The Observer

The Observer

CWU honors student veterans

CWU honors student veterans

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019


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The sixth annual Veteran Graduation/Salute Banquet was on May 21 in the SURC Ballroom. The event recognized student veterans that are graduating this year or have graduated within the past academic school year. The event also inducted the newest class of veteran honors society members for their service,...

An archive of CWU history

An archive of CWU history

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2019


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With the current state of the national administration and the constant bashing of the press, it’s an inconvenient time to be a student journalist. It’s also the best time to be a student journalist. Despite what the 24-hour news cycle seems to imply, not all news revolves around the president...

Student fees pay for SURC

Student fees pay for SURC

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2019


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Over $50 million is what it cost for CWU to build the SURC. CWU will be paying the bond they got loaned for the SURC until fiscal year 2034. Student Funds Financial Manager Lacy Lampkins said the Student Union and Recreation Center portion of the bond payment is about $2.4 million a year. The Wildca...

Stacking up dust at Old Heat

Stacking up dust at Old Heat

Jack Belcher, News Editor

May 22, 2019


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One of the tallest buildings in Ellensburg is the Old Heat plant, the brick building with the smokestack on University Way, across the street from Kamola Hall. The Old Heat  used to generate power for the university, until 1971, which is when the Heating and Cooling Plant north of 11th Ave. and west of ...

Expansion is starting to look up in Ellensburg

Expansion is starting to look up in Ellensburg

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 22, 2019


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If there is too much development further away from the city center, it means that citizens have to drive their cars more. This may not be a big problem yet for a small city like Ellensburg, but according to the American Journal of Health Promotion, studies have found a relationship between urban spra...

Graduates reflect on time at CWU

Graduates reflect on time at CWU

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 22, 2019


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Commencement is quickly approaching for thousands of graduates, and can be many students’ chance to celebrate and be recognized for their achievements in front of their friends and families. Commencement will be on June 8 and requires that graduates order a cap and gown set which is $65 for those gett...

Students ‘eat, sleep, breathe law and justice’ while preparing for Supreme Court panel

Students ‘eat, sleep, breathe law and justice’ while preparing for Supreme Court panel

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019


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Every year, CWU hosts the Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) event in the SURC. The showcase provides students and faculty an opportunity to exhibit their work in a university-wide forum. One of the panels at SOURCE was the Law and Justice Panel, specifically focusing on...

Student fees, if you please

Student fees, if you please

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 16, 2019


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For a full-time student at CWU, almost a quarter of what is paid to the university at the beginning of each quarter is not tuition, but fees. These are charges that pay for on-campus services and amenities like technology, Recreation Center, transit and the health center. Some are smaller like the $3...

Appreciation shown with concerts, food

Appreciation shown with concerts, food

Dez Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2019


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CWU is introducing “Wild Fest” to Student Appreciation Day on May 23 from 1-10 p.m. Live music, games, activities and food will all be free for CWU students to show appreciation for their hard work throughout the school year. Campus Activities moved the usual location of the event from Barto Lawn...

The city that always sleeps

The city that always sleeps

Nick Tucker, Senior News Reporter

May 16, 2019


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The Ellensburg nightlife may be lacking in options for students who can’t drink or choose not to. Many students who attend CWU and live in Ellensburg either aren’t old enough to legally drink, choose not to or simply don’t want all of their entertainment options to involve alcohol. One of these...

“What Employers Want” Workshop advises students on impressing employers

“What Employers Want” Workshop advises students on impressing employers

Ben Wheeler, Online/Social Media Manager

May 14, 2019


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The latest “What Employers Want” Workshop took place on May 14 in Samuelson 103, where CWU Career Services Employer Outreach Liaison Bruce Simpson ran an interactive presentation with a nearly full classroom as the audience. Simpson’s presentation during the workshop was centered around creating...

Open Mic showcases student talent

Open Mic showcases student talent

Kyle Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2019


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Open Mic Night was held last night in the 1891 Bistro. Students interested in participating signed up for their chance to perform for an audience. Several CWU students sang songs they had written, while others performed covers from other artists or shared spoken word. The students involved talked about...

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