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The Rec Center is working to hold in-person events in the future. Safety precautions will be taken.

The Recreation Center doesn’t plan to drop the ball for the new year

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020

The sound of the ball dropping to end 2020 will not only be a sign of a new year but will also be a metaphor for new hope.  Senior Spencer Dalzell has high hopes for this "fresh" new year. "As a...

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Top recruit from Team IMPACT, Jarred Francis (middle) signed with CWU football for 2021.

Football team announces signing of top recruit Jarred Francis

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020

Football has signed a new star player. On Oct. 16, the team announced the signing of Jarred Francis, a 2021 top recruit from Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT is a non-profit organization located in Boston,...

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CWU water polo club poses together for a photo back in 2019 after a successful competition.

Water polo club practicing for when competition resumes

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020

The water polo team is taking part in limited practices doing what it can to stay ready for when competition resumes. According to junior and water polo club Vice President Tyler Pospichal, the team...

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CWU Cheerleader and Dancer, Amelia Elliot, cheering at a CWU’s homecoming football game in 2019. The team looks forward to cheering again.

Cheer and dance teams look to have compact team size for future socially distanced performances

November 11, 2020

The 2020-21 season for the cheer and dance teams has certainly not been one to dance and cheer about. With live sports and large gatherings prohibited, the teams have yet to come together for practices....

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CWU’s tennis club takes photo after a practice back during 2019 season. Tennis club members patiently await for competition to resume in 2021.

Tennis club will continue to practice, competition to resume in the future

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2020

Despite no competition against clubs from other schools, the tennis club is practicing three times a week so they’re ready to go when competition resumes.  The club practices Mondays and Wednesdays...

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CWU’s unique location allows the aviation program, aviation majors and pilots to train year around. Pilots have gained experience from the winds of Ellensburg trying to fly and land safely.

Aviation isn’t for the faint of heart

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2020

His hands shakingly tightened on the control yoke as he took a deep breath.  He thought to himself, "It's just a little rougher today than normal."  His eyes glanced down at the bracelet that reminded...

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Head coach Chris Fisk (left) and his wife, drop off their ballots to set an example for athletes.

All athletic activities are canceled for Election Day

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2020

There won’t be any practices or team meetings on Election Day, as CWU has joined other GNAC schools to cancel athletic activities on Nov. 3. The decision to do this was in order to “promote civic...

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Men’s cross country team looks ahead to future competition despite face covering challenges

Men’s cross country team looks ahead to future competition despite face covering challenges

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

The men’s cross country team is in a state of limbo right now with no season until at least Jan. 7, 2021.  At that time, they’re expected to be cleared to compete again and have their indoor winter...

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DI Elite Rugby partners with CRAA for women’s rugby

DI Elite Rugby partners with CRAA for women’s rugby

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

DI Elite Rugby, the league in which CWU’s Women’s Rugby team competes in, has announced a partnership with the Collegiate Rugby Association of America (CRAA) to improve the landscape of women’s rugby. “The...

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Straight from the horse's mouth

Straight from the horse’s mouth

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

The smell of the hay, the whispers of the wind and the creaking of the barn doors are just a small part of a horse enthusiast’s day.  Washington's horse partisans come in all shapes and sizes, and...

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Women’s soccer looks to capitalize on a solid 2019 season with the return of key injured pieces.

Women’s soccer looks to capitalize on a solid 2019 season with the return of key injured pieces.

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

The 2020 season for women’s soccer looks to improve on the strengths from last season. Conference success plays to the gameplan Coach Michael Farrand has instilled in his players.  The Wildcats ended...

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Women’s Volleyball looks forward to spring season

Women’s Volleyball looks forward to spring season

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

The women’s volleyball team is continuing its weekly practice routine as players prepare for a potential GNAC spring season and conference tournament. The GNAC is planning on an 18-game season with everybody...

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