Homecoming queen

Homecoming queen

Jack Belcher, News Editor

October 17, 2018


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The last few Homecoming week- ends, CWU has booked a comedian to perfrom stand up. In 2017, the university brought Nick Offerman, known best for his portrayal of Ron Swanson in the TV show “Parks and Recreation.” The year before that, the university showed Brian Regan, a stand up com- ic known for ...

Fitness classes at CWU now free with membership

Fitness classes at CWU now free with membership

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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CWU’s Group X fitness classes are now included with a Recreation Center membership. Members of the Recreation Center may now participate in as many classes as they want with no added cost. Fitness classes, located on the second floor of the Recreation Center, previously cost $3 per session and $45...

1891 Bistro open 24/7 with new technology lab

1891 Bistro open 24/7 with new technology lab

Will Ortner, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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The 1891 Bistro at CWU underwent some minor changes this summer, in the hopes of making life easier for the students. It was decided that 1891 Bistro would stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and that there would be a new tech bar so that students could do homework in a comfortable place. The...

Panel discussions hope to attract women to industry

Panel discussions hope to attract women to industry

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2018


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The first annual Women in Industry panel was held on Oct. 3 in the SURC Theater. It was hosted by the Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction (ETSC) in efforts to attract more women to industry fields. The panel lasted almost four hours and discussed why industry fields are an opti...

Applying for a CWU parking pass takes a turn

Applying for a CWU parking pass takes a turn

Jessica Perez, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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CWU has implemented a new process for obtaining an on-campus parking permit this school year. The change occurred because of the new system that most departments upgraded to over the summer. “The school is encouraging departments to go [online], in fact, the system is the same program, only a differ...

ASCWU supports Diversity and Equity Center move to Black Hall

ASCWU supports Diversity and Equity Center move to Black Hall

Jack Belcher, News Editor

October 4, 2018


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The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) is moving to Black Hall in order for the program to expand. According to Jeff Rosenberry, Executive Director of Student Involvement, the new space in Black Hall is going to be three-to-five times larger than the current DEC in the SURC. With the larger area i...

CWU is unsure what to do with NY Teriyaki

CWU is unsure what to do with NY Teriyaki

Nick Jahnke, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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CWU purchased the former New York Teriyaki and Burgers building in April 2018 for $850,000. According to CWU Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs Joel Klucking. For now, the building remains vacant except for leftover kitchen utilities from the previous business. The property, located on the corner of Unive...

Samuelson opens in time for the start of classes

Samuelson opens in time for the start of classes

Jack Belcher, News Editor

September 28, 2018


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After a decade of planning and two years of construction, the new Samuelson STEM building is finally open. Many students have walked past Samuelson in the last couple of years due to its location between Black and Mitchell Hall, and just south of the Science II building. With the opening of the buildin...

Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite

Jack Belcher, News Editor

September 28, 2018


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In recent years the amount of bed bugs in the United States has skyrocketed. Experts believe that this is due to more densely populated areas and the increasing popularity of travel. Experts in Kittitas say that they would have to deal with bed bugs very rarely, and that most calls about bed bugs would...

Manweller asked to resign

Manweller asked to resign

Miles King, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018


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Former CWU political science professor Dr. Matt Manweller was accused late last week of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student in 1997 when he was at least 10 years older. Manweller has denied the allegations. In the wake of the latest allegations, first reported by the Nor...

No Car? No Problem

Tai Jackson, Staff Reporter

August 1, 2018


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Many students choose to bring their cars with them when they come to college, but choosing not to bring a car isn’t a bad idea either. There are many ways to get around Ellensburg without having a car or breaking the bank. Kiana McElroy, a sophomore majoring in biology, explained that not having a ...

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...

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