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ASSISTANT EDITOR: Lindsey Wisniewski

PHOTO EDITOR: Daniel Baldwin

DESIGNERS: Carli Seaman & Daniel Baldwin



ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Taylor Simental 509-963-1095

ON OUR COVER: CWU celebrates the Seahawks Cover photo by Nick Terrel

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Day one as editor-in-chief was the most nerve racking. I was asking myself “How am I going to pull this off?” and “What did I get myself into?” I had never been at the helm of a publication before. Most of my experience had been with the Observer. I was a little nervous to say the least. With the monumental win the Seahawks brought to the state—and what felt like every community in Washington—I wanted to put the pride and joy of Seattle on the front page. Be sure to check out the season recap on page 49. Since our first release date was the day before Valentine’s day, our staff have complied a list of songs that will set the mood for your candlelight dinner. We can even help you find a date as our dating app article suggests on page 17. Or, if you’re looking for a cute date spot in Seattle, check out the 24-hour Pike Place market spread detailing hidden eats and suave spots. One of my guilty pleasures is the movie Pitch Perfect. Now I don’t have to keep that movie on repeat because Central is home to three a cappella groups that contend in the ICCAs, which to me is “a-ca-awesome!” Watch their videos in the story on page 34. The most exciting thing about magazine production is the process. How many hands, eyes, and ideas comb through each step. I’m always amazed at what hard work and coordination can create, and this magazine wouldn’t have made it without late hours and the constant grind. To my staff- thank you. I look forward to the creation and extension of our lifestyle magazine in the many months to come. I hope you enjoy what is between these pages.




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Top Ten Ten things you never knew about CWU


Spa on a Budget Treat yourself with a cheap homemade treatment


Roommate Survival Guide The do’s and don’ts


Natural Supplements Stay in top form with these tips and tricks.




Meaning Behind the Sole What do your shoes say about you?


24-Hours in Pike Place Spend a day and get lost in Pike Place Market


College Dating Dating scene then versus now



Top Ten Love Songs Ten love songs to set the mood


49 Seahawks Pulse hands out season awards for a season to remember

Off-Season Training 53 Forget your New Year’s resolution? Get back to it with Pulse’s help

SPOTLIGHT 29 Orchesis Get to know “The Art of Dance”

A Cappella Meet the three a cappella groups that rule the school



AFTER DARK Bartender’s Craziest Stories 5 7 Relive some of the funniest stories from local bars in town. BAR SPECIALS PULSE 8

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Max Bayern (Editor in Chief) Taiwan

Daniel Baldwin (Photo Editor) Argentina


Besides the US, Here are the Coun


Peter O'Cain (Story Editor) Jamaica

Lindsey Wisniewski (Assistant Editor) England

Carli Seaman (Graphic Designer) Italy

Olympic Picks

ntries that Pulse Staff is Rooting For

Derrik Clarit (Writer) Brazil

Andrew Nelson (Photographer) Canada

1 Taylor Simental (PR) Portugal

Tyler Buchanan (Writer) Great Britain


Megan Burch (Writer) Germany

Adam Wilson (Writer) Switzerland

Max Wisman (Writer) Mexico

Taylor Woods (Writer) Ireland




Things You Didn’t Know About Central

Story by: Pete O'Cain Photos courtesy of: The Observer Archives and Andrew Nelson

1. We’re Going Streaking! One night in 1974, it was cool to just be naked and run around campus. Dubbed the “streaking follies of 1974,” students streaked through the old student union, down the mall and through the Bassettis. About two thousand clothed students watched from the Bassettis as their peers bared all.

2. The “Masked Whacker” terrorizes Central students. Hidden behind a ski mask and cloaked in darkness, a Central student later identified as Matthew Spranger repeatedly exposed himself to students and Ellensburg residents—often while masturbating—between 1999 and 2000. Spranger was finally busted after assaulting a 59-year-old woman and ejaculating. Information provided by the woman led to his arrest. He plead guilty to six crimes involving lewd acts, although he implicated himself in at least 13 instances. According to the Daily Record, Spranger was sentenced to a sex offender program and six months home detention.


3. Jazz Musician Kenny G Rejected by CWU Music Department Question: What do Eminem, Jay Z, Nirvana and Pearl Jam have in common? Answer: They each have sold fewer albums than Kenny G. In 1973, Kenneth Gorelick applied to Central’s music program and was subsequently rejected. Gorelick took his saxophone to the University of Washington and then went on to sell 48 million albums.

4. Singing and Dancing Airmen In 1952, Central’s Air Force ROTC program became the first of 187 programs in the nation to establish a glee club. They even had money allocated from Central to fund travel and music, also a first. The program was a combination of a 55-member glee club and a 30-member band. Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win (singing competitions).

5. Over 40 Years of Outspoken Support of Homosexuality

6. Condoms Were Sold in Vending Machines during the Late-80s

Central students first began publishing their acceptance of homosexuality as early as 1973. The story, printed in the Campus Crier, was called “’Gay is just as good as straight’” and it focused on speakers from the Issues and Activist Bureau. The purpose of the presentation was to debunk myths and help define the gay movement.

