Beautiful and Bound: CWU students explore the history of foot-binding

May 6, 2014


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BY Observer Staff   Four Central students will be presenting their research on the ancient practice of foot-binding at the Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) on May 15. Chong Ahn, assistant professor of history, was the faculty mentor for the students’ project. “By...

Central prof presents research at international conference

May 6, 2014


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BY Patience Collier News Editor   Lacy Ferrell, assistant professor of history, has been researching the educational migrations of children in Africa. Ferrell spent last week at the European Social Sciences and History Conference, held in Vienna, Austria. Her panel there was part of...

TOMORROW: Mary Beth Tinker, of the historic Tinker v. Des Moines case, will speak at CWU

May 6, 2014


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BY Kristi Young Staff Reporter Tomorrow, a historic figure who  helped shape freedom of speech rights, will speak at Central Washington University. In 1965, a teenage Mary Beth Tinker made a stand for her First Amendment right to free speech by wearing a simple black armband. She was 13 years...

ASCWU-BOD elections set for May 8

ASCWU-BOD elections set for May 8

May 5, 2014


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BY Patience Collier News Editor   This year’s candidate turnout for the BOD elections was about average, according to Myles Glover, Elections Coordinator. “This year, the candidates have done a lot of their own campaigning,” Glover said. Glover said there are frequently several...

Marijuana growers deal with issues of federal agriculture and local irrigation

Marijuana growers deal with issues of federal agriculture and local irrigation

May 5, 2014


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  BY Kyle Fenton Contributing Writer   Kittitas County and the surrounding area is a premier place for commercial agriculture, whether you are producing hay, grapes, apples or marijuana.   Water is one of the many concerns in the world of legal marijuana. The Kittit...

Museum shows Snoqualmie construction

April 30, 2014


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BY R. Troy Peterson Staff Reporter On April 17, Central’s Museum of Culture and Environment held an opening reception for the museum’s new exhibit, “How Did the Cougar Cross the Road?” The exhibit highlights the Snoqualmie Pass stretch of Interstate 90 (I-90), which has been undergoing...

Female students learn self defense with university class

Female students learn self defense with university class

April 30, 2014


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BY Houston Carr Staff Reporter Central’s Rape Aggression Defense course is one way Central tries to educate women on self-defense. The course is currently being taught by police officers and two members of the Central faculty. Captain Jason Berthon-Koch has been in charge of RAD for 10 ye...

The “Heartbleed” computer virus misses Central, but should you still take steps to prevent it?

The “Heartbleed” computer virus misses Central, but should you still take steps to prevent it?

April 30, 2014


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  BY Kelsi Young Staff Reporter A security flaw in a wide range of web servers known as Heartbleed has led many individuals to fear for the security of their personal information on the internet. According to Andreas Bohman, assistant vice president of Information Security at Central, Heartb...

Measles risk continues to spread: learn how to get protected

April 30, 2014


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BY Kelsie Miller Staff Reporter As measles cases continue to spread across Washington state, Kittitas County remains unaffected, but residents of Kittitas County should still make sure they have been vaccinated. Liz Whitaker, community health services supervisor of the Kittitas County Public...

The EverGreen Scene: Eburg gets ready for marijuana retailers

April 28, 2014


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BY Sully Carter Contributing Writer   Marijuana has been legal in Washington for 17 months, but the time that everyone has been waiting for is right around the corner: marijuana retail. The Washington State Liquor Control Board is holding its lottery  April 21 -25, to randomly select...

The EverGreen Scene: Marijuana legislation breaks ground

April 28, 2014


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BY Aaron Kunkler Staff Reporter   Voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized the possession, sale and production of recreational marijuana, though the two policies vary in many ways. In Colorado, individuals may grow up to six plants for personal use. This comes with stipulations...

Voting knocks down thoughts of splitting college of education and professional into two colleges

April 23, 2014


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BY Houston Carr Staff Reporter   At the last faculty senate meeting, the senators voted against creating two colleges for education and professional studies. Although there were some positives, finding a way to pay for the new colleges remained a concern. At the end of the meeting, the...

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