Archive for October, 2013

News: Central’s expense savings and tuition increases accumulates over $61 million

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BY PATIENCE COLLIER, Assistant News Editor In the past six years, Central’s administration has spent less each year than they have budgeted for expenses. The difference between the assets and expenses has accumulated over the years into a fund that has nearly doubled in size since 2007 and is now over $61 million. The 2012 budget […]

News: Semesters in consideration by Central and Board of Directors; students asked for opinion in survey

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BY BARBARA LEWIS, Staff Reporter Following a national trend, Central is beginning to consider switching from the quarter-based system to semesters. According to Edventures Research and Consulting, 32 colleges and universities have converted or are in the process of converting to the semester-based calendar. “Roughly 85 percent of [U.S.] universities are on the semester system,” Bryan […]

Sports: Ex-football coach Bennett was told that he broke rules by CWU officials prior to his dismissal

Photo Courtesy of Brian Myrick, The Daily Record

BY EVAN THOMPSON, Online Editor When ex-Wildcats’ football head coach Blaine Bennett was dismissed from his contract five days prior to the start of fall football camp in August, fans, boosters, and even the athletes invested in the program were left wondering what prompted the abrupt termination. New information has come to light, however, and it […]

Scene: Brandon Brooks, dedicated Boogie Man Music employee of 12 years, developed a passion for fixing guitars

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BY JULIAN DOUMIT, Staff Reporter In 2012, over 66 percent of high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities- a pretty staggering majority, which implies that the “normal” step to take after graduating high school is to go to college. One of the high school graduates who went against the norm was Brandon Brooks, the […]

News: Central ROTC cadet one of 50 in the nation selected for NATO training program

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BY KRISTI YOUNG, Staff Reporter His dream became a reality as Alex Lauer, a senior in aviation management,  was selected as one of 50 ROTC cadets in the nation to join the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program at Sheppard Air Force Base. The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program (ENJJPT) is highly selective and takes […]

Sports: Retz scores game-winning penalty kick in second straight victory for women’s soccer; Wildcats now 8-2 in GNAC

Jamie Winter/Observer

BY RYAN ROGERS, Staff Reporter Lightning struck twice for Central Washington University’s women’s soccer opponents, as sophomore midfielder Reilly Retz scored the game-winning penalty kick for the second straight game. The Wildcats won back-to-back games on the road. Central (9-4 overall, 8-2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) defeated Montana State-Billings (4-5-2 overall, 2-5-1 GNAC) last Thursday and […]

Sports: Wildcats’ women’s volleyball sweeps Northwest Nazarene on Match for Breast Cancer Awareness night, 26-24, 25-20, 25-18

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BY MAX BAYERN, Assistant Sports Editor  With a little more on their minds than just volleyball, Central Washington University women’s volleyball’s defeated Northwest Nazarene University in three sets in front of a pinked-out crowd in Nicholson Pavilion, 26-24, 25-20, 25-18. It was Central’s annual Match for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Wildcats improved to 9-8 overall, 5-4 […]

Sports: Inaugural Wildcat Hoops Showcase a big hit for fans at Nicholson Pavilion Friday night

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BY CHANCE WEEKS-WILLIAMS, Staff Reporter Students and Wildcat fans poured in to watch both the men’s and the women’s basketball teams showcase their skills on the hardwood, while both tams impressed in a big way. The atmosphere was electric in the inaugural Wildcats Hoops Showcase. “I thought it was awesome, I think it’ll get bigger and […]

Sports: Wildcats’ cross country has successful outing at 40th Annual Western Washington Invitational; Morgan finishes 13th

BY MAX BAYERN, Assistant Sports Editor It was a very successful day at the 40th Annual Western Washington University Invitational for Central’s men and women’s cross country team. Senior Connie Morgan finished in 13th place and the men’s team took fourth place out of eight teams. Morgan finished the six-kilometer run with a time of 22:33. […]