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“What Employers Want” Workshop advises students on impressing employers

“What Employers Want” Workshop advises students on impressing employers

May 14, 2019

The latest “What Employers Want” Workshop took place on May 14 in Samuelson 103, where CWU Career Services Employer Outreach Liaison Bruce Simpson ran an interactive presentation with a nearly full...

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2019 Off-Campus Housing Fair shows living options for students

2019 Off-Campus Housing Fair shows living options for students

May 9, 2019

Today, the annual Off-Campus Housing Fair took place on the SURC’s east patio, with tables set up for representatives of various property ownership groups, as well as representatives for specific properties....

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Spring Quarter Wildcat Success Day showcases variety of resources for students

Spring Quarter Wildcat Success Day showcases variety of resources for students

May 4, 2019

On Friday, May 3 the 2019 Spring Quarter iteration of the Wildcat Success Day took place on the SURC East Patio.  The event had two lines of tables set up parallel from one another, with each table or...

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“Endgame:” An epic, ambitious but flawed finale

“Endgame:” An epic, ambitious but flawed finale

May 2, 2019

Let’s get this out of the way first: “Avengers: Endgame” is a total blast, with awesome dialogue in both serious and witty situations, mind-blowing action sequences, full of epic moments and lots...

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Watching films: why going in blind can be flawed

Watching films: why going in blind can be flawed

April 11, 2019

From my perspective, seeing films for the first time, especially in a packed house or theater, is an experience that can’t be replicated. Unless you’ve gone out of the way to spoil it for yourself...

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March Movie Roundup

March Movie Roundup

April 3, 2019

“Captive State” In this Rupert Wyatt – directed film is the story of an insurrection, mostly from the point of view of the group organizing it, with some perspective from officials that this insurrection...

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ASCWU warns about Patriot Prayer

April 3, 2019

A warning about an Ellensburg and CWU campus visit by the controversial group Patriot Prayer later this weekend (Friday and Saturday) was issued by the ASCWU Student Government during their April 1 public...

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‘Fargo’ (1996) vs. ‘Fargo’ (2014-Present)

‘Fargo’ (1996) vs. ‘Fargo’ (2014-Present)

March 8, 2019

Usually when watching a television series based on a popular film, it’s hard to understand many of the plot points without having seen the film first. Luckily, watchers of the currently ongoing “Fargo”...

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“Happy Death Day 2U”: could surpass original

“Happy Death Day 2U”: could surpass original

February 22, 2019

2017’s “Happy Death Day” was a horror-dark comedy, taking the basic premise of “Groundhog Day,” of living the same day over and over again, and applying a baby-face-masked killer to the formula....

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“Velvet Buzzsaw”: A weird, mesmerizing mixed bag

“Velvet Buzzsaw”: A weird, mesmerizing mixed bag

February 14, 2019

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is a Netflix original film that was directed by Dan Gilroy and released Feb. 1 on the streaming platform and in select theaters. An interesting clash of modern horror and the elite...

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Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

Opinion: Seahawks will need to make some changes

January 23, 2019

After surprise playoff appearance, Seahawks’ offseason looms large The Seattle Seahawks were able to the flip the script on a season that looked lost early on and qualify for 2018-2019 NFL playoffs....

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“Bird Box”: More than a meme, but still derivative

“Bird Box”: More than a meme, but still derivative

January 16, 2019

It’s not often that a film is more well known for its meme status than its cinematic prowess, but “Bird Box” is a rare exception.  Seeing memes containing screen grabs from the film or videos of...

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Opinion: Seattle Seahawks - the lost season that wasn't

Opinion: Seattle Seahawks – the lost season that wasn’t

January 10, 2019

To say the Seahawks had a rough off-season before the 2018 opener would be putting on a thick coat of sugar. Richard Sherman said the Seahawks lost their way after he was released. Rumors dropped alleging...

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“Aquaman”renews an old character

January 10, 2019

With the exception of “Wonder Woman” (2017), the DC Extended Universe has been an utter and complete mess. Films such as “Suicide Squad” (2016) and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016)...

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“Overlord” showcases the brutal horror of war and the supernatural

November 20, 2018

“Overlord” drops us into the world of WWII on the day before the historic D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. We are introduced to the American protagonists, including Boyce (Jovan Adepo) and Ford...

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