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Unconditional Love is Emotional Support

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024

Anyone who has loved an animal knows how emotionally beneficial it can be. Coming home to an excited dog, cuddling with a fuzzy cat or even watching a clumsy frog fumble at catching a worm. The joy of...

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CWU Dance Company Fosters Independence and Friendship

CWU Dance Company Fosters Independence and Friendship

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024

Teamwork makes the dream work! At least, that’s true for CWU’s dance company, Orchesis. With the help of two staff directors, the dance company is entirely student-run. Because of this aspect, it’s...

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CWU Graphic Design Student’s Art Featured on City Bus Stop

CWU Graphic Design Student’s Art Featured on City Bus Stop

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 18, 2024

Junior Graphic Design student Amy Walker’s art has been immortalized on the Central Transit bus stop near the SURC.  Walker entered their piece back in December 2022 after seeing a newsletter from the...

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Amanda Hebeler y Sarah Spurgeon: ¿Por qué no decirlo simplemente?

Lee Beck, Periodista
February 10, 2024

El silencio de archivo es un fenómeno entre historiadores en el que la documentación se distorsiona, ya sea involuntaria o voluntariamente, causando confusión sobre un acontecimiento histórico, persona...

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Connection Through Poetry

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2024

Art is everywhere in Ellensburg, whether it be murals on the side of historic buildings, or music ringing through the summer air. But, where can we find Kittitas Valley’s literary arts? Look no further...

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‘The Unchosen Ones’: An Exploration of Empathy, Resilience and Sustainability

‘The Unchosen Ones’: An Exploration of Empathy, Resilience and Sustainability

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2024

“The Unchosen Ones” is an exhibit currently in the Museum of Culture and Environment by Minnesotan photographer R. J. Kern. The photographs feature young 4-H participants and the animals they were...

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Amanda Hebeler and Sarah Spurgeon: Why Don’t We Just Say It?

Amanda Hebeler and Sarah Spurgeon: Why Don’t We Just Say It?

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2024

Archival silence is a phenomenon among historians in which documentation is distorted, either unintentionally or intentionally, resulting in confusion about a historical event, person or place. A prime...

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Where’s the “Art” in Architecture?

Lee Beck, Columnist
January 21, 2024

As of late, there’s been a trend in architecture to make buildings minimalist, modernized and efficient. While I believe this can do a lot as far as energy conservation as well as accessibility, a lot...

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