The Observer

Students give mixed reviews on whether in-person classes are the most effective method of teaching

Gabriel Strasbaugh, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020

For many, the 2020-21 academic year will be online. Most departments have shifted from in-person classes to either online or real-time online.  Real-time online classes are classes that require students...

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Ian Salvisberg is bringing history back to life with his Mosin Nagant out on Durr Road. Durr Road is about 15 to 20 minutes away from Ellensburg proper.

Target shooting in the ‘Burg

Jayce Kadoun, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

Whether it’s out in the sticks or at the local range, Ellensburg provides a number of opportunities and safe locations for local marksmen to sharpen their shooting skills.  The sites nearby where...

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Students clue in on the best food on campus

Students clue in on the best food on campus

Jared Galanti, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

For many students who live on campus the choice for what they want to eat on a particular day has many options. Through experience students have found the best places to eat on campus. Whether that’s...

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SAD hits during the holidays

SAD hits during the holidays

Ryan Nakamura, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020

The holiday season is swiftly approaching and that means seasonal depression is coming around once again to take its yearly toll.  This time, however, it has assistance in the form of pandemic depression.  For...

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Jackson Stoffel starred in “The Three O’clock Hour: Premature Burial.

Theatre’s tell-tale performance

Aeryn Kauffman, Copy Desk Chief/Opinion Editor
November 10, 2020

Theatre students performed live editions of popular works of Edgar Allan Poe, such as “The Raven,” “The Premature Burial,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Masque of the Red Death” on the...

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Benjamin ‘Ben’ Lee was encouraged by his mother to make origami in high school. It’s a habit he has continued for the past year, handing creations out in the SURC.

The origami elephant

Aeryn Kauffman, Copy Desk Chief/Opinion Editor
November 10, 2020

If you’ve walked through the SURC on a weekday, you may have seen a student with glasses and a long, origami nose. He may have handed you a piece of origami in the shape of a heart, or a paper flower...

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Third party over here!

Third party over here!

Ryan Nakamura, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2020

In the United States there are two major political parties, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.  These are not the only political parties in the U.S.  According to the American Association...

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Theatre department brings Edgar Allan Poe paintings to life

Theatre department brings Edgar Allan Poe paintings to life

Abigail Duchow, Scene Editor
November 3, 2020

On Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. the theatre department will be bringing Edgar Allan Poe’s paintings to life as a live art exhibit. Small physically distanced groups are invited to walk around the exterior of...

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One in-person event was the Halloween Candy Grab Bag. Trick-or-treaters drove through different locations and picked up candy for their kids.

Trick-or-treat COVID-19 style, haunted homes tour and more for this year’s Ellensburg Halloweek

Jayce Kadoun, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2020

Ellensburg Halloweek took place Oct. 26-31 and included a number of Halloween related activities and events put on by the Ellensburg Downtown Association both online and in-person.  The in-person events...

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Joey Packer (left) and Roberto Chavez (right). Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) staff provided games, pan de muerto and candy for students celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

Día de los Muertos brings color to the community

Aeryn Kauffman & Bailey Tomlinson
November 3, 2020

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) held a Día de los Muertos celebration, complete with pan de muerto, art, games and music on the SURC Patio East on Friday, Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m. Día de los Muertos,...

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Torrey Johnson displays his success in hunting ducks in the east side of Washington.

Hunters’ tips for success in the field

Jayce Kadoun, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

Duck hunting season opened Oct. 17 and hunters will now be out in the woods looking to shoot their limit.  With varying weather conditions, traffic in the wilderness and other factors at play, experienced...

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Playing by Housing rules

Playing by Housing rules

Ryan Nakamura, Staff Reporter
October 27, 2020

Residence halls have seen fewer residents as a result of CWU’s decision to have all available dorm rooms functioning as single residence spaces. Alice Verona, a senior computer science major who was...

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