CWU and Ellensburg say “Not In Our Town”

CWU and Ellensburg say “Not In Our Town”

Kailan Manandic, News Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under CWU, Local, News, Showcase

The CWU community and Ellensburg residents held a meeting last Friday, Oct. 7, in response to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) fliers that have recently surfaced. Over 50 students, staff, faculty and community members gathered in the SURC theatre to brainstorm and organize ways to protest any KKK presence in...

Students enter a new reality

Students enter a new reality

Samuel Beaumonte, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under CWU, News, Showcase

The latest technological installment in the Multimodal Education Center (MEC) is the Virtual Reality zone, a space dedicated for students to try out and enjoy virtual reality in an educational setting. “It seemed like a good investment for our money,” Chad Schone, the director of the MEC said...

Medical weed comes back to Ellensburg shops

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

On July 1, Washington merged the recreational and medical marijuana markets. The merger focuses on regulating Washington’s unregulated collective.  As a result of the merger, State Governor Jay Inslee passed the Cannabis Patients Protections Act (CPPA). The CPPA requires medical marijuana stores...

CWU shakes things up in Chile

April Porter, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under CWU, News

Professors Lisa Ely and Breanyn MacInnes are heading to Chile again in January 2017. Ely has previously been to Chile to study past earthquakes and tsunamis as a grant- funded exploration. Thise grant, in the amount of $267,194, will be used for annual trips to Chile over the next three months. ...

President Gaudino and ASCWU condemn local KKK activities

Ray Payne, Senior News Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under CWU, Local, News, Showcase

The Ellensburg community has recently become concerned about the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) fliers that have been found throughout town. Tomorrow, Oct. 7, there will be a meeting at 12:30 p.m. in the SURC Pit to discuss forming a “Not in Our Town” protest. CWU President, James Gaudino released a sta...

Crackdown on vaping

Crackdown on vaping

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under Local, National/Worldwide, News, Uncategorized

As of Aug. 8, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeled all vaping products tobacco products as a result of an industry-wide crackdown. This means all products not on the market before 2007 must pass FDA inspection before being released for consumer use and consumption. Manufacturers have to app...

CWU sends students south for SOBRE México

CWU sends students south for SOBRE México

Samuel Beaumonte, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under CWU, News, Showcase

Professors Daniel Beck and Gabrielle Stryker are preparing for their first summer trip to Jalisco, Mexico after receiving a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for SOBRE MÉXICO: Student Opportunities for Biological Research in Mexico. “This is the first year we got NSF funding...

Sex crime is up in 2016 crime report

Sex crime is up in 2016 crime report

The Observer Staff
October 6, 2016
Filed under CWU, News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students who have been at CWU for more than a year should be used to the occasional phone call or e-mail about a recent emergency incident on campus or nearby. This system is called CWU Alert and fortunately isn’t used often. Unfortunately, in the recently released Annual Security & Fire Saf...

The Weed Limit

Kyle Kuhn, Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016
Filed under Local, News, The EverGreen Scene

Almost four years after legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Washington law enforcement continues to use blood tests to help determine a driver’s level of impairment in marijuana-related DUI cases, because it's all they have. Not only is it a slow process—for both suspect and police—but...

President Gaudino addresses concerns of KKK and hate speech

McKenzie Lakey, Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2016
Filed under Community, CWU, Local, National/Worldwide, News, Showcase, Student Life

Around 4:30 p.m. on Oct.4, CWU President James Gaudino released a public statement to faculty, staff and students in response to reported hate speech and KKK pamphlets found throughout the Ellensburg community. The statement came nearly a week after the Yakima Herald Republic initially reported on Wednesday, Sept. 28 that three Ellensburg residents discovered KKK pamphlets throughout town. Prio...

CWU orientations take off with enrollment on the rise

CWU orientations take off with enrollment on the rise

Annika Lynch, Staff Reporter
July 30, 2016
Filed under CWU, News, Student Life

Campus introductions  With the new school year coming up, first year students have been touring the campus for the first time at Central Washington University. The first year student orientation is broken up into four pillars which includes, "Campus Connections" where students make connections...

President Gaudino reaches fifth year of agreement; set to receive $500,000 incentive bonus

President Gaudino reaches fifth year of agreement; set to receive $500,000 incentive bonus

Annika Lynch, Staff Reporter
July 29, 2016
Filed under CWU, Local, News, Student Life

The first contract that Central Washington University President James L. Gaudino signed when coming to the university in 2009 was supposed to end after 2011, but a key change occurred in his contract in 2011. That key change promised him $500,000 if he stayed for another five years, and that bonus is...

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