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Local restaurants will serve week long specials

Local restaurants will serve week long specials

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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From Feb. 18 to Feb. 23, several restaurants downtown will participate in Ellensburg’s annual Restaurant Week. Many different restaurants come up with their own three course meals. This is a great way for customers to try new food for a good price, and it lets chefs show off their culinary skills by...

Parade of Nations will showcase cultures of CWU

Parade of Nations will showcase cultures of CWU

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Scene, Showcase

CWU is recognized as being a very diverse college, welcoming students from around the globe. The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) at CWU strives to provide education and outreach to the campus community. One way of informing and educating students about different cultures is by hosting the Parade of...

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering will celebrate Western culture

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering will celebrate Western culture

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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The Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering is an annual event that takes place on President’s Day weekend in Ellensburg, which lands on Feb. 15-17. This event is mainly hosted at the fairgrounds, as well as downtown venues such as Fitterer’s Furniture, Blue Rock Saloon, Gard Vintners and Rodeo City Ba...

Students learn basic skills during Cooking 101 class

Students learn basic skills during Cooking 101 class

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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The Wellness Center hosts a Cooking 101 class every quarter. Cooking 101 is an educational program which aims to teach students basic cooking skills that they can apply to their daily lives. Health Education Coordinator Erin Reeh and Mikeala Carssow, a peer educator who focuses on topics in nutritio...

Swing the night away with the Ellensburg Big Band

Swing the night away with the Ellensburg Big Band

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


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This year on Valentine’s Day, campus activities and The Ellensburg Big Band are putting on a dance night open to anyone. The Ellensburg Big Band will be taking attendees back to the 1940s by playing jazz and swing dance music all night long. The event is free to CWU students with student ID and costs $...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with events and specials

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with events and specials

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 6, 2019


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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people are still looking to make plans with their loved ones. While it may seem like there is nothing romantic to do in town, there are plenty of activities and specials around Ellensburg to celebrate Valentine’s Day whether you are single or in a relation...

Sustainability Café reduces environmental impact

Sustainability Café reduces environmental impact

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

January 30, 2019


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Environmental conservation is a topic that has gained traction worldwide in recent years. College campuses around the country have taken steps to become more “green,” and CWU is no different. The Sustainability Café strives to make the campus and Ellensburg community more environmentally friendly t...

Shortworks Festival features plays directed by students

Shortworks Festival features plays directed by students

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Scene

Correction 2/5/19: There were multiple inaccuracies in the story concerning the annual Shortworks Festival in the Jan. 30 issue. The festival began in 2017 and not, as reported, last year. Alisa Muench was quoted as saying that her playwriting course “created a skill of playwriting,” when she actuall...

CWU Celebrates Black History Month

CWU Celebrates Black History Month

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


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February is Black History Month, and CWU has many different events happening around campus to celebrate. Nelson Mandela Tribute The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is putting on a Nelson Mandela Tribute. Areli Ruiz, the student leadership programmer for CLCE, is in charge...

First Friday Art Walk showcases local artists downtown

First Friday Art Walk showcases local artists downtown

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Scene, Showcase

The First Friday Artwalk is a monthly occurrence that draws a good crowd according to the gallery owners, but many people aren’t aware of it. On the first Friday of every month, several galleries and businesses in Downtown Ellensburg showcase art for the public, and provide food and beverages whil...

Underground Concert Series showcases student talent

Underground Concert Series showcases student talent

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


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CWU’s campus activity crew kicked off a brand new underground concert series this winter that features student performers who want to show off their musical talent. Special Events Coordinator Libby Akin explained that in winter quarter there are not as many activities for students to partake in, s...

Comedian K-von brings his talent to Central

Comedian K-von brings his talent to Central

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019


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Stand up comedian, actor, writer and TV host, known for his work on MTV, K-von (Kevin Moezzi) will be performing in the SURC Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. He will be bringing his comedic talent to the CWU community for a night of fun and laughter. Students are encouraged to come to this free...

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