COB to host state’s first economic outlook event

COB to host state’s first economic outlook event

Observer Staff

March 8, 2018


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The CWU College of Business’ Economics department will put on an event called the Cannabis Caucus on April 27, which will be the Washington state’s first economic outlook conference dedicated to the newly flourishing industry. In 2016, the marijuana industry generated $6.7 billion in sales, accordin...

PSU professor talks on queer studies

PSU professor talks on queer studies

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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When one thinks of LGBTQ rights, they often think of events such as the pride parades seen in places like Seattle, San Francisco, and New York. The general public doesn’t usually see rural communities as having a thriving LGBTQ community. Miriam Abelson, assistant professor of women's gender and sexual...

No more hate

No more hate

Jewels McClure, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Sammy Rangel went from an abusive household to foster homes and group homes until he fully self-destructed and ended up in prison. In front of a large crowd in the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom last Thursday, Feb. 22, Rangel disclosed the story that lead him to where he was now. Even i...

Former Boeing executive joins CWU BOT

Former Boeing executive joins CWU BOT

Eric Rosane, News Editor

March 6, 2018


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For former Boeing Chief Executive Officer Ray Conner, retirement means anything but a lack of work and sleeping in past 11. Despite his retirement from Boeing last December, he’s staying busy. Conner was appointed to serve a six-year term with the CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) last Thursday, Feb....

Cities to dismiss marijuana misdemeanors

Cities to dismiss marijuana misdemeanors

Observer Staff

March 6, 2018


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When you have committed a crime that is no longer a crime, should it still hold you back from job opportunities, education and housing? Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle’s City Attorney Pete Holmes do not think so. On Feb. 8, Seattle’s mayor and attorney announced that the court will dismis...

Federal cuts could mean more student debt

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

March 6, 2018


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A new proposal by the federal government outlines a plan to cut $3.6 billion in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Education, according to a report by the Washington Post. The cuts could increase students’ cost of education by more than $200 billion over the next decade, according to Provo...

Don’t call them the Ghostbusters

Don’t call them the Ghostbusters

Eric Rosane, News Editor

February 25, 2018


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  Faces in the window, fuzzy glowing orbs, electromagnetic readings, silhouettes and shadows on the wall - these are just some of the things that paranormal investigators might find when they investigate houses. Richard Flynn lives a quaint life in Goldendale with his wife, sleeps in past 10 a.m...

Hertz Hall demolition and construction of new Health and Science Building

Hertz Hall demolition and construction of new Health and Science Building

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

February 24, 2018


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Hertz Hall, originally constructed as a music building, is set to be demolished to build a new health science building. The 55-year-old building currently houses student support functions and is scheduled to be demolished sometime in the winter of 2019. “The needs of the [health science] departm...

BOT holds Sammamish meeting

Eric Rosane, News Editor

February 15, 2018


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The CWU Board of Trustees (BOT) held two sessions last Thursday and Friday at the CWU Sammamish campus to discuss budgeting and finance, academic and student life business, and to examine the professional development and engagement of the campus. CWU Sammamish is an extension campus that opened fall quarter of...

Provost rescinds decision to consolidate dean positions

Jack Belcher, Senior News Reporter

February 15, 2018


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After roughly a month of consideration, Provost Katherine Frank told James Gaudino in a Feb. 1 email that she has advised against the consolidation of the dean of Library and the dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Frank said the decision to rescind her proposal was due to a lack of support by sta...

88.1 The ‘Burg launches The ‘Burg 2

88.1 The ‘Burg launches The  ‘Burg 2

Jewels McClure, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


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With such a diverse student body, and equally as diverse music tastes, there are a lot of people to please when it comes to what genre of music is being played at 88.1 The ‘Burg and how often it is played. Sports also have to be taken into account, being as 88.1 The ‘Burg broadcasts sports gam...

CWU partners up with Real Madrid and Microsoft to create a STEM pipeline into higher education

CWU partners up with Real Madrid and Microsoft to create a STEM pipeline into higher education

Jewels McClure, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018


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Creating an environment where the worlds of soccer and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) come together to help low income, middle and high school students reach their goals is what Game On! is all about. Game On! combines soccer and coding in such a way that the students become ...

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