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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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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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President Wohlpart at the Belonging in the Burg discussion.

Belonging in the ‘Burg discussion encourages progressive conversations among diverse groups in Ellensburg

Yohanes Goodell and Zileni Milupi
April 19, 2023

Friendly chatter and the scent of brewed coffee wafted across the Hal Holmes Community Center during the Belonging in the Burg: Building Bridges discussion on April 8. The Diversity Equity and Inclusion...

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Picture of back room in attic.

Welcome to the Attic: Brooks Library dedicates new music room to CWU alum

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
April 19, 2023

“Generative, dynamic, purposeful and inviting” are words Dean of Libraries Sydney Thompson used to describe the intention of the newly-designed room, the Attic, on the Brooks Library fourth floor....

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Frankie the cat. Photo courtesy of Libby Williams

Having pets in college: CWU community members share stories

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
April 18, 2023

Life as a college student can be busy, but for those who love animals, having a pet in college is worth the extra responsibility. Archie, a kitten just a few days old, was found left outside in the...

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ESC spring night market introduces students to traditional foods

ESC spring night market introduces students to traditional foods

Zileni Milupi and Yohanes Goodell
April 12, 2023

The Equity and Services Council held the Spring Night Market in the SURC corridor on April 6, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event was a way for different clubs and organizations to fundraise by selling cultural...

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Baby goat at the Jensen Farms Easter Eggfest. Photo by Yohanes Goodell

Jensen Farms’ Easter Eggfest demonstrates the importance of quality time with family

Zileni Milupi and Yohanes Goodell
April 12, 2023

Laughter and squeals of excitement filled Jensen Farms as children played games and searched for candy-filled eggs during the second annual Easter Eggfest on April 8.    The event was open to all...

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Dr. Ross Salvosa playing piano. Photo by Mykah Koke-Filimaua

Unraveling the deeper message of The Firebird: Dr. Salvosa’s interpretation through music

Mykah Koke-Filimaua, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023

Dr. Ross Salvosa, a lecturer of piano/piano pedagogy at CWU, uses the transcription of the firebird, the chosen mascot from Russian folklore that symbolizes rebirth, beauty, and magic, to inspire people...

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Actor holding a prop sword. Photo courtesy of Sequoia Good

Circe and Nyx: student-produced play highlights themes of mental health

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2023

Forming a play that’s produced by students can be quite the challenge, yet students who envision themselves as producers and directors rose to the occasion and displayed their talents across campus,...

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Root sculpture. Photo by MJ Rivera

Bringing art and communication together with “Roote Wordes”

MJ Rivera, Scene Editor
April 12, 2023

Seattle-based artist and sculpter Rob Rhee sat down with CWU’s writing curriculum coordinator and lecturer Matt Martinson at the front of a packed room in Randall Hall on April 6 to discuss his exhibit...

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No usa gasolina, no tiene frenos, totalmente actualizado: la impresión que causó el vehículo Tesla de la policía del campus universitario

No usa gasolina, no tiene frenos, totalmente actualizado: la impresión que causó el vehículo Tesla de la policía del campus universitario

Yohanes Goodell and Katherine Camarata
April 11, 2023

Para reducir los costos de gasolina y el efecto invernadero por emisión de gases, el equipo de policía del campus de CWU adquirió en 2020 un vehículo Tesla modelo Y para grandes distancias y tracción...

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Students serve up their Ramadan dinner.

Ramadan dinner photo spread

MJ Rivera and Yohanes Goodell
April 5, 2023

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