Rattlesnake Ridge crack threatens Union Gap residents and highway

Rattlesnake Ridge crack threatens Union Gap residents and highway

Miles King, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018


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Large cracks have developed in the Rattlesnake Hills near Union Gap also known as Rattlesnake Ridge, just south of Yakima, Washington, not to be confused with Rattlesnake Ledge or Ridge in North Bend, Washington. New cracks that were first noticed in October have increased in width and depth over the las...

CWU Orchestra to play at JFK Center in Washington D.C.

CWU Orchestra to play at JFK Center in Washington D.C.

Isabelle Hautefeuille, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


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For the first time, the CWU Symphony Orchestra will perform farther than Portland, Oregon. They have been invited to play at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the Capital Orchestra Festival on Feb. 19. With 70 musicians, the CWU Symphony Orchestra will be the only university orch...

Community unites for ninth annual MLK March

Community unites for ninth annual MLK March

Nicholas Tucker, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2018


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Unfavorable weather and fresh snow didn’t stop protesters from gathering in the SURC Pit on Jan. 11 to attend the ninth annual MLK Peace March. At 3:30 p.m., roughly 30 students and community members collected around Director of Student Involvement, Andre Dickerson. “We won’t let the weather deter us,” D...

Administration starts study to better serve Latinx students

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 18, 2018


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The CWU administration launched a new committee this month that will review how the university is currently serving Latinx students and to examine the possibility of properly serving a student body that is over 25 percent Hispanic. The committee, lead by Associate Provost Gail Mackin and four ot...

The Golden State goes green on rec pot

The Golden State goes green on rec pot

Observer Staff

January 18, 2018


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

**A previous headline for this story, both online and in print, identified California as the Sunshine State. It has since been changed. California became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana as of Jan. 1. This is a milestone for advocates who have been fighting for recreational legis...

Sessions up in smoke

Sessions up in smoke

Miles King, Staff Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under News, The EverGreen Scene

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was appointed by the Trump administration, he made it clear he would fight against the legalization of marijuana on state levels. The morning of Jan. 4, Sessions delivered a memo to all U.S. attorneys effectively changing federal enforcement policy. What does the Sessio...

Espresso your thoughts with ASCWU

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 11, 2018


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The ASCWU Elections Commission and Officers will host an information session on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. in the SURC Pit for students looking to run for office in spring. This café-style chat is the first of its kind, according to ASCWU Director of Public Relations Thao Luu, and has been organize...

Anderson Hall begins transition to residence hall

Anderson Hall begins transition to residence hall

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 11, 2018


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Anderson Hall will no longer be accepting apartment contracts beginning July 30 as CWU housing will transition Anderson into a residence hall for Fall 2018, according to an email sent out to current residents. This move is influenced by an increase in first year students, which saw an additional 250 thi...

Professor under investigation for sexual misconduct, again

Professor under investigation for sexual misconduct, again

Eric Rosane, News Editor

January 11, 2018


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Political science professor and state Rep. Matt Manweller was barred on Dec. 11 from teaching at CWU or contacting students, pending the results of a new investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. According to Chief of Staff Linda Schactler, this investigation, the third since 2012, invol...

Welcome Back Observation Deck

Welcome Back Observation Deck

Sarah Hoot, Editor in Chief

January 11, 2018


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Happy New Year Wildcats! As the saying goes “new year, new me” and I hope that you all take that to heart this quarter. Try out that club you are interested in, go to a concert that isn’t your “jam,” or maybe even check out a restaurant that you have never been to. New Year’s resolution...

New BoT member brings a Yakima native perspective to the table

New BoT member brings a Yakima native perspective to the table

Eric Rosane, News Editor

November 30, 2017


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The first thing that CWU Board of Trustees (BoT) Member Emily Washines does every morning is log into the social media accounts for the Yakama Nation Fisheries in order to interact with their tens of thousands of followers. She then helps her three children get ready for school. And, if she has time du...

Future VP position will oversee large changes

Future VP position will oversee large changes

Kejuan Coleman, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Associate Vice President of Campus Planning and Facilities Management will soon have someone to fill the seat. The associate vice president’s main task is to make sure there is a focus on the maintenance work that has been deferred due to the much larger focus on large-scale projects these last few years. ...

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