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The history behind Nicholson Pavilion

The history behind Nicholson Pavilion

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

Nicholson Pavilion is known for its unique structure and hosting many events from sports to summer camps, but how it got its name is just as interesting as its design. It was built in 1959 and then...

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CWU looks to add multiple cameras to help improve streaming experiences for sports

Jake Tilley , Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

With the announcement of the return to spring sports, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) also announced its decision to not allow spectators at spring sporting events. According to Associate...

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Men’s basketball returns to action

Men’s basketball returns to action

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2021

While its excitement in the first two games didn’t match the results in the box score, the CWU men’s basketball team was just relieved to be back out on the court this weekend. Over the past year,...

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GNAC announces plans to play spring sports, hold championships

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 23, 2021

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced on Feb. 18 that the conference plans to hold several conference seasons in the spring, culminating with conference championships throughout May. In...

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CWU’s pool opens for the first time in nearly a calendar year

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

If the snow and ice was not enough water for the students of CWU, the pool has reopened for the first time since COVID-19 hit the university last March. Located in the Aquatics Center at 1699, 1601 N Walnut...

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College club hockey abundant in Northwest

College club hockey abundant in Northwest

Derek Harper , Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

College club hockey is abundant in the Northwest and is more popular and competitive than one might think. CWU used to have a club team up until a few years ago, but there are still places to go out and...

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GNAC announces plans to play spring seasons, championships

GNAC announces plans to play spring seasons, championships

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 18, 2021

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced that the conference plans to hold several conference seasons in the spring, culminating with conference championships throughout May. In a Feb....

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CWU football looks forward to their 2021 recruiting class

CWU football looks forward to their 2021 recruiting class

Jake Tilley, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

Every year highschool student-athletes look forward to National Signing Day. This is a day that brings lots of joy and excitement to many athletes and their respected families. On Feb. 3, CWU announced...

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CWU’s Volleyball staff has a positive mindset for preparations this year

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

CWU’s volleyball program is gearing up with the prospect of a season. The coaches and trainers across the board are stepping into this time with specific goals in mind.  Head Coach Mario Andaya’s...

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Gridiron flag football league in progress to keep youth active

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

It has been almost one year since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all youth recreational sports, but the community of Ellensburg is hopeful that youth non-contact football will be offered this spring. Gridiron...

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Northwest League to High-A West

Northwest League to High-A West

Derek Harper , Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021

The Northwest League saw quite a few changes during the off-season with Major League Baseball’s realignment of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The Northwest League saw the loss of the Boise Hawks and Salem-Keizer...

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Men’s basketball team prepares for their first competition since 2019

Men’s basketball team prepares for their first competition since 2019

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff reporter
February 16, 2021

The cancellation of GNAC championships has not stopped the competitive edge of the Wildcats. The men’s and women’s Wildcat basketball teams prepare for upcoming exhibition games. The men’s basketball...

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