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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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Ellensburg farmers market welcomes new opportunities to new businesses

Ellensburg farmers market welcomes new opportunities to new businesses

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
May 10, 2023

The Ellensburg Farmers Market is rich in tradition and known for its farm-fresh local produce, baked goods and hand-crafted products. Every Saturday, hundreds of people from Kittitas County gather at the...

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Cat Tank Team photo and ad provided by Cat Tank

Real experience, real judges, Cat Tank

Hunter Rhea, Staff Reporter
May 10, 2023

Students prepared to pitch their new business ideas to a tank of business professionals in their very own version of Shark Tank called Cat Tank which will take place on May 19. Instead of the show’s...

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Girls holding hands with pride flag painting, Photo courtesy of Pexels.com

Traveling the world through film: The LGBTQ+ film festival displays global perspectives

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
May 10, 2023

Students and faculty members shared deep conversations about the representation of the LGBTQ+ community through perspectives in the film “Rafiki'' at the first LGBTQ+ film festival night on May 4. The...

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Show up Speak Out student performers highlight strength of sexual assault survivors

Show up Speak Out student performers highlight strength of sexual assault survivors

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
May 3, 2023

Silence overtook a dozen audience members as theater department students shared the chilling tales of CWU sexual assault survivors on stage in the SURC Ballroom on April 27 with painful emotion in their...

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Doctor panel. Photo by MJ Rivera

Doctor panelists and community members weigh the role of medication in addiction treatment

MJ Rivera and Zileni Milupi
May 3, 2023

Friendly chatter, free food and educational discussions created a welcoming atmosphere as attendees walked in the Hal Holmes Community Center for the Doctors Talk Addiction seminar on April 28.  Hosted...

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Kylie Copeland (L) and Hannah Roswell (R) on their way downtown. Photo by MJ Rivera

Girl power at Girls Night Out: Highlighting women-owned businesses and togetherness

MJ Rivera and Zileni Milupi
May 3, 2023

A warm breeze blew through the downtown streets of Ellensburg as local businesses filled with people participating in the girls night out event. The event took place on April 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown...

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Air Force Band of the Golden West strikes a chord with CWU students

Air Force Band of the Golden West strikes a chord with CWU students

Mykah Koke-Filimaua, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2023

The crisp notes of brass instruments, the thump of percussion and the soaring melodies of woodwinds filled the air as the Air Force Band of the Golden West performed at CWU.  The renowned ensemble,...

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David Hartless. Photo courtesy of CWU

Dave Hartless’ mission: Striving for change one student at a time

Hunter Rhea, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2023

While some may know him as ‘Big Dave’ on 88.1 The ‘Burg or as a bouncer at Club 301, fourth-year political science major Dave Hartless has also become known for his work as the student board member...

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Front Door of Greenhouse

Plants to Plates event aims to educate people about the relationship between humans, tools and food

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
April 26, 2023

The CWU Biology greenhouse and Museum of Culture and Environment drew connections between humans, tools, food and sustainable eating at the Plants to Plates event on April 22. Linnea Stavney, the manager...

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Roberto Chavez presenting, Photo by Zileni Milupi

Culture corner’s Mexican cinema edition illustrates the universal language of storytelling

Zileni Milupi, Senior Reporter
April 26, 2023

Light snacks and an eager audience created a productive, discussion-filled environment centered around the cultural history of Mexican Cinema. The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) hosted a culture...

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Kim-Funston Realtor LEFT Tara K. Brown Senior Loan Officer RIGHT. Photo by Yohanes Goodell

Downtown spring cleanup: making Ellensburg a better place

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2023

Ellensburg community members took the time to come out and help clean up the streets of downtown in honor of Earth Day on April 22. The Downtown Spring Cleanup is an annual event for all ages to help...

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Choreographed hip-hop piece, Photo by Therese Young

Orchesis annual performance showcases student choreography across genres

Katherine Camarata and Zileni Milupi
April 26, 2023

Splashes of vibrant color and bright white lights echoed across an expansive white backdrop behind the stage of the Milo Smith Tower Theatre as audience members gasped, laughed and cried their way through...

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