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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

Editorial

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
October 19, 2022

Following Mahsa Amini’s death in custody after improperly wearing her hijab, Iran's Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) estimated that 222 people have been killed in the past month for their involvement...

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Valve’s Steam Deck timed perfectly to revolutionize gaming

Andrew Ulstad, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2022

As an older than average student for this campus, I've been around long enough to watch gaming evolve from a niche market to a worldwide phenomenon. Having watched the industry fairly closely since the...

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“The Rings of Power” isn’t bad, despite what some would have you believe

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
October 19, 2022

Now that it’s had a chance to breathe, we need to address the elephant in the screening room: the Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power is actually a good show. I know that’s hard to believe after...

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Fashion and Style is Timeless

October 12, 2022

Style is timeless. No matter what, it always comes back around and is used by another generation as a staple and way to express. Take footwear like Nike blazers, arguably one of the most popular staples...

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New panda habitat to be built where chimposium once stood

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
October 12, 2022

Where a chimposium once stood proudly on the corner of Wildcat Way and 14th Street, a new habitat for endangered pandas will be taking its place come 2023 according to a release from CWU Public Relations. The...

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Letter from the editor

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
October 5, 2022

Salutations CWU, We hope all you new students are staying afloat, enjoying life on or around campus and settling into the ebb and flow of existence as we know it. This week, we covered events ranging...

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What happened to movies?

Isaac Hinson, Sports Editor
October 5, 2022

The state of the film industry had left me wondering, what happened to the way things used to be? What happened to going to the cinema on a Saturday night and struggling to choose between the five new...

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October 5, 2022

Greetings! We are the nieces, Kitty and Kandy, The Observer’s new advice columnists. Our aunties, Edith and Ethel, graduated last quarter so we’re taking over! Kitty: As two college students without...

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Editorial

September 29, 2022

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, was murdered on Sept. 19 by Iran’s morality police for not wearing her hijab properly by their standards while in public according to NPR.  According to...

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Haitian marketplace on the compound. Photo courtesy of Katherine Camarata.

Voluntourism is the savior complex at work

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
September 28, 2022

I remember the day I set foot in the tiny Port Au Prince airport in Haiti in 2011, the shouting men eager to help with my bags in exchange for money and the moving truck my companions and I piled into...

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Things to Miss About Ellensburg

Things to Miss About Ellensburg

Katlyn White, Columnist
September 28, 2022

As someone who recently left Ellenburg for a bigger city, I didn’t think I would miss much about the podunk town. Now that life is settling down and some of my school activities are starting up again,...

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Some things you might miss from “the westside” and where to find them

Wayne Gray, Columnist
June 7, 2022

Many students at CWU are transplants from western Washington. The low cost tuition and high acceptance rates of CWU attract students to this side of the Cascades, but a common sentiment expressed by many...

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