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Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Spring 2021

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Opinion: Celebrate Day of the Dead this year to honor your loved ones

Opinion: Celebrate Day of the Dead this year to honor your loved ones

October 19, 2021

As the weather gets colder, and the trees turn a brighter red and orange, we grow more and more excited about fall, those yummy seasonal Starbuck drinks and our favorite flannels we’ve shoved in the...

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Meet Fall Concert Series Guest Performers: Cigman Fraud

Meet Fall Concert Series Guest Performers: Cigman Fraud

October 9, 2021

As students begin to return to in person activities, with fuller capacity on campus now campus after a year and a half long wait, there has been a sense of excitement in the air. With new and traditional...

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Jerry Slough, Faux Autumn, 2020, Archival Pigment Print from Chromoskedasic Sabattier Silver Gelatin Print, 20 in. x 24 in.

Lindsay Peyton and Jerry Slough Master of Fine Arts Thesis during a national pandemic

June 2, 2021

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery hosted “Reclaimed, a Master of Fine Arts,” a thesis exhibition by Lindsay Peyton and Jerry Slough, who presented alongside each other in a webinar artist talk. Throughout...

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Sandra Galta on The Intersection of Gender, Sexuality and Immigration

May 26, 2021

Sandra Galta, a part-time Sociology professor, unravels the vulnerability of women to rape, family separation and deportation of partners/spouses of the “UndocuQueer” population in the U.S and the...

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DEI Commission First Meeting

DEI Commission First Meeting

May 19, 2021

The first meeting of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission was off to a positive start according to Nancy Goodloe, the council representative and chair for the commission.  Recently...

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Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series: Victoria Chang Virtual Reading

Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series: Victoria Chang Virtual Reading

May 12, 2021

CWU Lion Rock Visiting Writer Series invited their second author of the quarter, novelist Victoria Chang featured in two virtual live readings.  “Victoria Chang is known for her sharp wit and her...

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Family Fun Day: Family Weekend gets a virtual rebrand for 2021

May 5, 2021

Campus Activities has found a new way for families and students to interact amid the pandemic. This will be the first time in campus history that family weekend will be held virtually.  Campus Activities...

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CWU holds sixth annual Diversity Award ceremony

April 28, 2021

This year's sixth annual Diversity Award ceremony event felt different. Pre-COVID-19, the event would have been held at the SURC ballroom where family and friends could attend and cheer on their loved...

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Writer De’Shawn Charles Winslow shares journey writing novel

April 21, 2021

Award Winning De’Shawn Charles Winslow read from his first novel “In West Mills” through a live virtual reading, where he was able to talk with CWU students about his process, held on April 13th.  “In...

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Ellensburg City Council scouts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commission members

Ellensburg City Council scouts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commission members

April 14, 2021

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission has recently accepted applications to be on the commission. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission has been in the works since July of 2020. The...

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Virtual exchange: An opportunity for anyone to study abroad

March 9, 2021

CWU’s virtual exchange language partner program is a unique way for students to participate in what is almost like a virtual study abroad. This virtual exchange opportunity began in 2020, and has allowed...

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Family and child life program: persevering through the pandemic

Family and child life program: persevering through the pandemic

March 2, 2021

Family and Child Life Department Chair Duane Dowd said the family and child life program has been doing their best to ensure the safety of the students. With that priority in mind, it was decided to keep...

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Daniel Herman: A closer look at the history professor and author

February 23, 2021

History Professor Daniel Justin Herman has been teaching here for over 22 years. "The Feudist: A Novel Of The Pleasant Valley War” is his most recently published book.  “It took me eight years,”...

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Korean Dramas: the next level for rom-com lovers

Korean Dramas: the next level for rom-com lovers

February 16, 2021

Look, I won't argue, and I agree that romantic comedies in the 1980s were truly a masterpiece. I mean who doesn’t like “Sixteen Candles” starring the classic Molly Ringwald? I think we can almost...

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Changes are being considered as to how how North Village Cafe operates.

North Village Café to reopen with changes

February 16, 2021

For students living on the North side of campus, North Village Café was a place where many found comfort. The small building filled with colorful booths and art gave the café an urban feel. In the evenings,...

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Career Services provides opportunities for students to continue networking online

February 9, 2021

Jay Pfeiffer, a career counselor and lecturer, said he has been observing that at some point things will continue to go back to normal depending on the coronavirus, and companies that have had hiring freezes...

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CWU clubs affected by COVID-19

February 2, 2021

Due to COVID-19, many activities at CWU have been canceled or forced to meet via Zoom. Although the changes happened suddenly there are clubs that have persevered through the shift to virtual meetings...

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs new Healthy-Roadmap to Recovery plan

January 20, 2021

A week before COVID-19 restrictions were set to be lifted, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 phased recovery plan on Jan. 5 with hopes of reducing rising COVID-19 case numbers throughout the counties....

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