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Movie review: August: Osage County

Movie review: August: Osage County

February 22, 2014

BY COLLIN DYSART, Copy Editor There are certain films which reek of a group of people who sat in a room and asked themselves: How do we win a few more Oscars? August: Osage County is one such film. First, take a Pulitzer and Tony award winning stage play: Check! Assemble some Hollywood vanguards ...

Scene: Boots ‘n’ Cats advances to semifinals

Scene: Boots ‘n’ Cats advances to  semifinals

February 21, 2014

BY ADAM WILSON, Scene Editor A new a cappella startup Boots ‘n’ Cats beat out eight of its nine competitors last weekend to take second place at The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella regional competition last weekend at Pacific Lutheran University. The group qualified to compet...

Scene: Interracial couples on campus

Scene: Interracial couples on campus

February 20, 2014

BY KATHERINE GOLARZ, Staff Reporter Love is not based on culture and most certainly not the color of one’s skin. Historically, interracial couples have run into troubles with society regarding their relationships. But in recent years, this hate has mellowed out. Nowadays, couples that span all typ...

Scene: Picking the perfect (last minute) present

Scene: Picking the perfect (last minute) present

February 14, 2014

BY RACHEL CHARLTON, Staff Reporter February is the month of hypocrites. People spend months convincing themselves that Valentine’s Day is the biggest commercialized holiday, swearing that they won’t submit to the pressures that the day  brings. Here’s where the hypocrisy kicks in. What ...

Scene: Central City Comics is no small town shop

Scene: Central City Comics is no small town shop

February 13, 2014

BY MARIA HARR, Staff Reporter Until eight years ago, Ellensburg was without a comic book shop. Gus Foster saw the store-shaped void in town and filled it with comic books, tabletop games, trading cards and tournament events. Walking in, the store looks like other comic shops. Rows of file boxes...

Scene: Central Theatre Ensemble will perform radio plays Feb. 13-15 in McConnell Auditorium

Scene: Central Theatre Ensemble will perform radio plays Feb. 13-15 in McConnell Auditorium

February 13, 2014

BY CHELSEA ALEAGA, Staff Reporter  Central Theatre Ensemble is taking its talents to the stage in a non-traditional way by performing two radio plays this year instead of one. Members of the theatre department are taking an older form of entertainment and making it their own. The first act wil...

Scene: Greater Works Chorale to grace Central

Scene: Greater Works Chorale to grace Central

February 11, 2014

BY SPENCER BAKER, Staff Reporter It’s not very often that an award winning gospel choir takes the stage at Central. Singing, dancing and worshipping are all going to be present when DaNell Damon and the Greater Works choral perform at Central’s concert hall in the music building on Friday...

Scene: Sex Central opens up the discussion for the “Technology of the Orgasm”

Scene: Sex Central opens up the discussion for the “Technology of  the Orgasm”

February 9, 2014

BY RANDI GIBBONS, Online Reporter Sex Central and Dr. Kimberly McBride presented a screening of “Passion and Power: The Technology of the Orgasm,” in the Student Union Recreation Center theater on Feb. 5. The screening was the kickoff for multiple events Sex Central and Dr. McBride have planned ...

Scene: Pizza Rita becomes Pizza Colin

Scene: Pizza Rita becomes Pizza Colin

February 7, 2014

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

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

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

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...