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All content by Mikaila Wilkerson

OPINION: Pokemon Go and recover your common sense

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
August 3, 2016

We all know how big of a success Pokemon Go was when it was released–and it still is to this day. I know that I still continue to see small clumps of people walking around late at night, lost in their...

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Jazz music swings into the valley

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
July 28, 2016

This weekend, Ellensburg celebrates its 19th annual Jazz in the Valley event downtown. Jazz in the Valley, which first debuted in 1998, is a Friday night through Sunday afternoon event that works to...

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Central gears up for summer camps

Central gears up for summer camps

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
July 21, 2016

During the summer, Central is home to many different camps including sports camps, math camps, science camps and more, all to show people coming in what Central has to offer them. Gaining Early Awareness...

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Bittersweet farewell

Bittersweet farewell

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
July 19, 2016

Travis Box, the general manager for Central’s 88.1 The Burg radio station since 2013, resigned at the end of the school year. According to Elena Larrabee, the brand manager for The Burg, Box resigned...

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20th annual spring fashion show at Central

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
June 3, 2016

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Central Washington University's annual spring fashion show. Andrea Eklund, Student Fashion Association advisor, directs 120 students for the spring fashion show....

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Fashion forward at Claim Clothing

Fashion forward at Claim Clothing

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
May 19, 2016

In the two years since Megan West started Claim Clothing, she has encountered many interesting people come into the store with different stories to share. One time a young woman walk into Claim Clothing...

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SOURCE opens doors for students

SOURCE opens doors for students

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
May 12, 2016

The SURC ballroom is filled with posters and students presenting their work in front of other students and judges. Models strut their stuff down the runway set up in the middle of the second floor. This...

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A spoonful of sugar

A spoonful of sugar

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
April 28, 2016

“Mary Poppins,” the classic musical production that we all know and love, will be coming to Central during Mother’s Day weekend and the weekend after that. According to Scott Robinson, theatre...

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Have a beer and a meal at Iron Horse

Have a beer and a meal at Iron Horse

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016

Iron Horse Brewery, which was established in 2004, recently created a menu that not only featured the brewery’s beers but also various sorts of food that are now available. One bartender and server...

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Students learn all about fashion

Students learn all about fashion

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016

The Student Fashion Association, which gives students insight into what the fashion industry is all about, is open to all students who are passionate or interested in the the study of fashion. Kylie...

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OPINION: A little perspective on last week’s debacle

Mikaila Wilkerson, Senior Reporter
April 21, 2016

You may have heard about our infamous section entitled ‘We Observed You’ by now. People have been talking about it, people have been speaking against it (some more harshly than others), but the...

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Ellensburgs newest pizza place took over the building that used be occupied by Kentucky Fried Chicken.

A slice of life at Westside Pizza

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2016

Westside Pizza, which opened on March 1, offers new promotions and deals each week to bring more people into their thriving business and to try out what they have to offer. Christine Brevik, the...

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Calvin Wu is the only chef in town that can perform a show while cooking food on a hibachi. Wu trained for three years before he mastered it.

The Oyama experience

Mikaila Wilkerson, Scene Assistant Editor
March 3, 2016

The air buzzed with multiple conversations, mouthwatering seafood was out on display and fire burst from the grill as chefs prepared food. It’s dinner time at Oyama. Calvin Wu, Oyama’s 27-year-old...

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Red, white and pink all around

Red, white and pink all around

Mikaila Wilkerson, Scene Assistant Editor
February 11, 2016

Anybody who’s looking for a nice place to go on Valentine’s Day will be happy to know that there are many restaurants downtown offering specials specifically for this special holiday. According...

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Throwback to the 90s with Aladdin

Throwback to the ’90s with Aladdin

Mikaila Wilkerson, Assistant Scene Editor
January 28, 2016

Disney lovers rejoice; Aladdin has been selected for Monday Movie Madness on Feb. 1. Campus Activities, which tries to put on at least one or two family-styled movies a quarter, chose the film because...

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Las Vegas body percussion act performing at Central

Las Vegas body percussion act performing at Central

Mikaila Wilkerson, Assistant Scene Editor
January 13, 2016

MOLODI, a body percussion group, will be coming to Central on Wednesday, January 13th for a performance in the Ballroom at 7pm. MOLODI combines tap, beatboxing, hip hop dancing and acrobatics in their...

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Munch Madness event works with food bank to feed the hungry

Munch Madness event works with food bank to feed the hungry

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2015

Dakota Johnson Munch Madness, a competitive food drive contributing towards the FISH food bank, was started by Morning Rotary. Although Central has not been involved with Munch Madness up until this...

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Dr. Michael Dorff presents the impact of math in movies

Dr. Michael Dorff presents the impact of math in movies

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2015

Dakota Johnson Dr. Michael Dorff’s presentation, “Movies and Math: the Past, Present and the Future,” discussed last Friday how math has made an impact on recent animated films. “Michael...

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Sexhibition art show to be displayed in SURC Pit on Feb. 24

Sexhibition art show to be displayed in SURC Pit on Feb. 24

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015

The Sexhibition art show, featuring student artwork made of condoms, will be on display in the SURC Pit on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sexhibition is a part of Central’s annual “Sex Central.” It...

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Campus pride rates Central 5 out of 5 for LGBT friendliness

Mikaila Wilkerson, Staff Reporter
January 29, 2015

Central has been rated five out of five stars for LGBT friendliness by Campus Pride Index, a website launched in 2002 to help colleges improve LGBT education. Katrina Whitney, a diversity officer within...

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