Discover Orientation expands to accommodate larger incoming class

Susie Chavez, Staff Reporter
July 11, 2017
Filed under CWU, Events, News, Student Life

For the past 10 years, CWU’s new student enrollment has risen every year. This year, the increase prompted University Housing to increase the number of orientation sessions. During the summer, there would typically six orientation sessions to welcome incoming freshman and transfer students: four for ...

Paradiso 2017 wows attendees, Live Nation works to eliminate drug problems

Susie Chavez, Staff Reporter
July 2, 2017
Filed under Events, Local, News

This past weekend not only marked the first day of summer, but also two nights of EDM music, laser lights, and carnival rides. Paradiso 2017 took over the Gorge Amphitheatre with 28,000 attendees at one of the world’s best outdoor venues according to Wall Street Journal. Some of the biggest names ...

CWU Hacks

CWU Hacks

Observer Staff
June 9, 2017
Filed under Scene, Showcase, Student Life

There’s a reason that University 101 exists, and it isn’t just to torture freshmen. Unless they skipped a grade or two, college students are adults and are expected to act as such. This can come as a bit of a culture shock after the hand-holding and rigid structure of high school. Sarah Swager,...

Girl Power

Girl Power

Alex Palacios, Scene Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Community, Scene

Jacob Gerken The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, are commonly male-dominated. The same is true here at CWU, so a group of female students created the Women in STEM club. The club is a place for women in STEM studies to come and hang out. They only meet once a week, but they tr...

Long Live the King

Long Live the King

April Porter, Scene Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Community, Lifestyle, Scene

April Porter Hailing from the Kingdom of An Tir, Knight Deagar Fairhair suits up for fighter practice. He places thick pads on his knees, shoulders and elbows followed, by a red cloak and armor made of leather and copper. The finishing touch is his dented metal helmet of 26 years. With the feather flapping ...

Daisy Perez, Scene Senior Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Community, Events, Scene

Jack Lambert A young boy attended his very first play, Cinderella, at the McConnell Auditorium. He watched intently at the stage as Cinderella transitioned into her iconic sparkling ball gown. It was one of those big moments for him when he realized being on stage could be magical. That little b...

Spring Fashion Show

Susie Chavez, Scene Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Arts, Events, Scene

To kick off the end of spring quarter, get ready for a raised runway, lights, videography, models and designers! The CWU Fashion Show Production Class will be holding the 21st Anniversary Fashion Show this upcoming Saturday to show styles that represent current fashion trends throughout 2017. The event...

Northwest Barber settles in Eburg

Northwest Barber settles in Eburg

Eric Rosane, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Community, Scene, Showcase

On the streetside of the quaint and bustling 4th Avenue in Ellensburg lies a barber’s pole that protrudes well above the sidewalks below, a lone idol shown as a testament to the historic downtown. Without looking closely, you would hardly even notice the doorway that leads into the domain of Nort...

QTPOC

QTPOC

Alex Palacios, Scene Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Community, Scene

Safety and familiarity are the two things that Justin Guzman focused on when he considered starting his new club. Guzman,a senior at CWU studying psychology, is one of the founding members of Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC). He serves as the  club’s president, but he shares the work...

Ask Dr. H

Ask Dr. H

Dr. H, Column Writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Dr H, Scene

Dear Dr. H, What are the benefits of waiting to have sex until marriage? Dear student, The benefits of waiting until marriage to have sex really depend on your perspective of sex and the value it holds for you. I’m not saying that people who have sex prior to marriage devalue sex, but I am...

Paddles in the Air

Paddles in the Air

Ben Ramirez, Scene Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Community, Scene

Ping Pong, or table tennis, is a fairly simple game that most people have tried at least once. The game is perfect for spending a sunny afternoon playing against friends, trying to see who is the most agile and accurate. Although many people have played table tennis before, most people probably don’t pla...

Poppin’ Tags

Poppin’ Tags

Susie Chavez, Scene Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Arts, Events, Scene

When most students graduate they are satisfied with just finding a job in their field of study. However, some lucky alums go on to receive awards in their careers. One of these award-winning alumni is Michael Wansley, who won two Grammys: One for best rap song and one for best rap performance. Wansley...

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