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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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Virtual events took place during Homecoming along with other socailly distant experiences at the Student Union and Recreation Center.

Homecoming 2020: virtual and socially distant edition

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

Once every fall, high schools and colleges across the nation unite their student body to celebrate sports teams and school spirit, but thanks to COVID-19, 2020's homecoming celebrations were a lot quieter...

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Hunters prepare for a new look, season and gameplan with old roads closing

Hunters prepare for a new look, season and gameplan with old roads closing

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

Oct. marks the beginning of hunting season, a tradition that many Washington state residents partake in each year with the hopes of a successful harvest to provide sustenance and stories for a lifetime.  Part...

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Inside of Nicholson Pavilion where alumni’s donations help fund the athletic programs, staff and events ran around the community.

The seventh annual Wildcat alumni challenge is underway

Sean Bessette , Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

The seventh annual Wildcat alumni challenge began on Oct. 1 and will run through Dec. 1 to raise money for the athletics program. “The purpose of it is to engage our former student athletes and get...

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OPR offers a variety of equipment for student use

OPR offers a variety of equipment for student use

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020

Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR) continues to provide students with equipment for their trips. As the leaves begin to turn from green to its fall attire, more students are finding themselves strapping...

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Quarterback Jack Smith transfers to CWU from ASU

Quarterback Jack Smith transfers to CWU from ASU

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2020

The football team will have another player competing for the starting quarterback job in fall 2021. Fifth year quarterback Jack Smith transferred this year to CWU from Arizona State University where he...

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At the top of the trail hikers find scenic views of Ellensburg and its surroundings.

Rattlesnake Dance Trail: It’s the climb

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
October 13, 2020

A mere 15 minutes outside of Ellensburg, the Rattlesnake Dance Trail trail offers a full view of the valley and a unique perspective, all while hiking about a mile each way. Gear to Pack A sturdy...

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Trivia brings together more than just students

Trivia brings together more than just students

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020

What started as a “bootlegged” trivia night as an effort to keep student morale up has now become a collaboration between the Recreation Center and Student Activities.  Senior and Intramural Manager...

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