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The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Library updates research database, increases variety of search results for students

Bradley Smith, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2015

As of January 2015, the Brooks Library has updated its search database. According to the Central website, the new OneSearch database will allow students to get a wider variety of results from their...

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Central to cut 56 positions

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2015

Budget restrictions are forcing Central to look for ways to cut costs and increase revenue. One way in which the administration hopes to do this is by cutting 56 positions across campus. According to...

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Central Police Officer advises students on winter safety and travel tips

Simone Corbett, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2015

With the majority of Central students being from the west side of Washington, concerns about traveling over Snoqualmie Pass is a hot discussion topic among students this time of year. As it should be,...

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Nearly $1 million accumulated from parking tickets last school year

Nearly $1 million accumulated from parking tickets last school year

Max Bayern, Staff Reporter
January 22, 2015

It’s difficult to miss a yellow envelope protruding from your windshield wiper. At first, it’s hard to believe that they got you, but in the 2013-14 school year, 7,535 parking citations were handed...

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Professor Elvin Delgado to study fracking in Argentina, implement new major

Professor Elvin Delgado to study fracking in Argentina, implement new major

Colt Sweetland, Online Editor
January 19, 2015

Central’s Elvin Delgado, assistant professor with the department of geography, was recently awarded a grant for $10,000 to study the social and ecological impacts of fracking, the extraction of shale...

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FISH Food Bank back on its feet after fire

FISH Food Bank back on its feet after fire

Chace Davy, News Editor
January 19, 2015

Carla Tacher watched in shock as the place she called her second home burned to the ground last Thanksgiving weekend. The contents and the building itself, according to Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue,...

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5 things students should know from the State of the University address

Colt Sweetland, Assistant News Editor
January 13, 2015

Last Monday, Central’s President, James Gaudino, met with the board of trustees in McConnell hall and addressed several current projects and issues facing the administration and the university. Here...

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Disability awareness on the rise

Haley Curl, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014

Disability awareness is spreading across the country, as diagnoses become more exact, and assistance becomes more of a priority. The United States Census Bureau’s website says 19 percent of Americans...

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GUIDANCE - Sarah Bairs service dog helps with her blindness.

Service animals help students in need

Aaron Kunkler, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014

Some students at Central may require assistance from various animals to go about their day. According to Josh Jones, disability and accessibility coordinator at Central, there are two categories which...

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Central Access provides reading services for students nationwide

Rashay Reading, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014

Central Access isn’t something heard about often, but it is a large part of the disability services at Central. The program provides students with access to alternative media such as books in braille...

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ACCESSIBILITY - Students take advantage of services offered by the Testing Center in Bouillon 215.

Students with disabilities have options available for testing on campus

R. Troy Peterson, Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014

For Central students with disabilities, not being able to test in a regular classroom does not have to be a hindrance. The ADA policies on testing are made available at Central’s testing center, located...

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AT EASE - Members of the Army ROTC meet in front of the current ROTC building, Peterson Hall.

Central’s ROTC relocating to Lind Hall

Haley Curl, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2014

The Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute (CHCI) building has recently become a study hall for the athletics department. The ROTC programs had requested use of the building, but did not receive the...

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