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Joseph Stanger, Staff Reporter

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Staff Reporter - Spring 2020

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Local businesses are forced to find new ways of maintaining business in the new year

New COVID-19 protocols cause issues for local restaurants and businesses

January 12, 2021

Roughly two weeks before Thanksgiving, Gov. Jay Inslee implemented statewide restrictions on indoor dining to prevent the spread of COVID-19, causing restaurants across Washington to either adapt their...

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“Wonder Woman 1984” review: wonder woman, mediocre movie

“Wonder Woman 1984” review: wonder woman, mediocre movie

January 12, 2021

“Wonder Woman 1984” is the first of Warner Bros.’ new films to release simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, making it easily accessible to those trying to be safe during the pandemic. But is...

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ROTC cadets experience a new kind of training

ROTC cadets experience a new kind of training

June 3, 2020

During past quarters, with in-person classes and no social distancing regulations, students might have occasionally seen ROTC cadets training around campus. This quarter, to make sure those in the program...

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Community and competition formed completely online with intramural esports

Community and competition formed completely online with intramural esports

May 28, 2020

After a long day of Zoom meetings, work and other responsibilities, it’s finally time to relax, talk to some friends and play some video games. CWU introduced esports to the intramural sports program...

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The ReCycle Bicycle shop has been booked with repair orders and an increase in new customers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Manager Colton Beutel suggests that people may be seeking alternatives to staying inside due to the shutdown.

Bikes are back

May 18, 2020

The ReCycle Bicycle Shop has seen a spike in business during the pandemic. Frank Johnston, the owner of the ReCycle Shop, said biking is very important to the town of Ellensburg. “It wasn’t as obvious...

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Office of International Studies and Programs struggles to get students to participate in optional activities

Office of International Studies and Programs struggles to get students to participate in optional activities

May 13, 2020

Not a single student showed up to eight out of the 12 events the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) put on this quarter. According to the OISP’s program coordinator, Krissy Goecks, the...

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No panic at the dispo

No panic at the dispo

May 2, 2020

During the pandemic, many businesses have been forced to close their doors indefinitely. Marijuana dispensaries, however, have not suffered the same fate. According to Washington State’s list of essential...

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A composed victory

A composed victory

April 28, 2020

 Earlier this year, Aaron Rausch received a phone call from TVW, Washington State’s public affairs network, informing him he had won their composition competition. The 21-year-old percussion performance...

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How religious groups are adapting

How religious groups are adapting

April 22, 2020

CWU’s religious groups are changing the way they meet and interact with one another due to the stay-at-home order. Online software has become the main mode of communication for events and activities...

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