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Scene: Pizza Rita becomes Pizza Colin

Scene: Pizza Rita becomes Pizza Colin

February 7, 2014


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BY JUSTIN MERRELL, Staff Reporter Although local pizzeria Pizza Rita changed ownership on Feb. 1, the pizza will stay the same. The downtown storefront and menu will remain, and pepperoncinis will even be included in orders now. The easiest change to identify in the restaurant will be its name...

Scene: The Lounge gets a hazy makeover

Scene: The Lounge gets a hazy makeover

February 7, 2014


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BY CHELSEA ALEAGA, Staff Reporter There are four, new, young and motivated owners of the hookah bar in town formally known as The Lounge. New owners , Daren Russell, Steven Thomas, Derek Cockrum and Tawnie Shockley, felt it necessary to rename the hookah bar to The House of Haze. “These guys...

Scene: CWU professor Robert Perkins climbs Africa’s biggest challenge

Scene: CWU professor Robert Perkins climbs Africa’s biggest challenge

February 7, 2014


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BY CHERILYN PURSEL, Online Reporter Central Washington University recreation and tourism professor Robert Perkins kicked off the Outdoor Speaker series with his inspiring story about his journey climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in the Student Union and Recreation Center room 202 on Feb. 6. Perkins began his pre...

Scene: Ellensburg rodeo crowns 2014 royalty

Scene: Ellensburg rodeo crowns 2014 royalty

February 5, 2014


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BY KATHERINE GOLARZ, Staff Reporter Andrea Bland,  a student at Central was crowned Ellensburg’s Rodeo Royal Court Queen. The blonde beauty who wore an all-white dress, talked about the 91-year-history of the rodeo. Bland shared how she was born and raised an Ellensburg farmer’s daughter. E...

Scene: Mollie Edson to bridge student-community gap

Scene: Mollie Edson to bridge student-community gap

February 4, 2014


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BY JUSTIN MERRELL, Staff Reporter The divide between campus and downtown is obvious. Many students unwind at the bars on weekends, but otherwise there is little student presence. Mollie Edson, owner of the 420 Loft on the corner of fifth avenue and Pearl street, wants to get Central students ...

Scene: CWU celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Scene: CWU celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

January 31, 2014


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BY CHERILYN PURSEL, Online Reporter The SURC Ballroom was packed wall-to-wall to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Thursday night. The event was filled with people of all ages, and from all different backgrounds, who learned about Chinese culture while enjoying some authentic Chinese cuisi...

Scene: Planning the perfect game day party

Scene: Planning the perfect game day party

January 31, 2014


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BY KASEY PETERSON, Assistant Online Editor Another season has come and gone in NFL history, and as we celebrate our 2014 NFC champion Seahawks, one very important thing still remains: the Super Bowl party. Coming from an event planner’s perspective, this is a time worth celebrating. There are fou...

Scene: Comedy Night at CWU featured a hilarious pair

Scene: Comedy Night at CWU featured a hilarious pair

January 26, 2014


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BY CHERILYN PURSEL, Online Reporter Two comedians, Andrew Rivers and Tyler Boeh, got together Friday night to put on a special show for Central Washington University students and the Ellensburg community. Comedy Night, held in the Student Union Recreation Center Theatre, began with Rivers. His s...

Scene: Sports Trivia Night tests sports lovers knowledge in SURC Pit

Scene: Sports Trivia Night tests sports lovers knowledge in SURC Pit

January 24, 2014


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RANDI GIBBONS, Online Reporter Students and community members gathered on Jan. 22 in the SURC pit for an evening of sports trivia. The event was hosted by University Recreation, Winegar's, and 88.1 the 'Burg. Sports Trivia Night started last winter when Central’s Kayla Horning, a Special Event ...

Scene: Black Out Tour hosted by Craze Entertainment kicks off in Ellensburg

Scene: Black Out Tour hosted by Craze Entertainment kicks off in Ellensburg

January 24, 2014


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BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor Jan. 17 was a colder night than most, but inclement weather wasn’t about to stop the rave from going down. Craze Entertainment rolled through Central Washington University last Friday for its first stop on their “Black Out Tour,” an electronic music dance...

Scene: Lambert performs through mixture of songs and poetry in SURC Theater

Scene: Lambert performs through mixture of songs and poetry in SURC Theater

January 20, 2014


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BY RANDI GIBBONS, Online Reporter Spoken word poet and Grammy nominated singer, Mary Lambert, performed an intense and heart-filled show in the SURC Theater on Jan 17. The venue was moved from the ballroom to the theater which made the crowds experience all the more intimate. Lambert is well-known for her sup...

Scene: Tips for drinking safely in Winter

Scene: Tips for drinking safely in Winter

January 19, 2014


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BY CAMILLE BORODEY, Assistant Scene Editor The line of 50 people waiting outside of Club 301 on Friday proved that the cold weather hasn’t stopped Central students from hitting the bars over the weekend. But when it’s 2 a.m. and the cab wait is 45 minutes, the hassle of walking home in 25 deg...

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