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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

(Left to right) Annemarie Albright, Leia, McWilliams, Danielle Hegarty

Breaking the Stigma: Anxiety

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

“You have your conscience in your head telling you what is good and what is bad,” freshman theatre design and production major Annemarie Albright said. “[With anxiety], it feels like I have two of...

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Presentation given at local middle school to raise opioid awareness

Danny Dang, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

Morgan Middle School brought together the Ellensburg school district, Ellensburg Police Department and many medical health resource representatives to talk about the trends of opioid related cases within...

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Counterfeit blue percocet pills like these often contain or are laced with fentanyl and are at the center of this epidemic (Posted by Ellensburg Police Department Facebook page)

Local first responders and police work to combat fentanyl overdoses

Omar Benitez, Contributor
November 11, 2021

Four to six minutes. That's all the time EMS teams have to try to prevent permanent brain damage in a person who is overdosing on fentanyl and has stopped breathing, according to Rich Elliot, deputy chief...

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El Zodíaco Familiar blends Chinese zodiac with Mexican and Chicane culture

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 11, 2021

Upon entering the El Zodíaco Familiar exhibit at the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, dozens of students, faculty and community members encountered a vast array of vibrantly-decorated creature heads mounted...

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Courtesy of CWU Cheer/Stunt Team Facebook page

Blewett Pass accident causes fatality of CWU student

Star Diavolikis, News Editor
November 9, 2021

Kyra Nelson, a 23-year-old CWU student from Wenatchee, passed away from an accident on Blewett Pass Saturday afternoon. Her 2007 Toyota Corolla crossed the median line into oncoming traffic, spun, and...

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“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” educated community on inclusivity and issues surrounding it

“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” educated community on inclusivity and issues surrounding it

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2021

Faculty, students and community members came together Monday night for an LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in in front of the Brooks Library. This teach-in was an action taken by the library in response to a vandalism...

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LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in to be held at Brooks Library in light of recent events

“LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” to be held at Brooks Library in light of recent events

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2021

A “LGBTQ2IA+ teach-in” will be held Monday Nov. 8 outside of the Brooks Library called “Queering the Space” to educate the community about various issues and to address recent incidents of hate...

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Health Science building concept sketch

$60 million building set to open in January 2022

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2021

CWU’s latest construction project is drawing to a close this winter as the Health Sciences program prepares to inhabit its new home.  The Health Sciences building will be three stories tall, house...

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Tech CEO Delivers AI Lecture

Tech CEO Delivers AI Lecture

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2021

CEO of Know Labs Phil Bosua delivered the final lecture of a series titled, “AI: The Future is Now,” supported by the Douglas Honors College. Held in-person at Heebler Hall on Oct. 27, the lecture...

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Failed transformer leaves psychology building empty until late November

Failed transformer leaves psychology building empty until late November

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2021

The transformer in the basement of the psychology building had an unexpected failure before the beginning of fall quarter, leaving the building without electrical service and students without a classroom. “There...

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Looking for jobs? CWU holds Career Services Job Fair

Looking for jobs? CWU holds Career Services Job Fair

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2021

CWU held a job fair for their students on Oct. 28, with multiple businesses and organizations in attendance coming out for the event to allow students to reach out and make connections. Businesses that...

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ASCWU addresses vandalism at Brooks Library and sneak peek at the Health Science building

ASCWU addresses vandalism at Brooks Library and sneak peek at the Health Science building

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 4, 2021

The ASCWU met in the SURC pit on Monday to discuss prior and upcoming student events.Director of Student Life and Facilities Alejandra Cruz-Martinez spoke about the board having the opportunity to tour...

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