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Nutrition Science Club advocates for healthy eating

Nutrition Science Club advocates for healthy eating

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019


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The CWU Nutrition Science Club is advocating and educating for on-campus nutrition. In addition to putting on events to educate students about basic nutrition, the club has recently attended a conference in Seattle put on by the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (WSAND) from April 7-9....

A Class that Speaks Volumes Without Voices

A Class that Speaks Volumes Without Voices

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019


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On the third floor of the Language and Literature Building at CWU, you walk into a classroom where students are communicating with a professor. Yet, you can hear a pin drop. But in the American Sign Language (ASL) program at CWU, this is the norm. In these classes, instructors maintain an ASL-only, no...

Wildcat Neighborhood Farm prepares for first season

Wildcat Neighborhood Farm prepares for first season

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019


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What used to be an empty plot of land located at the corner of North Alder Street and East 14th Ave. is now a farm ready to yield its first produce this spring and summer. Carrots, radishes, beets and spinach are some of the vegetable seeds that have been sown so far at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm. Farm...

CWU Rodeo Team competes in college rodeo

CWU Rodeo Team competes in college rodeo

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019


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For every sport at CWU, there are home games in which students can come and cheer on their fellow Wildcats. The CWU Rodeo Team is no different. This past weekend, the CWU Rodeo Team held a rodeo at the Kittitas Valley Event Center. The rodeo was put on by the team, and had the help of many local sponsors....

Haru Matsuri celebrates Japanese culture

Haru Matsuri celebrates Japanese culture

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019


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The smell of takoyaki (a savory octopus snack), the loud rumbling of taiko drums and students wearing kimono and yukata were only a small slice of Japanese culture that was on display on Monday, April 22. The annual Haru Matsuri— literally “Spring Festival” in Japanese— was held in the SURC...

Greenhouse grows local appreciation for plants

Greenhouse grows local appreciation for plants

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019


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Tucked away inside the Marshall Mayberry Arboretum next to Dean Hall is a place that’s dry even when it’s pouring rain outside. It feels like summer in there when it’s really spring. The humidity envelops you with sweat while your lips crack and dry up just a step outdoors. This place, with a much...

Upcycling store gives old items new purpose

Upcycling store gives old items new purpose

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019


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A steam tractor sculpture built out of rusty barrels, corrugated roofing panels and steel wagon wheels stand outside the front door of Functional Junk Salvage. It is a sample of the collection that sits in the upcycling store located on the corner of West Fifth Ave. at Kittitas Street. Inside, the...

Budgeting in college: The do’s and don’ts

Budgeting in college: The do’s and don’ts

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019


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Budgeting your money correctly in college is tough. The amount of time spent in a classroom, doing homework, studying, being social and having a life leaves less room to work a job and have a steady flow of income. Not having a steady income can create a problem. Expenses can include rent, groceries,...

420: The Black Friday for a local cannabis dispensary

420: The Black Friday for a local cannabis dispensary

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


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April 20 is not just a random day in the year. The date is unofficially the national holiday for cannabis. Unlike holidays like Christmas or Easter, this holiday is part of a growing non-traditional counterculture. Even in a smaller, more conservative, town like Ellensburg the green plant will be smoked,...

Funk Club teaches about 1970s culture, music

Funk Club teaches about 1970s culture, music

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


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Hippies, bell bottom jeans, the Vietnam War and an era chock full of music. The 1970s was a decade that produced many different styles of music, which some students at CWU are now learning more about. Student Jake Thomas Mclaughlin started Funk Club because of his love and interest for the 1970s and f...

Volunteer opportunities tie students to community

Volunteer opportunities tie students to community

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


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Making new friends, learning a new skill and giving back to the community are some of the benefits that CWU students say they received from volunteering, either on campus or in their hometowns. Harry Engel, a fifth-year majoring in accounting and finance, was among those who have benefited.   ...

Earth Week will focus on campus sustainability

Earth Week will focus on campus sustainability

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

April 17, 2019


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Sponsored by the Environmental Club, CWU Sustainability Council and CWU Operations, Earth Week is being put on from April 15 to 19. The purpose of the week is to teach students how to live eco-friendly as well as to start a conversation about sustainability on campus. Each day of the week is themed to focus on a...

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