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

1st Amendment Festival events end today

1st Amendment Festival events end today

May 9, 2013

By PATIENCE COLLIER, staff reporter   Basic rights have been a hot topic on the Central Washington University campus, as the First Amendment festival kicked off this week. Guardian columnist...

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Faculty to be realigned

May 9, 2013

By EVAN PAPPAS, staff reporter   The Provost’s Office was hit with a roadblock in their faculty realignment process last week after the Academic Department Chairs Organization advised faculty...

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Bars, police, residents debate who’s responsible for drunken behavior

May 9, 2013

By PATIENCE COLLIER, staff reporter   Timothy Bishop of the Ellensburg Downtown Association recently went on record with Central’s Newswatch, saying bars in downtown need to be more responsible...

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Auschwitz survivor to share her story

May 9, 2013

    By SAMANTHA MONTERREY, staff reporter   In 1944, Edith Eger and her family were taken from their home in Kassa, Hungary, and turned prisoners of Auschwitz, one of the...

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Composting plant redirects after opposition

May 2, 2013

PATIENCE COLLIER, staff reporter Residents of Elk Heights west of Ellensburg discovered last January that a composting company planned to build a facility in their neighborhood. After seeing...

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Board of Directors voting begins May 2

May 2, 2013

MATT THOMPSON and EVAN PAPPAS, staff reporters President: Bryan Elliott After considering various positions, Bryan Elliott made the decision to run for the President’s Office of the BOD. Currently...

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Get to know the students up for election

April 25, 2013

By MATTHEW THOMAS and EVAN PAPPAS, staff reporters   VP for Academic Affairs:  Jessica Murillo When Jessica Murillo flipped through her high school annual in her senior year she was hurt to...

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Chimps future hangs on ethical decision

April 25, 2013

By PATIENCE COLLIER, staff reporter The welfare of the remaining chimpanzees at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute has been a tense issue since last November, when the death of one chimpanzee,...

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Student collects shoes from the “sole”

April 25, 2013

By SAMANTHA MONTEREY, staff reporter Natasha Borromeo, senior mathematics major and international public relations director for Playing for Kickz, will be collecting gently worn tennis shoes for...

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CWU student dies in Barto Hall, cause yet to be announced

April 19, 2013

By JULIA MARTINEZ, staff reporter UPDATED at 5:35 p.m. Central freshman, Madison Murphy, 19, was pronounced dead at approximately 10:30 p.m. last night, the cause of death under investigation by...

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Local professor, coach reflects on marathon bombs

Local professor, coach reflects on marathon bombs

April 19, 2013

By DANNY SCHMIDT, editor-in-chief  In 2011, poetry professor Katharine Whitcomb finished the Boston Marathon in four hours and 12 minutes—a time just three minutes slower than the time when two bombs...

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Proposed bill would bar employers from requesting social media passwords

April 19, 2013

By PATIENCE COLLIER, Staff Reporter A bill was introduced into the Washington State Legislature this year that would impact anyone with a Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr account. Senate Bill 5211...

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