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Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter

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CWU’s pool opens for the first time in nearly a calendar year

February 23, 2021

If the snow and ice was not enough water for the students of CWU, the pool has reopened for the first time since COVID-19 hit the university last March. Located in the Aquatics Center at 1699, 1601 N Walnut...

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Men’s basketball team prepares for their first competition since 2019

Men’s basketball team prepares for their first competition since 2019

February 16, 2021

The cancellation of GNAC championships has not stopped the competitive edge of the Wildcats. The men’s and women’s Wildcat basketball teams prepare for upcoming exhibition games. The men’s basketball...

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Senior athletes recount some of their biggest moments at CWU

February 10, 2021

The release of team schedules and recruiting classes the first week of February have the Wildcat teams’ reality of a season coming true. With the lack of live sports in the previous spring, fall and...

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Tomlinson Stadium is electrifying on Saturday’s especially with the band and fans.

Tomlinson Stadium: A home for all

February 2, 2021

Tomlinson Stadium’s profound impact on CWU and its students transcends nearly seven decades. Named in 1940 after star running back Jack Tomlinson, the name Tomlinson stuck and has been host to many events...

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CWU and Kittitas County are preparing as the next batch of COVID-19 vaccines work their way through the residents and students of Ellensburg

January 27, 2021

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CWU’s athletics have finally resumed practice after approximately 10 months. As of Jan. 19, Kittitas County has received 2,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines....

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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

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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Students give mixed reviews on whether in-person classes are the most effective method of teaching

November 12, 2020

For many, the 2020-21 academic year will be online. Most departments have shifted from in-person classes to either online or real-time online.  Real-time online classes are classes that require students...

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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.

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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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

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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OPR offers a variety of equipment for student use

OPR offers a variety of equipment for student use

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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[Video] Club sports start up again

October 20, 2020

Club sports provide opportunities for students to not only participate in events together, but to create their own matchups and schedules. Each club is student run allowing them to develop leadership and...

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A time in sports we may never see again

A time in sports we may never see again

October 13, 2020

Despite the dark clouds that have loomed over the world recently, there is a silver lining: the same Tiffany silver of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The sports equinox has graced our lives in a time we needed...

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Outdoor activity keeps the minds of staff and students fresh and ready

Outdoor activity keeps the minds of staff and students fresh and ready

October 7, 2020

More people are looking for things to do while our state and country remain somewhat closed. Students have decided to take this time to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor activities this state offers, including...

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The CWU football team has had to learn how to adapt to non contact activities to prepare for a sport that’s full of human contact.

Football team gets creative with its sights on potential return

September 24, 2020

Football has been forced to reschedule its regular season in the spring. Stipulations applied to this agreement to play in the spring are required. Despite the hurdles created by COVID-19, the football...

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Gabriel Strasbaugh