And no, not the dirty vending machines in bar bathrooms selling condoms with names like “Midnight Stalker” for 50 cents. Actual condoms with functionality and names that don’t conjure images of sex offenders.

Central’s first gay pride week came two decades later in 1996.

Housing Services decided to sell condoms in vending machines beside candy and chips to promote safe sex. It was believed that selling them alongside food—rather than in a machine dedicated specifically to condoms—added some anonymity to the purchase.


7. LSD In a shock to no one, LSD was a really big deal in the late-60s and early-70s. LSD appears 28 times in The Campus Crier (a predecessor to The Observer) between 1965 and 1971. It’s unclear whether the reporters wrote the stories while seeing bright, blurred colors pulsating from their typewriters.

8. Skateboards Banned From Campus in the Late-80s For a time, Central’s most popular four-wheeled mode of intercampus travel wasn’t. The ban came shortly after a proposal made by the Parking/Safety Committee, who felt skateboards were a danger to pedestrians. Yes. The people behind the yellow envelope tucked under windshield wipers every day didn’t like skateboards, either. A three-strike rule was put in place. First came a verbal warning, and then written warning and then finally (pause for effect) the skateboard would be confiscated. The ban lasted from 1988 to 2002. Never forget.


9. Bomb Threats Were an Effective Way of Avoiding Tests About 34 years ago, there were three bomb threats made at Central. It was suspected that all three were made in an effort to disrupt exams. In May 1980 threats were made to the Language and Literature Building and Lind Hall. In June there was another made at Lind and then in November ShawSmyser. From the Campus Crier: Dr. Erickson [sic] said, “…the pattern of threats, at least one every quarter, and they always come at test time. Somebody can’t accept they have to prepare for tests and this is their way out.”


10. Ted Bundy Killed a Central Student Infamous serial killer Ted Bundy murdered freshman Susan Rancourt in April 1974. Witnesses say she was on her way to see a movie when Bundy, whose arm was in a sling, asked Rancourt to help him carry some books to his Volkswagen Beetle. Bundy confessed to 30 murders, but it is suspected that he killed many more. He was executed at a Florida prison in 1989.




GUIDE Story by: Adam Wilson, Illustrations by: Daniel Baldwin





LOCATION: Their room

LOCATION: Everywhere

LOCATION: The library

LIVING HABITS: Never leaves (except for class), never socializes, never has friends over.

LIVING HABITS: Spending time together, being romantic, or (constantly) fighting.


HOW TO LIVE WITH: Be nice while maintaining space. Don’t be the invader! The loner can have many reasons for being the loner. They could be homesick, introverted, or maybe just bad at socializing. The loner’s roommate might be the only real social contact they get. Be mindful of their privacy but at the same time try to be nice to them. They’ll break out of their shell eventually.

HOW TO LIVE WITH: Keep to yourself, don’t cause issues. Stay out of all their arguments. Central graduate Mary Bothwell lived with a married couple last summer. She says the worst part about living with them was listening to them argue. “I was just a hassle for being there interrupting their marriage life,” she says. Bothwell says the only benefit to living with a married couple is cheaper rent, but recommends staying as far away as possible. “It was just not a good situation, and not a situation someone wants to put themselves in.”

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HOW TO LIVE WITH: Embrace silence. Keep party noise at a dull roar. Albany Thompson, junior math and math education major, works as a tutor in the Math Center. Even though she is always busy, she found that it made her living situation easier to have roommates with similar academic ambitions. “It's nice to have roommates who are busy because it's a treat to see them,” Thompson says. For someone with a more relaxed academic schedule but living with someone who is constantly studying, she recommends giving them as much space as they need—and keep partying to a minimum. “I need to be able to study or sleep by 10,” she says.




LOCATION: In your stuff

LOCATION: Everyone’s ear

LIVING HABITS: Always in your business, food, cabinets, etc.

LIVING HABITS: Collecting dirt and eavesdropping. HOW TO LIVE WITH: Avoid talking about sensitive subjects. Keep distance. Much like the invader, the best way to make a good relationship with a gossiper is to avoid talking about things that could be used against you. Also, avoiding the gossiper when possible can keep damage to a minimum. “Go with it at first, and if it starts making you uncomfortable to the point where you don't want to be in your room … get a new roommate,” says a freshman. This freshman roommate thinks this issue is more of a problem for those living in residence halls than those living in apartments because of how close everyone is to each other in the residence halls.

LOCATION: In front of a screen LIVING HABITS: Playing video games, reading comic books, collecting.

HOW TO LIVE WITH: Set boundaries; let them know what is okay and what isn't. A CWU Freshman has only had his roommate for four months, but already knows what it's like to have an invader as a roommate. Although he describes his roommate as one of his best friends, he admits that he occasionally steals his food and pries into his relationship with his girlfriend. While it annoys him, he brushes it off and doesn't make a big deal about it. “It's not something that bothers us so much that we need to talk about it,” he said. He recommends that anyone living with an invader remind themselves that they don't have to disclose their private life. As for food, he insists “Get clever with it. Hide it somewhere.”

