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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Courtesy of Emma Keene

Get to know Garage Studio Fitness owners

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

New Ellensburg business owners, Dalton and Emma Keene, opened Garage Studio Fitness on April 13th. The fitness center offers one-on-one personal training and group classes, led by a certified personal...

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Tishra Beeson appointed new department chair for Health Sciences

Tishra Beeson appointed new department chair for Health Sciences

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

Tishra Beeson has been appointed the new department chair for Health Sciences. Beeson will begin this new position on Sep 1.  Beeson shared her gratitude to her colleagues who elected her into this...

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Courtesy of Dr. Megan Walsh

CWU Professor says invasive grasses and wildfires are a growing problem for Washington ecosystems

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2022

The central Washington shrub-steppe has been impacted by invasive grass species, placing the shrub-steppe ecosystems at higher risk of wildfires, according to Professor Megan Walsh. Walsh said as these...

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Photo courtesy of Dr. Ernest

Students monitor animal activity across I-90 crossing structures

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

Student researchers at CWU took part in a study where they observed small mammals in the I-90 project area to see which species are using the wildlife crossing structures.  Wildlife crossing structures...

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Health Sciences building brings department together

Health Sciences building brings department together

Megan Rogers, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

Clinical Physiology, Nutrition and Public Health, EMS Paramedicine and Food Science programs are now housed in the same building. The 81,395 square-foot Health Sciences building had its grand opening on...

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Washington law enforcement cracks down on fentanyl distributors

Washington law enforcement cracks down on fentanyl distributors

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington indicted Jonathan Rivera-Venegas on charges of conspiracy and distribution of fentanyl in Ellensburg on April 5.  According to a release...

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Attendees said that it is important to have discussions regarding sexuality.

Discussion on bisexuality connects community

Milenne Quinonez, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2022

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) hosted “Find Your People: Bi Bi Bi” for students who shared the same sexual orientation, in Black Hall 103. Students connected with one another and had a conversation...

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Letter to the Editor: From Student Press Freedom Initiative

Letter to the Editor: From Student Press Freedom Initiative

Lindsie Rank, Student Press Counsel, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
April 28, 2022

CWU’s assertion that the recent administrative confiscation of copies of The Observer during CWU Preview Day “could have been handled differently” is a laughable understatement. When College of...

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Ellensburg new foster based rescue helps animals with special needs

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

Josie's Misfit Ranch, a foster-based animal rescue in Kittitas County, offers special care for dogs and cats with disabilities and behavioral issues.  Marla Pugh, the founder of the rescue, started...

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Ellensburg High School takes precaution against threats towards LGBTQ+ students

Ellensburg High School takes precaution against threats towards LGBTQ+ students

Evan Couch, News Editor
April 27, 2022

As Ellensburg High School (EHS) wrapped up its annual Associated Student Body (ASB) elections, threats towards two student candidates prompted the district to move candidate speeches to a virtual setting...

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CWU changes room and board rates

CWU changes room and board rates

Wayne Gray, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2022

CWU’s change to a “Same Rate, Same Room” policy may simplify room and board for some, but increase housing costs for others. CWU recently changed its pricing model for the 2022-2023 academic year...

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Students have experienced vehicles being tampered with in CWU parking lots.

Car parts stolen in CWU parking lots

Libby Williams, News Editor
April 27, 2022

“Vehicle prowlers” are known not just for stealing from inside the car, but underneath as well. Senior professional and creative writing major and writer for PULSE magazine, Paije Maas said her...

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