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Rey Green, Sports Editor

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Lambda Pi Eta commencement

February 27, 2021

Earlier this year CWU announced that graduation will be virtual for the second year in a row. This sparked the idea of a smaller commencement ceremony. Associate professor, Dr. Joshua Nelson-Ichido,...

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The mathematics of finding love

February 20, 2021

For some, the Covid-19 pandemic adds difficulty to dating and getting to know someone.  Common ways to spend a date night, like going to the movies or dining out, aren't options.    Payton Glasser,...

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I don’t care about your social media posts, get involved if you care

I don’t care about your social media posts, get involved if you care

February 16, 2021

If you are truly for us, you’ll stand with us, you’ll help us and you’ll be a part of the change. If black lives matter to you you’ll do more than just post about it on social media. Posting a...

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Black History Month Proclamation

February 4, 2021

Protests and rallies have raised tension in Ellensburg and caught the attention of the city council. Mayor Bruce Tabb said he believes the Black History Month proclamation city council made on Feb....

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Student athletes shouldn’t be paid

Student athletes shouldn’t be paid

January 26, 2021

I am a student first, athlete second. As a young kid with dreams and aspirations to become a professional athlete, my first thought of whether college level athletes deserve to be paid or not would have...

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Health is wealth for Women’s basketball athletes

Health is wealth for Women’s basketball athletes

January 12, 2021

The quarantine theme for members of the women’s basketball team was a lot of self love and self care. Being isolated produced productivity and time was not wasted. Every moment alone was valued and taken...

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Self Isolation breeds better mindset for new members of Men’s Basketball team

Self Isolation breeds better mindset for new members of Men’s Basketball team

January 12, 2021

Nothing sounds better than a fresh start after a year like 2020. With sports on hold for a while, this gave student athletes time to sit down and reflect on their lives outside of their sport. A few members...

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Saying what needs to be said

Saying what needs to be said

November 10, 2020

Call me crazy but Donald Trump becoming president was a good thing for America. I know, even I am in shock typing this out. It doesn’t even sound right. I can not put it in any better words than former...

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Symone Brown (right) wearing jacket with names of victims who died to police brutality.

Student-athlete forms new social justice group

September 15, 2020

On May 25 George Floyd was killed in Minnesota by police officers, which led to protests all from Minneapolis to Ellensburg. The video of Floyd’s death showing police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on...

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CWU women’s basketball team awaits news from GNAC of a possible season, which should come in mid-November.

Athletics prepared for potential competition

September 15, 2020

With no athletics spring quarter, coaches and players have been eager to get back to Ellensburg to potentially play their respective sports. The Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) decided to...

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Junior Eric Wilkes finished with one touchdown in 2019. His senior year of football is still up in the air.

Fall sports coaches hoping season can still happen

June 3, 2020

As spring quarter comes to an end and summer time rolls around, the next question that everyone is waiting to be answered is if there will be fall sports or not.   CWU President James Gaudino sent...

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Flooding issues continue to trouble residents

Flooding issues continue to trouble residents

May 18, 2020

Landlords are trying to find a company to fix the flooding on a local resident’s driveway.  Preschool teacher and elementary major Noelle Wadlow said this year’s flooding has been the worst she...

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Coaching from afar

Coaching from afar

May 10, 2020

No school means no sports. However, the grind has not stopped for student athletes. Athletes have been attending Zoom meetings to continue improving their techniques and bond with the team. Teams are preparing...

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Athletic facilities being well kept despite cancelled seasons

Athletic facilities being well kept despite cancelled seasons

April 30, 2020

The Nicholson Pavilion has less traffic going in and out of it this quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A majority of workers are on stay-at-home orders because they are not essential workers.  CWU...

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Students and professors adapt to online courses

Students and professors adapt to online courses

April 22, 2020

Students are in week two of online classes, but so are professors. This quarter, Zoom classes are active. According to interviewed professors, they have changed how they approach certain classes that were...

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Recreation center workers laid off

Recreation center workers laid off

April 22, 2020

With school being online, the entire campus is closed, leaving recreational workers out of a job this quarter. A majority of recreational workers are hurting financially and are in a tough situation because...

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Rey Green