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Thursday Thinks showcases faculty members

Thursday Thinks showcases faculty members

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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On the last Thursday of every month, a faculty member from the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) holds an hour long activity at the Iron Horse Brewery. These nights are called Thursday Thinks. The overall purpose of the event is to get students and community members to see professors outside of the...

Ghostlight Lab Series to express student creativity

Ghostlight Lab Series to express student creativity

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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CWU students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to propose their ideas for the Ghostlight Lab Series, which gives them a chance to share their voices and ideas. The Ghostlight Lab Series is a branch of the theatre department that creates diverse shows. The series stemmed from the Ghostlight Project...

Jazz program to perform series of concerts

Jazz program to perform series of concerts

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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The CWU jazz program will be putting on two separate performances in the afternoon and evening on Saturday, March 9. This is an event put on at the end of every quarter in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building that usually draws a crowd of up to 400 people. CWU students and alumni get in for $7 and...

Students voice opinions about diversity

Students voice opinions about diversity

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 28, 2019


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On Feb. 19, black students, faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to come together to share their stories, thoughts and experiences about life on campus and in the Ellensburg community. The “Being Black in Ellensburg” event was a public discussion put on by the Museum of Culture...

Yellow Church Café an icon in community

Yellow Church Café an icon in community

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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The Yellow Church Café is owned by Oscar Guition, who has owned the restaurant for the last five years. Guition moved from Mexico and has been in Washington for the last 25 years, cooking professionally. Guition also owns another restaurant in Roslyn called the Roslyn Mexican Grill. “I grew up...

Sonya Renee Taylor advocates for radical self love

Sonya Renee Taylor advocates for radical self love

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 21, 2019


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Where did you get the inspiration to write your book, “The Body is Not an Apology?” I got the inspiration from someone saying “hey, you should write a book!” I was approached by a publisher who heard me speaking on a podcast, and I had always thought maybe I’ll write a book about this a...

Professor Elaine Glenn teaches by experience

Professor Elaine Glenn teaches by experience

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 21, 2019


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Professor Elaine Glenn is well known within the geography department for traveling to different countries and bringing her experiences back to the classroom. Glenn teaches multiple sections of World Geography as well as upper division geography courses such as political geography, geography of Russia ...

Students will compete in CWU’s Amazing Race

Students will compete in CWU’s Amazing Race

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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If you haven’t heard of CBS’s show “The Amazing Race,” you can experience CWU’s own version of it up close and personal. On May 10, teams of two will compete against each other to be CWU’s amazing race champions. With 20 challenges on and off campus, the duos will have to work together to b...

Students climb to the top at Ropeless Rodeo

Students climb to the top at Ropeless Rodeo

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Chief

February 21, 2019


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This Saturday, Feb. 23, the CWU Recreation Center’s climbing wall will be swarming with competitors going for the top, both literally and figuratively. The Ropeless Rodeo Bouldering Competition is open to anyone above the age of 18, regardless of experience. It is expected to draw between 100 and 140...

The Body Love Campaign inspires self love

The Body Love Campaign inspires self love

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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Body love and positivity is what National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) week is all about. NEDA week is a radical self-love movement that is hosted annually during the last week of February. This year’s NEDA week includes several different events and starts on Monday, Feb. 25 with the Body Love...

Library Growth and Change: An Insider’s Perspective

Library Growth and Change: An Insider’s Perspective

Rune Torgersen, Copy Desk Chief

February 14, 2019


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Most CWU students come and go from the library for a variety of reasons. Some meet up in the fishbowl to study with peers, some need to put ink to paper at the printers and others just like a quiet space in which to appreciate literature. One thing ties all of these goals together; walking past the front...

New store brings life to old furniture

New store brings life to old furniture

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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Restorations in the Burg, located on 312 N Pine Street, offers antique, vintage and modern furniture along with home decor. On Jan. 5 Jeff Nordrum and Diane Rubio brought Restorations to life. “My wife and I’s strengths are finding good pieces of furniture that still have viability, which have...

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