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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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Bureau of Labor Statistics shows most useful degrees to graduate with

Joshua Packard, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

Before entering college, and even while attending, young adults must eventually decide what major(s) they’d like to graduate with and what ones might bring the most success. The first thing to note is...

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Traditional Chinese dance by Renee Bi.

Year of the rabbit celebrated at Lunar New Year festival

Alahnna Connolly, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2023

A Lunar New Year festival featuring Asian cuisine, performances by special guests and booths set up by the Korean Student Association (KSA) livened up Holmes Dining on Jan. 25. This year is the year of...

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Jeff Bousson is CWUs new sustainability officer. Photo Courtesy of Jeff Bousson

Jeffery Bousson joins CWU as new sustainability officer

Megan Rogers, Assistant News Editor
February 1, 2023

Jeffery (Jeff) Bousson joined CWU in December as the university’s new sustainability officer. As the sustainability officer, Bousson said he is developing projects, programs and initiatives related to...

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Center for Cultural Innovation to possibly receive funding

Center for Cultural Innovation to possibly receive funding

Morgana Carroll, News Editor
January 31, 2023

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget has allotted $6 million for the construction of the Center of Cultural Innovation (CCI) at CWU.  The Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) held four open forums at...

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Our Enviroment Booth.

Kittitas Environmental Education Network Winter Fair back in action for first time since pandemic

Omar Benitez, Staf Reporter
January 26, 2023

Groups and organizations ranging from APOYO, Our Environment, CWU’s Zooarchaeology and Anthropology and Biological Science departments, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and others lined the Hal...

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Gabriel Gabe Jungmann, sophomore in film and communication, passed away in his dorm the morning of Jan. 17. Photo courtesy of CWU News.

CWU student passed away in residence hall

Morgana Carroll, News Editor
January 25, 2023

CWU student Gabriel Jungmann passed away in a residence hall on Jan. 17 according to an email sent by CWU President Jim Wohlpart on Jan. 18 and subsequent CWU News update on Jan. 26. According to his...

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Search and rescue member Katie Ybarra and Ember on a practice run

New search and rescue center set to break ground this year

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2023

After receiving over $1 million in funding, the Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) now has a new plan for a search and rescue/emergency operations center. According to Kittitas County...

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Healthy habits vs. unhealthy habits.

Student mental health workshop offers advice for creating habits

Alahnna, Connolly
January 25, 2023

Career Services hosted a workshop called “How to Create Healthy Habits for Success in College and Beyond” via Zoom on Jan. 12. Merrody Rennick, assistant director for CWU career services, spoke about...

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CWU forms the joint governance sense making group

Megan Rogers, Assistant News Editor
January 25, 2023

CWU’s Joint Governance Sensemaking Group met for the first time on Nov. 22 and will continue to meet throughout the course of the academic year. The group is composed of Amy Claridge, Walter Szeliga,...

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CWU COVID-19 procedures remain the same as influenza cases rise

CWU COVID-19 procedures remain the same as influenza cases rise

Morgana Carroll and Joshua Packard
January 25, 2023

Medical Director of Student Health Services June Bredin said that CWU has seen low numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the last two years, and said accessibility of at-home test kits may be the reason...

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Several CWU clubs awarded funding by SLICE

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2023

The Anime Club, Cosplay Club, Horn Club, Art and Design Club, and the Exercise Science/Clinical Physiology Club, among several clubs, were awarded with funding this past Thursday Jan. 12 by Student Leadership,...

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Students protested Title IX misconduct outside the Learning Commons. Photo by Brevin Ross.

Title Wave: Learning Commons tutors detail allegations against supervisor

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
January 18, 2023

Accusations of discrimination based on disability, gender identity, religion and sex were investigated last summer as part of a Title IX case filed against former University Writing Center (UWC) coordinator...

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