

Today our world now more than ever is almost entirely shaped by famous people and celebrities that leave a lasting impression. CWU students recently shared some deceased celebrities who have left a lasting...

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FISH requests Valentine's Day cards for Meals on Wheels senior clients

FISH requests Valentine’s Day cards for Meals on Wheels senior clients

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

FISH Community Food Bank’s Meals on Wheels program, a nutritional delivery service, will deliver Valentine’s Day cards to homebound seniors living across Kittitas County. Meals on Wheels clients...

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Another holiday during the pandemic

Another holiday during the pandemic

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, marking off yet another holiday during the pandemic. Students are getting creative in finding ways to celebrate safely with those they love. Kevin Williams,...

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Music classes hope to be a role-model for what safe learning can look like across the university.

Band students safely return to McIntyre Hall

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

After two quarters of campus-wide online learning, performance based music classes are transitioning back to an in-person format. This shift comes with many safety regulations to ensure performers stay...

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Commencement to be virtual

Commencement to be virtual

Mitchell Roland and RachelAnn Degnan
February 2, 2021

On Jan. 21, students and families received confirmation that the 2021 commencement held at the end of spring quarter would be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CWU Provost Michelle...

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Murals in Ellensburg

Murals in Ellensburg

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

They're painted in the alleyways, on the rooftops and atop the sides of age-old brick buildings. Ellensburg's collection of public murals started as far back as the 1880s and continues to grow today. According...

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Rotary Pavilion is getting an update

Rotary Pavilion is getting an update

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

The Rotary Pavilion on Fourth Avenue and Pearl Street, is a little pocket park in downtown Ellensburg. Jazz in the Valley has performed there every summer. There is a covered gazebo, benches and a statue...

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The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary

The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary is a local non-profit organization that rescues pigs from abusive, neglectful or life-threatening situations. The sanctuary acts as a place of refuge for these...

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Rec Center 101: pandemic edition

Rec Center 101: pandemic edition

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

The SURC gym opened its doors on Jan. 14 since the second wave of guidelines were placed. The gym looks a bit different than people might remember.  Leslie Calaoagan, a senior in the law and justice...

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Perms: The Modernized Trend

Perms: The Modernized Trend

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

According to local hair stylists, perms have become a trend lately, with people of all genders stopping by salons to get a curly new hairdo. From simple cuts and manly trims to sleek styles and womanly...

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Learning to cope during our first winter in a pandemic

Learning to cope during our first winter in a pandemic

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

Winter in Ellensburg could put a damper on anyone’s spirits, even under normal circumstances. Mixing shorter days and sub-freezing temperatures with isolation and other restrictions due to the pandemic...

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