HOW TO LIVE WITH: Don't touch their stuff. Although personalities can vary wildly between them, the geek likes to be around other geeks. Someone with similar interests or someone who can respect those interests is ideal. For studio art major Jon Garza, this is especially important because of his collection of nerdy items and art tools, from video game consoles to his personal tattoo gun. The gear he owns is fragile and expensive so he likes to avoid situations that might lead to them getting damaged, broken, or stolen, so keeping guests out of his space is an absolute must.


24 hours in Pike Pla ce Mark e t Story and Photos by: Lindsey Wisniewski

When you visit the Pike Place Market, there's more to the eye than an assortment of colorful flowers, fresh produce, and handcrafted soaps. Hidden away in a maze of alleyways, the Pike Place Market has some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, and vendors around. At Pulse, we decided that it's time for these gems in the market to be revealed. So we got in the car, drove an hour and a half to Seattle, and spent 24 hours in the Pike Place Market area. With Seattle experiencing an abnormal lack of rain with mild temperatures so far this winter, it is a great time to visit this coastal seaport. 's ine ed t n v e Val Appro Day

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Le Panier

1902 Pike Place Since opening their doors in 1983, Le Panier has been a staple in the Pike Place market. Using French equipment to produce authentic boulangerie and patisserie for the people of Seattle, this place makes one killer croissant. With a bit of everything on their menu from amandines to brioche, there's many great choices for a delicious pastry in the morning or a hearty sandwich in the afternoon.

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Storyville Coffee 94 Pike St

This relatively new coffee shop is tucked away only steps from Left Bank Books, in the Corner Market. Although Storyville has an incredible view of the Pike Place Market and the sound, the inside is far more aesthetically pleasing. Incorporating natural wooden mahogany and industrial hanging light fixtures, the interior is sure to be a designer's dream. Aside from the warm interior, Storyville focuses on the simplicity of a great cup of coffee in an enjoyable environment.


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Delaurenti / Stroll through the Market 1435 1st Avenue

If this is your first visit to the Pike Place Market, there is a lot to be absorbed by. Whether it's the free samples of potato leek soup with truffle oil from La Buona Tavola or the fish tossing in front of the Pike Place Fish Market, one of the best places to go when you're in the market is DeLaurenti's. This place is the holy grail of speciality food and wine. They have everything from pinot noir flake sea salt to Pok Pok thai basil vinegar. Not to mention they also have over 250 types of cheeses and an astounding selection of meats from cured pancetta to sopressata. This place is a food lovers paradise and a definite must go in the market.

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Atriu m Kitchen Economy Building at 1st Avenue & Pike St.

The Atrium Kitchen, located in the Economy Market Atrium, is a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen used for private dining, chef collaborations, and educational events. It is at the Atrium kitchen where guest chefs from Seattle's top restaurants can be found on weekdays between 12-1 pm preparing demonstrations and free samples. 19 PULSE

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Maximilien's 81 Pike St

Located just steps away from the Atrium Kitchen, tucked away between Don and Joe's Meats and the Market Spice Shop, is Maximilien's. This quaint French restaurant serves up some of the best french delicacies such as Foie Gras, Les Moules (Mussels), and Confit de Canard (duck leg confit). Their mussels are served up for only $4 during happy hour. Named one of Seattle's most romantic restaurants, Maximilien's is brightly lit with a breathtaking view of the Harbor and the Seattle Great Wheel. When the weather is nice, the observation deck is the perfect place in the market to sit and soak up the Seattle sun.

3:00 P.M.

S eattle Ar t Mu se u m 1300 1st Avenue

Bringing art to life, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is located just one block from the Pike Place Market. Featuring award winning artists such as Leo Berk and lectures from Robert Davidson, the SAM has an always changing exhibit to keep visitors intrigued. Miro, the newest exhibit beginning February 13th, will feature over 50 different paintings and sculptures from 1963-1983. Prices per adult are $19.50 per person but if you go on Thursday, all programs including special exhibitions, the SAM collections, and installations are free to the public.

6:00 P.M.

Radiator Whiskey 94 Pikes Street, Suite 30

Named one of Seattle's best restaurants in 2013, Radiator Whiskey is a beverage connoisseur and meat lovers paradise. Concocting a to-die-for bourbon margarita, Radiator Whiskey has an extensive selection of barrel aged whiskey, bourbon, and scotch. Across the hall from the well-known Matt's In The Market, Radiator Whiskey boasts an unusual but tasty selection of eats. One of the favorites on the menu is the smoked pig head and you better believe it- it's an actual pig head delivered to your table, braised tongue and all. Some other must-try items are the lamb neck sloppy joe, braised beef brisket, and fried pork shank.


