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The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

CASA Members

Parade of Nations: Watch Us Rise

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

Students from every corner of the globe wore brightly-colored clothing, stood at tables representing cultural clubs, made new friends and enjoyed live entertainment during the Parade of Nations: Watch...

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Ruben Cardenas, Tiffany Smith, Maria Lytle, Nenay Norawong, Veratta Pegram-Floyd (From left to right)

Break the Stigma: BIPOC mental health panel

Katherine Camarata, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2022

The stigma tied to mental health is a limitation many CWU faculty members make passionate efforts to reduce, and panelists moved one step closer to this goal last week.  Five CWU faculty members sat...

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Courtesy of ASC

Accessibility Studies Club raises awareness for accessibility bill

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022

The Accessibility Studies Club (ASC) is working to raise awareness for the Healthcare Accessibility Bill that was passed last year. ASC president Amanda Hopkins says that the bill was brought to their...

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Brittany Lewis (left) and Sarah K. (right)

Breaking the Stigma: Bipolar Disorder

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2022

Bipolar disorder is often misrepresented in media or everyday conversations, but it encompasses so much more than vague, dramatic stereotypes. CWU community members shared their experience to break down...

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Kelsey Sells (left) Lily Klevjer (right)

Breaking the Stigma: PTSD

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

When discussing PTSD, there are misconceptions and misunderstandings that arise from stereotypes presented in daily life about this topic. “Trauma can come from anywhere,” junior in psychology and...

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CWU Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

CWU Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Students and staff gathered outside of the Brooks Library Nov. 20 for a candlelight vigil to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance: a day that memorializes those lost to anti-trans violence. The event was...

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All photos by Katherine Camarata

Missing and Murdered Native American and Indigenous Women’s march spreads awareness on campus

Katherine Camarata and Star Diavolikis
November 18, 2021

“Where are our sisters? We pray for you everyday. We miss you. We love you. Creator, watch over our sisters. Bless their beautiful families. Each day we pray for our missing sisters. Light their way...

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Courtesy of CWU Hype

CWU embraces Native American Heritage Month

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month, and CWU will have multiple events to include the CWU community in the celebration of culture. Marna Carroll, director of American Indian Studies, provided...

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(Left to right) Annemarie Albright, Leia, McWilliams, Danielle Hegarty

Breaking the Stigma: Anxiety

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

“You have your conscience in your head telling you what is good and what is bad,” freshman theatre design and production major Annemarie Albright said. “[With anxiety], it feels like I have two of...

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El Zodíaco Familiar blends Chinese zodiac with Mexican and Chicane culture

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

Upon entering the El Zodíaco Familiar exhibit at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, dozens of students, faculty and community members encountered a vast array of vibrantly-decorated creature heads mounted...

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“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” educated community on inclusivity and issues surrounding it

“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” educated community on inclusivity and issues surrounding it

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2021

Faculty, students and community members came together Monday night for an LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in in front of the Brooks Library. This teach-in was an action taken by the library in response to a vandalism...

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LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in to be held at Brooks Library in light of recent events

“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” to be held at Brooks Library in light of recent events

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2021

A “LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” will be held Monday Nov. 8 outside of the Brooks Library called “Queering the Space” to educate the community about various issues and to address recent incidents of hate...

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