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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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Breaking the Stigma: Substance Use Disorders

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
September 12, 2022

Substance use disorders (SUD) exist everywhere, affecting 20.4 million people in the U.S. in the past year according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical...

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Debt relief plans fall short of student needs

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
August 31, 2022

The weight of student debt applies significant pressure to about 45 million borrowers nationwide with an accumulated $1.6 trillion in debt, according to a press release issued by The White House on Aug....

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Students march to Barge Hall protesting for CCI

Students protest to fight for CCI installation

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
June 12, 2022

Cries of “What do we want? CCI! When do we want it? Now!,” and “Diversify with CCI!” rang out through the air as students marched to Barge Hall in protest of the administration’s “flip flopping”...

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Firefighters respond to chilled water leak in Lind Hall

Leak in mechanical room causes Lind Hall fire alarms to go off

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
June 8, 2022

Blaring alarms sounded throughout Lind Hall after a chilled water leak in the mechanical room triggered fire alarms at approximately 11:10 p.m. on June 7, according to an eye witness and Associate Vice...

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CWU campus builds to provide students their best collegiate experience

CWU campus builds to provide students their best collegiate experience

Mary Miller, Staff Reporter
June 7, 2022

CWU’s main goals for building projects on campus are to “fulfill the academic needs of students” while maintaining a sustainable campus, said the director of Capital Planning & Projects, Delano...

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Campus-wide power outage leaves people stranded in elevators

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
June 4, 2022

The entire CWU campus briefly lost power due to a lightning and thunder storm, leaving community members stranded in elevators and engulfing campus in darkness, according to the CWU Facebook page and High...

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President Wohlpart and the Provost’s Office expand on fall enrollment

President Wohlpart and the Provost’s Office expand on fall enrollment

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
June 1, 2022

President A. James Wohlpart and Provost Michelle DenBeste said they expect approximately 1,700 first-year students enrolled for fall, about 100-200 students shy of the goals mentioned by President Wohlpart...

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Preserving the Arts in Ellensburg

Preserving the Arts in Ellensburg

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

The City of Ellensburg has partnered with the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, CWU, Ellensburg Downtown Association, Laughing Horse Art Foundation and CenterFuse to create the Ellensburg Community...

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Ellensburg Police Department Citizens Academy provides an insider perspective

Ellensburg Police Department Citizens Academy provides an insider perspective

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Ellensburg Police Department (EPD), hosts the Citizen’s Academy every fall, which is a community program where participants learn about police work and meet EPD personnel.  “The objective is to...

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Virtual parking passes roll out this summer

Virtual parking passes roll out this summer

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
May 26, 2022

Parking passes will now be virtual, as CWU works to implement them this summer, students can expect a slow transition on June 29, meaning your vehicles license plate will be your  permit. “In fall...

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College of Business unveils new agribusiness certificates

Evan Couch, News Editor
May 25, 2022

The College of Business unveiled two new continuing education certificates that are set to roll out in the fall of 2022, where both focus on agribusiness.  According to CWU’s continuing education...

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Wohlpart reviews his first year

Addie Adkins and Libby Williams
May 25, 2022

Applause rang across the auditorium as a gold chain with a gold medallion was placed on President Jim Wohlpart. The Presidential Installation on May 19 marks Wohlpart’s first year at CWU, officially...

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