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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

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New Gender-Based Violence Prevention workgroup to review policies, practices and programs

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022

CWU announced on Nov. 10 its plans for a new gender-based violence prevention workgroup. The workgroup will be meeting on a regular basis shortly after Nov. 30. The workgroup will be made up of a total...

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President Marcus Wolfe takes part in a scene as a rest stop restaurant owner, arguing with a customer during Hot New Jams free play session on Nov 18

Hotter, newer and jammier: Hot New Jam’s found families

Andrew Ulstad, Staff Reporter
November 22, 2022

The sounds of laughter punctuated by one word suggestions rang through Hebeler Hall on Friday, Nov. 18 as improv troupe Hot New Jam hosted their weekly meeting and team play session. With seven new members...

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Malik Cantú, Yuka Kawai, Josephine Cessna during rehearsal. Photo by Sequoia Good

“Everybody” explores life, death and everything in between

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
November 22, 2022

All four quadrants of theatre seats held anticipatory audience members facing each other within the intimate setting of the Milo Smith Tower Theatre on the opening night of the production “Everybody”...

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As Iranians saw her face, they rubbed their own faces to the ground.

The art of protest in Iran

Morgana Carroll, Scene Editor
November 22, 2022

Protests aren’t always done through the usual means of marches and cheers, according to  Professor of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Pamela Karmi. Art has been...

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Sign at the entrance of the Education Abroad Fair in SURC 137.

CWU’s education abroad fair allows students to learn about options for studying abroad

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
November 22, 2022

CWU hosted the Education Abroad Fair in the SURC on Nov. 16. The purpose of this fair was to introduce students to the different options available through CWU and partnering organizations for studying...

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Students from around the globe represent their nations for International Education Week.

Flag parade celebrates students at home and abroad

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022

Waves of multicolored flags fluttered in the wind as a parade of students marched through campus on the brisk morning of Nov. 14.  Domestic and international students alike carried flags that represented...

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Student poll: voting habits and motivations

Student poll: voting habits and motivations

Morgana Carroll, Scene Editor
November 16, 2022

Political analysts across various TV networks and their claims of an imminent “red tsunami,” plagued the airwaves months prior to the 2022 midterm elections. A “red tsunami” is when the Republican...

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The crowd watches as military vehicles pass.

Veterans parade across downtown Ellensburg

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
November 16, 2022

Soldiers could breathe a sigh of relief on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. when the Great War came to a close. The fighting was done and the soldiers overseas could finally return home. 104 days later on that...

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Students and clubs march in opposition of alleged Title IX violations

Students and clubs march in opposition of alleged Title IX violations

Morgana Carroll, Scene Editor
November 9, 2022

The sound of a dozen students yelling "C-what? C-won't follow federal law!" pierced the cold morning air as a crowd of sign-bearing students marched across campus. An Instagram page called "Cats Against...

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Rocky actress Olivia Webb (Left) and Director Nel Baehr (Right).

Attendees do the Time Warp again at the Rocky Horror Picture Show

Beau Sansom, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2022

Storm clouds gathered on the evening of Nov. 4, as freezing rain pounded down upon hundreds of students while they lined up down University Way from McConnell to Shaw-Smyser Hall. When the doors finally...

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Learning Commons organized protest against Title IX violations on Nov. 1

Learning Commons organized protest against Title IX violations on Nov. 1

Andrew Ulstad and Megan Rogers
November 9, 2022

Chants of “Stop protecting rapists!” rang through the walkways between the SURC and Brooks Library on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as students aired their grievances over alleged Title IX violations by campus staff. According...

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Shane Johnson (right) discussing his piece “Gallery of the Gamer Overwatch Tournament.”

Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery features work by faculty

Megan Rogers, Senior Reporter
November 9, 2022

2,000 pounds of solid ice filled the Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery in Randall Hall for the Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition on Nov. 3. The gallery features the recent work of full-time and...

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