Ellensburg Swing Out

Ellensburg Swing Out

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018


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The Events Hall in downtown Ellensburg  is packed to the brim with people of all ages. A full jazz big band sits on the stage, filling the room with upbeat jazz music as couples swing around the dance floor. People line the walls, enjoying refreshments as they look for their next dance partner. A...

Learn the past to change the future

Learn the past to change the future

Henry Crumblish, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


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Those who don’t learn about history are doomed to repeat it, which is why the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) will be holding the 11th annual Civil Rights Exhibit. The museum-style educational exhibit centered on Black History Month, will focus on the work of Dr. Martin Luther Ki...

Award-winning artist set to speak

Award-winning artist set to speak

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


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A woman stands in front of a small crowd in the SURC Pit and her presence commands the crowd’s attention: and then she speaks. Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a writer, storyteller and youth worker. She is well recognized for unashamedly adding a social justice narration to her poetry and is...

Director Patrick Dizney fulfills his theatre calling

Adam Robertson, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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The theater is Patrick Dizney’s natural habitat. His bright silver hair may at times be hidden by a baseball cap, but his humor and affection for those around him cannot be concealed. It was a chance decision that led him to the theater. When he was 25 and searching for direction in his life, D...

CWU’s fall play “Good Kids” explores themes of assault, humiliation and high school drama

CWU’s fall play “Good Kids” explores themes of assault, humiliation and high school drama

Tai Jackson, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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Imagine having to deal with gossip, scandal, sexual assault and public embarrassment on top of the everyday struggles of being a teenage girl. That is the exact scenario portrayed during “Good Kids,” a play about a young girl's life, based on an actual event that occurred in Steubenville, Ohio. A vi...

Town will recognize vets in Veteran’s Day parade

Adam Robertson, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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The cold November air will render each breath visible as families line Pearl and Pine streets in downtown Ellensburg, waiting for the parade to pass by. Children will wave little flags in their hands. Eyes will well with tears as hands are held over hearts, showing respect and pride. Parade attendees ...

Ancient traditions will come back to life

Ancient traditions will come back to life

Adam Robertson, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


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The event will start as it does every year, with a traditional Aztec ritual: the blowing of the conch and the asking of permission from the four winds and Mother Earth to begin the celebration. A procession of colorfully painted skeletons then visit altars to remember and honor the dead, carrying...

Life Skills Educators Club prepares students for their futures

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2017


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In 1918, when women were still staying at home, these classes would have been known as domestic economics. These classes would include learning how to iron a man’s shirt or how to clean stains out of clothes properly. The Life Skills Educators Club is preparing students for their future careers. ...

Students perform at Open Mic Night

Students perform at Open Mic Night

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


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Imagine standing next to a small stage, waiting patiently until you hear your name being announced over a microphone. The nerves keep building and you start to wonder if it’s too late to back out. A large, bearded senior, looking calm stands next to you and whispers, “relax, you can do this.” T...

Meet the world at the International Cafe

Meet the world at the International Cafe

Adam Robertson, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2017


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It may not seem like the small town of Ellensburg—a place with less than 20,000 people—would be the first choice for international students looking to study abroad, but perhaps that’s part of the charm for those who do choose to come here. A student in an international program officially comes here to s...

Swingcats boogie

Swingcats boogie

Alexi Prante, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Swing music hangs in the air and  desks are pushed to one side of the large classroom to make way for the dance floor on the other side. Music plays from the speakers connected to someone’s laptop and dancers switch partners every so often. Laughter and smiles are passed around from couple to couple as...

The annual Buskers in the Burg

The annual Buskers in the Burg

Daisy Perez, Scene Editor

September 28, 2017


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Children with glittery face paint look in awe as giant puppets fill the crowded streets. One puppeteer wears a dark purple robe with the puppet’s skeleton chest exposed. Children grab onto their mothers’ sweaters as the skeleton puppet glides along, turning his skeleton head and wide eyes at the...

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