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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

Ellenburg looks to build a strong skate community through youth. Photo courtesy of Pexels

Ellensburg supports skateboarding in the community

Evan Couch, News Editor
October 12, 2022

The city of Ellensburg Parks and Recreation department is offering skateboarding lessons for ages eight and up.  Participants can choose from two, one hour lessons or four, one hour lessons. The days...

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Beauchamp hopes to help multiple aspects of the Ellensburg community.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Beauchamp

Sarah Beauchamp looks forward to new position on Ellensburg City Council

Zaire Eltayeb, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2022

Sarah Beauchamp was recently voted into the Ellensburg City Council and said she is excited to fulfill her new role. Beauchamp discussed how she is going to help the community and what her focus will...

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WAM mentors (left to right): Chloe Cairns, Madeline Bjorn, Olivia Zavala, Natalie Amos, Anna Richardson, Sidney
Grimm, Maggie Gatlin, Kiara Zmiarovich Sadaya, Tiffany Ochoa, Jacque Ramirez. Photo courtesy of Julia James

Wildcat Academic Mentoring program began this fall

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
October 12, 2022

Wildcats Academic Mentoring (WAM) launched this fall, which is an all-new peer mentoring program created and directed by Julia James. James said WAM is an academic success program that also balances...

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City of Ellensburg hoping to combat rising rent prices and housing shortage

City of Ellensburg hoping to combat rising rent prices and housing shortage

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
October 12, 2022

The City of Ellensburg is currently facing an ongoing housing crisis according toCommunity Development Director Jamey Ayling. The city has enacted a housing action plan aimed to combat the shortage. This...

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ASCWU Board of Directors. Photo courtesy of ASCWU Instagram

ASCWU President resigns following motion for recall election

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
October 12, 2022

Former ASCWU President for the 2022-2023 year Rachael Medalia officially resigned from her position on Sept. 19. A motion for a recall election was made by Senate Speaker and Interim Executive Vice...

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Jones Act suspended in Puerto Rico after devastation of Hurricane Fiona

Jones Act suspended in Puerto Rico after devastation of Hurricane Fiona

Evan Couch and Zaire Eltayeb
October 5, 2022

Hurricane Fiona swept through Puerto Rico as a Category 1 storm on Sep. 18 and caused an immense amount of damage to the island. The island was hit with over two feet of rain.  According to news.yahoo.com,...

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View of empty SURC with a Welcome Wildcats sign. Photo courtesy of CWU Flickr

Biden administration announces debt relief updates

Evan Couch, News Editor
October 5, 2022

The Biden administration announced they are scaling back the amount of people their student loan debt forgiveness plan will apply to on Sept. 29, over a month after first announcing the plan.  Borrowers...

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Building and field on UW Campus. Photo courtesy of UW Flickr

Shooting in Seattle U-District leaves four UW students injured

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
October 5, 2022

A shooting incident occurred in the vicinity of 43rd Street and University Way near the University of Washington (UW) Seattle campus that left four students injured, according to a UW Alert system notification...

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Beacon the therapy dog. Photo courtesy of @beacon_therapydog Instagram

Brookside Funeral Home Got a New Furry Team Member

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
October 5, 2022

Brookside Funeral Home got its newest team member, Beacon, a nine-month-old hypoallergenic labradoodle and newly certified therapy dog trained by Ultimate Canine.  Jamin Mohler, owner of Beacon and...

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Apoyo window decal in the sunshine.

APOYO struggles to find food donations

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
October 5, 2022

Allied People Offering Year-Round Outreach (APOYO), a local food bank, is struggling to find meat donations.  “Northwest Harvest hasn't been sending the usual chicken that we usually get on our Wednesday...

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Community members race through park and table for 5k run for the Brave.

Run for the Brave 5k fundraises for veterans

Omar Benitez with contributions from Jahleel Breland, Staff Reporters
October 5, 2022
https://cwuobserver.com/23128/sports/run-for-the-brave-5k-fundraises-for-veterans/?preview=true
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Science building on a sunny day.

CWU STEM Program receives National Science Foundation grant to help teachers

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
September 28, 2022

CWU’s Teach STEM program received a Noyce Track 3 grant and started working on it in August. This grant is a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help STEM teachers around...

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