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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

Multiple CWU campus buildings faced power outages

Multiple CWU campus buildings faced power outages

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2022

Residents of Dugmore Hall were left without power late at night on Oct. 18.  “When I went to go up stairs in the elevator I hit four for the fourth floor and everything started flickering,” Dugmore...

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Planned flood reduction project planning underway for Ellensburg

Omar Benitez, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2022

The Middle Reach Reecer Creek flood reduction project began the last phase of construction on Oct. 17. The project’s aim is to reduce the impacts of flooding on the Reecer and Currier creeks and the...

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ASCWU Board of Directors at a public meeting. Photo by Megan Rogers

ASCWU stresses the need for a new vice president

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporters
October 21, 2022

“Transitioning into my role [as president]  has been increasingly difficult…because I have to play a game of what is worth more of my time,” Luis Reyes, ASCWU President said, in the ASCWU BOD meeting...

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Recreation Sports Complex eliminates drop-in hours

Recreation Sports Complex eliminates drop-in hours

Evan Couch, News Editor
October 19, 2022

The start of the 2022 fall quarter brought many new changes to CWU and what campus has to offer for students. The Recreation Sports Complex (RSC) on campus is no exception to these changes.  The complex,...

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Photo of CWU Wildcat Neighborhood Farm. Photo courtesy of Carina Gaz

CWU awarded silver STARS in sustainability

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
October 19, 2022

CWU received silver STARS in sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on Sept. 16.  The Sustainability Tracking, Rating and Assessment &...

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Ellensburg School District issues vote of no confidence for superintendent

Kat Cardenas, Copy Desk
October 19, 2022

The Ellensburg School District issued a no confidence vote concerning superintendent, Jinger Haberer. The concern arose due to several major points that were presented by the Ellensburg Education Association...

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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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