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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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McPherson (right) and Burson (left) on the summit of North Sister. Photo courtesy of Marc McPherson

CWU police lieutenant climbs 12 peaks this summer

Megan Rogers, News Editor
October 10, 2023

CWU’s police lieutenant Marc McPherson climbed 12 peaks from July 23 to Aug. 2. McPherson, accompanied by the Corporal for the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office Nick Burson, traveled through Oregon, California...

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James Wohlpart addressed the crowd on Friday morning.

Wohlpart discusses successes and “roadblocks” the university is facing this year in presidential address

Morgana Carroll, Lead Editor
October 5, 2023

President James Wohlpart acknowledges high points and roadblocks that CWU is facing in his annual address to the university on Friday, Sept. 29. Enrollment and tuition  During the financial portion...

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Voices for change is now required for all new students.

Voices for Change program required for new students

Megan Rogers, News Editor
October 5, 2023

CWU students may see an online course titled Voices for Change popping up on their Canvas page. This course is meant to educate students on how to identify a bad situation and help in a safe way.  Voices...

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Sustainability Cafe rounds out the school year revealing new climate action plan

Ryan Gildersleeve, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023

The new climate action plan, which includes changes to the very foundation of CWU’s campus, was introduced at the sustainability cafe on Tuesday, May 21. The plan includes the intent to reconstruct both...

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Gail Mackin Photo by Megan Rogers

Saying goodbye: CWU faculty and administration reflect on their experience

Megan Rogers, News Editor
May 31, 2023

Gail Mackin: Associate Vice Provost How long have you been at CWU? It will be exactly six years when I leave. What is your favorite thing about your position? I'm behind the scenes, but...

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Queer questions and queries get answered at an LGBTQ2IA+ panel

Queer questions and queries get answered at an LGBTQ2IA+ panel

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
May 31, 2023

Grab a cup of tea and be ready to spill it at the Spill the Tea Q & A at the SURC Pit on May 31. According to ASCWU President Elect and second year theater performance major Malik Cantú, Spill the...

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Wildcat statue, Photo by Megan Rogers

CWU Safe Group holds open forum

Morgana Carroll and Megan Rogers
May 24, 2023

CWU’s Safe Group held an open forum on May 15 for CWU’s community members to review recommendations created by the group. The open forum meeting served as an opportunity to present the goals that the...

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The ‘concerning’ and ‘traumatic’ experiences of a school lockdown

No amount of lockdown drills could prepare a student for the feeling that violence may be around the corner in a space that is supposed to be safe.  The Ellensburg School District (ESD) experienced...

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Students playing beach volleyball at The Pond, Photo by Quincy Taylor

Summertime is beginning in Ellensburg

Quincy Taylor, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2023

Since the weather is starting to heat up and the sun is starting to shine, many students have  begun to spend their time enjoying the outdoors. Here in Ellensburg, students at CWU are seeing the sun...

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Elon Musk and Twitter, Photo courtesy of Flickr

Billionaire bows out: Elon Musk steps down as Twitter CEO

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
May 24, 2023

Twitter has undergone a series of changes over the last few months since its acquisition by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk in 2022 for $44 billion.  On May 11, Musk...

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Clarification: ASCWU responds to concerns regarding role of police on campus

Morgana Carroll, News Editor
May 24, 2023

The Observer posted an article on May 10 titled “Transgender students face uncertainty over whether preferred names will be allowed for commencement.” There were some inaccuracies that need to be addressed...

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The decline of local newspapers: How journalism is affected

The decline of local newspapers: How journalism is affected

MJ Rivera and Mykah Koke-Filimaua
May 24, 2023

Local newspapers are becoming few and far between. Mike Gallagher worked at Ellensburg’s local newspaper, The Daily Record, for 25 years as a reporter and managing editor. He said journalism is different...

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