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Dr. D: From teaching to TikTok

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

David Douglas, or “Dr. D” as he is better known on campus and online, is a senior lecturer in the ITAM department and has been part of CWU for nine years. He went to Pierce Community College, received...

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The Beat Drop

The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
March 9, 2021

Welcome to The Beat Drop by Sean Bessette, my weekly column where I’ll write about the music I listen to on a weekly basis. My music taste focuses around hip-hop/rap, a little R&B and a little pop....

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The mystery of presidential candidate Ralph Dean Templeton: A local cold case

The mystery of presidential candidate Ralph Dean Templeton: A local cold case

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

Dean Templeton probably wasn't going to win the 1976 United States presidential election as a write-in candidate. From what is documented about him, he was more of a penniless drifter than a politician.  However,...

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WandaVision review: Another game-changer for Disney

WandaVision review: Another game-changer for Disney

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
March 9, 2021

“WandaVision” is a nine-episode mini-series featured on Disney+ that follows Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in the fictional Marvel world molded after the incredible blockbuster...

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The secret life of an RA

The secret life of an RA

Jackson Sorenson, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

If you’ve lived on campus, then you’re familiar with the role of the dorm Resident Assistants (RAs). These students are responsible for balancing classes and building relationships with residents and...

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The Beat Drop

The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
March 2, 2021

Welcome to The Beat Drop by Sean Bessette, my weekly column where I’ll write about the music I listen to on a weekly basis. My music taste focuses around hip-hop/rap, a little R&B and a little pop....

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Catholic Campus Ministry is located across the road from Shaw-Smyser Hall on Sprague St.

Lent: what it means and how it’s practiced

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

Christians worldwide, as well as here on campus, are three weeks into this year’s observation of Lent. While the traditions associated with this period look different for everyone, the core ideologies...

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A crew of six unionized linemen claim city is bargaining in bad faith

A crew of six unionized linemen claim city is bargaining in bad faith

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

In their on-going collective bargaining negotiations with the City of Ellensburg, a crew of six unionized linemen with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 77 claims the city...

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The Beat Drop

The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
February 23, 2021

Welcome to The Beat Drop by Sean Bessette, my weekly column where I’ll write about the music I listen to on a weekly basis. My music taste focuses around hip-hop/rap, a little R&B and a little pop....

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Student creates car detailing business to save money

Student creates car detailing business to save money

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

As students enter the college phase, many rely on the student services schools provide for them. Washington ranks number 11 in the total usage of state financial aid, according to the Education Data research...

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Phase two allows The Palace Café to rehire full staff and open indoor seating

Phase two allows The Palace Café to rehire full staff and open indoor seating

After a data error that temporarily prevented Washington’s Southern Central Region from moving into phase two, Kittitas County companies and citizens are looking forward to the new freedoms the new phase...

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Kittitas County health officer weighs in on recent CDC masking study

Kittitas County health officer weighs in on recent CDC masking study

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

On Feb. 10, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study suggesting that how people mask up in public can significantly increase protection against coronavirus. The CDC tested...

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