By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Inside the annual student art exhibition

Hayley James and May Borges
April 18, 2024

The College of Arts holds The CWU Juried Undergraduate Art+Design Exhibit every year for students to submit their work, view their peers' projects and potentially vie for awards and prizes. Only a select...

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Callum Angus

A Writer’s Perspective: Callum Angus Talks Nature And His Trans Experience

Gunner Stuns, Staff Reporter
April 18, 2024

Why do creators create? It could be argued that someone’s creative endeavor speaks to who they are as a person, that it’s a way of sharing who they are with the world around them. What matters to them?...

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The Show’s all yours

Gunner Stuns, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2024

As you make your way up the aisle and to the stage, each footstep feels like your shoes are filled with lead. Heart thumping in your chest, you turn to face your adoring crowd, each of their faces alight...

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Gabriel von Eisenstein onstage.

‘Die Fledermaus:’ A fresh take on a timeless classic

Gabriela Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2024

Before scandal, elaborate schemes and cheating spouses were the popular topic of TV shows and celebrity gossip, crowds in 1874 Vienna flocked to the opera house to see these plot lines come to life in...

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Unconditional Love is Emotional Support

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 29, 2024

Anyone who has loved an animal knows how emotionally beneficial it can be. Coming home to an excited dog, cuddling with a fuzzy cat or even watching a clumsy frog fumble at catching a worm. The joy of...

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CWU Dance Company Fosters Independence and Friendship

CWU Dance Company Fosters Independence and Friendship

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 22, 2024

Teamwork makes the dream work! At least, that’s true for CWU’s dance company, Orchesis. With the help of two staff directors, the dance company is entirely student-run. Because of this aspect, it’s...

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CWU Graphic Design Student’s Art Featured on City Bus Stop

CWU Graphic Design Student’s Art Featured on City Bus Stop

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 18, 2024

Junior Graphic Design student Amy Walker’s art has been immortalized on the Central Transit bus stop near the SURC.  Walker entered their piece back in December 2022 after seeing a newsletter from the...

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Marie Marchand/Photo by Sami Jo Photo

Connection Through Poetry

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2024

Art is everywhere in Ellensburg, whether it be murals on the side of historic buildings, or music ringing through the summer air. But, where can we find Kittitas Valley’s literary arts? Look no further...

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Do you know the answer? Trivia on-campus

Winnie Killingsworth, News Editor
February 2, 2024

Everyone has something they love and know a lot about. Getting to see if they know more than their peers for clout and a fun prize is what CWU students and others can now do on a weekly basis.  Madalyn...

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Sincerely, a collector

Sincerely, a collector

Isaac Dobmeier, Scene Editor
February 2, 2024

For Audrey McConnell, they’re an art form: creative expression tied to machines that have gone largely extinct for the better part of a century. It’s a self-proclaimed engineer and mechanic, who’s...

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‘The Unchosen Ones’: An Exploration of Empathy, Resilience and Sustainability

‘The Unchosen Ones’: An Exploration of Empathy, Resilience and Sustainability

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2024

“The Unchosen Ones” is an exhibit currently in the Museum of Culture and Environment by Minnesotan photographer R. J. Kern. The photographs feature young 4-H participants and the animals they were...

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Amanda Hebeler and Sarah Spurgeon: Why Don’t We Just Say It?

Amanda Hebeler and Sarah Spurgeon: Why Don’t We Just Say It?

Lee Beck, Staff Reporter
January 24, 2024

Archival silence is a phenomenon among historians in which documentation is distorted, either unintentionally or intentionally, resulting in confusion about a historical event, person or place. A prime...

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