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The Early Bird Chicken and Waffles

The Early Bird

June 2, 2021

Do you enjoy waking up early and going to breakfast? Want some chicken and waffles or a scramble bowl? Luckily the Early Bird Cafe, and its new location, has you covered. Jeannie Bayles, the restaurant’s...

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COVID-19 affects how students prepare for finals week

May 26, 2021

Ryan Arboleda, a student research assistant majoring in biology, had to adapt his study habits during the pandemic. “I think the biggest change that has happened for finals week is I used to be a...

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CWU researchers develop space-based system to rapidly detect large earthquakes, tsunamis

May 19, 2021

CWU geophysicist Timothy Melbourne and his colleagues reported the development of a global earthquake monitoring system based on measurements of crustal deformation that can be detected by Global Navigation...

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SOURCE goes virtual for a second year.

SOURCE goes virtual for a second year.

May 12, 2021

For the second year in a row, the Board of Undergraduate Research will conduct the annual SOURCE presentations completely virtually. The way these presentations work is undergrad and graduate students...

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COVID-19 affects number of courses offered summer quarter

May 5, 2021

The STEM program is offering more courses this summer quarter than previous years, in contrast to the Communication Department, which is offering fewer. Due to COVID-19, the demands for these classes...

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Surviving a long-distance relationship while quarantining

April 28, 2021

Relationships take time and effort on a regular basis. You have to communicate, ask each other questions, make sure each person is okay and make sure the love and care is always there for each other. However,...

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Prep for the farming season

Prep for the farming season

April 28, 2021

Spring has arrived, which means it’s that time of year again for locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables. Farmers plan out their season starting at the beginning of the year. Most of the farmers...

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Career Services to hold annual school fair virtually for second year in a row

April 21, 2021

With commencement around the corner, graduates are beginning to look ahead to their life after college. On April 22, Career Services will be holding the annual Spring Career, Internship, & Grad...

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Though it’s faced turbulence, CWU’s Aviation department has accepted new applicants fall.

CWU Aviation Program is looking to lift off again in fall 2021

April 14, 2021

While some wondered if CWU’s aviation program was going to close for good, the Aviation Department has accepted 70-75 new applicants for the fall 2021 program.  In an announcement made on June 16,...

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President Gaudino reflects on time spent at CWU

President Gaudino reflects on time spent at CWU

March 9, 2021

President James L. Gaudino only has a few months left as president of CWU after being in the position for 12 years. He and his wife decided that stepping away from the position would be the best opportunity...

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What is Open Minded-Community Club?

What is Open Minded-Community Club?

March 2, 2021

Open Minded-Community Club (OMC) is not an official club on campus yet, however, the club board is in the process of finding an advisor to make the club possible.  OMC wants to promote positive individual...

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Weight gain to weight loss caused by COVID-19

February 23, 2021

COVID-19 has caused many issues all across the globe. Many people have been given ample time to be in their own house to build connections with their family. However, one challenge that many people have...

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Museum Selfie Day: Hilarious Museum Selfie Day that Black did not know even existed which portrays all four of the museum staff members.

The Museum of Culture and Environment: through Carson Black’s eyes

February 16, 2021

Second year grad assistant Carson Black, who majored in the primate and ecology program, spoke on what CWU’s Museum of Culture and Environment is all about, including information on the museum being...

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Value your true identity, defy all other norms

Value your true identity, defy all other norms

February 9, 2021

Imagine growing up with family members that were against any form of marriage except between a man and a woman, many times hearing comments and sexual slurs towards anyone who was different then what they...

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Online learning changes practicum formats as pandemic affects students and schools

Online learning changes practicum formats as pandemic affects students and schools

February 9, 2021

Imagine being a senior in college, knowing some are supposed to graduate in a few months. Having to get their practicums, student teaching and internship done, but can’t because they're in the middle...

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Students speak on WiFi stability during online classes

February 2, 2021

Being in a pandemic and going to school online can be hard. Many students struggle to connect to their Wi-Fi server. There are students that will sit in a Zoom call or Blackboard meeting, and it’ll tell...

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CWU participates in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

CWU participates in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

January 26, 2021

On Jan. 19, CWU participated in a nationwide mourning of the lives of more than 400,000 Americans who have died due to COVID-19. Barge Hall was lit up in amber colors to show support to the families across...

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On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

January 20, 2021

CWU students are required to get tested for COVID-19 if they live, work or have class on campus. If students are not tested, they will not be allowed access to campus. Testing was done in groups based...

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