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Pikes Place Brewing 1415 1st Avenue

What's better after a hefty meal than after dinner brews and dessert? Located in the Pike Place Atrium, Pikes Place Brewing offers a variety of handcrafted brews using the highest quality ingredients in the Northwest. Served directly from the brewery's bright beer tanks, there are many beers to choose from to round out your 24 hour day in Seattle. Their chocolate and ale pairing makes for a great dessert. Using local hand crafted truffles from Carter's Chocolates in Port Orchard, Pikes Place Brewing pairs truffles with the ales, they are made from the Pike Kift Lifter Milk Chocolate Truffle, Pike's Monks Uncle White Chocolate Truffle, and Pike XXXX Stout Bittersweet Truffle. Another great treat is the Pike Stout Float made with the Pike XXXXX Extra Stout and homed vanilla, raspberry, or chocolate gelato.


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You’re ready for this. You got him all dressed up, reviewed the lines, combed his hair, and reminded him not to tell any inappropriate jokes. You’re pleading that he will somehow pull this off and please them. He could be the one. But what will your parents think?

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Story by: Taylor Woods Pictures by: Daniel Baldwin

FIRST DATE Then: Larry had to borrow his brother’s car to take Karen to the Sound of Music with Julie Andrews. They had only known each other for a couple days prior to their first date.


Awkward first date filled with awkward conversation. Things were less than clear afterYour parents may be strict and uptight wards until Bianca popped the question: “So now, but if you’ve ever really wondered we’re dating right?”

what dating was like when they were your age, we’ve got the deets. We’re comparing basic answers to questions PARENTS’ BLESSING about dating at our age from couples of Then: Parents were more worried about their two different generations. daughter’s newly found independence than

the quality of her boyfriend. But sure enough, Larry and Karen Gookin are Band Director and they liked him anyway. English Professor (respectively) at CWU. They’ve been married approximately 44 years and dat- Now: While a parent’s approval doesn’t typically affect dating decisions, most students ing since 1967. strive to please anyway. Juniors Derek Reubish (Sociology major) and Bianca Hernandez, Education major, began dat- COMMUNICATION ing at CWU just two weeks after moving into the Then: Typically, face to face was the only way. freshmen dorms. However, summers apart were much harder than they are now. And weekly, expensive, long-distance phone calls were the only choice PICKUP LINES for communication other than the occasional Then: What are pickup lines? surprise visit.

Now: Still a No. Most people that are seriously Now: Texting. Facebook. Snapchat. FaceTime.

interested think they are super cheesy. The worst You name it. Phone calls are only necessary kind is when someone asks about your boy- when texts are too dreadfully long to type. friend/girlfriend waiting at home.


SURPRISES WHO PAYS? Then: Without constant communication, it was Then: The man hard to plan the right thing at the right time.


paid then and still does now. Even though the price was often small, it was the thing to do.

Gestures are more important than gifts. Now: Sharing the cost now becomes more Cute ideas include spontaneous dinner prepaequal the longer a couple is dating. For these ration, care packages when one is sick, and fatwo, the split is pretty balanced most of the time. vorite chocolates.

EXCLUSIVITY Then: Dating was almost always exclusive; you

didn’t have to turn a leaf and make it so. Karen just knew, “He was the one.” Not many people went on group dates with friends either.

Now: Things move much faster thanks to communication abilities. There is often a definite change to become exclusive and, as we all know, it’s not official ‘til it’s Facebook official.

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Story by: Taylor Woods

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So you’ve finally got your life figured out. You are getting great grades, have an awesome job, are active member of your club, and getting along with your roommates just fine. Everything has all fallen into place. Except for someone to fill the extra lonesome days with. Maybe you’ve dated a dorm-mate, hung out with a classmate, or spent time with that cute person from the bar. Maybe you’ve been so busy that you haven’t even had time to venture outside the library. Whatever the delay, you’re ready now. But where to find them? We’re here to introduce you to four apps you can use to fill the void without wasting the time.

1. OkCupid:

A favorite app by many that generates heterosexual or homosexual matches for each user based on your location and answers to multiple choice questions. From there, you can start private messages and get to know someone new!

2. Tinder:

This dating app has put a new twist on getting to know each other. You begin by rating pictures of people close to your location. If someone you rate well does the same back, you begin chatting. Tinder has also cleverly devised their app so that you only communicate with people that you aren’t friends with on Facebook, so as to avoid any awkwardness.

3. DateMySchool:

Restricted to students with an .edu email address, DateMySchool may be a pretty safe choice for online dating. Not all services are free and people will know when you’ve checked out their profile, but this app seems to be fairly similar to traditional online dating sites.

4. Grindr:

Sorry ladies, this one’s for the guys. Grindr has become increasingly popular for gay, bi, and curious males looking for others close by. Once you add some information and photos, you instantly start chatting with others, trading photos, and making dates.

