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Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2020

  My name is Mitchell Roland, and I am the current Editor-in-Chief of The Observer. This is my first quarter in this role, and it will be my third quarter at CWU. While I’m new to CWU, I’m not new to journalism. I’ve previously worked at two weekly college newspapers, and I’ve worked i...

A welcome from ASCWU

ASCWU President, Mickael Candelaria

September 15, 2020

Dear Wildcat Family: I know these times have been incredibly challenging and uncertain. Nevertheless, it is extremely heartwarming to still welcome over 2,000 of our newest Wildcats to the CWU main campus in Ellensburg and the rest of our newest Wildcats from the comfort of their own home, as you...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Amy Morris, Managing/Online Editor

September 15, 2020

Going into my senior (and last) year on The Observer, I am excited to make this quarter one worth remembering. There is so much going on in the world right now with COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter protests, the elections and other big world events. More than anything, this paper serves as a way to s...

Presidential greeting

CWU President, James Guadino

September 15, 2020

CWU Community, On behalf of the Wildcat family, I would like to welcome you to the start of the new school year. We begin this year facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, we have had to change the ways that we teach, work, live, and learn. But we are...

MLB’s return is a recipe for disaster

MLB’s return is a recipe for disaster

Mitchell Roland, Senior Reporter

July 6, 2020

While I was originally ecstatic for Major League Baseball’s return, it has become clear that baseball’s return will be below typical MLB play standards and come with severe risks that outweigh the upside. On June 23, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred implemented a 60-game season that is set to begin on July ...

America was built on looting and riots

Abigail Duchow, Columnist

June 9, 2020

Recently protests have sparked from the death of an unarmed black man named George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minnesota. Stemming from these protests, there have been instances of rioting and looting.  I’ve observed negative reactions to the recent rioting, looting and protest...

11 rapid-fire opinions to tide you over for the summer

The Observer Staff

June 3, 2020

The Observer: It’s encouraged to be nosy here Aeryn Kauffman Copy Desk Chief, Columnist I love The Observer. It’s so easy to stay informed and feel like I’m making a difference in the local community. We’re also just a huge, weird family, one I always encourage others to join. The Observe...

Change your perception to achieve progression

Change your perception to achieve progression

Gabriel Lizama, Columnist

June 3, 2020

I remember moving to CWU as a freshman, graduating high school with honors, earning different accolades and having a strict plan for success that I knew would always work. Was I right? Definitely not! These were all thoughts of a young ambitious adult about to meet the cruel reality that success is a...

Lethal removal of wolves is necessary

Lethal removal of wolves is necessary

Jayce Kadoun, Columnist

June 3, 2020

Lethal means of removing wolves from areas in Washington where they are a problem are justified because they save livestock and wolf population numbers increase regardless of the amount killed. Some conservation groups want to stop the killing of wolves in the state but fail to realize the negative im...

Opinion: The Match ll: Champions for Charity brought competition, trash talking and fundraising to whole new level

Opinion: The Match ll: Champions for Charity brought competition, trash talking and fundraising to whole new level

Holly Hunter, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2020

Two of golf's greats and arguably two of the best quarterbacks of all time faced off May 24 on a rainy Florida golf course to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The Match II: Champions for Charity featured the team of Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson going against the team of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning....

Opinion: Outer Banks is the best show on Netflix

Opinion: Outer Banks is the best show on Netflix

Holly Hunter, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2020

On March 31, I was casually scrolling through Instagram when I saw a trailer for a new Netflix original series, Outer Banks. I was instantly in awe of the trailer; it showed hints of drama, action and romance like running from the cops and surfing in a storm. What more could someone ask for in a show...

Opinion: Debates over enforcing the shutdown vs. saving the economy miss the point

Opinion: Debates over enforcing the shutdown vs. saving the economy miss the point

Takashi De Leon, Columnist

May 23, 2020

As the country continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, the societal and economic impacts of the virus and statewide quarantines are becoming dire. Currently, over 1.4 million Americans have confirmed cases of the virus. Restaurants and other non-essential businesses have shut down, many companies have lost...

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