Cornerstone up for sale, D&M look to renew contract with CWU

Cornerstone up for sale, D&M look to renew contract with CWU

Eric Rosane, For the Observer

June 4, 2018


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D&M Coffee and Cornerstone Pie Co-Owner Mark Holloway disclaimed rumors last Thursday that Cornerstone Pie was shutting down, opting to disclose rather that the local business owners were looking to sell the 3,877 square-foot pizza restaurant. According to Windermere Real-Estate Agent Rory Savage, Cornersto...

Park Your Phone When Driving. It’s the Law.

Park Your Phone When Driving. It’s the Law.

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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In the 10 months since the new texting and driving law went into effect, Washington State Patrol have ticketed more than 5,400 drivers and more than 200 in Kittitas County alone. Phone use behind the wheel is an issue that Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore runs into every day.   “This i...

PANGA lab monitors the West Coast

PANGA lab monitors the West Coast

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

May 30, 2018


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CWU Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) receives data from over 1,200 GPS arrays located mainly around the western United States. These GPS devices, known as a geodetic monuments, measure the movement of the Earth, which is sent in real time to PANGA on the CWU campus. According to lead PAN...

Summer exodus leaves businesses out to dry

Summer exodus leaves businesses out to dry

Nicholas Tucker

May 30, 2018


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Ellensburg is a college town and with that comes some unique qualities. In a town of 20,000, roughly half are students, so what happens to the local economy when its population fluctuates greatly as students come and go for the summer? Businesses vary in how they work and how they are affected by ch...

De-stressing during finals week

De-stressing during finals week

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Finals week can be stressful. The CWU library and wellness center provide options for students to de-stress and handle the grueling last days of the quarter. Here are some events going on around campus as finals week approaches.   June 2 “Dinos after Dark” is a screening of Jurassic W...

Where do student meal plan dollars go?

Where do student meal plan dollars go?

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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In a previous version of this article, Joel Klucking’s name was misspelled as ‘Joseph Klucking. Small, medium, large and extra large. These are the different meal plan sizes available to students at CWU. Each one dictates the average weekly number of meals someone could eat at various dining halls on...

Expansion plans progress

Expansion plans progress

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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The SURC feasibility committee met Monday, May 21 regarding SURC expansion plans and the proposed multicultural center. The committee is planning a two-day trip to visit other student union buildings at universities around the state. Visits to Western Washington University, University of Washingt...

New general ed framework to connect learning

New general ed framework to connect learning

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

May 23, 2018


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New framework that will drastically change general education (GE) requirements at CWU was passed by the CWU Faculty Senate in February. This will be the first change in general education at CWU in over 20 years. Associate Provost Dr. Bernadette Jungblut stated that the old GE requirements weren’t ...

Be a part of CWU history with SAA

Be a part of CWU history with SAA

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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CWU history will be made Thursday, May 24 in the Barto Lawn when relics of the present are buried. The CWU Time Capsule, which has been three years in the making, will descend into the ground at 11 a.m. The project began in 2015 when Katie DeVore, the VP of the Alumni Association, developed an inte...

CWU names new hall after former psychology professor, receives largest donation in recent history

CWU names new hall after former psychology professor, receives largest donation in recent history

Eric Rosane, Co-Editor

May 23, 2018


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A new residence hall being built on the corner of Dean Nicholson Boulevard and Wildcat Way now has name following a $1.2 million donation made to the university from William “Owen” Dugmore, a former professor of psychology who passed in January. This donation is reportedly the largest donation received by the...

Young professionals celebrate success

Young professionals celebrate success

Mariah Valles, Online Editor

May 16, 2018


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Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA) is hosting the first Young Professionals Week or “YoPro”  May 15-17. The three-day event has a purpose of helping the younger generation of Ellensburg gain connections and knowledge while also preparing for their future alongside others in the community. ...

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