The Observer

The pleasant lack of roommate-induced cabin fever

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021

With the stay-at-home orders due to the pandemic, some students worried that every morning they would have to wake up and do online schooling in a living space that they had to share with people they did...

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Several retailers now carry hemp-based CBD products as interest in them grows.

Local businesses invest in CBD products

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

Cannabis Central Store Manager Margaux Ulstad wouldn’t call cannabidiol (CBD) a "super chemical," but because of its many believed medical benefits, the business has found a diverse market for its CBD...

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Engaging the virtual world on campus

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

With CWU enforcing safety restrictions and guidelines across campus for students, staff and faculty, the opportunity to attend campus events has greatly decreased. The pandemic has changed the course of...

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Jolt Java serves customers on Vantage Highway just east of Ellensburg.

Coffee shops fuel community through pandemic

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

The pandemic has altered the way that we interact with each other and businesses have struggled to keep their doors open. As 2021 begins, so has a new set of COVID-19 restrictions. A lot of businesses...

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An extended winter break

An extended winter break

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
January 20, 2021

After two quarters of mostly online learning, many students have opted to take some time off from school. Some feel that an online curriculum doesn’t compare to that of an in-person class, and the lack...

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Community group works to stop local hate

Mitchell Roland, Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2021

A group started over four years ago which aimed to bring the Ellensburg community together has recently relaunched with the assistance of ASCWU President Mickael Candelaria. Not in our Kittco (NIOK)...

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Local businesses are forced to find new ways of maintaining business in the new year

New COVID-19 protocols cause issues for local restaurants and businesses

Joseph Stanger, Scene Editor
January 12, 2021

Roughly two weeks before Thanksgiving, Gov. Jay Inslee implemented statewide restrictions on indoor dining to prevent the spread of COVID-19, causing restaurants across Washington to either adapt their...

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The unstimulating stimulus checks

The unstimulating stimulus checks

January 12, 2021

As the government begins to roll out the second batch of stimulus checks to millions of Americans in need, students at CWU are feeling unsupported. Dillion Clare, a junior majoring in film studies,...

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“Wonder Woman 1984” review: wonder woman, mediocre movie

“Wonder Woman 1984” review: wonder woman, mediocre movie

Joseph Stanger, Scene Editor
January 12, 2021

“Wonder Woman 1984” is the first of Warner Bros.’ new films to release simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, making it easily accessible to those trying to be safe during the pandemic. But is...

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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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