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Saint Martin’s student senators finalize event plans, fund club budgets

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer The Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU) has continued meeting during COVID-19, hosting virtual meetings that are open to the public. ASSMU Executive Secretary Hannah Salapka, and Executive Treasurer Kaitlyn Slade reported their involvement planning an upcoming event called Whine, Dine, and Shine during a meeting on Oct. 15th. This event will serve as a

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Washington Gubernatorial Debate: Inslee vs. Culp

By Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer Former military serviceman, small business owner, and current Police Chief in Republic, Wash, Loren Culp was the favored Republican candidate during campaigns. This landed him in the hot seat next to 2-term serving Gov. Jay Inslee, a former U.S. Representative and former presidential candidate. Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Loren Culp faced off in

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Candidates participate in recent Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

By Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer As it gets closer to election day, President Donald Trump and presidential nominee Joe Biden have engaged in debates on mask policies, racism, and police brutality, often bringing up the other’s personal life in an attempt to slight their opponent. On Sept. 29, they went head-to-head in the First Presidential Debate of 2020, discussing everything

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Changes to spring semester expected as COVID-19 pandemic rages on

Tinsae Shiffraw, Staff Writer On Oct. 7th, the President of Saint Martin’s University, Roy Heynderickx, sent an email addressing how spring semester will operate while the nation remains in a pandemic. With the fall semester, students have been following strict guidelines, with two people allowed in each dorm room and single seats in dining areas, among other regulations. The university

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Thurston County maintains low transmission rate of COVID-19 infection

Sophia Kobernusz-Gibbs, Staff Writer  Thurston County was approved for Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan on June 24. Phase 3 allows outdoor sports activities and recreational facilities with half capacity, permittance of all non-essential travel, and the opening of most businesses and events with capacity restrictions. However, no sporting events or nightclub activities are permitted. Shortly after

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Surprise visitors not so welcome in the virtual classroom

Olivia Alvord, Staff Writer With the increased online presence that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, alike have faced many new challenges. One of these challenges is the idea of “Zoom bombing” which has been occurring in classrooms across the world since the move to virtual learning in March. The term refers to unwanted intrusions by

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Graduate student files tuition lawsuit against the University of Washington Lawsuit

Ailina Cunningham, Staff Writer Hagens Berman, a Seattle law firm, is making headlines because of their support of a graduate student who has opened a class-action lawsuit against the University of Washington, filed Sept. 16th. According to a KOMO News article the lawsuit is based on “breach of contract and unjust enrichment and alleges that despite closing all University of

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