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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

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My top five favorite hip-hop albums of all time

Omar Benitez, Senior Reporter
January 18, 2023

If you’re a returning reader, you may know that I recently created a similar list to this one in the past (See “Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of the 2010’s” on our website) which goes over what I thought...

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Letter from the Editor 1/18

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
January 18, 2023

Hope this finds you in high spirits CWU, As we all get reimmersed into our academic sphere, we are given opportunities to learn and gain insight about ourselves by witnessing the perspectives of others. Last...

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Letter From The Editor 1/12

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
January 11, 2023

Long time no see readers, I hope you’ve had a reflective and soothing time throughout the holiday season. Winter is a season to examine what patterns and behaviors no longer serve us and to shed past...

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Hillia Q&A

Brittany Cinderella, Assistant Copy Editor
January 11, 2023

How did you start hula hooping? What drew you to it? Nearly a decade ago, I passed by a small yard sale at a church in Ellensburg. I stumbled upon a kid's hula hoop and thought it might be fun to use...

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What you need to ‘snow’ this winter

What you need to ‘snow’ this winter

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
January 11, 2023

Whether you’re new to Ellensburg, lived here for a few years or are a permanent resident, you should always make sure to practice proper snow etiquette. After moving here from Sammamish, a town with...

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The Dolphins killed Tua Tagovailoa’s career

Jacqueline Hixssen, Columnist
January 11, 2023

Anyone watching America’s sport this season can admit the abnormal amount of serious injuries.   The Miami Dolphins put Tua Tagovailoa’s life and career on the line after clearing him to return...

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The First Taste of Tea 

Sarita Dasgupta, Guest Columnist
December 21, 2022

Like every great discovery  It happened accidentally  When Camellia leaves fell in a bowl  Of boiling water, and, behold!  Infused it into tea!    If you are a tea drinker, you may have...

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RITUAL: THE MAGIC IS IN THE SYMBOL

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
December 12, 2022

Rituals help us understand a world that is in a state of constant change, according to Associate Professor and Museum of Culture and Environment Director Hope Amason during a talk she gave at the Hal Holmes...

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Art for the Blind

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
November 28, 2022

       It’s often been said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and this might be so, but if you are blind, beauty is felt by the handler.     In his October 2019 Poetry...

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Viewing the stars in Ellensburg

Viewing the stars in Ellensburg

Brittany Cinderella, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

Whether you’re someone already in love with space and everything around us or just like to see the moon from your backyard, take time out of your day to explore the stars. If you’ve ever had a chance...

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Public colleges should be free

Public colleges should be free

Kimberly LaRiviere, Columnist
November 22, 2022

The average cost for public colleges in the United States can cost up to $25,000 per year and average over $100,000 for a four year degree according to US News. This is a lot of money for many families...

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Global warming: why our generation shouldn’t have kids

Andrew Ulstad, Columnist
November 22, 2022

I have wanted to be a father since shortly after my first nephew was born. Something about helping to shape a personality seemed appealing to me. This was reinforced over the next decade and a half when...

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