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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Production class, Photo by Andrea Ecklund

Student fashion designs are about to hit the runway in ‘Opulence’

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
May 31, 2023

Student designers in the apparel, textile and merchandising (ATM) program will be showcasing their looks in this year’s fashion show titled “Opulence” on June 3 in the Milo Smith Tower Theater in...

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Amelia French on set, Photo by Caleb Cleland

Film students take risks with action for their short film final projects

Morgana Carroll and Zileni Milupi
May 31, 2023

Choreographed fighting sequences, arson, explosions and murder are major plot points in a few of the short films that film majors are working on for their final projects of the quarter in Production III....

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Spill the Tea with a panel of queer representatives on May 31 at 5 p.m. in the DEC. Photo courtesy of Pexels.com

Queer questions and queries to be answered at LGBTQ2IA+ ‘Spill the Tea’ panel

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
May 30, 2023

Grab a cup of tea and be ready to spill it at the Spill the Tea Q & A at the SURC Pit on May 31. According to ASCWU President Elect and second year theater performance major Malik Cantú, Spill the...

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Amateur drag performers pose in front of a balloon of rainbows after leaving it all on the floor for the audience. Photo by Katherine Camarata

Heels, wigs, leather, hats: CWU’s annual drag shows feature amateurs and professionals to celebrate queer Pride

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
May 30, 2023

High-heeled boots, wigs, crystals, razzmatazz and death drops were on fullest display as the amateur drag show was off to a bang on the SURC west patio on May 29.  The show hosted by Equality through...

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Cindy Tran Sewing Design. Photo courtesy of Andrea Eklund

Student fashion designs set to hit the runway in ‘Opulence’ show

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
May 28, 2023

Student designers in the apparel, textile and merchandising (ATM) program will be showcasing their looks in this year’s fashion show titled “Opulence” on June 3 in the Milo Smith Tower Theater in...

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Bawa Health Initiative fundraiser held by CWU professor provides healthcare to African village

Bawa Health Initiative fundraiser held by CWU professor provides healthcare to African village

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
May 27, 2023

  Technicolor regalia, cultural dance performances and an African feast awaited over 170 attendees of the annual Bawa Health Initiative (BHI) Fundraiser dinner on May 20 held at a private party...

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Jaeda Nelson builds a legacy as CWU’s first Wildcat Pantry coordinator

Jaeda Nelson builds a legacy as CWU’s first Wildcat Pantry coordinator

Zileni Milupi, Assistant Scene Editor
May 25, 2023

Inspirational, self-driven, inclusive and a change maker are a few of the words those who work closely with Wildcat Pantry Coordinator Jaeda Nelson used to describe her. As the first person to ever hold...

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Central theatre ensemble’s “Into the Woods” reminds us of the importance of community

Central theatre ensemble’s “Into the Woods” reminds us of the importance of community

Zileni Milupi, Senior Reporter
May 17, 2023

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s popular adaptation of the classic Grim Brothers fairy tales and two-time Tony Award-winning musical, “Into the Woods,” finally took the CWU stage on May 12 after...

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Photo by Yohanes Goodell

The annual Barrio Fiesta creates a “Home away from home”

Hunter Rhea, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

Filipino culture was celebrated through food and dance at the Barrio Fiesta at Barto Hall. Barrio, also known as Barangay, means “village” in the Philippines.   The Filipino American Student Association...

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Experience the magic of Polyfest: CWU’s Celebration of Pacific Islander Heritage

Experience the magic of Polyfest: CWU’s Celebration of Pacific Islander Heritage

Mykah Koke-Filimaua, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

Get ready to be captivated by a vibrant tapestry of colors, sounds and traditions as CWU gears up to host their annual Polyfest on May 26. The celebration promises to be a melting pot of cultures, showcasing...

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Photos by Yohanes Goodell. Photo composition by Brandon Davis.

Breaking the Stigma: Eating Disorders

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
May 17, 2023

Having an eating disorder may look like starving yourself or overeating, or it may be entirely invisible, occurring in the mind more than the body. CWU students shared their experiences living with eating...

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Photo by Chris Kibari

ASA highlights African weddings for annual African Night

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

African Night showcased cultural foods and dances to display what a traditional African wedding can look like in the SURC Ballroom on May 13. The event, staged like a big wedding, was put on by CWU ASA...

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