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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

APOYO will continue to stay at their CWU Campus location until 2024. Photo Courtesy of APOYO on Facebook

CWU signs two-year contract allowing APOYO to remain on campus

Megan Rogers, Assistant News Editor
January 18, 2023

CWU signed a contract with Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO) on Oct. 18, which will allow APOYO to remain in their on-campus facility until Oct. 31, 2024. Associate Professor and Director...

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Language and LIterature Building.

L&L and Farrell Hall to possibly see new construction after Gov. Inslee’s proposed budget

Morgana Carroll, News Editor
January 18, 2023

The governor’s proposed budget introduced by Gov. Jay Inslee in December will include the following renovations to CWU: a new North Academic Complex to replace the Language and Literature Building and...

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Honoring dearly departed CWU community members

Honoring dearly departed CWU community members

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
January 11, 2023

CWU lost two cherished members of the staff and faculty between December and January: Shelley Spencer, office manager and assistant to the chair of the Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction...

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Photo courtesy of APOYO on Facebook

APOYO starts new after-school sports program “Amigos Atléticos” with $22,500 grant from Kittitas County Public Health Department

Omar Benitez and Katherine Camarata
January 11, 2023

Amigos Atléticos or “athletic friends” in English, is a new sports club started by Allied People Offering Year-long Outreach (APOYO) aimed to help youth around Ellensburg get active and spend time...

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Frozen walkways affect accessibility on campus

Frozen walkways affect accessibility on campus

Morgana Carroll, News Editor
January 11, 2023

Every October, Disability Services reach out to students who have registered that they have a disability that affects their mobility. They compile the information given by students in order to prioritize...

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Wildcat Pantry hosts Pack the Pantry to support student needs

Wildcat Pantry hosts Pack the Pantry to support student needs

Megan Rogers, Assistant News Editor
January 11, 2023

The Wildcat Pantry, located on the ground floor of the James E. Brooks Library, is hosting Pack the Pantry throughout the month of January, a drive to help bring in food donations and other essential items...

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Cats Against Assault led their second protest on Nov. 21. Photo by Yohanes Goodell.

Cats Against Assault team responds to administration actions

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
November 25, 2022

The Observer spoke exclusively to representatives from the Cats Against Assault (CAA) team, who have asked to continue to stay anonymous for fear of retaliation from perpetrators and administration. The...

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Photo of President Wohlpart. Photo courtesy of CWU Flickr

President Wohlpart responds to Title IX protests

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
November 22, 2022

President Wohlpart responded to local movements regarding Title IX allegations on campus in an interview with The Observer, offering insight into the motivations for his administration’s current actions...

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Kittitas Public Safety Building located in Ellensburg, Washington.

Mental health grant introduced for wellness at Kittitas County Jail

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

Kittitas County Jail received a $483,552 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. These grants are designed to create mental health support programs for inmates in the...

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Pear Street Books & Gifts.

Ellensburg downtown association awards six local businesses with grant

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

The Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA) announced the winners of this year's second bi-annual business awards program. The EDA awarded six downtown businesses a grant of $1,000 to help make improvements...

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CWUs voting center in the SURC.

CWU voting center encouraged student involvement

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
November 16, 2022

CWU helped to engage students in the voting process on Nov. 8 through a voting center located in the SURC. “If they haven't received their ballot from whatever county they're from, from wherever they...

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CWU AFROTC holds Veterans Day vigil

CWU AFROTC holds Veterans Day vigil

Evan Couch, News Editor
November 14, 2022

Senior Cadets of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) started their rotational shifts of a 24 hour vigil for Veterans Day starting at midnight on Nov. 11. Senior cadets from the AFROTC...

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