Archive for February, 2014

Sports: No. 20 SPU derails Wildcats’ chances for postseason in 91-59 defeat

BY CHACE DAVY, Staff Reporter Thursday was a doubleheader night for Central Washington University basketball, with both the men and women’s team playing back-to-back. The black-clad Central men’s team was unable to duplicate the success of the women earlier in the night, falling to nationally-ranked Seattle Pacific University, 91-59. The loss officially eliminates the Wildcats from […]

Scene: Central students discuss the EDM scene in Ellensburg

Sarah Ruiz/Observer

BY CHELSEA ALGEA Staff Reporter Picture hundreds of young, sweaty and spirited people dancing for hours to music loud enough to burst eardrums. That’s exactly what a night of being lost in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) feels like. It’s no secret that in the past few years, EDM events and festivals have taken over the music […]

News: Winegars moves Main Street location to University Way

Camille Meador/Observer

By MIKAILA WILKERSON, Staff Reporter The Winegars located on 7th and Main Street will be moving its location to Jerrol’s so that the business can have the opportunity to expand in growth. Kori Winegar, the business owner, said that the inside of the new Winegars will be twice the size of the inside of their current […]

Sports: Men’s basketball’s hosts nationally-ranked SPU with playoff hopes on the line

Amber Wood/Observer

BY CHACE DAVY, Staff Reporter After winning six of eight games and sitting in fourth place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the Central Washington University men’s basketball team took a turn for the worse, losing four straight and falling to seventh in the GNAC. Their most recent loss, featured on ROOT Sports, was a thriller […]

News: Central reacts to MyCWU

BY JACK JOHANNESSEN, Staff Reporter The portal update from Wildcat Connection to MyCWU resulted in mixed reactions from staff, students and faculty. MyCWU was released Jan. 27, 2014, and was intended to be more customizable and user-friendly than its predecessor, Wildcat Connection. Gail Farmer, a change manager in Human Resources, said in a past interview that […]

News: Late snow arrival surprises Central students

BY COLT SWEETLAND, Staff Reporter This winter, Ellensburg and the surrounding region did not receive snow until mid January, which caused some concerns for students at Central. Tom Potter, a graduate assistant at Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR), said that snow usually arrives in December and the resorts begin to open around that time. “Winters have […]

Opinion: It’s not as funny as you think


BY AUSTIN LUFT, Copy Editor Laugh tracks drive me nuts. They are annoying, overused, distracting and really take me out of the moment. They are a thinly veiled tactic by TV networks to trick people into thinking that their shows are funnier than they really are. Some people argue that adding laughter makes it feel more […]

Scene: The Sexhibition Condom Art Show


BY CAMILLE BORODEY, Assistant Scene Editor Photos by Nick Terrel, Assistant Photo Editor  Matthew Allen designed a dress out of duct tape, surrounded by condoms. The yellow and blue dress was made to look like Snow White’s dress. “My reasoning behind this was to show that Disney portrays unrealized, unrealistic sexuality in their movies,” the information card […]

Scene: Stream Club hopes to clean up Kittitas


BY JUSTIN MERRELL, Staff Reporter Kittitas County’s abundant outdoor recreation activities draw thousands of sportsmen and nature enthusiasts each year.  The county has one of the fastest growing populations in the state, which threatens regional recreational sites and habitats. The Kittitas County Field and Stream Club, founded in 1919, remains at the vanguard of protecting the […]