By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Executive Leadership Team faces upcoming change

Executive Leadership Team faces upcoming change

Sean Bessette, Editor in Chief
February 23, 2022

Two members of CWU’s Executive Leadership Team are leaving the university, according to a release from President Jim Wohlpart on Feb. 23. Chief of Staff Linda Schactler will be leaving to work in...

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Ellensburg Public Library introduces new technology options

Ellensburg Public Library introduces new technology options

Ty Mcphee, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

The Ellensburg Public Library unveiled new technologies for the public to utilize, including three mobile hotspots, six laptops and wireless printing added Feb 9. Patrons 18 years of age and up are...

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Courtesy of Emily Holyoak

CWU student to release book featuring autistic main character

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2022

Emily Holyoak, a senior in professional and creative writing, signed a book deal with publishing company Includas for her book “Newfangled,” set to be released in fall of 2022.  According to the...

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Kittitas County bans local income tax

Kittitas County bans local income tax

Addie Adkins, Assistant Copy Editor
February 17, 2022

Kittitas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday approving a resolution which opposes implementing a local income tax, according to a press release. The press release states this sends...

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Funding and staffing concerns raised among theatre students

Funding and staffing concerns raised among theatre students

Star Diavolikis and Libby Williams
February 16, 2022

Students in the Department of Theatre Arts are expressing concerns over possible funding and staff reductions they say would negatively impact the program. These students have spoken out at public meetings...

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PUSH holds Pack the Pantry campaign to encourage food donations

PUSH holds Pack the Pantry campaign to encourage food donations

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2022

PUSH is hosting Pack the Pantry, a campaign to promote and encourage food donations during the month of February. This is a media campaign consisting of social media promotions and flyers everywhere on...

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Proposed bill makes false claims about elections a gross misdemeanor

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022

The Senate State Government and Elections Committee held a public hearing last week regarding a proposed bill that would make it illegal for public officials and candidates to “knowingly make false statements...

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Calls to Action exhibit in the Museum of Culture and Environment

CWU activists sound a call to action

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022

Signs sporting phrases like “Stop funding violence” and “Why is ending racism a debate?” decorate the glaring, white walls of the Museum of Culture and Environment this quarter as part of the Calls...

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Dr Anne E. Egger has been elected into the 2021 class of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Professor Anne Egger recognized as Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2022

A landscape tells an untold story and writes a record of its history, if the viewer knows how to read it. By looking at a landscape with an observant eye and asking questions about what is seen, a grasp...

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The Wildcat Farm is located east of campus on Alder Street.

Wildcat Community Farm hosts event to reach out to students

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2022

Street.The Community Garden within the Wildcat Community Farm located on Alder Street east of campus allows students multiple opportunities including seeds being distributed, a free plot with members being...

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Ellensburg City Council appoints Monica Miller to position 7

Tapanga Krause, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2022

Gallery One Director Monica Miller was sworn into position 7 of the Ellensburg City Council on Monday, Jan. 28, after a 4-2 vote in Miller’s favor.   According to councilmen Bruce Tabb, before applying...

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Jury trials suspended due to COVID surge

Jury trials suspended due to COVID surge

Gavin Johnson, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2022

Jury trials in the Kittitas County Lower District Courts have been suspended until Jan. 31 due to a spike in coronavirus cases and wanting to “push the curve down,” according to a press release from...

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