Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Time to clean up the water, Central takes on Yakima River and CWU irrigation canal

BY Patience Collier News Editor On April 19, the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) will be sending 150 volunteers to clean up the area around the Yakima River. This will be the 41st annual Yakima River Cleanup, according to Lana Abuhudra, CLCE program leader. “The City of Ellensburg told us what needed to […]

Two episodes in, Game of Thrones

  Last Sunday was the premiere of the fourth season of “Game of Thrones”, and one thing is for sure: Tywin Lannister is hell-bent on making sure the Stark legacy dies as fast as possible. Anyone could see that from last season, when he conspired with Walder Frey to murder Robb and Catelyn Stark in […]

Looking back, what did you think of HIMYM finale?

BY Camille Borodey Orientation Editor   The popular dramedy “How I Met Your Mother” ended its nine-season run recently, and many viewers were shocked by the bittersweet ending in which we find out that the title character “the mother” (Cristin Milioti) has been dead for six years, while Ted is telling his daughter and son […]

Sports archive: Cats win four, dominate Cali tournament

  BY Jaryd Cline Sports Editor   After losing five games in a row and slipping to fourth place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings, the Central Washington softball team nearly ran the table in the annual Tournament of Champions in California. The Wildcats won their first three games in the tournament before falling […]

Will better event planning keep students at Central during weekends?

BY Evan Pappas Contributing Writer   Central has been called a suitcase college, with students often retreating to the West Side over the weekends, but data collected by the school shows otherwise. Scott Drummond, associate director of campus life, said that the notion of Central being a suitcase college is not new. “For a long […]

Central celebrates the selfie with disaply in SURC

    BY Camille Borodey Orientation Editor   Women’s and gender studies students Cay Collins, Zach Dozier and Kevan Gardner, have created the “Radical Beauty Exhibit and Student Art Show,” as part of April’s celebration of Women’s History month. The theme for this year’s Women’s History month will be redefining beauty, which according to Central’s […]

Sakura Matsuri Festival 5 p.m. in SURC Pit Thursday, April 10, 2014

by Sarah Ruiz Online Editor Tonight in the Student Union and Recreation (SURC) Pit, the annual Central Washington University Sakura Matsuri Festival will begin at 5 p.m. The event is also known as the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival and is hosted by the Center for Diversity and Social Justice (CDSJ) and Asian-Pacific Island American House […]

ASCWU-BOD positions influence Central student life

BY Colt Sweetland Assistant News Editor CORRECTION: Cassie DuBore’s name had previously appeared as Dubore. The below article has been edited, and the Observer apologies for this mistake.   On April 14, the Associated Student Body of Central Washington University Board of Directors (BOD) will be starting its election campaign when students will be allowed […]

Munch Madness arrives in Ellensburg and brings in almost 14,000 pounds of food

By Sarah Ruiz, Online Editor While March Madness was underway, so was a local food drive known as Munch Madness.The food drive was run by the local FISH food bank, organized by Morning Rotary. In total, the event collected 13,918 pounds of food for the local food bank. FISH food bank is located in Ellensburg […]

Opinion: Central: It’s been real, it’s been fun. I’m outtie


BY MARGO MASSEY, Editor-in-chief In the fall of 2008, I came to Central bright eyed and ready for what was supposed to be the best few years of my life. Five years later, including a year off, living with my parents in Germany, my view on college is completely different. I’ve met some of the worst […]