Archive for January, 2014

Sports: Documentary portraying the life of pioneer free-skier Shane McConkey shown in SURC Theater

BY RANDI GIBBONS, Online Reporter On Jan. 28 in the Student Union Recreation Center Theater, CWU Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals, Red Bull, Northwest Riders, and Stevens Pass sponsored the screening of the film, “McConkey: You Have One Life. Live it.” The film is based around the incredible life of Shane McConkey, a pioneer professional skier […]

Scene: Planning the perfect game day party

BY KASEY PETERSON, Assistant Online Editor Another season has come and gone in NFL history, and as we celebrate our 2014 NFC champion Seahawks, one very important thing still remains: the Super Bowl party. Coming from an event planner’s perspective, this is a time worth celebrating. There are four key components to throwing a great Super Bowl party. The […]

News: Museum making big changes

BY MIKAILA WILKERSON, Staff Reporter Some new and exciting additions are going to be coming to the Museum of Culture and Environment, which is located in Dean Hall. Mark Auslander, Director of the Museum, said that the first exhibition to be added will be Wolves in Washington State, which will replace the exhibits that are […]

News: MyCWU replaces Wildcat Connection

Camille Meador/Observer

BY JACK JOHANNESSEN, Staff Reporter MyCWU replaced Wildcat Connection on Jan. 27, but the launch has resulted in technical difficulties and mixed feedback. The website interface and services that had been located under Wildcat Connection exist in MyCWU, but the system still faces technical difficulties. “People have been having troubles with [MyCWU] depending on the web […]

Sports: McLaughlin first player in CWU history with consecutive 40-point games


BY DILLON PETERSON, Staff Reporter Senior guard Mark McLaughlin had another great game for Central Washington University Wildcats, exploding for 40 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals and was rewarded as Player of the Game, in a 96-79 victory over Simon Fraser. Senior forward JB Pillard also had a stellar game, finishing with […]

Sports: Buzzer-beating layup gives Crusaders 66-64 win over Wildcats

Observer/Sarah Ruiz

BY JULIA SANDERSON, Staff Reporter The Central Washington University women’s basketball team lost to Northwest Nazarene On Saturday after a buzzer-beating layup. The 66-64 loss pushes Central (6-11 overall, 1-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) into last place in the GNAC. Junior forward Courtney Johnson scored the first points with a layup eight seconds into the […]

Scene: Comedy Night at CWU featured a hilarious pair

BY CHERILYN PURSEL, Online Reporter Two comedians, Andrew Rivers and Tyler Boeh, got together Friday night to put on a special show for Central Washington University students and the Ellensburg community. Comedy Night, held in the Student Union Recreation Center Theatre, began with Rivers. His set lasted a half an hour, which focused on sarcastic […]

News: Sports Business minor is coming soon to CWU


BY AARON KUNKLER, Staff Reporter Central’s Faculty Senate recently approved the College of Business for a Sports Business minor. While the College of Business has had a Sports Business Certificate program, it was historically open only to business majors. With the approval of the new minor, however, students of any major or department are able to […]

Sports: Women’s basketball travels to face GNAC-leader Alaska Anchorage Saturday night

BY QUIN WALKER, Staff Reporter The Central Washington Women’s basketball team will try to get back on the winning path this week. With a new week to re-gather their thoughts, the Wildcats will face the Crusaders of Northwest Nazarene. The Wildcats (6-10 overall, 1-7 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) are coming off a close loss to Seattle […]