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Student Appreciation Week

Student Appreciation Week

Ondrea Machin and Lexi Wicks
June 2, 2021

There’s only one week left in the quarter and what better way to celebrate than with student appreciation week. Monday Movie Madness, Student Club Fest, Headphone Disco and many other events took place...

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Jerry Slough, Faux Autumn, 2020, Archival Pigment Print from Chromoskedasic Sabattier Silver Gelatin Print, 20 in. x 24 in.

Lindsay Peyton and Jerry Slough Master of Fine Arts Thesis during a national pandemic

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery hosted “Reclaimed, a Master of Fine Arts,” a thesis exhibition by Lindsay Peyton and Jerry Slough, who presented alongside each other in a webinar artist talk. Throughout...

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Author Paisley Rekdal speaks to CWU students on Cultural Appropriation in Literature

Author Paisley Rekdal speaks to CWU students on Cultural Appropriation in Literature

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

The rising issue of cultural appropriation was discussed over a Zoom webinar by author Paisley Rekdal. Rekdal was invited to speak by the English department in their Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series....

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CWU students set to improve Kittitas Elementary Playground

Joshua Smith , Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

Under the supervision of James Avery, associate professor of management, students are pursuing philanthropic opportunities with the intention of bettering their communities by improving the Kittitas Elementary...

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Maureen McCarthy and Jack Lester

USC speaker to hold virtual chimpanzee talk for students hosted by College of Science

Jamie Wyatt, Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021

A virtual science talk will be held on June 1 for the Science on Tap series, with guest speaker from University of Southern California (USC) Maureen McCarthy, doctor of integrative and evolutionary biology...

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Ellensburg daycares power through the pandemic

Ellensburg daycares power through the pandemic

Tony Smith, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Throughout the past year, Michelle Hill, director of Early Childhood Learning Center on Brook Lane and Brittany Tyler, assistant director of Early Childhood Learning Rainbow Center in Michaelson Hall,...

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Senior Kenna Alston reveals art exhibit inspired by quarantine

Mariana Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

While quarantine kept  people confined to their homes, most people picked up new hobbies or skills. Kenna Alston picked up inspiration for her Bachelor of Fine Arts senior exhibition. The exhibition,...

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Students react to new Covid-19 Guidelines as all Washington counties move to Phase 3

Jamie Wyatt, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Recently, Jay Inslee released new COVID-19 Phase 3 guidelines and with summer coming and Wildcats ready for break, The Observer conducted a survey regarding new guidelines for student feedback. With...

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Students’ mental health gets a fresh check

Students’ mental health gets a fresh check

Lexi Wicks , Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

The SURC was filled with music, chatter and students as the Wellness Center hosted Fresh Check Day Wednesday, May 19. Booths lined the room representing different mental health resources and activities...

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Spring is in the air: Queen of Spades annual plant sale

Spring is in the air: Queen of Spades annual plant sale

Ondrea Machin, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Spring will soon turn to summer, which means harvest time is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to plant a garden or some springtime flowers. On May 15, the Queen of Spades Garden Club hosted...

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Sandra Galta on The Intersection of Gender, Sexuality and Immigration

Milenne Quinonez , Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Sandra Galta, a part-time Sociology professor, unravels the vulnerability of women to rape, family separation and deportation of partners/spouses of the “UndocuQueer” population in the U.S and the...

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Local author visits CWU for Racism & Criminal Justice series to discuss racism within police culture

Jamie Wyatt, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021

Brooks Library is hosting a virtual series in partnership with Law and Justice professor Roger Schaefer to discuss the current controversial topic of racism through the lens of criminal justice.  The...

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