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

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Letter from the editor

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
November 2, 2022

Hello fine humans of CWU, What a week it’s been! I hope you’re all hanging onto your marbles as we navigate these storms together. The pages this week are filled with ups and downs, attempts to...

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CWU Students Deserve an Esports Facility

Johnny Felty, Guest Columnist
November 2, 2022

In six years, the gaming and esports communities at Central Washington University have grown tremendously. From split-screen Rocket League tournaments in a small SURC room to community-wideSuper Smash...

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It’s never too early to learn about money

Jahleel Breland, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2022

At what age did you start learning about finances or what to do with your money? A lot of Americans would say the answer is way too late. Statistics show that Americans owe over $800 billion dollars...

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Cancel Culture Is Not Productive

Zaire Eltayeb, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2022

There are a lot of things Gen Z is known for and one of them is the practice of cancel culture.  What is cancel culture? “Canceling” is typically done to someone that expresses views that the vast...

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Art majors are worth it

Zaire Eltayeb, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2022

It is no secret that STEM majors are often pushed in society and art-based majors are looked down upon. Unfortunately, in high school and college people advise against art-based majors due to the myth...

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A meditation on higher freedoms

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
November 2, 2022

Between University Avenue and E.7th Street and between Samson and Walnut, in Ellensburg, there’s some wild Nature—not exactly Wilderness—but a patch of land left alone and gone to seed.  The trail...

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Jason Tucholke Q&A

Brittany Cinderella, Columnist
October 27, 2022

Professor Tucholke is a Theatre Arts and Film professor who teaches a variety of classes at CWU. He has taught classes on sound design, historical films and many others. What has been your favorite...

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Letter to the Editor

David Hartless, Student Trustee
October 26, 2022

Dear Central Washington Wildcats, My name is David Hartless, and I am your student Trustee for the 2022-2023 school year. On October 20th and 21st, we held out first Board of Trustees meeting in the...

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10 must do’s in the ‘Burg

10 must do’s in the ‘Burg

Kat Cardenas, Columnist
October 26, 2022

Whether Ellensburg has always been ‘home’ or is now just becoming it, it’s more important than not to get better acquainted with the city and what it has to offer in all its entirety. Here are the...

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A Letter to Thoreau

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
October 26, 2022

Dear Thoreau, Salutations from my outpost in the Pacific Northwest.  I can imagine you snug in your cabin at Walden Pond.  I know you’ve only received one or two letters in your life that you considered...

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“Halloween Ends”… Thankfully

Isaac Hinson, Columnist
October 26, 2022

After much anticipation, Oct. 14 saw the release of “Halloween Ends” in theaters and on Peacock. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film marked the conclusion of the recent “Halloween” trilogy,...

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Medicine for the soul

Jampa Dorje, Guest Columnist
October 19, 2022

The Greek word for happiness is “eudaimonia” which literally means a state of “good spirit” and by extension,  “to flourish,” like an animal in good health; eudaimonia seemed to be achieved...

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