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Department of Communication Student Media


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Top ten Love SONGS


Illustration by: Daniel Baldwin

1. Our Kind of Love - Lady Antebellum 2. I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie 3. Thinking Bout You - Frank Ocean 4. If You Really, Really Love Me - Steel Panther 5. My Girl - The Temptations 6. Adorn - Miguel 7. Stay - Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko 8. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus 9. Let Me Love You - Mario 10. I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men



ORCHESIS DANCE Story by: Megan Burch Photos by: Daniel Baldwin


The Art of Dance There are dancers spread out on the ground, some on laptop, some doing worksheets for class. The other half are practicing, moving all as one. The instructor stops one person and corrects them on their form then the music starts again. Orchesis translates to “the art of dance.” And that’s exactly what Orchesis Dance Company does. The company has all manner of dancers. “It’s a big amalgam of tap, ballet, modern, jazz...,” says Krista Behling. “It’s appealing because we’re not strictly ballet or strictly modern.” Behling, senior, is a Dance Teaching Minor to go with her Elementary Education major and has been with the company for almost four years. Behling picked up ballet when

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modern dance. The company has recently expanded to include another faculty member, Crystal Fullmer, to assist

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Therese Young, program director. Before this fall, Young was the sole faculty member in the Dance Minor. Fullmer come directly from University of New Mexico with her MFA in Dance Choreography. Fullmer has been dancing for 25 years and teaching for 17. She used to teach at University of Idaho and also owned her own dance studio in Pullman, Wash.. “My primary focus has been teaching rather than performance,” says Fullmer . “It’s important to me. I had a really great teacher. She’s always

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there in my classroom, even if my students don’t know she’s there.” Young received her Master’s from Texas Woman’s University and has taught in Texas and Minnesota as well as in Washington. She also worked as a musical theatre choreographer in Minnesota and North Dakota. “What brought me to this field and continues to motivate me to this day is the excitement and joy that movement brings to individuals,” says Young. But not everyone in the company has been dancing all of their lives. Cable Barnhart, sophomore, picked up dance 3 years ago because of his path into musical theatre. This Cable Barnhart is Barnhart’s first quarter with the company. When he started dance he thought to himself, “[l]et’s get on this train and go!” Performances In June of 2013, Orchesis Dance Company was selected to perform at the National Dance Association Dance Gala at the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)conference in Charlotte, N.C. Nine dancers went and performed two pieces. This was the 3rd time in 6 years that this opportunity was awarded to Orchesis. This year, Orchesis worked with Gregg Schlangler, Art Department Chair, to deconstruct an art exhibit which consisted of snowflake-like pieces hung from the ceiling by fishing line. “We’d wrap ourselves in them and pull them down until all the strings were broken,” says Young.


The company also went to places on campus and did site specific choreography where each dancer chose a site on campus and then choreographed a piece to specifically fit with the site that they had chosen. Yearly Show Each year Orchesis had a show in the spring where they showcase everything that they have been working on during the year. The show consists of 15-16 pieces choreographed by both students and faculty. For the past 10 years, Orchesis has partnered with lighting students from the theatre department on their final show. The lighting students work with the dancers to create the lighting for the show as their final project for the quarter.

there in my classroom, even if my students don’t know she’s there.” Young received her Master’s from Texas Woman’s University and has taught in Texas and Minnesota as well as in Washington. She also worked as a musical theatre choreographer in Minnesota and North Dakota. “What brought me to this field and continues to motivate me to this day is the excitement and joy that movement brings to individuals,” says Young. But not everyone in the company has been dancing all of their lives. Cable Barnhart, sophomore, picked up dance 3 years ago because of his path into musical theatre. This is Barnhart’s first quarter with the company. When

Cable Barnhart

on this train and go!” Performances

Young enjoys working with other departments and also enjoys working with students such as Lauren Corkery, senior, who is an aviation management major but is also minoring in dance. “It really brings a lot of


different perspectives in,” says Young. Many of the dancers in Orchesis want to go on to teach so that they can be the instructors correcting the form of a new generation and watch them all move as one. Lauren Corkery

Treblemakers Three CWU A Capella Groups on Their Way to The ICCA

Story by: Tyler Buchanan Photos courtesy of: A capella groups

Photo courtesy of: Google Image Search

Months of hard work and practice are about to add up, as three a cappella groups from Central will be competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) on Feb. 15 at Pacific Lutheran University. With sounds this great, we can’t help but wonder how music without instruments could sound so good.



BOOTS N' CATS Boots N’ Cats was originally a joke made in passing. But one day Emily Salisbury and Nicole Prigge made it a reality. The two began their singing career a few years earlier with another Central group, Nada Cantata. Salisbury and Prigge began by recruiting vocal percussionist Antonio Fernandez. “We knew we wanted Antonio because of his talent as a percussionist and, thankfully, he said ‘yes’!” they say. The duo also made it a point to avoid recruiting from a cappella groups. They were soon joined by Ben Lundgren, bass and baritone, Bo Mendez, baritone and tenor, Aryn Chatterton, alto, and Sarah Hemenway, soprano.

