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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

Little Perennials booth filled with handmade bags. Photos by Katherine Camarata.

Ellensburg Night Market opens doors for local microbusinesses

Katherine Camarata, Lead Editor
August 22, 2022

The soulful, emotion-filled tones of local music duo Spiced Rye drifted over a curious crowd weaving through tents offering hand-made goods, food and works of art at the third installation of the Ellensburg...

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Hilda Peña Alfaro

Multicultural education in and beyond the classroom

Katherine Camarata, Scene Editor
June 1, 2022

While multicultural education classes are a much-needed component of CWU, the work of diversity, equity and inclusion extends beyond the classroom. Dr. Hilda Peña Alfaro, a professor in the World Languages...

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Josh Daering | Courtesy of CWU

Film students express concerns about changes in the program

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Professor and lecturer in film studies Justin Daering will be leaving the film program and CWU at the end of spring quarter. With this happening at the same time as the film program’s move from the College...

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Wildfest brings local artists and CWU students together

Wildfest brings local artists and CWU students together

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Students lined up to receive their wristbands, play on inflatable toys and listen to live music for Wildfest 2022, featuring headlining bands Dedelectric and Cobrahawk.  Throughout the evening, seven...

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Q&A with Evelyn Roehn

Q&A with Evelyn Roehn

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
June 1, 2022

Meet Evelyn Roehn, a third year student at CWU double majoring in political science and law and justice. She is also completing an Arts and Science certificate in the William O. Douglas Honors College....

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Q&A with Cobrahawk

Q&A with Cobrahawk

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
May 26, 2022

Meet Cobrahawk, a rock & roll band known for driving guitar riffs, pounding drums, matched with raw, powerful vocal melodies. The headline act for the 2022 CWU Student Appreciation Day event Wild Fest...

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Q&A with DedElectric

Q&A with DedElectric

Crystal Clausen, Online Editor
May 26, 2022

Meet Dedelectric, the opening band for the 2022 CWU Student Appreciation Day event Wild Fest. The band is comprised of Joe Marzullo on guitar, Daymon Fritz on vocals, Graeme W. Smith on bass, and Ben Frates...

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Student performers focus on sensitive topics in Spring Awakening.

CWU theatre puts on the coming of age story Spring Awakening

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

The bright stage lights bore down on Wendla, played by Sayli Keni, as she walked on stage. The first thing Keni saw was a mirror, as Wendla tried to understand her changing body and why she looked more...

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President Wohlpart connects with community at ice cream social

President Wohlpart connects with community at ice cream social

Joshua Kornfeld, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

Students socialized and seized the opportunity for a midday sugar fix from local business Winegar’s ice cream hosted by President A. James Wolpart. Wellington Wildcat greeted students as they waited...

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Polynesian dancers perform for PolyFest.

Polynesian culture celebrated at PolyFest

Elliott Watkins, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

The SURC ballroom was lit up by green and yellow lights around the room, while those overhead dimmed. As the audience slowly flooded in to find their seats, they were greeted with Polynesian music. The...

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Anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters gathered in opposition on campus

Anti-abortion and abortion-rights protesters gathered in opposition on campus

Tiny Heartbeat Ministries anti-abortion advocates held signs with graphic images of aborted fetuses, handed out pamphlets and wore Go-Pro cameras outside the SURC and Black Hall on May 17. The group is...

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CWU community marches in support of Roe v. Wade

CWU community marches in support of Roe v. Wade

Morgana Carroll, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

Students and faculty marched down the sidewalk through the CWU campus protesting the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade, loudly chanting “My body, my choice,” in unison.  The Roe v. Wade Teach-In...

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