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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

The Voting Crisis: Another thing to blame on young people

The Voting Crisis: Another thing to blame on young people

Astor Powell-Pedersen, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2024

Pretty much since the beginning of time, it's been popular to blame any little problem on the “younger generation,” be it social issues, economic crashes or your local supermarket not having the brand...

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A rendering of the proposed Multi-Cultural Center

The Multi-Cultural Center: The real fight is just now beginning

Layla Taha, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2024

CWU has advertised itself as the most diverse campus in Washington, yet we don’t have a Multi-Cultural Center (MCC) like all other public universities in Washington. After years of active mobilization...

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Heres why the interview with CWUs President triggered an ethical dilemma

Here’s why the interview with CWU’s President triggered an ethical dilemma

Isaac Dobmeier and Winnie Killingsworth
February 22, 2024

Last week, The Observer’s cover story discussed an ethical dilemma in which CWU President Jim Wohlpart directly offered an internship to The Observer’s Editor-in-chief (EIC) Isaac Hinson, according...

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Dr. Patrick Pease. Photo courtesy of the University of Northern Iowa

CWU finds new Provost in Dr. Patrick Pease: How it happened and his mission

Isaac Hinson, Editor-in-Chief
February 16, 2024

On the morning of Feb. 12, CWU’s President Jim Wohlpart sent out an email to students announcing that the search for a new provost had concluded, as he and his 11-member search committee had appointed...

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An ethical dilemma with CWU president

Winnie Killingsworth, News Editor
February 16, 2024

During an interview with Isaac Hinson, The Observer’s editor-in-chief, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the CWU President, Jim Wohlpart, mentioned an internship that Hinson said came across as an offer. An internship...

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Photo taken at Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of Layla Taha.

Historical contextualization of the past and present Israel-Palestine conflict

Layla Taha and Astor Powell-Pedersen 
February 16, 2024

History continues to be written in Palestine. With the growing topic of conversation surrounding the Israel-Palestine War, the history that led to today is integral to societal understanding of the topic. The...

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Raymond Santana speaking at the event. Photo courtesy of Layla Taha.

Raymond Santana: A Voice for the Voiceless

Layla Taha, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024

As a first-hand victim of the brutalities of the state, Raymond Santana is now the voice for the voiceless. On April 19, 1989, a night in Central Park for then 14-year-old Santana would forever alter the...

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ASCWU finalizes letter standing in solidarity with Palestine

Isaac Hinson, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2024

The Associated Students of CWU (ASCWU) student government organization finalized a letter standing in solidarity with Palestine amidst the ongoing ethnic cleansing in Gaza and elsewhere. The conflict,...

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What is an Honors Student?

Astor Powell-Pedersen , Staff Reporter
February 1, 2024

CWU has been home to the William O. Douglas Honors College (DHC) since 1977. According to its page on the CWU website, the Douglas Honors College “supports and encourages all students to find individual...

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SLICE employees at their Yakima River Cleanup Event in 2022. Courtesy SLICE/Instagram

The facts: How six SLICE employees were fired and rehired within two weeks

Isaac Dobmeier, Scene Editor
January 26, 2024

Hours after returning to the office on Jan. 2, six SLICE (Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement) employees were sat down in front of an audience of their peers and unabashedly told...

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The Israel – Palestine War: Perspectives on Campus

Layla Taha, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2024

Oct. 7 2023 marks the advent of another bout of intense conflict in the ongoing war between Palestine and Israel. Since then, our country has seen an eruption of protests and heated debate. One place that...

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The Working Wildcats: CWU’s student employees union, ‘made for students by students.’

The Working Wildcats: CWU’s student employees union, ‘made for students by students.’

Layla Taha and Isaac Dobmeier
January 20, 2024

The Working Wildcats have already made their mark on CWU as they continue to receive impressive support from students and faculty alike. Since its inception in Sept. 2023, the union has garnered hundreds...

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