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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Maria Mann

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter- Fall 2023

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MSGs false repuation negatively impacted Chinese restaurants across the United States. Photo credit pexels

MSG is not unhealthy

Maria Mann, Columnist
November 17, 2023

My whole life, I have grown up hearing from my parents and the general public that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is very unhealthy and should be avoided.  I am not alone in that. According to the...

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Players embracing the seniors. Photo credit Jacob Thompson

Honoring CWU women’s soccer seniors

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2023

The seniors’ final game was against Saint Martin’s University (SMU) on the frigid fall evening of Saturday, Nov. 4, at Tomlinson Stadium. The teams were closely matched, with neither side scoring...

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CWU Library Presents on AI

Bots Replace the Writing Process

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2023

Is it acceptable to copy written works if they were generated by a computer and not a real person? This is a topic of controversy within the realm of artificial intelligence (AI).  According to Turnitin.com,...

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Sustainable Fashion Makes a Comeback in Ellensburg

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2023

Located centrally in downtown Ellensburg is one of the city’s few consignment stores, ReRuns Consignment Boutique.  A hole-in-the-wall establishment that could be easy to miss from the outside,...

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CWUs Halloween Concert occurred on Oct. 25 in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building

CWU’s Symphony Orchestra presents their Halloween Spooktacular

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2023

McIntyre Hall’s Wayne S. Hertz Concert Hall was filled to the brim on Oct. 25. Ellensburg community members of all ages were dressed as Jedis, bananas and everything in between. The stage was empty,...

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Kaitlyn Flesher giving instruction

Feeding the Wildcats Sustainably

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2023

Kaitlyn Flesher giving instruction

Why Starbucks is Overrated

Why Starbucks is Overrated

Maria Mann, Columnist
October 19, 2023

We live in an age of crippling caffeine addictions, with it being consumed by 92% of college students according to coffeeaffection.com. Starbucks is often the go-to place for a caffeinated beverage of...

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Book Bans are Spreading Across America

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2023

Representatives from CWU’s library gave a presentation on banned books over lunch at the SURC on Oct. 4. Perched atop a wooden bench were many childhood classics including “Diary of a Wimpy Kid," “Junie...

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These are just some of of the books being banned nationwide.

Book Bans are Spreading Across America

Maria Mann, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2023

Representatives from CWU’s library gave a presentation on banned books over lunch at the SURC on Oct. 4. Perched atop a wooden bench were many childhood classics including “Diary of a Wimpy...

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