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Music classes hope to be a role-model for what safe learning can look like across the university.

Band students safely return to McIntyre Hall

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

After two quarters of campus-wide online learning, performance based music classes are transitioning back to an in-person format. This shift comes with many safety regulations to ensure performers stay...

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Commencement to be virtual

Commencement to be virtual

Mitchell Roland and RachelAnn Degnan
February 2, 2021

On Jan. 21, students and families received confirmation that the 2021 commencement held at the end of spring quarter would be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CWU Provost Michelle...

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Murals in Ellensburg

Murals in Ellensburg

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

They're painted in the alleyways, on the rooftops and atop the sides of age-old brick buildings. Ellensburg's collection of public murals started as far back as the 1880s and continues to grow today. According...

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Rotary Pavilion is getting an update

Rotary Pavilion is getting an update

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

The Rotary Pavilion on Fourth Avenue and Pearl Street, is a little pocket park in downtown Ellensburg. Jazz in the Valley has performed there every summer. There is a covered gazebo, benches and a statue...

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The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary

The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary is a local non-profit organization that rescues pigs from abusive, neglectful or life-threatening situations. The sanctuary acts as a place of refuge for these...

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Rec Center 101: pandemic edition

Rec Center 101: pandemic edition

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

The SURC gym opened its doors on Jan. 14 since the second wave of guidelines were placed. The gym looks a bit different than people might remember.  Leslie Calaoagan, a senior in the law and justice...

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Perms: The Modernized Trend

Perms: The Modernized Trend

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

According to local hair stylists, perms have become a trend lately, with people of all genders stopping by salons to get a curly new hairdo. From simple cuts and manly trims to sleek styles and womanly...

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Learning to cope during our first winter in a pandemic

Learning to cope during our first winter in a pandemic

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

Winter in Ellensburg could put a damper on anyone’s spirits, even under normal circumstances. Mixing shorter days and sub-freezing temperatures with isolation and other restrictions due to the pandemic...

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Once marked by stop signs, the crossing of Walnut and 18th now has a new stoplight.

Ellensburg greenlights stoplights

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021

For residents in the apartments on North Walnut Street and East 18 Avenue, the drive home is beginning to look a bit different. The intersection that once was a four-way stop has been upgraded to having...

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Ellensburg Downtown Association promotes local restaurants to help them survive winter slow down

Ellensburg Downtown Association promotes local restaurants to help them survive winter slow down

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

According to Taylor Villwock, public relations coordinator for the Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA), the toughest financial stretch of the year for downtown Ellensburg restaurants is between January...

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Fight off stress with pets

Fight off stress with pets

Ondrea Machin, Columnist
January 26, 2021

There are many benefits to owning a pet. People who own pets are less likely to suffer from depression, playing with a dog or cat can boost serotonin and dopamine levels and even lower blood pressure,...

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The pleasant lack of roommate-induced cabin fever

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021

With the stay-at-home orders due to the pandemic, some students worried that every morning they would have to wake up and do online schooling in a living space that they had to share with people they did...

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