PRETTY PITCHES The girls of Pretty Pitches are not ones to take no for answer. Following a round of rejections from Nada Cantata,

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Now seven people strong, each member has their own style of music. Together they share a great variety of music, performing anything from jazz to modern hits. Boots ‘n’ Cats has released their set list as follows: Good Feeling original artists Etta James/Flo Rida Solo: Aryn Chatterton Rap: Emily Salisbury Bass/Vocal Percussion: Antonio Fernandez “Treasure” by Bruno Mars Solo: Bo Mendez Bass/Vocal Percussion: Antonio Fernandez “Cry Me a River” by Etta James/Justin Timberlake Solo: Nicole Prigge Solo: Bo Mendez Bass/Vp: Antonio Fernandez “Brave” by Sara Bareilles Solo: Sarah Hemenway Bass/VP: Antonio Fernandez “Victory Lap” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Rap: Emily Salisbury Solos: Bo Mendez & Sarah Hemenway Bass/VP: Antonio Fernandez

another Central group, a few girls formed their own all-girls group, Pretty Pitches. Now they’re performing at the ICCAs. Pretty Pitches is 14 members strong and are known for singing modern pop songs, such as Lorde’s “Royals” and Macklemore’s “Same Love.” You may also know them by their former names, No Fella A Cappella and Treble in Paradise. To support the group, they sell ChapStick and t-shirts at the SURC.


Pretty Pitches has released their set list for the upcoming ICCA at Pacific Lutheran University in which they will be performing: "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse "Royals" by Lorde "One More Night" by Maroon 5

NADA CANTATA The reigning OG of Central a cappella groups is Nada Cantata. Central student Isaiah Rogland formed the group in spring 2010 after realizing there weren’t any a cappella groups on campus. He began by recruiting other students and hanging posts around campus. With enough members, they performed in a local talent show. Following a well-received performance, they decided to continue practicing. Nada Cantata was a permanent part of their schedule.

The name “Nada Cantata,” is a bit of a play on words. Cantata is a musical piece involving singers along with instrumental accompaniment. Since their A Cappella group is allvocal, they went with Nada Cantata or no instruments. Their music is made up of mostly modern pop/ hip-hop and with twelve co-ed members; they have very diverse musical backgrounds. Their set list is found here: “Holy Grail”/ “Ass Back Home” by Justin Timberlake & Gym Class Heroes Club Medley: “Shots “/ “DJ’s Got Us Fallin’ In Love” by LMFAO & Usher “Nobody Needs To Know” by Jason Robert Brown from The Last Five Years “Who You Are” by Jessie J “Blame It” by Jamie Foxx

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DIY so It Doesn’t Cost A Fortune -

PULSE Shows You How! Story by: Megan Burch

Photos by: Daniel Baldwin

Bay Rum Aftershave ½ cup Vodka ¼ cup witch hazel 1 tablespoon glycerin 2 tablespoons dark rum 2 dried bay leaves (Use Pimenta Racemosa, available at natural food stores) ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 1 stick of cinnamon broken into pieces Fresh orange zest

Let sit in a cool place for 2 weeks then strain

Coffee Walnut Soap 51 oz. of olive oil 31.5 oz. of coconut oil 28 oz. of chilled, brewed coffee 11.94 oz. of lye 3 tablespoons of ground coffee beans 1 cup of ground walnuts See here for instructions: http://www. 41 PULSE

Face Mask for Dry Skin ½ ripe and peeled banana 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon water oats


½ teaspoon vegetable oil Blend banana until smooth then add the other ingre dients. Apply and let sit for 15 min. Wash off with warm water and then apply mois turizer.

Sugar Scrub 2 parts sugar 1 part olive oil 15-20 drops of any essential oil Store in a clean glass jar

Face Mask for Oily Skin 2 tbsp. mashed avocado 1 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. plain yogurt 2 tbsp. mashed cucumber Blend avocado and cucumber until smooth. Add honey and yogurt and mix until blended. Apply for 15 min and rinse with warm water. 42 PULSE

Nature Working For You Story by: Max Wisman

Many people know that vitamins are an essential aspect of a healthy lifestyle, but figuring out which vitamins to take can be tricky. Essentially, it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Here are a few popular vitamins and supplements along with their corresponding benefits, according to WebMD.

Vitamin D One thing Pacific Northwest residents deal with is the deprivation of the sun, and sun exposure gives our bodies Vitamin D. This means that many people don't get he right amount of Vitamin D in their bodies, which can lead to Rickets and soft bones. Symptoms may be a lack of Vitamin D and muscle weakness and bone pain.

Multivitamin Among the most popular vitamin supplements are multivitamins. One general rule of thumb when deciding on a multivitamin is to get one that fits a specific demographic. Get a multivitamin that aligns with your gender and age because different ages and genders require different things. In addition, the FDA does not regulate supplements and therefore the quality of each different brand varies dramatically.


Fish Oil Fish oil is a popular supplement among consumers and contains essential fatty acids. This supplement has been given the nickname “brain food� for its ability to help your brain process information at a higher rate as well as the fact that it has been linked to help with depression and ADHD.

