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Levi Shields, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Winter 2021

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Lessons from the past year of online classes

Lessons from the past year of online classes

March 10, 2021

It has been almost a year since CWU first shifted away from in-person modalities for classes. Over this period, students and professors alike have had to adapt to and overcome the numerous challenges that...

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How to pick up an instrument as a hobby

How to pick up an instrument as a hobby

March 2, 2021

In a time when many students are stuck in their house or dorms, left to do their schoolwork and then figure out what to do with their downtime, learning an instrument can be a valuable and perhaps even...

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How my love for “Star Wars” was killed and then revived

How my love for “Star Wars” was killed and then revived

February 23, 2021

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with “Star Wars.” I have fond memories of pulling out the VHS box set for the original and prequel trilogies, standing on my parent’s bed, holding my invisible lightsaber,...

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Daudi Abe is a Seattle-based professor. He’s been teaching and writing for over 20 years

Daudi Abe to present on racial disparity in classrooms

February 23, 2021

HumanitiesWA Speaker Daudi Abe is scheduled to present on Feb. 24 for Black History Month. Abe's presentation “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Principal’s Office?” touches on the...

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A profile of social media addiction

A profile of social media addiction

February 16, 2021

According to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, internet addiction was first a concept of discussion in 1996. Because students do most, if not all of their work over...

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CWU maintains health and safety guidelines following vaccine release

February 9, 2021

Currently, vaccination against COVID-19 won’t be a requirement for students planning to return to campus. But, because of the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus, precautions could change at any...

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Brooks Library reopens with some changes

Brooks Library reopens with some changes

February 2, 2021

Brooks Library has reopened with some changes and new services for students to get used to. Many changes were made to the library to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, including lowering the capacity of...

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Resources for students in a time of online learning

Resources for students in a time of online learning

January 26, 2021

To help students through the struggles that may come with online learning, CWU’s Disability Services and Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) remain open to those who need them. A recent study done by...

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Students can now mobile order food from dining services to help comply with health and safety guidelines.

Dining services named “Innovator of the Month”

January 20, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused a drastic change in the way we all go about our daily lives, it became apparent to Director of Dining Services Dean Masuccio that there would have to be changes to the...

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