Archive for the ‘Student Life’ Category

Student filmmakers capture story of local nonprofit center, make it Toronto

  BY Collin Dysart Assistant Scene Editor   The challenge: five days to make a 47-minute documentary short. The result: a winning submission, sending its five participants to Toronto to compete for the top prize. Five Central film and video studies students, Jonathan Benson, Dylan Hubber, Seth Lonborg, Emily Meyer and Kevin O’Donnell, in partnership […]

Scene: Sports Trivia Night tests sports lovers knowledge in SURC Pit

RANDI GIBBONS, Online Reporter Students and community members gathered on Jan. 22 in the SURC pit for an evening of sports trivia. The event was hosted by University Recreation, Winegar’s, and 88.1 the ‘Burg. Sports Trivia Night started last winter when Central’s Kayla Horning, a Special Event Assistant, and Eric Scott, Intramural Coordinator, collaborated on […]

Scene: CWU student Sharee Samuels loses 121 pounds and gains national acclaim

Observer/Jamie Winter

BY CAMILLE BORODEY, Assistant Scene Editor One could say that 2013 was the best year ever for Central student Sharee Samuels. If getting married in August wasn’t exciting enough, Samuels is featured on the cover of People magazine, and she also appeared on Good Morning America. “I was just like really excited, and asking myself why […]

Scene: Seasonal Affective Disorder remains a medical mystery to scientists

Jamie Winter/Observer

BY JULIAN DOUMIT, Staff Reporter The leaves fall, the ground is covered in a thin layer of frost and the temperature drops. As the days grow shorter, people spend more and more of their lives in darkness. What little sky that is actually seen during the day is gray, a grim reflection of the mindset that […]

Scene: CWU students create Cosplay and Costuming Club

Brittany Rash/The Observer

BY SARAH RUIZ, Staff Reporter In the next few weeks, Central may become the home of the official Cosplay and Costuming Club, if the group is approved. “Our idea is to have a friendly environment for cosplay and costumers to learn and grow,” Hayley Ebberts, the group’s president, said. All of the paperwork has been sent […]

Scene: Central’s theatre department performance of culturally-relevant “Nanawatai” is nearing perfection

Alma Arevalo/Observer

BY CAMILLE BORODEY The Central theatre department is putting the finishing touches on its performance of the culturally-relevant drama “Nanawatai,” by William Mastrosimone. “Nanawatai” tells the engaging story of a Soviet tank crew that gets separated from its unit during the 1980’s. “It’s a good drama, and very relevant to what’s going in the Middle […]

Scene: Museum of Culture and Environment brings the heat at latest exhibit

Courtesy of Museum Culture and Environment

BY LAUREN NOLTON, Staff Reporter It’s getting hotter in the lobby of Dean Hall, where there is a new exhibit in the Museum of Culture and Environment called, “Where There’s Smoke… Living with Fire.” This exhibit features collective research done by both students and staff on the human history of fire, as well as photographs […]

Scene: D&M Coffee owners expand to pizzeria on Third Avenue

Margo Massey/Observer

BY COLLIN JOHNSON, Staff Reporter Four weeks ago, D&M Coffee Co. opened a pizza restaurant across the street from Safeway.  Owners Donna Malek and Mark Holloway established Cornerstone Pie with the full intention of giving Ellensburg the contemporary, artistic and eco-friendly touch that it needed. “What we want here, is what we’ve had to go out […]

Scene: Brandon Brooks, dedicated Boogie Man Music employee of 12 years, developed a passion for fixing guitars

Carli Seaman/Observer

BY JULIAN DOUMIT, Staff Reporter In 2012, over 66 percent of high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities- a pretty staggering majority, which implies that the “normal” step to take after graduating high school is to go to college. One of the high school graduates who went against the norm was Brandon Brooks, the […]