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Joshua Smith, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Spring 2021

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CWU students set to improve Kittitas Elementary Playground

June 2, 2021

Under the supervision of James Avery, associate professor of management, students are pursuing philanthropic opportunities with the intention of bettering their communities by improving the Kittitas Elementary...

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Panelists invited by Douglas Honors College speak about the flaws with artificial intelligence

May 19, 2021

What is Artificial Intelligence? This was the first question given to panelists at “Artificial Intelligence: The Future is Now.” On this point, the panelists seemed to agree that none could offer a...

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Who you gonna call? Ghost Hunters!

May 12, 2021

If there’s something strange In your neighborhood Who you gonna call?   The Ghost Hunters of Kittitas County, a group of individuals brought together through a mutual passion for all...

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Too late for tulips? A taste of Washingtons tulip festival

Too late for tulips? A taste of Washington’s tulip festival

May 5, 2021

A kaleidoscope of colorful flowers could still be seen as the last days of Washington’s Tulip Festival came to a close. Hundreds of visitors from across the state flocked to Tulip Town, located in...

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First Indigenous State Laureate appointed in April

May 5, 2021

“Oh, poetry! Poetry is bright stars In the branches, moonlight on the grass, And silent wings to take me wherever I go.” Excerpt from Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer   Every...

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At Home with Poetry: A Live Reading Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 28, 2021

Powerful.  This was how viewers described the presenters’ readings on the At Home with Poetry: A Live Reading Celebrating National Poetry Month that occurred on April 21. A mix of individuals participated...

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The future is looking amber-colored for CWU students

The future is looking amber-colored for CWU students

April 21, 2021

The Craft Brewing program at CWU has opened its doors to all majors, regardless of scientific background, to enjoy hops in its multitude of flavors. According to the Director of Craft Brewing Dr. Eric...

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Professors shouldn’t profit from students’ textbooks

Professors shouldn’t profit from students’ textbooks

April 14, 2021

How far can you trust the salesman who earns a commission from his wares? It depends, I suppose, on the salesman. Still, when we hear his claims of 'best on the market' or 'top-of-the-line,' it warrants...

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Aerial from Craig Hill before July 4, 1889: This photograph depicts the young city of Ellensburg, taken before the fire from Craig’s Hill, between 3rd Avenue (to the left) and 4th Avenue (on right). The big white building slightly right of center is the Johnson House (it looks like a three-tiered cake). That building was located on the northwest corner of West 4th Avenue and North Pearl Street (today where Rotary Pavilion is), and was where patrons attending a dance first noticed the J. S. Anthony building on fire.

Fire Alarm saves the Clymer Museum

April 14, 2021

Fire has seared itself into the annals of Ellensburg. From the great fire on July 4, 1889, which destroyed nearly 200 homes, and the more recent fire at the Clymer Museum, which resulted in an estimated...

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