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

(Left to Right) Cynthia Coe, Michael Hundley, Samuel Stanmour, Barton Hasz

Philosophy club hosts Existence of the Divine panel

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

“The question of God's existence has both longstanding argumentation and prevalence throughout history,” Philosophy and Religious Studies Club President Samuel Stanmour said opening the Existence of...

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Remembering those who passed

Remembering those who passed

Star Diavolikis, News Editor
November 24, 2021

In 2021, a total of eight CWU students and staff passed away, including two professors and six students. Of the six students, two were athletes. The Observer staff wants to commemorate those who have passed...

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The cover of the book Bonner wrote using pseudonyms to evade campus policy.

ITAM professor faces fine

Sean Bessette, Editor-in-Chief
November 24, 2021

CWU professor Julie Bonner wrote and published a textbook using pseudonyms to receive and keep royalties from CWU students, and may be facing a fine greater than $500 as a result of it. This is according...

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CWU Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

CWU Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

Students and staff gathered outside of the Brooks Library Nov. 20 for a candlelight vigil to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance: a day that memorializes those lost to anti-trans violence. The event was...

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Awake Health, owned by Elperin, is located at 201 S. Main St. in Ellensburg

Exemptions for sale, no questions asked

Sean Bessette, Editor in Chief
November 22, 2021

KING 5 SEATTLE - An Ellensburg doctor and owner of Awake Health, Dr. Anna Elperin, repeatedly sold vaccine and mask exemptions to those without medical conditions, according to an investigation conducted...

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All photos by Katherine Camarata

Missing and Murdered Native American and Indigenous Women’s march spreads awareness on campus

Katherine Camarata and Star Diavolikis
November 18, 2021

“Where are our sisters? We pray for you everyday. We miss you. We love you. Creator, watch over our sisters. Bless their beautiful families. Each day we pray for our missing sisters. Light their way...

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CWU Philosophy Department comes together to discuss Life after Death.

CWU Philosophy Department comes together to discuss Life after Death.

Chuck Dickson, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

The possibility of immortality, death in marginalized communities, and the advent of pharmaceuticals in delaying death make for intriguing topics to discuss and thanks to the Philosophy Department. These...

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International Programs AUAP and ESL Seek Silver Lining in Pandemic

International Programs AUAP and ESL Seek Silver Lining in Pandemic

Fox Alford, Contributor
November 18, 2021

International students saw their options for studying in the U.S. dwindle last year as the pandemic hamstrung operations in international programs. Despite the rocky start, long-term benefits have emerged. The...

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Provided by Rebecca Lubas

Not your average librarian: Rebecca Lubas

Danny Dang, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

Dean of Libraries Rebecca Lubas has had a lot on her plate recently, having to juggle and deal with many recent events and occurrences.  Lubas has worked hard with the Brooks Library team finding opportunities...

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Contractors hard at work to complete the Health Sciences building before spring quarter

Health Sciences building pushes opening back to spring quarter

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

The opening date for the new Health Sciences building has been pushed back to March 29, 2022, according to Capital Planning and Projects Director Delano Palmer.  There have been a number of supply...

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CWU aims to expand Nicholson Pavilion and Purser Hall by 2023

CWU aims to expand Nicholson Pavilion and Purser Hall by 2023

Katherine Camarata, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2021

On the horizon for CWU in 2022, the historic Nicholson Pavilion will have its first major upgrade since its construction in 1959.  Approximately $55.5 million has been designated for the expansion...

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Study abroad to resume January 2022

Study abroad to resume January 2022

Stephen Martin, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2021

The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has announced the resumption of study abroad programs in January 2022. The OISP hopes to educate students about opportunities for studying abroad...

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