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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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Samantha Cabeza, Photographer

Staff Reporter - Spring 2020

Staff Reporter - Fall 2019

Photographer - Spring 2021

All content by Samantha Cabeza
Top Three Video Games I Played During Quarantine

Top Three Video Games I Played During Quarantine

Samantha Cabeza, Columnist
April 14, 2021

During this time where we have been cooped up at home, I have decided to try and explore different hobbies to get into. I was looking on Amazon one day in April of 2020 and saw that the PS4 was on sale....

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Snowy Summit

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2021

For some CWU students, it takes a dangerous drive in snowy conditions to get to their part-time job. Samantha Cabeza spoke to workers at The Summit at Snoqualmie ski resort about how they balance a...

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Resonate Church Resumes In-Person Service

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
February 4, 2021

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Social distancing: summer break edition

Social distancing: summer break edition

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020

As the end of the quarter is approaching, plans for summertime are being made while keeping COVID-19 guidelines in mind. Students expressed  how they think this summer will  feel different because...

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From feet photos to graduation photos

From feet photos to graduation photos

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 28, 2020

During the pandemic, there is a wide array of jobs students have flocked to in order to make an extra income. Many students need extra money due to losing their jobs or not making as much. Some job descriptions...

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Humans in need find furry friends indeed

Humans in need find furry friends indeed

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2020

Empty cages at rescue centers mean more people are adopting animals during the stay-at-home order.  Quarantine has caused more students and residents of Ellensburg to adopt all kinds of critters. Adoption...

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Diving deeper into the New Horizons game during the stay-at-home order

Diving deeper into the New Horizons game during the stay-at-home order

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020

College students are playing Nintendo’s new game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH), that was released on March 20. Students have flocked to this game in hopes of still being able to connect with...

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Empty dorms at empty campuses

Empty dorms at empty campuses

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
May 2, 2020

Students made a decision right before spring quarter whether to stay in Ellensburg or to go home to their families. Many students decided to go home and stay safe with their families.  Wherever students...

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The show must go on!

The show must go on!

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2020

Theater students and staff have adjusted well from in-person, hands-on learning and teaching to performing everything behind a screen. As spring quarter goes on, students who are in the theater program...

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Delivery methods change amidst pandemic

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2020

Delivery services have started to experience a rise in the amount of takeout orders they receive daily due to the stay-at-home order. Many restaurants are closed and have turned to takeout and deliveries...

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Ho-ho-hooping into the holidays

Ho-ho-hooping into the holidays

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019

Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball tournament “Santa Hoops Classic” is hosted annually at CWU. This year it is returning on Dec. 6-8. The entry fee for teams is $300. Fourth through eighth grade...

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Adult sport leagues require no experience

Adult sport leagues require no experience

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019

The City of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation offers sports leagues for adults to participate in all year round. Ellensburg Parks and Recreation is currently holding volleyball and indoor soccer for the...

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Marching band is a competitive sport

Marching band is a competitive sport

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2019

Marching band is an activity that is competitive, physically exerting and time consuming and yet it is still not recognized as an actual sport.  Personally, as somebody who has competed in the South...

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Time is near for winter gear

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2019

Ski season is almost here which means students can experience the Pacific Northwest by skiing with a group of other students, friends and nonstudents.  OPR offers weekly shuttles to The Summit at Snoqualmie...

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Playing smart soccer

Playing smart soccer

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019

CWU’s Women’s Soccer has succeeded in winning another Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 season. The qualifications for this award is to keep a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the team as a whole....

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Celebration at the tailgate

Celebration at the tailgate

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019

Tomlinson Stadium held its homecoming tailgate on Oct. 12. Students showed their Wildcat spirit through their apparel and enthusiasm to see CWU play Azusa Pacific University (APU). There were games, pizza...

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Paragard IUD: The birth control for you and me

Paragard IUD: The birth control for you and me

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
October 24, 2019

Starting any form of birth control can be scary, overwhelming and a very tough decision to make.  If you are thinking about going on any form of birth control, I highly recommend using the Paragard....

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Play for kicks or play to win

Samantha Cabeza, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2019

Registration has officially begun for intramural flag football, indoor soccer and archery tag for the fall quarter. The deadline is approaching for indoor soccer and basketball on Oct. 15. For team...

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