Samuelson opens in time for the start of classes

Samuelson opens in time for the start of classes

Jack Belcher, News Editor

September 28, 2018


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After a decade of planning and two years of construction, the new Samuelson STEM building is finally open. Many students have walked past Samuelson in the last couple of years due to its location between Black and Mitchell Hall, and just south of the Science II building. With the opening of the buildin...

Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite

Jack Belcher, News Editor

September 28, 2018


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In recent years the amount of bed bugs in the United States has skyrocketed. Experts believe that this is due to more densely populated areas and the increasing popularity of travel. Experts in Kittitas say that they would have to deal with bed bugs very rarely, and that most calls about bed bugs would...

Manweller asked to resign

Manweller asked to resign

Miles King, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018


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Former CWU political science professor Dr. Matt Manweller was accused late last week of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student in 1997 when he was at least 10 years older. Manweller has denied the allegations. In the wake of the latest allegations, first reported by the Nor...

No Car? No Problem

Tai Jackson, Staff Reporter

August 1, 2018


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Many students choose to bring their cars with them when they come to college, but choosing not to bring a car isn’t a bad idea either. There are many ways to get around Ellensburg without having a car or breaking the bank. Kiana McElroy, a sophomore majoring in biology, explained that not having a ...

Cornerstone up for sale, D&M look to renew contract with CWU

Cornerstone up for sale, D&M look to renew contract with CWU

Eric Rosane, For the Observer

June 4, 2018


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D&M Coffee and Cornerstone Pie Co-Owner Mark Holloway disclaimed rumors last Thursday that Cornerstone Pie was shutting down, opting to disclose rather that the local business owners were looking to sell the 3,877 square-foot pizza restaurant. According to Windermere Real-Estate Agent Rory Savage, Cornersto...

Park Your Phone When Driving. It’s the Law.

Park Your Phone When Driving. It’s the Law.

Rachel Greve, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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In the 10 months since the new texting and driving law went into effect, Washington State Patrol have ticketed more than 5,400 drivers and more than 200 in Kittitas County alone. Phone use behind the wheel is an issue that Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Moore runs into every day.   “This i...

PANGA lab monitors the West Coast

PANGA lab monitors the West Coast

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

May 30, 2018


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CWU Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) receives data from over 1,200 GPS arrays located mainly around the western United States. These GPS devices, known as a geodetic monuments, measure the movement of the Earth, which is sent in real time to PANGA on the CWU campus. According to lead PAN...

Summer exodus leaves businesses out to dry

Summer exodus leaves businesses out to dry

Nicholas Tucker

May 30, 2018


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Ellensburg is a college town and with that comes some unique qualities. In a town of 20,000, roughly half are students, so what happens to the local economy when its population fluctuates greatly as students come and go for the summer? Businesses vary in how they work and how they are affected by ch...

De-stressing during finals week

De-stressing during finals week

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Finals week can be stressful. The CWU library and wellness center provide options for students to de-stress and handle the grueling last days of the quarter. Here are some events going on around campus as finals week approaches.   June 2 “Dinos after Dark” is a screening of Jurassic W...

Where do student meal plan dollars go?

Where do student meal plan dollars go?

Bryce Jungquist, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018


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In a previous version of this article, Joel Klucking’s name was misspelled as ‘Joseph Klucking. Small, medium, large and extra large. These are the different meal plan sizes available to students at CWU. Each one dictates the average weekly number of meals someone could eat at various dining halls on...

Photo Story: CWU buries time capsules in Barge Courtyard

Photo Story: CWU buries time capsules in Barge Courtyard

Observer Staff

May 27, 2018


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Expansion plans progress

Expansion plans progress

Matt Escamilla, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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The SURC feasibility committee met Monday, May 21 regarding SURC expansion plans and the proposed multicultural center. The committee is planning a two-day trip to visit other student union buildings at universities around the state. Visits to Western Washington University, University of Washingt...

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