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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

CWU police department has a new look

Andrew Ulstad, Reporter
May 23, 2022

The CWU police department has made national headlines with their approachability initiative, described as one of the first departments to make such a change. Since 2017, this initiative aims to break down...

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CWU faces low enrollment

Laynie Erickson, News Director
May 23, 2022

Central Washington University has felt the pinch of budget cuts, just like many universities throughout the nation.  The university projects 1700-1800 freshmen for the upcoming school year. While this...

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Women in jazz

Mary Miller, Reporter
May 2, 2022

Lively music filled the halls at the CWU McIntyre building last Saturday during the all-day Women in Jazz event. Workshops, discussion panels and improv sessions provided women an unbiased environment...

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New CWU offensive coordinator

Tamara Sevao, Senior Reporter
April 28, 2022

The CWU football team welcomes a new face to their staff this spring. Mike Ferriter is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.  “Once I’ve gotten here and I’ve seen it, just the...

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New fitness center in town

Sean Bessette, Reporter
April 28, 2022

Kittitas County’s newest fitness center is located right here in Ellensburg. Garage Studio Fitness (GSF), founded by Dalton and Emma Keene, had its grand opening on April 9. GSF didn’t start like...

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Fake Bitcoin Scam Uses Instagram to Steal Acounts

Laynie Erickson, CNW Reporter
February 4, 2022

Instagram users beware! The popular social media site has been flooded with get rich quick opportunities. However, Instagram users are not getting rich, they are getting scammed. Hackers are taking advantage...

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Ellensburg Police Department now using body camera technology

David Snyder, News Director/Staff Reporter
May 6, 2021

The next time you are involved in a traffic stop with an Ellensburg police officer, your interaction will be recorded on video.  The EPD acquired 42 body cameras, along with eight new in-car camera...

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Dane Santos: Into the storm

Rey Green, Reporter
March 11, 2021

Dane Santos was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma disease, a strong cancer. He completed the first batch of chemotherapy and that cancer returned, but Dane has proven he is stronger and can overcome...

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Lenny the lizard

Tamara Sevao, News Director/Staff Reporter
March 4, 2021

Lenny the lizard wears many hats, but mainly a chef one. Tamara Sevao spoke with Lenny and owner Valerie Musser about their unique journey to culinary stardom.

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Flood in Barge Hall causes significant damage

Mitchell Roland, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2021

 Early estimates show that a recent flood inside Barge Hall caused $500,000 in damage, though the total cost could be much higher. The flooding, which occurred around 1 a.m. on Feb. 13, resulted from...

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Parade of Nations

Laynie Erickson, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

This year’s Parade of Nations was a virtual event that gave International and domestic students a chance  to share their culture and celebrate their identity. Laynie Erickson talked to students with...

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Kittitas County works together to vaccinate the latest vaccination phase

Laynie Erickson, Reporter
February 28, 2021

Kara Moser knows what it’s like to have COVID. She struggled with the virus last year and she didn’t hesitate when asked if she is planning on receiving the vaccine. “Yes. Absolutely, of course....

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