Overall, remember to take supplements that match your demographic, purchase quality supplements because low quality ones aren’t going to do much for you. In most cases, your best bet when choosing a supplement and a brand to purchase do your homework before purchasing any supplement it will save you time and money. Photos courtesy of: Google Image Search



WHAT DOES A GOOD SOLE SAY ABOUT YOU? Story by: Lindsey Wisniewski Pictures by: Daniel Baldwin

When you get dressed in the morning, your shoes are the last thing you put on before heading out into the world. Surprisingly, strangers can tell a lot about you just by looking down at what's on your feet. Recent studies have suggested that those shoes you're wearing actually exude many personality characteristics about what type of person you are. For the fashionable few, you work hard to make sure your shoes match the perfect outfit. For all the rest of us, the news is out, your shoes can suggest personality characteristics you have, your age, and even your political leanings. According to Anthony Stahelski, a Social Psychologist and Professor from Central Washington University, college students are in an intermediate stage where they are

trying to find themselves. He stated, "This is a time of experimentation for 18-25 year olds. They are trying on costumes. Whether or not that is clothing, sex, or even drugs. They are trying on what is appropriate for that time of life." Intrigued by these findings, we decided to conduct an experiment of our own here at Pulse. We went around campus and snapped photos of students' shoes. Afterwards, our staff examined these shoes and made some behind-thesole-analyses on what those shoes say about the person wearing them. Check out their responses:

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A Season To Remember Story by: Derrik Clarit Pictures courtesy of: Nick Terrel and Google Image Search

In the wake of the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII victory, the Seahawk-alypse is in full effect. The Twelfth Man is the biggest it’s been since the 1977 Seahawks turned the lights on in Seattle. Throughout the season there were definitely a few hair-pulling games: the close loss to the San Francisco 49ers late in the season, the win in overtime against the Houston Texans, and especially the NFC Championship win over the 49ers. Ultimately, the Seahawks showed their ability to grow from mistakes and humbly celebrate wins. In celebration of the Hawks’ historic season, Pulse Magazine took some time to recognize a few key plays and dish out some hardware.


TOP PLAYS As much as some may not like it, Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense were a huge part in this successful season. When breaking down the best plays of this season, it came down to two moments both which include number 25, Richard Sherman. WEEK 4 vs. Houston Texans This game remained relatively close throughout the game with Seattle trailing. Russell Wilson had trouble finding a rhythm and from the looks of it, Marshawn Lynch forgot his Skittles in the hotel room. It wasn’t until Sherman intercepted the Texans quarterback for a touchdown resulting in a pick six. This gesture tied the game and sent the two teams into overtime with the Seahawks prevailing. NFC CHAMPIONSHIP vs. San Francisco 49ers As the 49ers marched down the field trailing in the last seconds of the game, Colin Kaepernick decides to take a shot for the end zone for the win. The intended receiver, Michael Crabtree, and Sherman simultaneously go up for the ball but Sherman gets the upper hand in the end. Not only did he deflect the pass, he tipped it to a fellow teammate to solidly the win and their Super bowl destination.

TOP PLAYERS BEST ARM Football is a game of strategy, and although it is important to have a solid running game, it is equally, if not more important, to have a passing game. In order to have a passing game, you have to have a quarterback who’s a strong leader and most importantly have a cannon for an arm. The best arm, without flexing that is, goes to the almighty Russell Wilson. Although Tavaris Jackson saw the field this season and made his contributions, they are incomparable to Russell Wilson’s 26 touchdowns and 3,357 passing yards.


GLUE GLOVE When Marshawn Lynch wasn’t busy going Beast Mode, the team relied on Russell Wilson and his abilities to make plays with his arm and legs. Wilson had an abundance of talented targets to throw to, but the Glue Glove Award goes to Golden Tate. With Sidney Rice gone and Percy Harvin sparingly gracing our presence, Tate stepped up with the glue gloves, catching 64 balls for 898 receiving yards. TASTE THE RAINBOW Beast Mode isn’t just a saying; it’s a life style on the field for the Seattle running backs. Of the two running backs that see the field for the Seahawks only one was able to taste the rainbow. When it starts raining Skittles that means only one thing, the beast has been released. The Taste of the Rainbow Award goes to Marshawn Lynch for running for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns, while catching two more. PAD POPPER Even though Bobby Wagner led the NFL’s number one defense with 120 tackles (72 solo), he is not the recipient of the Pad Popper Award. When talking about pad popping, one name comes to mind first: Kam Chancellor. He may not have led the team in tackles, he had 99, but he certainly made his presence known with aggression and fearlessness. Just ask Demaryius Thomas. OOH KILL ‘EM It’s safe to say that when fans around the world geared up, guzzled down beer and shots—all while inhaling hot dogs, chips and hamburgers—they weren’t anticipating the level of command Seattle brought to the field. Seattle controlled the tempo of the game with their hard hitting and sticky handed defense coming together with the efficient and ruthless offense. This nasty combination led to the Seahawks earning the Ooh Kill ‘Em Award with their dominating victory of 43-8 over the Denver Broncos. From the beginning the Broncos looked rattled and overwhelmed. The Hawks’ D never gave them a chance to even get started.



