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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

Women gather to discuss what the future holds

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

With commencement creeping around the corner, most graduating students are thinking about the next step in their life after college. The Women in Business Club wants to help with that.  The club held...

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First Indigenous State Laureate appointed in April

Joshua Smith , Staff Reporter
May 5, 2021

“Oh, poetry! Poetry is bright stars In the branches, moonlight on the grass, And silent wings to take me wherever I go.” Excerpt from Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer   Every...

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Women’s ‘Herstory’ March

Women’s ‘Herstory’ March

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, 30 students attended the Herstory March on April 14 to support and empower women, as well as bring awareness to the issues of equality.   The Diversity and Equity...

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#StopAsianHate: Campus conversation addresses safety and mental health

#StopAsianHate: Campus conversation addresses safety and mental health

Lexi Wicks , Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

According to the Stop AAPI Hate news release, starting from March 19 of last year through the end of 2020, a total of 3,292 reports of violence and harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islanders...

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Ellensburg City Council scouts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commission members

Ellensburg City Council scouts for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity commission members

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
April 14, 2021

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission has recently accepted applications to be on the commission. The Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission has been in the works since July of 2020. The...

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ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

ASCWU condemns rise in discrimination against Asian Americans

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
March 10, 2021

Due to a rise of racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, ASCWU is calling on students, faculty and staff to condemn the discrimination. Advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate said they’ve received...

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The women who paved the way: Women’s History Month

The women who paved the way: Women’s History Month

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
March 2, 2021

Women’s History Month starts in March, and many remarkable women deserve to be acknowledged in this month. Before Women’s History Month was established, International Women’s Day was a day celebrated...

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Ellensburg City Council is in the works of combating local racism and discrimination

Star Diavolikis, Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021

The Ellensburg City Council is currently working on creating a commission dedicated to inclusion, diversity and equity, but it may not be established until late spring. Beginning in July 2020, a subcommittee...

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Joey Packer (left) and Roberto Chavez (right). Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) staff provided games, pan de muerto and candy for students celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

Día de los Muertos brings color to the community

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) held a Día de los Muertos celebration, complete with pan de muerto, art, games and music on the SURC Patio East on Friday, Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m. Día de los Muertos,...

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My culture is not your Halloween costume

My culture is not your Halloween costume

Star Diavolikis, Columnist
October 27, 2020

Every year, I see white people and non-Native Americans post their Halloween costumes that are usually described as an “Indian Princess,” and this costume trend needs to die out already. You’re...

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City council passes proclamation about Hispanic Heritage Month

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020

On Sept. 21, the Ellensburg City Council (ECC) passed a proclamation intended to recognize the achievements of Hispanic Americans in Ellensburg. This proclamation also declared Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 Hispanic...

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Culture on stage at PolyFest

Culture on stage at PolyFest

Austin Lane, Staff Reporter
May 10, 2019

There's a variety of clubs that focus on culture at CWU. One of those clubs is PolyCentral. Every year, PolyCentral hosts PolyFest, a celebration of Polynesian culture with food, dance and other activities....

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