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Christian Castilleja, treasurer (left) and Heidi Flores-Montiel, president (right) of the Environmental Club tabling at the club fair.

The club fair looked different this year

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
September 29, 2020

After checking in for contact tracing using their student IDs, masked students browsed the various clubs that were being tabled for on Chestnut Mall outside the SURC on Sept. 25. Students mingled with...

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Tips for succeeding in online courses

Jayce Kadoun, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2020

With the majority of classes being held online this quarter, it may be hard for some students to adjust to the learning curve that comes with them. Despite new challenges, students and professors alike...

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The air quality in Ellensburg has been unsafe at various times during the last several weeks causing the cancellation of events and classes.

CWU cancels events due to unhealthy air quality

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
September 24, 2020

Wildfires have been raging over the west coast for weeks now, and due to the poor air quality caused by them, several on-campus events have had to be canceled.  Assistant Director of Campus Activities...

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Students react to potential TikTok ban

Students react to potential TikTok ban

Jared Galanti, Staff Reporter
September 22, 2020

TikTok, the social media sensation that has over 800 million users throughout the entire world, may not be available in the United States for much longer. The popular app has given users some of the most...

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Campus complies with COVID-19 conditions

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
September 15, 2020

As schools reopen in the age of COVID-19, students are reacting to newly implemented guidelines on campus and in Ellensburg. The guidelines include things such as mask-wearing, social distancing and...

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Passing time in the pandemic

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
September 15, 2020

While young people in the late 1960s spent their time in the summer of love, young people in 2020 had to spend their time in the summer of COVID-19. Hanging out while social distancing, creating cocktails...

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Student Welcomes help students build connections and communities

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
September 15, 2020

The student welcome events at CWU are organized to bring groups of students together. There are several student welcomes: an LGBTQ+ Student Welcome, Black Student Welcome, Latinx Student Welcome and Native...

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From Ethiopia to Ellensburg: How one woman turned tragedy into triumph

From Ethiopia to Ellensburg: How one woman turned tragedy into triumph

Della Babcock, Staff Reporter
July 30, 2020

Heartbreak paired with a chance to seek out dreams and opportunities is often a conflicting scenario. For Paneal Holland, heartbreak led to a fresh start. Extraordinary circumstances brought her 8,336...

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Online shopping rises in popularity, providing a safe and quick way to shop

Online shopping rises in popularity, providing a safe and quick way to shop

Karina Severino, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020

Since many retail stores have temporarily closed, many shoppers have moved their purchasing online for convenience and safety during the pandemic. Gisela Mendez, a sophomore studying psychology, said...

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Social distancing: summer break edition

Social distancing: summer break edition

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020

As the end of the quarter is approaching, plans for summertime are being made while keeping COVID-19 guidelines in mind. Students expressed  how they think this summer will  feel different because...

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ROTC cadets experience a new kind of training

ROTC cadets experience a new kind of training

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020

During past quarters, with in-person classes and no social distancing regulations, students might have occasionally seen ROTC cadets training around campus. This quarter, to make sure those in the program...

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No commencement, no problem

No commencement, no problem

Gabriel Lizama, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020

Since students can no longer walk for graduation, some are celebrating at home in different ways.  Bradyn Kelly, a senior majoring in law and justice, is holding a commencement ceremony at home. In...

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