Off-Season Workouts

Story by: Derrik Clarit

Pictures courtesy of: Nick Terrel and Google Image Search

The Seattle Seahawks will soon transition to off-season training. The off-season is where players build their bodies in preparation for stresses of the game. Many Central students are building their bodies too, but for a different type of season—beach season. The Rec Center is a great place to get fit. After talking to some regulars from the Rec Center, it was apparent there are key ways to earning that summer body. But when setting a goal remember that, like many goals, achieving that ideal look takes time. Here are a few quick tips to those that are interested in transforming their body into bulk, strengthening muscles, building lean muscle and/or losing weight. BUILDING MASS For those interested in bulking, increase carbohydrate intake gradually every week while slowly decreasing time spent doing cardio. Combined with weightlifting, this will result in steady weight gain. “When lifting heavy weight just remember: pain is just weakness leaving the body,” says Nick Rouser, senior graphic design major.

BUILDING STRENGTH To increase strength, focus on compound lifts while increasing the weight 10 to 20 percent weekly. Examples of some beneficial compound lifts are the dead lift, squat and push press. “The most important component to strengthen muscles is form,” says Bri Petersen, junior exercise science major and personal trainer. “So make sure your form is perfect before increasing your weight.” 54 PULSE

BUILDING LEAN MUSCLE To build lean muscle, do four sets of 12 to 15 reps when lifting heavy combined with high intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio. An example of HIIT is sprinting for 30 minutes three times a week. “High intensity, fast twitch, explosive, high rep, little rest workouts,” says Josh Higbee, junior sports public relations major and personal trainer.

LOSING WEIGHT Those trying to lose weight need decrease calorie intake and increase cardio. When cutting calorie intake, aim for about 500 calories under maintenance levels (the amount of calories to remain the same weight). “The majority of your results come from your diet,” says Kaitlin Waters, senior public health major. “Eat in moderation.”

STICKING WITH IT Even with these tips, some may still become discouraged. “People on average give up three weeks after New Year’s because they don’t see the results,” Petersen says. “But they shouldn’t because it takes time.”

Goal setting is one way to stay motivated. “I’ve been able to keep up with my workout routine because I want to be in the best shape of my life now rather than when I was a kid,” says Sarah Collins, undeclared sophomore. Another way is to keep a positive perspective on results. “My tip for people thinking about giving up would have to be the fact that slow progress is better than no progress,” Senior Biology major, Mariah Koontz says.




Photos by: Nick Terrel


Metal Rain It’s raining quarters. This classy joint is usually one of the first legs in a typical Ellensburg bar night. But this one time, “Someone threw quarters at me.” That’s right, quarters. The bartender, who didn’t want to be named, explained this crazy story. One hectic night, the back bar was getting pretty full. A recognizable patron, who was probably a little more intoxicated then he should have been, wanted to be served. “He kept asking me for another drink.” The barkeep says. “I kept ignoring him and looking past him, or to the right or left.” When the bartender went to make change at the register, he was bombarded by a shower of quarters. “It didn’t break anything, it was more shocking than anything else. Like ‘did that really just happen?” the bartender says. He was taken out of the establishment, and there is now a poster of him in the front bar. He is not allowed back in.

Fisticuffs This bar, usually the final stop in a students night, can be a little crazy to say the least. Quinn, senior rec and tourism, was kind enough to share. “We see a lot of fights here,” she says. “We try and break them up before they get to serious.” One time really stands out to her. “I've been here only two weeks,” she says. “This one guy was making a huge scene and had to go.” After a little pushing and shoving with the bouncers, he was escorted out. “That was the craziest thing I have seen so far down here.”


Mudslide This bar is known for its variety of beer and pretty decent grub. One night, the bar became concentrated on something much different. Certain locals have their own spots in Ellensburg that they like to pop in and out of on occasion, some more frequently than others. This one specific local on this night had consumed roughly enough liquor to start a bonfire. He eventually got up from the bar and headed towards the restroom when one bartender had noticed something unusual. “He had poop running down his leg and some of it remained on the floor, it was disgusting and everyone began smelling it quickly,� stated Kristina McGee, local bartender.


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Mike Wells ESPN reporter and Central alum Mike Wells answers our inaugural questionnaire, Pulse8. We found he really likes sleeping and baby-making music.


1. What goal are you currently working toward?

To reach the highest level possible at ESPN and to give back with my years of first-hand experience by teaching journalism at the college level.

2. What words do you live by?

Live everyday like it’s your last.

3. What are you most proud of?

Becoming the first in my immediate family to graduate from college and being able to work at ESPN, something my late mother believed I would be able to do before I did. And proving that you don’t have to go to one of the journalism heavyweights—Northwestern, Missouri—to be successful in this business. CWU!!

4. Which mistake did you learn the most from?

Don’t hold grudges. Life is too short.

5. What do you look for in a partner?

Sense of humor, career driven, enjoys travel, college educated, independent, knows what they want out of life and is spontaneous.

6. What’s your favorite song?

“Have You Ever” by Jaheim.

7. What’s your favorite movie?

“Hitch” and “Remember the Titans.”

8. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I’m an R&B music junkie and I took two-hour naps every game day during my 10 years of covering the NBA to ensure I wasn’t tired when writing on deadline. It started out as a temporary thing for late games on West Coast trips but I made it a routine shortly after.


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