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Pre-Med Club attends conference, brings back knowledge

Pre-Med Club attends conference, brings back knowledge

Mariah Valles, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019


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Being a member in a club on campus is something Pre-Medical Club President Marie-Helen Willis and club member Scott Engelhart say will lead to extended resources and opportunities. Ten members of the Pre-Medical Club attended the American Medical Student Association conference in Washington D.C. fro...

Iron Cat Games incorporates elements of CrossFit

Iron Cat Games incorporates elements of CrossFit

Emma Johnson, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


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As CrossFit becomes more and more popular in the fitness realm, CWU is working to incorporate more of those people in the recreation center community and events. “CrossFit is a type of work-out and/or community that has become more popular I would say in the past five to seven years,” Claire Co...

Students compete for prizes in esports tournament

Students compete for prizes in esports tournament

Mary Park, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


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Cristiano Ronaldo’s face on posters around campus announced a call for gamers. The call was for FIFA 19 players and for Rocket League players, the newest addition to the esports events that have been held on campus. While FIFA needs little introduction, Rocket League, which is basically soccer wi...

Coffee beans and big dreams

Coffee beans and big dreams

Sean Quinn, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


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Sometimes, all it takes to make a dream come true are two hard-working individuals, a lot of love and some espresso. D&M Coffee, co-owned by married couple Donna Malek and Mark Holloway, holds an active presence in Ellensburg. They have five locations in town and their coffee can be found in other re...

Sundays Unplugged features local artists

Sundays Unplugged features local artists

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

April 3, 2019


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Ellensburg is home to several local artists, many of whom have garnered a following within the community after performing at various venues downtown. One venue is Cornerstone Pie, located at 307 E 5th Ave, which hosts Sundays Unplugged, a weekly live concert series at Cornerstone which features acou...

Poets and students will prowl downtown

Poets and students will prowl downtown

Rune Torgersen, Online and Social Media Manager

April 3, 2019


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The fourth annual Inland Poetry Prowl begins this Friday, April 5, gathering poets from all over the U.S. in Ellensburg. It is a three-day celebration of poetry, community and the works of Sylvia Plath. Stretched across various downtown venues, the event seeks to tie together many forms of poetry, as well a...

‘Gondoliers’ to showcase student talent

‘Gondoliers’ to showcase student talent

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

April 3, 2019


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“Opera is for everyone.” If you’ve been in the music building, you may have heard the phrase echo throughout the halls. The saying is used within the department to bring awareness to opera as an artform. Every year, CWU’s music department puts on an opera production to showcase vocal, musica...

Ace to close after 19 years of business

Ace to close after 19 years of business

Cassandra Hays, Scene Editor

April 3, 2019


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Kelly King, owner of Ace Body Piercing, is leaving the community after 19 years of business in downtown Ellensburg. Within the next three months, King is moving on from Ellensburg and will be closing the shop to pursue other endeavors. King is originally from California, but grew up in the Yakima ar...

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...

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