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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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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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