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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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Athletics to host virtual homecoming event

Athletics to host virtual homecoming event

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020

On Oct. 17, athletics will host a virtual homecoming event to honor the traditional homecoming events that have been canceled. “This is a great opportunity for our fans to support our student athletes...

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Head football coach Chris Fisk is confident that CWU’s football team will be able to build up their workouts to avoid injuries similar to the NFL.

A modified buildup to competition raises the possibility for more injuries in the upcoming season for CWU athletics

Sean Bessette, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

With the lack of preseason games, more NFL players are getting injured through the first few weeks of the season. As seen in the NFL, when competition occurs, it’s possible the same thing could happen...

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The rec center is looking for new ways to get students involved, including skill competitions.

Are you up to the challenge?

RachelAnn Degnan, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

To supplement the lack of sports opportunities offered this quarter, the Recreation Center is offering brand new skill challenges in soccer, basketball and flag football. Intramural Sports & Special...

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Women’s Soccer team looking to kick off a potential spring season. The team has been working on staying in shape and forming team chemistry. The team looks forward to facing rival WWU.

Soccer gears up ahead of potential spring season

Derek Harper, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

The Women’s Soccer team is gearing up for a spring GNAC season, despite a canceled NCAA tournament this year, should they qualify. But that’s not stopping the team from eyeing the GNAC crown. Senior...

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