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Cold weather shelter opens

Cold weather shelter opens

Jackson McMurray, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Temperatures are finally starting to dip below freezing at night in Ellensburg, and for many residents that means a severe drop in living conditions.  Friends In Service to Humanity(FISH) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing both short and long-term aid to people in the community e...

‘Just a stupid f##king play’

‘Just a stupid f##king play’

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Tragedy, suicide, love, impulse and desire, Aaron Posner’s play, “Stupid F##king Bird” has it all. The production by CWU Theatre Ensemble ran from Nov. 15-16 and will run Nov. 21-24 in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre in McConnell Hall.  The play is partly a rendition of Anton Chekov’s “T...

‘If I were in college, I would learn Chinese’

‘If I were in college, I would learn Chinese’

Mary Park, Scene Editor

November 20, 2019

Kung fu, dim sum, a “Made in China” label are some things that might go through your mind when you think of China. Many people in the world consume Chinese goods, but learning the language can come across as difficult to some. Starting from Nov. 5, the CWU world languages and cultures department has been ...

Stray cats neutered for new owners

Stray cats neutered for new owners

Jackson McMurray and Mary Park

November 13, 2019

Ellensburg, much like most cities in the United States, has a problem with stray pets.  Domesticated homeless animals, cats especially, are very often unhealthy in the wild, and they reproduce quickly if they are not spayed and neutered.  Nancy Hoffman, an independent volunteer, is one of the ...

On top of Baldy Mountain

On top of Baldy Mountain

Mary Park, Scene Editor

November 13, 2019

If you want a panoramic view of the landscape around Ellensburg and the Yakima Valley, you can drive south on Canyon Road for 15 miles to Big Pines Campground next to the Yakima River. But to get that view, you’ll have to hike up more than 2,000 feet. On Nov. 9, OPR hosted a day hike on Baldy Mo...

Mabuhay, a ‘home away from home’

Mabuhay, a ‘home away from home’

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

For some students on campus, events like Mabuhay will feel like a space to share and appreciate Filipino culture. For others, Mabuhay may even feel like a tiny piece of home.  On Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m. in SURC 137A and 137B, Mabuhay will be hosted by the Filipino American Student Association (FASA).  ...

Cardio or dance, Group X Fitness has it all

Cardio or dance, Group X Fitness has it all

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Whether you’re into cardio or dance, Group X Fitness has the class for you. Monday through Friday in Recreation Center 287, instructors lead students through a set workout that caters to every student’s skill level. Classes offered include yoga, barre (which incorporates ballet and pilates to ...

Student veterans share memories of service

Mary Park, Scene Editor

November 7, 2019

Rows of the star-spangled banner waved along both sides of North Walnut Street. Starting from Nov. 4, CWU Veterans Center is hosting Veterans Week to remember the service of veterans and current military servicemen and servicewomen. On Monday, students from the CWU Veterans Club, Veterans Center and ROTC helped set...

‘I feel most myself when I’m dancing’

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Two majors, three minors, a club and a wide variety of classes to choose from. Whether you have 10 years of experience or no experience at all, the CWU Dance Program has it all.  Student Dance Association (SDA), the dance club on campus meets Fridays from 3-5 p.m. in the Nicholson Pavilion 106. T...

‘Hip hop saved my life’

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

“Hip hop? Hip hop saved my life,” Edwin Rodriguez, vice president of Hip Hop Central, said. “If it weren’t for having an outlet to let go of my frustrations, things can impact your day-to-day and [get into] some dark places. [But] this is a tool that made my lifestyle a lot better.” Hip hop is ...

The crawling dead

The crawling dead

Jackson McMurray, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 25, Randall Hall 133 was filled with severed limbs, blood, and most importantly, dozens of baby dolls. Zombie Babies is a yearly event put on by the CWU Department of Art and Design every October. It’s a free event open to all students where the resources of the Randall Hall art studio are opened up for stu...

Remember the dead at Día de los Muertos

Remember the dead at Día de los Muertos

Pilar Cuevas, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Questions have arisen from students as to what exactly is located at the SURC pit. From decorative sugar skulls to grand altars, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time where people can commemorate deceased loved ones.  The Day of the Dead features a mixture of indigenous cultural rituals and Catholic...