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Old Skool’s offers more than just music

Old Skool’s offers more than just music

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019


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Local record store Old Skool’s gives its customers a selection of music along with entertainment. Located in Downtown Ellensburg on Main Street, the store has plenty of music that can spark nostalgia as well as other items to purchase. Along with different kinds of music, Old Skool’s also sells...

Nerdcore gives students place to unwind

Nerdcore gives students place to unwind

Kajal Lang, For The Observer

March 8, 2019


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Terry Kamm sits across from his opponent in the back of Nerdcore, a toys and collectibles shop. The walls and shelves in the shop are decked with symbols from classic nerd culture. Posters from “The Fantastic Four” and “Lord of the Rings,” vinyl POP! figures and a wide array of board and video...

Students plan for approaching spring break

Students plan for approaching spring break

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019


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As winter quarter comes to an end, spring is on its way. During the week-long spring break, there will be CWU students traveling or staying here in Ellensburg. Food science and nutrition major Alex Ray will be traveling to Ireland with two of her roommates this spring break. Ray said she has spent...

Half K race to raise money for food bank

Half K race to raise money for food bank

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019


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People of all ages are invited to participate in the St. Paddy’s Day Half K hosted by Iron Horse Brewery on March 16 at 2 p.m. This event is a combination of a run, activities and entertainment. While The St. Paddy’s Day Half K is fun for the community, it also seeks to help the community by raising...

Thursday Thinks showcases faculty members

Thursday Thinks showcases faculty members

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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On the last Thursday of every month, a faculty member from the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) holds an hour long activity at the Iron Horse Brewery. These nights are called Thursday Thinks. The overall purpose of the event is to get students and community members to see professors outside of the...

Ghostlight Lab Series to express student creativity

Ghostlight Lab Series to express student creativity

Afton Prater, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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CWU students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to propose their ideas for the Ghostlight Lab Series, which gives them a chance to share their voices and ideas. The Ghostlight Lab Series is a branch of the theatre department that creates diverse shows. The series stemmed from the Ghostlight Project...

Jazz program to perform series of concerts

Jazz program to perform series of concerts

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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The CWU jazz program will be putting on two separate performances in the afternoon and evening on Saturday, March 9. This is an event put on at the end of every quarter in the Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building that usually draws a crowd of up to 400 people. CWU students and alumni get in for $7 and...

Students voice opinions about diversity

Students voice opinions about diversity

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 28, 2019


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On Feb. 19, black students, faculty, staff and community members had the opportunity to come together to share their stories, thoughts and experiences about life on campus and in the Ellensburg community. The “Being Black in Ellensburg” event was a public discussion put on by the Museum of Culture...

Yellow Church Café an icon in community

Yellow Church Café an icon in community

Skyler Jensen-Hampton, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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The Yellow Church Café is owned by Oscar Guition, who has owned the restaurant for the last five years. Guition moved from Mexico and has been in Washington for the last 25 years, cooking professionally. Guition also owns another restaurant in Roslyn called the Roslyn Mexican Grill. “I grew up...

Sonya Renee Taylor advocates for radical self love

Sonya Renee Taylor advocates for radical self love

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 21, 2019


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Where did you get the inspiration to write your book, “The Body is Not an Apology?” I got the inspiration from someone saying “hey, you should write a book!” I was approached by a publisher who heard me speaking on a podcast, and I had always thought maybe I’ll write a book about this a...

Professor Elaine Glenn teaches by experience

Professor Elaine Glenn teaches by experience

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

February 21, 2019


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Professor Elaine Glenn is well known within the geography department for traveling to different countries and bringing her experiences back to the classroom. Glenn teaches multiple sections of World Geography as well as upper division geography courses such as political geography, geography of Russia ...

Students will compete in CWU’s Amazing Race

Students will compete in CWU’s Amazing Race

Scott Wilson, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2019


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If you haven’t heard of CBS’s show “The Amazing Race,” you can experience CWU’s own version of it up close and personal. On May 10, teams of two will compete against each other to be CWU’s amazing race champions. With 20 challenges on and off campus, the duos will have to work together to b...

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