The Observer

COVID-19 affects the Girl Scouts business

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

From the fresh tanginess of lemon to the lush, buttery toffee flavor, the choices of flavors are many when it comes to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI). GSEWNI have maintained...

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Basketball game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2021

 While CWU’s men’s basketball team was slated to start their season late last week, the game was postponed after a positive COVID-19 test in the program. A member of the program’s tier one, which...

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CWU maintains health and safety guidelines following vaccine release

Levi Shields, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Currently, vaccination against COVID-19 won’t be a requirement for students planning to return to campus. But, because of the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus, precautions could change at any...

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Online learning changes practicum formats as pandemic affects students and schools

Online learning changes practicum formats as pandemic affects students and schools

Justin Zabel , Staff Reporter
February 9, 2021

Imagine being a senior in college, knowing some are supposed to graduate in a few months. Having to get their practicums, student teaching and internship done, but can’t because they're in the middle...

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Megan Smallbeck earned All-Region honors in the weight throw based on her performances in 2019.

With Nationals in sight, track and field athletes look to get better during COVID-19 restrictions

Dakaline White, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

2020’s COVID-19 cancellations forced track and field athletes to take extra time off, but they are now gearing up for a hopeful 2021 spring outdoor season that will help them attain big goals.  At...

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CWU clubs affected by COVID-19

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2021

Due to COVID-19, many activities at CWU have been canceled or forced to meet via Zoom. Although the changes happened suddenly there are clubs that have persevered through the shift to virtual meetings...

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CWU and Kittitas County are preparing as the next batch of COVID-19 vaccines work their way through the residents and students of Ellensburg

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021

Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CWU’s athletics have finally resumed practice after approximately 10 months. As of Jan. 19, Kittitas County has received 2,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines....

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CWU participates in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

CWU participates in nationwide COVID-19 memorial

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

On Jan. 19, CWU participated in a nationwide mourning of the lives of more than 400,000 Americans who have died due to COVID-19. Barge Hall was lit up in amber colors to show support to the families across...

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ASCWU’s COVID-19 IRL campaign hits social media

ASCWU’s COVID-19 IRL campaign hits social media

Max Hughes, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

ASCWU’s COVID-19 In Real Life (IRL) campaign seeks to aid students in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and find new ways to socialize in a way that is more appealing to students. Western Washington...

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Gov. Jay Inslee signs new Healthy-Roadmap to Recovery plan

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

A week before COVID-19 restrictions were set to be lifted, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 phased recovery plan on Jan. 5 with hopes of reducing rising COVID-19 case numbers throughout the counties....

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On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

On-campus students required to get “Welcome Back Testing”

Justin Zabel, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

CWU students are required to get tested for COVID-19 if they live, work or have class on campus. If students are not tested, they will not be allowed access to campus. Testing was done in groups based...

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CWU’s football team participating in a ROTC winter condition last year inside the field house of Nicholson Pavilion.

Football team targets character building as it continues to preserve through COVID-19 restrictions

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

The Wildcats’ return has the football team preparing for a season that’s better late than never. Despite the continuation of the pandemic, the football team’s 2020 season is in the final stages to...

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