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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

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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Tips from the City of Ellensburg in case of flooding

Tips from the City of Ellensburg in case of flooding

Anna Fridell, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

Flooding in Ellensburg was reported on May 2 for roughly a week due to a quick turnaround of warm temperatures and rapid snow melt from Naneum Canyon in Kittitas County, according to Public Information...

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Malik Cantú. Photo Courtesy of CWU Publicity

Meet your new ASCWU president: Malik Cantú

Anna Fridell, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

ASCWU President Elect Malik Cantú said he is looking forward to being a resource for students with a strong leadership team alongside him going into the 2023-2024 academic year. “I am so incredibly...

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International day against homo/bi/transphobia poster. Image courtesy of Jess Eavenson, Q*Fam

EQuAL, Q*Fam and Kittitas Pride kick off Pride month celebrations

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

“Pride means a bunch of different things to a bunch of different people,” Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAl) Vice President Jessica Berkey (she/he) said. “Pride to me is being happy with...

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Participants look on as Isaak Moss and others speak during Agents of social change event.

Activism and social change take the spotlight in annual Day of Action event

Ryan Gildersleeve, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

For those who are passionate about social change and activism, there are a variety of ways to connect with and speak with other like minded individuals. At CWU, an annual event entitled the “Day of Action”...

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Joel Klucking (far left) gives budget presentation. Photo by Beau Sansom

Budgeting for the future: CWU budget impacted by 20% drop in enrollment

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2023

The Faculty Senate hosted a budget presentation to assess the financial state of CWU and solicit input on systemic solutions on May 10. Chief Financial Officer Joel Klucking led the presentation and reported...

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