By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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

TODAY: Voting for the Learning Commons, what you need to know

May 8, 2014

Today, students will vote on whether or not to fund the Learning Commons with a new fee. Central's Learning Commons has not been adequately funded since it's conception, according to Prairie Brown,...

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Fire station bond passes referendum

May 6, 2014

BY Kelsie Miller Staff Reporter   The Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue (KVFR) bond to build a new fire station passed in a special election. The thank you signs that have gone up around...

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Beautiful and Bound: CWU students explore the history of foot-binding

May 6, 2014

BY Observer Staff   Four Central students will be presenting their research on the ancient practice of foot-binding at the Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on...

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Central prof presents research at international conference

May 6, 2014

BY Patience Collier News Editor   Lacy Ferrell, assistant professor of history, has been researching the educational migrations of children in Africa. Ferrell spent last week at the European...

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TOMORROW: Mary Beth Tinker, of the historic Tinker v. Des Moines case, will speak at CWU

May 6, 2014

BY Kristi Young Staff Reporter Tomorrow, a historic figure who  helped shape freedom of speech rights, will speak at Central Washington University. In 1965, a teenage Mary Beth Tinker made a...

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ASCWU-BOD elections set for May 8

ASCWU-BOD elections set for May 8

May 5, 2014

BY Patience Collier News Editor   This year’s candidate turnout for the BOD elections was about average, according to Myles Glover, Elections Coordinator. “This year, the candidates...

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Marijuana growers deal with issues of federal agriculture and local irrigation

Marijuana growers deal with issues of federal agriculture and local irrigation

May 5, 2014

  BY Kyle Fenton Contributing Writer   Kittitas County and the surrounding area is a premier place for commercial agriculture, whether you are producing hay, grapes, apples or...

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Museum shows Snoqualmie construction

May 1, 2014

BY R. Troy Peterson Staff Reporter On April 17, Central’s Museum of Culture and Environment held an opening reception for the museum’s new exhibit, “How Did the Cougar Cross the Road?” The...

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Female students learn self defense with university class

Female students learn self defense with university class

April 30, 2014

BY Houston Carr Staff Reporter Central’s Rape Aggression Defense course is one way Central tries to educate women on self-defense. The course is currently being taught by police officers...

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The Heartbleed computer virus misses Central, but should you still take steps to prevent it?

The “Heartbleed” computer virus misses Central, but should you still take steps to prevent it?

April 30, 2014

  BY Kelsi Young Staff Reporter A security flaw in a wide range of web servers known as Heartbleed has led many individuals to fear for the security of their personal information on the internet. According...

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Measles risk continues to spread: learn how to get protected

April 30, 2014

BY Kelsie Miller Staff Reporter As measles cases continue to spread across Washington state, Kittitas County remains unaffected, but residents of Kittitas County should still make sure they have...

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The EverGreen Scene: Eburg gets ready for marijuana retailers

April 28, 2014

BY Sully Carter Contributing Writer   Marijuana has been legal in Washington for 17 months, but the time that everyone has been waiting for is right around the corner: marijuana retail. The...

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