The Observer

Reasons with former CWU president Gaudino

Stop in the name of the law

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Members and guests of the League of Women Voters of Kittitas County (LWVKC) gathered on Nov. 17 to listen to Charles Reasons, a professor of Law and Justice at CWU, who discussed matters related to police...

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Vaccinations up among students since CWU vaccine deadline

Vaccinations up among students since CWU vaccine deadline

Sean Bessette, Editor-in-Chief
November 24, 2021

As of publication, 10,136 students out of roughly 10,200 students are in compliance with CWU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. 91.6% of those in compliance have been vaccinated. This means roughly 850...

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From Willamette to CWU

From Willamette to CWU

Danny Dang, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

CWU held an open forum for candidates applying for the position of Director for Student Leadership Involvement & Community Engagement (SLICE), where they could answer questions and present their motivation...

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Kelsey Sells (left) Lily Klevjer (right)

Breaking the Stigma: PTSD

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

When discussing PTSD, there are misconceptions and misunderstandings that arise from stereotypes presented in daily life about this topic. “Trauma can come from anywhere,” junior in psychology and...

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(Left to Right) Cynthia Coe, Michael Hundley, Samuel Stanmour, Barton Hasz

Philosophy club hosts Existence of the Divine panel

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

“The question of God's existence has both longstanding argumentation and prevalence throughout history,” Philosophy and Religious Studies Club President Samuel Stanmour said opening the Existence of...

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Remembering those who passed

Remembering those who passed

Star Diavolikis, News Editor
November 24, 2021

In 2021, a total of eight CWU students and staff passed away, including two professors and six students. Of the six students, two were athletes. The Observer staff wants to commemorate those who have passed...

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The cover of the book Bonner wrote using pseudonyms to evade campus policy.

ITAM professor faces fine

Sean Bessette, Editor-in-Chief
November 24, 2021

CWU professor Julie Bonner wrote and published a textbook using pseudonyms to receive and keep royalties from CWU students, and may be facing a fine greater than $500 as a result of it. This is according...

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CWU Honors Transgender Day of Reembrace

CWU Honors Transgender Day of Reembrace

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Students and staff gathered outside of the Brooks Library Nov. 20 for a candlelight vigil to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance: a day that memorializes those lost to anti-trans violence. The event was...

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Awake Health, owned by Elperin, is located at 201 S. Main St. in Ellensburg

Exemptions for sale, no questions asked

Sean Bessette, Editor in Chief
November 22, 2021

KING 5 SEATTLE - An Ellensburg doctor and owner of Awake Health, Dr. Anna Elperin, repeatedly sold vaccine and mask exemptions to those without medical conditions, according to an investigation conducted...

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Missing and Murdered Native American and Indigenous Women’s march spreads awareness on campus

Missing and Murdered Native American and Indigenous Women’s march spreads awareness on campus

Katherine Camarata and Star Diavolikis
November 18, 2021

“Where are our sisters? We pray for you everyday. We miss you. We love you. Creator, watch over our sisters. Bless their beautiful families. Each day we pray for our missing sisters. Light their way...

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CWU Philosophy Department comes together to discuss Life after Death.

CWU Philosophy Department comes together to discuss Life after Death.

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

The possibility of immortality, death in marginalized communities, and the advent of pharmaceuticals in delaying death make for intriguing topics to discuss and thanks to the Philosophy Department. These...

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International Programs AUAP and ESL Seek Silver Lining in Pandemic

International Programs AUAP and ESL Seek Silver Lining in Pandemic

Fox Alford, Contributor
November 18, 2021

International students saw their options for studying in the U.S. dwindle last year as the pandemic hamstrung operations in international programs. Despite the rocky start, long-term benefits have emerged. The...

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