Poquette and strong freshmen class powering new-look Wildcats

Poquette and strong freshmen class powering new-look Wildcats

Aaron Zewdie, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The CWU men’s basketball team is showcasing 10 new faces this season, four of which are freshmen. One of these is Matt Poquette, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound forward from the small town of Morton, Washington. He grew up watching his older brother play basketball and going to his games. Poquette’s favo...

ROTC finishes fall quarter with training in Yakima

ROTC finishes fall quarter with training in Yakima

Jack Belcher, News Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

CWU ROTC travels to the Yakima Training Center so that cadets can practice combat skills twice a year, with one trip in the fall and the other in the spring. The purpose of this training is for new cadets to learn the basics of infantry-style combat, while senior cadets practice leadership and off...

Giving Tree provides for those in need

Giving Tree provides for those in need

Grey Caoili, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

Throughout the month of November, students, staff and community members alike have been encouraged to participate in the 21st annual “Giving Tree” event put on by CWU’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE). The Giving Tree event ran the entire month of November out of the SURC. Co...

The history of Wellington the Wildcat

The history of Wellington the Wildcat

Bryce Weedman, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The history of Wellington the Wildcat We all know that if you are a CWU student or alumni, you are a Wildcat, and we hold that pride of being a Wildcat with us for our entire lives. Most of us have been to a sporting event at CWU, or any kind of CWU event for that matter, whether it be a pep rally...

Cross country gears up for regional meet

Cross country gears up for regional meet

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The CWU cross country teams placed fifth overall at the GNAC Championships on Nov. 3. The men and women are now getting set to race at the NCAA West Regional Championship meet in Billings, Montana on Nov. 17. Highlighted by CWU top finishers Alexa Shindruk and Corbin Carlton, head coach Kevin Adkisson is en...

“Picnic” brings the 50s to McConnell Hall

“Picnic” brings the 50s to McConnell Hall

Wyatt Simmons, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

The CWU Theatre department started the performance of “Picnic” on Nov. 9 in McConnell Hall. Written by William Inge in 1953, the play is a coming-of-age story that deals with topics of sexism and gender roles.   Although the play is set in a different era, the importance of the message left a l...

A service never forgotten

A service never forgotten

Cassandra Hays, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

The night is cold and silent as the clock strikes midnight on Veteran’s Day. A lone soldier stands motionless in front of Lind Hall. Behind him is a table bearing objects such as an overturned wine glass and red rose in a vase. The seat at the table remains empty to represent the soldiers that wil...

CWU feeling the pressure of rising enrollment

CWU feeling the pressure of rising enrollment

Miles King, Editor in chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Rune's story On a cold Ellensburg evening in late 2016, junior broadcast journalism major Rune Torgersen was hanging out in his Getz Short apartment with some friends. He felt a drip on his bed and assumed a friend had spilled a drink. He then looked up and realized the ceiling was dripping. When he stoo...

Finding light in darkness: a community comes together

Finding light in darkness: a community comes together

Miles King, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2018


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Tears were shed, hugs were shared and the campus community came together Friday evening for one purpose: to celebrate and remember the lives of Michael Demchuck and Austin McKenzie, two ROTC students who passed in a tragic firearms accident just two weeks ago. About 150 community members, friends and fam...

Schrier and Rossi debate in McConnell Hall

Schrier and Rossi debate in McConnell Hall

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


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With much anticipation from voters all over the state of Washington, Doctor Kim Schrier (Democrat) and former State Senator Dino Rossi (Republican) battled in the first and only congressional debate for an open seat in the 8th congressional district Wednesday night in McConnell Hall. The moderat...

CWU mourns the loss of ROTC students

CWU mourns the loss of ROTC students

Miles King and Jack Belcher

October 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

** Correction:  The story originally said that the Oct. 25 vigil took place on the SURC East Patio. It was moved to the SURC West Patio due to weather conditions. On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, Ellensburg Police responded to reported gunshots in a neighborhood just north of the CWU campus. ...

World Without Walls

World Without Walls

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Scene, Showcase

The “World Without Walls” show was an explosion of color and joyous dancing. The production started at 1 p.m. Saturday in McConnell Auditorium. Los Bailadores de Bronce performed four regional dances: Concheros, Guerrero Costa Chica, Nayarit Mestizo, and Jalisco. CWU’s Los Bailadores Del Sol performe...

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