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OPINION: Graduation? A job? This adult thing is hard

OPINION: Graduation? A job? This adult thing is hard

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2016

I’m about to graduate, and I’m terrified. For the first time in my life, I’m not going to have ‘the next step’ waiting for me. After elementary school comes middle school, and then high school...

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Chris Davis, middle, holds up a Bernie Sanders sign outside of the SURC

The man behind the march

Shanai Bemis, Contributing Writer
March 10, 2016

It’s just about lunchtime and students are starting to flock to the SURC. As they pass by, they see student Chris Davis, tall with brown hair, a flannel shirt and a tan jacket, along with  several other...

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Home for the homeless

Home for the homeless

Shanai Bemis, Contributing Writer
February 11, 2016

In the mostly empty basement of the First Christian Church in Ellensburg, a woman in blue flannel sleep pants lies on her stomach and tries to drown out the loud snoring coming from a large lump of fabric...

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Annual ‘Dachshunds on Parade’ event

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2015

On June 20, dachshund enthusiasts from all over the Pacific Northwest will flock to Ellensburg to take part in the 13th Annual Dachshunds on Parade event. Set your alarms for early According to the...

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Drones: useful or useless?

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2015

Whether they’re delivering packages, flying into the White House or helping in search and rescue operations, drones have been making headlines. Drone technology, while having been used for some time...

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Age of Ultron: Home run or foul ball?

Age of Ultron: Home run or foul ball?

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2015
“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” starts hard and doesn’t let up. The film has many fight scenes, a plethora of angsty backstories, emotional drama and one-liners, lots of one-liners.
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First Amendment Festival: Food for Thought

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
May 6, 2015

For anyone who has ever wondered what life would be like without the First Amendment, the communication department is putting on ‘Food For Thought’ as part of the First Amendment Festival. At the...

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Introducing race to your keyboard

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
April 23, 2015

acially diverse emojis for the newest Apple update, iOS 8.3, are finally here. The rumors of their arrival first began circulating early last year, but it wasn’t until March of this year that emoji...

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Dozens of employers seek Central grads at Career Fair

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
April 17, 2015

Ryan Ashley Over 40 representatives from local and not-so-local companies turned up to see what students had to offer at Central’s Career Services career fair last Thursday. The companies that...

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Central hosts Career Fair for employment and internship opportunities

Central hosts Career Fair for employment and internship opportunities

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
April 16, 2015
Over 40 representatives from local and out-of-town companies occupied their booths at the Central Career Fair to see what Central students had to offer last Thursday.
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Central psychology and sociology professors explain #thedress

Central psychology and sociology professors explain #thedress

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2015

It's not an experiment or magic On Feb. 25, tumblr user “swiked” posted a picture of what some saw as a blue and black dress. Others saw it as white and gold. The picture of the dress blew up...

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Anime club offers fun group viewings

Anime club offers fun group viewings

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2015

Kaylee Bialazor Tuesday nights for the Namakemono Anime Club mean catching up on the latest industry news, spending time with their fellow club members, and of course, watching anime. According the...

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Impact of ‘The Hunger Games:’ Popularity of books and films helps other dystopian YA novels get noticed

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2015

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is not your typical young adult fiction heroine. Instead of worrying about what to say to her crush, she just tries not to say anything to get herself killed. Instead...

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Peruvian lecturer Fabiola Serra teaches Zumba alongside Biology 101

Peruvian lecturer Fabiola Serra teaches Zumba alongside Biology 101

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
February 18, 2015

Before she was a biology lecturer and Zumba instructor, Dr. Fabiola Serra had a variety of jobs in her home country of Peru. Described as “enthusiastic” and “energetic” by students in her Zumba...

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Central hosts (Un)Valentines Day; dating doctor offers advice

Central hosts (Un)Valentine’s Day; dating doctor offers advice

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
February 15, 2015

For those who are not a fan of the Valentine’s Day glitz and glamor, or would rather refer to it as “Singles Awareness Day,” Central put on a (Un)Valentine’s Day Event in the SURC ballroom the...

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The debate of buying hard copies games, movies vs downloading online

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
January 30, 2015

In Ellensburg, since there are no movie or game shops, digital downloads are often the only option for hard-to-find movies, games. Even if there were options available, would people actually shop in...

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Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Shanai Bemis, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2015

In the third and final installment of The Hobbit film adaptations, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” directed by Peter Jackson, the company of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) battle...

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