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Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter

Staff Reporter - Winter 2021

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Being outside without a mask is a breathtaking feeling

Being outside without a mask is a breathtaking feeling

March 9, 2021

Whether it is walking and jogging or running and full-on sprinting, the need to wear masks is not a strong one. Exercise requires the ability to master breathing techniques to avoid becoming winded too...

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CPR and first aid courses offered at Recreation Center

CPR and first aid courses offered at Recreation Center

March 9, 2021

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 45% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was administered. A person not breathing or...

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Underclassmen react: A year without in-person classes

March 2, 2021

Anyone’s life can inexplicably change in just a matter of seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks. Underclassmen especially have felt the change as the beginning of their college experience changed almost...

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Student creates car detailing business to save money

Student creates car detailing business to save money

February 23, 2021

As students enter the college phase, many rely on the student services schools provide for them. Washington ranks number 11 in the total usage of state financial aid, according to the Education Data research...

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COVID-19 affects the Girl Scouts business

February 16, 2021

From the fresh tanginess of lemon to the lush, buttery toffee flavor, the choices of flavors are many when it comes to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI). GSEWNI have maintained...

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Saving 101: helping students save money while in college

Saving 101: helping students save money while in college

February 9, 2021

Trying to save money might be hard for some college students. Resisting the urge to buy stuff that might not be necessary versus the stuff that is might be overwhelming at times. For students, saving...

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The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary

The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary

February 2, 2021

The Pigture Perfect Rescue and Sanctuary is a local non-profit organization that rescues pigs from abusive, neglectful or life-threatening situations. The sanctuary acts as a place of refuge for these...

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Perms: The Modernized Trend

Perms: The Modernized Trend

January 26, 2021

According to local hair stylists, perms have become a trend lately, with people of all genders stopping by salons to get a curly new hairdo. From simple cuts and manly trims to sleek styles and womanly...

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Engaging the virtual world on campus

January 20, 2021

With CWU enforcing safety restrictions and guidelines across campus for students, staff and faculty, the opportunity to attend campus events has greatly decreased. The pandemic has changed the course of...

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[Video] Students struggle with homework loads as finals approach

November 10, 2020

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) stress, anxiety and depression are factors that contribute to the downfall of a student's academic performance.  Students are bombarded...

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[Video] Ellensburg Cold Weather Shelter reopens Nov. 9

November 3, 2020

The Ellensburg Cold Weather Shelter is an organization that aims to help community members during the cold winter season.  Coordinators Pope Don Green and Tiffany Metger state the shelter’s main...

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[Video] Ahmed Hassan uses his film “The Square” to show social issues in Egypt

October 27, 2020

Ahmed Hassan is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer. One of his well-known films “The Square,” showcases political reform and social injustice in Egypt. Hassan and his partners in the film, document...

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[Video] Kittitas County in Phase 3

October 12, 2020

On June 23, 2020 Gov. Jay Inslee allowed Kittitas County to move to phase 3. These phases are a part of Inslee’s Safe Start Plan according to the Washington State Department of Health. Kittitas County...

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An insight to student life in an online learning environment

October 7, 2020

CWU has adapted to the ever-changing circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic has left people with by restructuring classes to suit the needs of staff, students, and faculty. Although online and hybrid classes...

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[Video] Wildfires affect 2020 hunting season

September 29, 2020

With the fire and smoke from the Evans Canyon Fire receding into the Wenas and Oak Creek areas, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFAW) is trying to maintain the damaged areas and provide...

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Nidia Torres