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CWU’s football team participating in a ROTC winter condition last year inside the field house of Nicholson Pavilion.

Football team targets character building as it continues to preserve through COVID-19 restrictions

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

The Wildcats’ return has the football team preparing for a season that’s better late than never. Despite the continuation of the pandemic, the football team’s 2020 season is in the final stages to...

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Freshman Forward Gaige Ainslie doing a lay up drill at practice.

Hope for CWU men’s basketball season rises

Deacon Tuttle, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

The men’s basketball team represents several attributes to people both on and off the court – teamwork, commitment, and dedication.The CWU men’s basketball program has been injected with new life...

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Health is wealth for Women’s basketball athletes

Health is wealth for Women’s basketball athletes

Rey Green, Sports Editor
January 12, 2021

The quarantine theme for members of the women’s basketball team was a lot of self love and self care. Being isolated produced productivity and time was not wasted. Every moment alone was valued and taken...

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Self Isolation breeds better mindset for new members of Men’s Basketball team

Self Isolation breeds better mindset for new members of Men’s Basketball team

Rey Green, Sports Editor
January 12, 2021

Nothing sounds better than a fresh start after a year like 2020. With sports on hold for a while, this gave student athletes time to sit down and reflect on their lives outside of their sport. A few members...

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GNAC member Azusa Pacific discontinues football

GNAC member Azusa Pacific discontinues football

Sean Bessette, Senior Reporter
January 12, 2021

Last month, GNAC member Azusa Pacific University (APU) ended its football program effective immediately after 55 years of competition in the NCAA and NAIA. “You hate to see any program discontinue...

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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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