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The power of TikTok: Making dreams come true

The power of TikTok: Making dreams come true

Star Diavolikis, Scene Editor
April 7, 2021

Small businesses have sprouted on TikTok, many ranging from unique earring sellers to lip gloss sellers to special stickers. A scroll through the #smallbusiness tag on TikTok can show how well the app...

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Windy City Toys and Collectibles’ Facebook page states its goal is to “provide some of the best quality hobby and toy products” to its customers.

How the stimulus has led to scalping collectibles

Ondrea Machin, Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, people were buying up toilet paper and masks and reselling them for an overpriced amount. Now, game shops are having the same issue with collectibles.  Bailey Strom, owner...

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CWU offered spring events

CWU offered spring events

Ondrea Machin, Senior Reporter
April 7, 2021

In an effort to keep students in Ellensburg and minimize the spread of COVID-19, CWU offered quite a few activities over spring break. Students had the options of Monday Movie Madness, trivia, fireside...

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CPR and first aid courses offered at Recreation Center

CPR and first aid courses offered at Recreation Center

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 45% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was administered. A person not breathing or...

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CWU encourages students to stay in town for spring break

CWU encourages students to stay in town for spring break

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

Multiple departments are joining forces to provide activities during spring break in an attempt to keep students in town and reduce the spread of COVID-19. There will be online and in person events in...

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Dr. D: From teaching to TikTok

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

David Douglas, or “Dr. D” as he is better known on campus and online, is a senior lecturer in the ITAM department and has been part of CWU for nine years. He went to Pierce Community College, received...

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The Beat Drop

The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
March 9, 2021

Welcome to The Beat Drop by Sean Bessette, my weekly column where I’ll write about the music I listen to on a weekly basis. My music taste focuses around hip-hop/rap, a little R&B and a little pop....

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The mystery of presidential candidate Ralph Dean Templeton: A local cold case

The mystery of presidential candidate Ralph Dean Templeton: A local cold case

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2021

Dean Templeton probably wasn't going to win the 1976 United States presidential election as a write-in candidate. From what is documented about him, he was more of a penniless drifter than a politician.  However,...

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WandaVision review: Another game-changer for Disney

WandaVision review: Another game-changer for Disney

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
March 9, 2021

“WandaVision” is a nine-episode mini-series featured on Disney+ that follows Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in the fictional Marvel world molded after the incredible blockbuster...

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The secret life of an RA

The secret life of an RA

Jackson Sorenson, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

If you’ve lived on campus, then you’re familiar with the role of the dorm Resident Assistants (RAs). These students are responsible for balancing classes and building relationships with residents and...

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The Beat Drop

The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
March 2, 2021

Welcome to The Beat Drop by Sean Bessette, my weekly column where I’ll write about the music I listen to on a weekly basis. My music taste focuses around hip-hop/rap, a little R&B and a little pop....

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Catholic Campus Ministry is located across the road from Shaw-Smyser Hall on Sprague St.

Lent: what it means and how it’s practiced

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

Christians worldwide, as well as here on campus, are three weeks into this year’s observation of Lent. While the traditions associated with this period look different for everyone, the core ideologies...

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