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COVID-19 may have long term impact on employment

COVID-19 may have long term impact on employment

Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter
May 28, 2020

As the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, some students are beginning a search for a part-time job for the summer. However, finding employment in Ellensburg will likely be more difficult than...

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Career fair held virtually this year

Career fair held virtually this year

Gabriel Lizama, Staff Reporter
May 28, 2020

Kristen Paton, the Career Services event coordinator, is the driving force behind the spring virtual career fair. Paton has experienced running the career fair for two years. However, this year took...

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A change for comfort: How students are rearranging their home

A change for comfort: How students are rearranging their home

Karina Severino, Staff Reporter
May 28, 2020

Staying at home all day can be frustrating for students, especially when they have to work from home. Students have been finding new ways to make this situation easier by rearranging their homes and making...

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From feet photos to graduation photos

From feet photos to graduation photos

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 28, 2020

During the pandemic, there is a wide array of jobs students have flocked to in order to make an extra income. Many students need extra money due to losing their jobs or not making as much. Some job descriptions...

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Community and competition formed completely online with intramural esports

Community and competition formed completely online with intramural esports

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
May 28, 2020

After a long day of Zoom meetings, work and other responsibilities, it’s finally time to relax, talk to some friends and play some video games. CWU introduced esports to the intramural sports program...

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Fast food pulls thru

Fast food pulls thru

Karina Severino, Staff Reporter
May 21, 2020

Fast food joints have stepped up their game to ensure customer and employee safety. Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Jack in the Box have closed their lobbies and made their services drive-thru or curbside...

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Humans in need find furry friends indeed

Humans in need find furry friends indeed

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2020

Empty cages at rescue centers mean more people are adopting animals during the stay-at-home order.  Quarantine has caused more students and residents of Ellensburg to adopt all kinds of critters. Adoption...

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The ReCycle Bicycle shop has been booked with repair orders and an increase in new customers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Manager Colton Beutel suggests that people may be seeking alternatives to staying inside due to the shutdown.

Bikes are back

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2020

The ReCycle Bicycle Shop has seen a spike in business during the pandemic. Frank Johnston, the owner of the ReCycle Shop, said biking is very important to the town of Ellensburg. “It wasn’t as obvious...

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The Farmers Market looks different this year

The Farmers Market looks different this year

Gabriel Lizama, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2020

The Ellensburg Farmers Market will open May 23 with new safety precautions.  In recent years, the Farmers Market has been an attraction for social gathering and creating memories. However, this year...

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40 days of quarantine: How one local family was impacted by COVID-19

40 days of quarantine: How one local family was impacted by COVID-19

Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter
May 18, 2020

Editor’s note: Trinidad Serrano’s comments have been translated from Spanish to English by her son, Juan.    When Trinidad Serrano’s COVID-19 tests came back, Juan Serrano was nearly speechless. “Once...

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Diving deeper into the New Horizons game during the stay-at-home order

Diving deeper into the New Horizons game during the stay-at-home order

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020

College students are playing Nintendo’s new game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), that was released on March 20. Students have flocked to this game in hopes of still being able to connect with...

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Office of International Studies and Programs struggles to get students to participate in optional activities

Office of International Studies and Programs struggles to get students to participate in optional activities

Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020

Not a single student showed up to eight out of the 12 events the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) put on this quarter. According to the OISP’s program coordinator, Krissy Goecks, the...

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