The Observer

Once marked by stop signs, the crossing of Walnut and 18th now has a new stoplight.

Ellensburg greenlights stoplights

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
January 26, 2021

For residents in the apartments on North Walnut Street and East 18 Avenue, the drive home is beginning to look a bit different. The intersection that once was a four-way stop has been upgraded to having...

Continue Reading
Ellensburg Downtown Association promotes local restaurants to help them survive winter slow down

Ellensburg Downtown Association promotes local restaurants to help them survive winter slow down

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
January 26, 2021

According to Taylor Villwock, public relations coordinator for the Ellensburg Downtown Association (EDA), the toughest financial stretch of the year for downtown Ellensburg restaurants is between January...

Continue Reading
Fight off stress with pets

Fight off stress with pets

Ondrea Machin, Columnist
January 26, 2021

There are many benefits to owning a pet. People who own pets are less likely to suffer from depression, playing with a dog or cat can boost serotonin and dopamine levels and even lower blood pressure,...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading

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)...

Continue Reading
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...

Continue Reading
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,...

Continue Reading
“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...

Continue Reading
Activate Search
By the students, for the students of Central Washington University
SCENE